CentOS is amongst the most preferred Linux-based server Operating Systems today. It's employed by a lot of web hosting providers, because it is very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it is freely customizable, because it's an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, as it's also really quick and takes negligible system resources. Also, you're able to set up and run any kind of web application, as long as it can operate on a Linux device. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you're able to change any part of the Operating System in accordance with your specifications. The fact that CentOS is provided for free does mean that you'll have to pay for your server, but not for any sort of license fees, which will cut down your overall expenses. A large group of developers and users stands behind CentOS, therefore if you ever have any problems, or you're simply not sure how to perform a particular task, you can find a solution very quickly. A significant advantage of the OS is also the fact that every release is officially supported and updated for a minimum of 10 years, which means that you will always have a secure and dependable software environment.