Choose your Linux or Windows operating systems
Select the operating system that meets the requirements of your project, with a choice of Linux distributions alongside Windows Server. Whether you go down the Linux or Windows route, Fasthosts offers the latest versions of your preferred OS, with simple setup plus a full range of configuration options and add-on software available in the Cloud Panel.
Windows Server 2012 and 2008
For Windows Server users, CloudNX offers Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2, both 64-bit, with web or standard options available. The software licences for new Windows operating systems can be quickly and easily managed via your Cloud Panel.
Linux - including Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8
CloudNX provides the newest release versions of these popular Linux distributions, enabling your projects to benefit from the latest features and performance enhancements. If you require a different version, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 7 are also available, as well as CentOS 6 and CentOS 7.
Architecture and installation base
Selecting either 32-bit or 64-bit architecture allows you to further tailor your CloudNX server to your project. You can also choose a standard or minimum installation. Standard provides instant access to packages for web, database and DNS servers, while minimum just gives you the bare essentials.
ISOs for even more choice
If you need a different operating system or have an existing licence you want to use, you have the option to load an ISO to your cloud server. Provided you have your own licence key, this enables you to install Windows 2012/2008, Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat, Knoppix, FreeBSD or Solaris via the KVM console.
Create images with the OS ready to go
To help you provision new VMs quickly and efficiently, CloudNX lets you set up server images with the operating system fully configured. This way, you can come back later and instantly create multiple new cloud servers, each with a suitable OS, version and architecture already selected.
When configuring your server operating system, you can also choose extra software for your project. Available software includes Plesk 12.5 (unlimited domains), cPanel and Microsoft SQL Server. Simply select the additional software in your Cloud Panel, with any additional costs clearly displayed.
Operating systems and database support
|Windows operating systems|
Windows Server 2012 R2 Web & Standard, 32 or 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 Web & Standard, 32 or 64-bit
|Linux operating systems|
Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04 & 12.04
CentOS 7 & 6
Debian 8 & 7
Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014 and 2016 – Express, Web and Standard Edition
Deploy each Linux operating system either as a bare operating system or as a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP)