Linux VPS Operating Systems
Choose the Linux operating system that best suits your website
Linux VPS from Heart Internet
Our fully customisable VPS allow you to configure and build your virtual server to your exact requirements. In addition to choosing features such as the amount of RAM and number of cores, you can also pick from a variety of operating systems to create your perfect setup.
How to choose a VPS operating system
The Heart Internet VPS platform gives you a wide range of options when it comes to selecting a Linux operating system. Whether you have a personal preference or want to run an application requiring a specific OS, we cater for your needs. Most mainstream web applications will run on any of the Linux operating systems we offer, but you can change your VPS operating system and rebuild your VPS at any time if you change your mind.
If you just want to get going, simply select our most popular OS, CentOS 6, and then add either a cPanel or Plesk control panel. This will allow you to manage your VPS quickly and easily without worrying about the operating system. Alternatively, you can read on for more information about the different OS available for your Linux VPS.
Linux VPS Operating Systems
We offer a variety of Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora and OpenSUSE. Simply select the OS of your choice when buying your virtual private server and it will be set up instantly at no additional cost.
If you’re moving to a VPS from one of our shared web hosting or reseller hosting packages, CentOS is a great choice. Not only is a CentOS virtual server renowned for its stability, but anything you host on our shared platform is easy to transfer across with full compatibility.
A Heart Internet CentOS VPS delivers high-quality performance.
CentOS is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, so you can rest assured that it has been tested extensively and is suitable for businesses and websites of all sizes. Installing CentOS 6 also gives you access to our time-saving VPS one-click installs of popular applications such as WordPress, Magento and Minecraft.
If you run Ubuntu on your computer at home, then an Ubuntu virtual server is a logical step to take as the web version is similar to that on your local machine. Easy for newcomers to Linux to pick up, Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux operating systems and there are plenty of support communities online if you need help.
Our Ubuntu VPS hosting is perfect if you want a straightforward introduction to Linux.
Ubuntu supports a wide range of common frameworks and languages so it’s a practical solution for any mainstream web projects.
Debian is a versatile yet stable operating system which is highly regarded by the Linux security community. Using Debian as your OS gives you the freedom to explore a wide range of frameworks and develop for a wide range of applications.
Heart Internet Debian VPS hosting is a robust choice for confident Linux users.
A Debian virtual server offers excellent performance and has a wide range of packages available for your convenience. If your websites require a very secure and dependable environment, a Debian VPS is the way forward.
If you’re looking to be more experimental, a Fedora virtual server will meet your hosting needs. Although it’s very similar to Red Hat and CentOS in nature, Fedora allows you to use cutting-edge software releases, opening up more opportunities for experimenting.
A Fedora VPS is ideal for trying out the latest software and experimenting with new features.
Your Fedora virtual server will give you plenty of scope to try new things. It supports a wide range of common software applications and comes with PHP, MySQL and Apache pre-installed. If you need help with your Fedora VPS, the operating system has a loyal following and a strong online support community.
Popular with European developers, an OpenSUSE VPS creates a stable environment for hosting your websites and projects. As well as being user-friendly, OpenSUSE prioritises collaboration features and easy to use development and packaging processes, making it a great solution for application developers and group projects.
Use niche software on a powerful OpenSUSE VPS from Heart Internet.
OpenSUSE VPS hosting is a highly regarded choice for certain specialist applications. Before choosing the operating system for your VPS, check the requirements of your essential applications to see if OpenSUSE should be your OS of choice.
Changing your VPS Linux operating system
If you wish to change the operating system you use at any point, simply download/back up your data first (we offer low-cost network-mountable VPS backups) as your virtual server will be completely wiped. There is no charge for changing your Linux operating system and you can make any changes yourself from your VPS control panel.
To get started with our VPS, simply create the bespoke virtual server you need using the sliders and options below.
Resell Linux VPS
All Heart Internet resellers benefit from a 25% discount off our virtual private servers. So whether you want to buy one for yourself or you’re selling them to clients, you can make big savings and increase your profits.
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