CentOS is amongst the most sought after Linux-based server Operating Systems available on the market. It's employed by a lot of web hosting suppliers, since it's very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it is an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, for the reason that it is also very fast and takes minimal system resources. What's more, you are able to set up and run any web application, as long as it can run on a Linux equipment. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you will be able to change any part of the Operating System according to your requirements. The fact that CentOS is absolutely free also means that you will have to pay just for your server, and not for any sort of license fees, that will reduce your overall expenses. A vast community of developers and users is behind CentOS, and if you ever experience any kind of problems, or you're simply unsure how to perform a certain task, you can find a solution quickly. An important benefit of the OS is also the fact that each release is officially supported and updated for no less than 10 years, so that you will always have a secure and stable software environment.