CentOS is among the most preferred Linux-based server Operating Systems to choose from. It's used by a lot of website hosting service providers, because it's very stable, reliable and secure, not to mention that it can be customized freely, because it is an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, because it's also very fast and takes minimal system resources. Also, you'll be able to set up and run any web application, as long as it can function on a Linux device. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you'll be able to change any part of the Operating System in accordance with your requirements. The fact that CentOS is provided for free does mean that you will need to pay just for your server, but not for any sort of license fees, that will lower your overall expenses. A large team of developers and users is behind CentOS, so that if you ever encounter any kind of problems, or you're simply not sure how to perform a certain task, you'll be able to find a solution right away. A significant advantage of the OS is also the fact that every release is officially supported and updated for no less than 10 years, so that you will always have a secure and dependable software environment.