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Using Linux on Cloud VPS
This guide lists the supported operating systems (Linux distributions) that can be installed when ordering a Cloud VPS.
- Set a password for your user after logging in for the first time with the private key, especially to troubleshoot your server by connecting via the VNC console in case of problems
Natively Supported Linux Distributions
If you come from the Debian environment, then a server of this type would be an excellent choice, an alternative to CentOS offered below. Debian editions are very stable, and version 10 "Buster" is available. Learn more
If you are familiar with Ubuntu desktop version, you might want to have it on your server. Learn more
The FreeBSD base code has been developed, enhanced, and continuously optimized for over thirty years. It is developed and maintained by a large team of people. FreeBSD offers advanced network features, enhanced security, and high-level performance. Learn more
This distribution is ideal for beginners, experienced users, and ultra-geeks, in short, it is suitable for everyone! Learn more
CentOS is the most popular distribution for a web server and therefore has great support, whether on the community forum or anywhere on the web. CentOS editions are very stable and long-term. Learn more
OpenBSD includes a number of security measures absent or optional in other operating systems. Its developers have a tradition of conducting code audits to find security issues and bugs. The project follows strict licensing policies and prefers its own ISC open-source license and other variants of the BSD license. Learn more
Other Linux DistributionsInfomaniak regularly adds new Linux distributions:
Specific Distribution / Disk Image
Only official images can be installed, and Infomaniak does not install any operating system from ISO-type disk images. If you want to install a specific distribution, you can do so by importing the image on Public Cloud.