CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is well known as one of the most dependable and protected Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you are able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the total price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server working with another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you get the answer to any kind of question or problem you might have. What's more, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, that's is much longer than with any alternative operating system. This means ordinary safety and stability updates that will provide a dependable software setting for all your web applications in the long run.