VPS packages can be set up with the following distributions of Linux: CentOS 6.10 Server – 64Bit
- CentOS 6.10 Server – 64Bit
- CentOS 7.5 Server – 64Bit
- CentOS 7.6 Server – 64Bit
- CentOS 8.3 Server – 64Bit
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server – 64 Bit
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server – 64 Bit
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS server – 64 Bit
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS server – 64 Bit
- Debian 8 server – 64Bit
- Debian 9.9 server – 64Bit
- Debian 10 server – 64Bit
- Alma Linux 8.3 server – 64
- Scientific Linux 6 Server – 64 Bit
Dedicated servers can be set up with the following distributions of Linux:
- Ubuntu LTS
IMPORTANT: If you require a specific operating system, please submit a ticket to our Billing department.
Let’s have a look at what Linux distributions are and how they differ from the ones we offer.
Linux distribution is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, which is the basis of the operating system that manages memory, input/output requests from software, and so on. The kernel, as well as a variety of other software tools for file-related operations, user management, and software package management, make up a full Linux distribution.
A package manager is a suite of tools that automates the installation, upgrade, configuration, and removal of software for an operating system.
Personal choices, user goals, and the program needs all play a role in determining the distribution. cPanel, for example, is only supported on CentOS or Cloud Linux.
We’ll go over each of the various distributions in greater depth below.
PLEASE NOTE: If you’re able to handle the Operating System (OS) configuration on your own, you’re not limited to the alternatives given below with Dedicated Server Hosting.
CentOS – Free
CentOS is a free Linux distribution based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code, which is only available through a paid subscription.
CentOS is an enterprise-level operating system, which means it’s extremely stable and safe, even if some of its packages are obsolete. CentOS versions are supported for ten years, which is one of the reasons for its popularity in the enterprise.
CentOS is the only free distribution that supports both cPanel and WHM, making it a popular choice among people who use both.
Ubuntu – Free
Ubuntu is a free operating system that was first published in 2004 and is based on Debian. Ubuntu and Debian are two distributions with many similarities, such as Debian’s package format and package management. Many of the available packages are Ubuntu and Debian compatible. That isn’t always the case, though. Ubuntu gets updated more frequently than Debian, so it has more up-to-date applications and new features.
Ubuntu is ideal for individuals who seek access to the most up-to-date services and software. Long-Term Support (LTS) releases of Ubuntu are still stable and secure, but not as much as Debian. LTS releases have a 5-year support shelf life.
Debian – Free
Debian is a free operating system that was initially released in 1993. It was one of the first operating systems that use the Linux kernel. Debian’s stable version upgrades are sporadic, and the software it contains is outdated. Every release, on the other hand, is rigorously tested and is extremely stable and safe.
Debian is a great choice for enterprise systems that require a lot of stability and security. Debian’s stable releases have a three-year support period.