CentOS is one of the most preferred Linux-based server Operating Systems nowadays. It's used by numerous hosting service providers, because it is very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it is freely customizable, because it is an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, because it's also really quick and takes minimal resources. Furthermore, you'll be able to install and run any web application, as long as it can operate on a Linux machine. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you will be able to edit any part of your Operating System according to your requirements. The fact that CentOS is free of charge means that you will need to pay just for your server, but not for any license fees, which will decrease your overall expenses. A huge community of developers and users stands behind CentOS, so that if you ever experience any problems, or you're simply not sure how to perform a certain task, you will be able to find a solution in no time. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that each release is officially supported and updated for at least 10 years, which means that you will always have a safe and reliable software environment.