CentOS provides an excellent enterprise class operating platform for your VPS, allowing easy system update and application installation with the Yellowdog Update Manager (YUM).
Installing enterprise services such as a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) for web hosting on a CentOS VPS is made easy with the built-in CentOS YUM groups. To view a list of installed and available YUM groups on your CentOS VPS, simply type 'yum grouplist' at the command prompt.
A VPS running CentOS provides an excellent all round Linux platform which is easy to maintain and secure. Based on the highly regarded Red Hat Linux distribution, CentOS comes from a well maintained Linux distribution lineage, for FREE.
At Farbyte, we have been using CentOS for years and would have no hesitation in recommending it as an operating system platform to any of our clients looking for a Linux based VPS system.
Many companies use CentOS VPS for hosting company websites, databases, email, file servers, etc. It is a proven, trusted platform with a great wealth of information freely available on the internet to help maintain and configure the VPS.
CentOS is also one of the Linux platforms supported by the very popular web hosting control panel cPanel.