CentOS (Community ENTerprise Operating System) aims to be a 100% compatible rebuild of RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) versions, in full compliance with RedHat's redistribution requirements. It is for people who need an enterprise class OS without the cost of certification and support.
It closely resembles the look and feel of Fedora Core, but typically provides more widely-used versions of packages and applications. Package management is achieved via RPM or the YUM utility.
CentOS is an excellent choice for hosting resellers looking for an enterprise class distribution, stability, and well-tested and widely-used software.
Generally any software that will run on a Linux dedicated server will run in an OpenVZ based CentOS VPS environment.
Below are some examples of common software our customers are running in their VPSs:
Every CentOS VPS is provisioned with a static IPv6 address in addition to a static IPv4 address. This allows all IPv6 compatible applications and services running in the VPS to be accessible to clients on native (or tunneled) IPv6 networks.
With IPv4 address space depleting fast, be ahead of the transition to IPv6.Learn More ››
Dahdi (Digium/Asterisk Hardware Device Interface) timing can optionally be enabled for any CentOS VPS. This facilitates supporting certain functionality within the Asterisk PBX software, including conferencing. Several FAQ articles are provided in our Knowledgebase outlining the compilation procedure if building Asterisk from source.
Other PBX software can be installed in a CentOS VPS as well, including:
or software to provide GUI-based configuration, billing, or predictive dialer capabilities to Asterisk: