CentOS is one of the most widely used Linux-based server Operating Systems available on the market. It is used by many website hosting providers, as it is very stable, reliable and secure, not to mention that it is freely customizable, because it's an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, as it's also very fast and takes minimal resources. Also, you're able to set up and run any web application, as long as it can operate on a Linux computer system. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you'll be able to update any part of your Operating System in accordance with your needs. The fact that CentOS is free means that you will need to pay only for your server, and not for any license fees, that will lower your overall expenses. A huge team of developers and users is behind CentOS, so that if you ever experience any problems, or you're simply unsure how to perform a specific task, you can find a solution quickly. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that every release is officially supported and updated for at least ten years, so you will always have a secure and dependable software environment.