CentOS is amongst the most sought after Linux-based server Operating Systems out there. It is preferred by many hosting providers, as it's very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it's an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, as it's also very quick and takes negligible resources. In addition, you can set up and run any web application, provided that it can run on a Linux machine. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you will be able to modify any part of the Operating System in accordance with your needs. The fact that CentOS is provided for free also means that you'll need to pay just for your server, but not for any license fees, that will lower your overall expenses. A vast community of developers and users stands behind CentOS, therefore in case you ever encounter any kind of problems, or you are simply unsure how to perform a specific task, you'll be able to discover a solution quickly. An important benefit of the OS is also the fact that each and every version is officially supported and updated for no less than 10 years, so you will always have a secure and dependable software environment.