CentOS is one of the most widespread Linux-based server Operating Systems to choose from. It is employed by numerous web hosting service providers, as it's very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it can be customized freely, because it's an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, as it's also really quick and takes negligible resources. Also, you can set up and run any web application, provided that it can operate on a Linux equipment. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you can modify any part of your Operating System in accordance with your specifications. The fact that CentOS is free also means that you'll need to pay only for your server, and not for any license fees, that will minimize your overall expenses. A large group of developers and users is behind CentOS, so if you ever experience any problems, or you're simply not sure how to perform a certain task, you'll be able to find a solution in no time. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that every version is officially supported and updated for at least 10 years, which means that you'll always have a safe and dependable software environment.