CentOS is among the most popular Linux-based server Operating Systems out there. It is preferred by a number of hosting providers, because it is very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it can be customized freely, because it's an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, for the reason that it's also very quick and takes minimal resources. Furthermore, you will be able to install and run any kind of web application, provided that it can operate on a Linux equipment. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you can update any part of the Operating System in accordance with your preferences. The fact that CentOS is free of charge means that you will need to pay for your server, and not for any kind of license fees, that will lower your overall expenses. A huge team of developers and users stands behind CentOS, so in case you ever have any problems, or you are simply not sure how to perform a certain task, you'll be able to find a solution very quickly. A significant advantage of the OS is also the fact that each release is officially supported and updated for no less than 10 years, so that you'll always have a safe and dependable software environment.