CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is regarded as being one of the most dependable and safe Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you can personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the program code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the overall price that you will need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be lower than the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you get the answer to any kind of question or problem you have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is a lot longer than with any other OS. This means ordinary safety and stability updates that will provide a stable software environment for all your web apps in the long run.