CentOS is among the most popular Linux-based server Operating Systems today. It's employed by a lot of web hosting providers, as it is very stable, reliable and secure, not to mention that it is freely customizable, 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 system resources. Also, you'll be able to set up and run any web application, provided that it can run on a Linux equipment. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you are able to adjust any part of your Operating System according to your preferences. The fact that CentOS is provided for free does mean that you will have to pay only for your server, and not for any sort of license fees, which will decrease your overall expenses. A large team of developers and users stands behind CentOS, and if you ever have any kind of problems, or you're simply not sure how to perform a specific task, you'll be able to find a solution very quickly. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that each and every version is officially supported and updated for no less than ten years, so you'll always have a safe and reliable software environment.