Operating systems

OVH offers a certain number of ready-to-use operating systems and applications, in the form of system images used to start up cloud servers.

Unix and Windows operating systems

The system images are standard operating systems, proposing a minimal base system.
They allow the user to start off with a ready-to-use system, and configure the server straight away to suit their needs.

  • Archlinux
  • CentOS 7
  • CentOS 6
  • CoreOS Stable
  • Debian 7
  • Debian 8
  • Debian 9
  • Fedora 26
  • Fedora 27
  • FreeBSD 11.0 ZFS
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Windows 2016 Standard Desktop
  • Windows Server 2012 r2

Pre-installed applications

Pre-installed applications include a basic operating system (usually Linux) as well as a ready-to-use application. They are prepared by OVH to save the user as much time as possible, so that they can use the application directly after starting up the cloud server, also keeping their administrative rights on the server itself.


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