CentOS is one of the most widespread Linux-based server Operating Systems today. It's preferred by numerous hosting providers, as it is very stable, reliable and secure, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it is an open-source Operating System. 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 install and run any kind of web application, provided that it can function on a Linux machine. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you're able to customize any part of your Operating System according to your specifications. The fact that CentOS is provided for free does mean that you will need to pay just for your server, but not for any license fees, that will lower your overall expenses. A vast team of developers and users stands behind CentOS, so in case you ever have any problems, or you're simply not sure how to perform a particular task, you can discover a solution very quickly. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that each version is officially supported and updated for at least ten years, so that you will always have a secure and dependable software environment.