I am newbie server developer who is preparing a new service. I looked for some server hosting services, and the company I chose supports only CentOS 5.8 and 6.2.
So I wanted to try it on my local VM, but I discovered the versions are deprecated, and no longer supported from CentOS team. As far as I know, one reason for choosing for CentOS is its long term support, so I am confused now.
I have used Ubuntu on my VM, and Ubuntu has explicit policy for long term use called LTS. I am expecting something like that on CentOS.
What version should I choose for long term production use, and should I upgrade the system version when newer version comes out? What kind of installation and management pattern is expected on CentOS?