By default, yum, the CentOS package manager, has fewer packages that you can install compared to some other OS's such as Ubuntu. The plus side of this is that limiting the scope of what software can be automatically installed may improve compatibility and stability concerns. The downside is that it is an extra inconvenience to compile and install software manually if you do need software that cannot be installed by yum.
Because CentOS is the free version of Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), it does not come with any support by default, like you might expect from RHEL. That said, there are many third parties who are capable of supporting CentOS. Your hosting provider can certainly provide support for you, or if you need additional assistance, you can always contract with one of many third party management companies.
A dedicated server also offers administrators a greater range of control over server management and monitoring. Experienced admins or those who love tinkering with settings will love the wide range of optimization options available to make your site as blazing fast as possible while still holding up under heavy traffic. Root access to your private server also allows the installation and management of virtually any software you would like.
With our custom in-house Shared Storage device, you can add a near infinite amount of storage to your server. While your server has 1TB of local storage, you can choose to expand this by adding space instantly to your server on our Shared Storage Device. This will be instantly attached to your server as a disk, at which point you can format it and mount it. You can choose to buy anywhere from 50GB to 500GB of storage at a time.
We take great pride in the hardware we use for our dedicated servers. We only use the latest and thoroughly tested Blade servers manufactured by SuperMicro.To take the greatest care of your data, all our servers come with two hard disks by default with RAID1 enabled. Making sure, even when one hard disk completely breaks down, your data is still intact and your server will remain online.
Selling off some of your server resources is a quick, simple way to defray some of the higher costs of your new dedicated hosting plan. Resellers effectively sublease server space to others and control the prices and partitioned computing resources. Although most hosts tailor reseller plans around a virtual private server, or VPS, you can start reselling with a dedicated server if you ask nicely and do some digging.
We also offer a number of management options designed to fit your needs. Are you an experienced developer who needs to dig into your server with full root access? Choose our Unmanaged Server solutions. Prefer a fully managed solution? Choose our Managed Dedicated Hosting. We also offer our Core Dedicated Servers offering both management and full root access.