Simple, cost-effective Linux hosting at centron

centron offers an intuitive Linux web hosting service powered by our virtual machines, ccloud³ VMs.

A range of options for high-performance Linux web hosting

ccloud³ VMs from centron offer Linux and Windows VPS hosting and are adapted to a range of use cases. We offer multiple configurations with shared and dedicated CPUs.

Worker Pool ccloud³ VMs

Centron Worker Pool ccloud³ VMs are available as both Intel and AMD servers. These VMs start from just €3.35 / month and are ideal for applications that can handle variable CPU levels.

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Power Pool ccloud³ VMs

Power Pool ccloud³ VMs are ideal for applications such as video streaming, game server hosting and others that require fast performance.

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High Availability Pool ccloud³ VMs

High Availability Pool ccloud³ VMs are designed for business-critical applications. With our highest SLA of 99.99%, you are safe from unexpected outages.

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Dedicated Core ccloud³ VMs

Dedicated Core ccloud³ VMs have a dedicated CPU and a balanced memory to CPU ratio and are best suited for production workloads that require dedicated performance.

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Cloud GPU ccloud³ VMs

ccloud³ VMs equipped with an Nvidia GPU are perfect for machine learning, virtual desktops and AI.

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Features and benefits to get the most out of your Linux hosting

centron's Linux hosting offers the simple Linux hosting solution that developers love at the cost-effective, predictable price that businesses need.

Faster delivery with simple tools

centrons einfach zu bedienende Cloud-Steuerung und API sind darauf ausgelegt, Ihnen zu helfen, Ihre Infrastruktur schnell und unkompliziert einzurichten und zu betreiben.

Grow with a comprehensive product portfolio

In addition to Linux hosting via virtual machines, Centron offers managed databases, managed Kubernetes, block storage, object storage, load balancers and other cloud products you need.

Get dedicated support to remove obstacles

centron offers excellent customer support for all customers, with paid plans for those who need even faster responses and hands-on assistance.

Build on a reliable, global platform

Build your applications on a reliable platform with a 99.95% uptime SLA for ccloud³ VMs and 5 global data centers so you can serve your audience worldwide.

Get started now with Linux hosting at centron

Ready to get started with your Linux hosting at centron? Set up a ccloud³ VM today!

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Expand your Linux knowledge with centron's Linux hosting tutorials

centron offers a wide range of tutorials and documentation to help you get started with all your Linux hosting needs. Read all our Linux hosting tutorials on our community website.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What is Linux?

Linux is an open source operating system that was published in 1991 by Linus Torvalds as an alternative to Unix and other existing operating systems such as Windows. An operating system is the software that manages the basic resources of a computer and communicates with the other software applications that are based on the operating system (OS). The main difference between Linux and other operating systems such as Windows hosting with a Windows server is that Linux is based on open source code, which means that it is free to the public and can be viewed and edited by open source contributors. Linux also has several distributions built around the Linux kernel. The most popular Linux distributions include Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora. There are also some commercial distributions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Today, many devices run on Linux hosting, including Android phones and tablets and other electronics. Linux is popular for cloud hosting and server environments because it is flexible, requires few resources, is compatible with many systems and receives community-driven maintenance and support due to its open-source nature. Windows servers are also offered by Microsoft, but most web hosting services today use Linux servers.

What is Linux hosting?

Linux hosting or Linux web hosting refers to hosting providers that use the Linux operating system on their servers. Cloud hosting companies must choose an operating system for their servers that users then build on, and many companies use Linux web hosting for their VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting as it is compatible with other popular languages and tools such as PHP and MySQL. centron offers Linux hosting through our virtual machines, ccloud³ VMs, which use Linux as their base operating system.

How do I choose a Linux hosting provider?

Many web hosting providers offer Linux as an option for their web hosting service. Some web hosts may also offer Windows hosting as an option. Choosing a Linux hosting provider depends on your use case, how you use your Linux hosting, and the features you are looking for in a hosting provider. Some web hosting services offer Linux server hosting at an affordable price with few features, while other Linux server hosting providers may be more expensive.

In addition to the cost of your Linux hosting, you should consider other factors when choosing a web hosting provider, including the level of customer support, access to documentation and tutorial-based educational information around Linux hosting, whether dedicated hosting plans or only shared web hosting plans are offered, how many data centers are available and more.

What are the best Linux web hosting providers?

Nowadays, there are many Linux web hosting services. centron is a web host that offers both shared web hosting and dedicated server hosting at a cost-effective price. centron is one of the best Linux hosting providers for developers and businesses that want simple, cost-effective virtual machines and a reliable hosting infrastructure. centron also provides users with a wide range of educational materials and tutorials related to Linux hosting, making centron one of the best Linux hosting providers. There is no single best Linux hosting provider for every situation, but by choosing a Linux web hosting service that meets your needs in terms of cost, flexibility, user interface or control panel, and customer support, you can find the best Linux hosting for your needs.

Does centron offer dedicated hosting plans?

centron offers several Linux hosting services, including those with dedicated servers with dedicated CPU and those that are shared hosting with shared CPU. Our Linux servers, called ccloud³ VMs, come in a variety of configurations and include both shared CPU and dedicated CPU hosting plans. For those looking for basic Linux hosting, centron's Basic ccloud³ VMs offer excellent Linux web hosting services for applications, websites and more. Applications that need Linux hosting with extra CPU power can use CPU-optimized ccloud³ VMs, while those who need more memory for their Linux hosting can use memory-optimized ccloud³ VMs. General purpose ccloud³ VMs are also an excellent choice for production workloads that require Linux web hosting with a good balance of CPU and memory on dedicated servers.

Does centron offer a free domain name or free SSL certificates?

centron does not offer a free domain name for your Linux hosting, but you can easily connect your domain from popular domain registrars to centron. centron does not offer a free SSL certificate, but allows you to use SSL certificates purchased from commercial entities or to use Let's Encrypt, which provides free SSL certificates that can be installed on Linux web servers. Although you don't get a free domain name or a free SSL certificate with centron, centron offers a reliable, cost-effective solution with dedicated hosting plans, unlike other web hosts that may only offer shared hosting plans.

Which Linux distribution should I choose?

Linux distributions each have their own maintainers, with some distributions being commercially maintained and others being open source. When starting out with Linux hosting, you will need to choose a distribution for your Linux server. Some of the most popular Linux distributions include Ubuntu, which releases new versions every six months and new long-term versions every two years. Many developers choose an Ubuntu server because it is compatible with a wide range of tools. Debian is related to Ubuntu and sits upstream of Ubuntu, so Debian's architecture often influences Ubuntu. Debian does not have as much commercial support, but can be used as a base for other Linux distributions. Commercial Linux distributions include Red Hat Enterprise Linux or RHEL and Rocky Linux, which is downstream from Debian and can be used for free. Other distributions include Fedora Linux, Arch Linux and Alpine Linux. Choosing a distribution is often a personal preference based on your own needs - this article on Linux distributions can help you choose a Linux distribution.

How do I learn to use the Linux command line?

The Linux command line allows users to manage Linux through its web terminal, which gives users greater access and control over their operating system. With the Linux command line, you can access and edit files and much more, so those who use Linux hosting will almost certainly need to learn how to manage their Linux server through the command line. Learn how the Linux command line works to manage Linux web servers in this tutorial.