CentOS is among the most preferred Linux-based server Operating Systems on the market. It is preferred by a number of web hosting providers, because it's very stable, reliable and secure, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it is an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, as it is also really quick and takes minimal resources. Furthermore, you'll be able to install and run any web application, as long as it can function on a Linux machine. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you'll be able to customize any part of your Operating System in accordance with your requirements. The fact that CentOS is absolutely free also means that you will have to pay only for your server, but not for any kind of license fees, which will lower your overall expenses. A large group of developers and users stands behind CentOS, so if you ever experience any problems, or you are simply not sure how to perform a particular task, you can find a solution in no time. An important benefit of the OS is also the fact that each release is officially supported and updated for a minimum of 10 years, which means that you will always have a safe and dependable software environment.