Available with either CentOS 5, 6 & 7 operating system installed and come with all the benefits of our standard UK VPS packages.
CentOS provides an excellent enterprise class operating platform for your VPS, allowing easy system update and application
installation with the Yellowdog Update Manager (YUM).
Installing enterprise services such as a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) for web hosting on a CentOS VPS is made easy with the built-in CentOS YUM groups. To view a list of installed and available YUM groups on your CentOS VPS, simply type 'yum grouplist' at the command prompt.
A VPS running CentOS provides an excellent all round Linux platform which is easy to maintain and secure. Based on the highly regarded Red Hat Linux distribution, CentOS comes from a well maintained Linux distribution lineage, for FREE.
At Farbyte, we have been using CentOS for years and would have no hesitation in recommending it as an operating system platform
to any of our clients looking for a Linux based VPS system.
Many companies use CentOS VPS for hosting company websites, databases, email, file servers, etc. It is a proven, trusted platform with a great wealth of information freely available on the internet to help maintain and configure the VPS.
CentOS is also one of the Linux platforms supported by the very popular web hosting control panel cPanel.
As with most open source Linux Operating System distributions, support is provided by the open source community, in the case
of CentOS, this is over at CentOS.org.
Here at Farbyte we can also provide managed VPS services for your CentOS VPS installation as an add-on service during checkout.
The version numbers for CentOS are divided in two, as such MAJOR.MINOR.
For example, 5.4, meaning major version 5, minor version 4, or 6.2 meaning major version 6, minor version 2, etc.
These major and minor versions correspond to the source packages used from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution. So, for example, CentOS 5.6 is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 update 6.
We use Paypal as our secure payment processing partner and as such, we do not collect or store any financial information when purchasing your CentOS VPS.
Don't have a Paypal account? No problem! You can create one during checkout, or pay using Paypal's debit / credit card processing service without using a Paypal account.
We also accept UK bank transfers via Standing Order, BACS and Faster Payment Service (FPS). Please note that there is a £3.99 administration charge when using bank transfers for payment and your CentOS VPS will not be deployed until payment is received. FPS transfers usually clear within 2 hours of payment being made.