CentOS is one of the most popular Linux-based server Operating Systems on the market. It is preferred by numerous website hosting providers, since it's very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it can be customized freely, since it is an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, as it is also really quick and takes negligible resources. On top of that, you're able to set up and run any web application, as long as it can run on a Linux equipment. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you are able to update any part of your Operating System according to your specifications. The fact that CentOS is absolutely free also means that you'll have to pay for your server, but not for any license fees, that will reduce your overall expenses. A huge team of developers and users stands behind CentOS, so if you ever have any kind of problems, or you're simply not sure how to perform a particular task, you'll be able to find a solution very quickly. An important benefit of the OS is also the fact that each and every version is officially supported and updated for a minimum of ten years, so that you'll always have a safe and dependable software environment.