CentOS is one of the most widespread Linux-based server Operating Systems available on the market. It is used by a number of website hosting suppliers, since 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, because it is also very fast and takes negligible resources. Furthermore, you can set up and run any web application, provided that it can run on a Linux equipment. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you can update any part of your Operating System according to your needs. The fact that CentOS is free of charge also means that you'll have to pay just for your server, but not for any kind of license fees, which will lower your overall expenses. A huge community of developers and users stands behind CentOS, so if you ever have any kind of problems, or you are simply not sure how to perform a certain task, you'll be able to discover a solution right away. An important benefit of the OS is also the fact that each and every version is officially supported and updated for no less than 10 years, so that you will always have a safe and reliable software environment.