CEntOS (the community enterprise operating system) is based on RedHat distribution of Linux. The reputation of the stability makes it a first choice for enterprise grade server.

Here is some simple configuration before compiling and other installation.

Check here for the latest rpm.

Install Dev Tools

R and its friends

According to this, we the installation of R is as simple as yum install -y R. For RStudio and Shiny-Server, considering this by selecting RedHat/CentOS and this by selecting RedHat/CentOS.