CentOS is one of the most widely used Operating Systems for website hosting servers. It is one of the countless Linux releases available, but what distinguishes it from all the others is its long-term support, which guarantees that you'll always have a dependable and secure Operating System. Every CentOS version that is released is supported for ten years, that's much longer than with another OS in existence. CentOS also has a much larger developer community than other distributions, so if you encounter any problem or have some questions, you are able to quickly discover the data which you need. CentOS is widely known as one of the best server Operating Systems, as it's very stable and protected, that makes it very reliable even if you host confidential data. Considering that it is open-source, you will be able to modify every part of it and personalize it according to your needs, not to mention that the overall cost for a CentOS-based server will be lower, as you will not need to pay license fees of any sort.