Many Linux Templates
Available in 32 and 64-bit, Ubuntu 12.04 codenamed “Precise Pangolin” is an operating system based on the Debian Linux operating system. An Ubuntu VPS provides speed, stability and compatability with access to tens of thousands of Ubuntu maintained packages and is well documented by their developers. If you are new or inexperienced with a VPS, Ubuntu is perfect for you with their apt-get packaging system.
Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with XFCE Desktop
The XFCE desktop is recommended for VPS servers with at least 320mb RAM and 512mb RAM is recommended. XFCE is a lightweight, fast and stable minimal desktop for individuals interested in accessing a VPS server through VNC and using a graphical user interface (GUI) like XFCE compared to SSH / console based access. This is a perfect alternative to a Windows remote desktop and you have access to many similar applications which can do the same thing as Windows but the only difference is the name.
Available in 32 and 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.04 codenamed “Natty Narwhal” is an operating system based on the Debian Linux operating system. This is not a LTS release so at some point when you update, you will be asked if you want to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”
Available in 32 and 64-bit, Ubuntu 10.10 codenamed “Maverick Meerkat” is a flexible operating system based on the Debian Linux operating system. The popularity of Ubuntu comes from it’s compatability with most desktop and laptop hardware, plus it’s stability on a virtual private server (VPS). Add the tens of thousands of Ubuntu maintained packages by developers and the community, now you have a solid and reliable operating system that can handle anything.
Available in 32 and 64 bit, the Community ENTerprise Operating System (CentOS) is 100% compatiable with Redhat RPM packages. The only difference between CentOS and Redhat is that with Redhat, you pay for corporate support. With CentOS, you receive “community” support online through IRC, mailing lists, wikis and websites.
Available in 32 and 64 bit, the Community ENTerprise Operating System (CentOS) is 100% compatiable with Redhat RPM packages. CentOS 6 is recommended as the base operating system for cPanel installations as it’s up to date and is not at EOL (end of life) with the community.
Centos 5 with Host In a Box
For those looking for an alternative to the monthly cPanel license, Lxlabs’ LxAdmin Host In A Box (HIAB) offers a feature rich control panel. HIAB uses Lighttpd and DJBDNS, which consumes only 8mb of RAM on a freshly installed operating system and only 1mb of RAM while idle. Some of the many features are mail, spam filter, PHP, CGI, Perl. SUexec, FTP, MySQL and much much more!
CentOS 5.7-64 bit – PBX-in-a-Flash 1.7.5-5 Purple 1.8.6.
Warning, this will not work on a “low end” system. You will need 512mb+ of guaranteed RAM. PBX In A Flash (PIAF) is a turnkey Asterix PBX that is easy to upgrade with dozens of scripts. In seconds, you can download Nerd Vittles and FreePBX applications such as AsteriDex, Weather Reports, Email By Phone, etc. You can add what you need and remove what you don’t need, talk about functionalisty and say goodbye to bloated PBX applications!
Centos 5.5 32 bit – Centreon/Nagios
Centreon is based on the Nagios open source data collection engine and offers a user interface to the command line/email alert program, Nagios. The team at Merethis develops Centreon and has so many features such as real time system monitoring, analysis of load balancing / high availability (HA) systems, a flexible configuration and a hierarchial notification system that includes mail, SMS and other systems.
Debian, named after the developer’s wife Debra and Ian (Deb+Ian) himself, is one of the most popular open source operating systems. Debian is known for it’s stability and ease of use. It’s related to Ubuntu, as much of the Ubuntu foundation comes from Debian, and the packages are interchangable like between Redhat/CentOS through the apt packaging system and the .deb file format. If you need a stable and reliable operating system that can run itself, go with Debian.
Debian 6 32-bit MINIMAL
Debian minimal edition is customized installation of Debian to use as little system memory as possible. For example, most minimal installs use less than 16mb of RAM on a VPS when a default installation could use three or four times more memory while idling. Enthusiasts who love a minimal operating system will choose this and add to this installation to keep memory consumption down to a minimal.
OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS
This distribution has been around since 2002 after being created by Daniel Robbins. Compared to other package based distributions like CentOS/Fedora and Debian/Linux, Gentoo uses the “portage” management system which is similar to the idea of the BSD ports collecton.
Owl, or OpenWall Linux, is a RHEL 5.8-based Linux 2.6 / OpenVZ kernel operating system. This operating system was released as a base for installing normal GNU/Linux software to create a security conscious system.
Slackware is one of the oldest Linux operating systems, developed back in 1993 and version 14.0 was released September 28th, 2012. Like every other packaged based operating system, Slackware uses it’s own package tools “pkgtools” and “slackpkg”. The philosophy behind Slackware is simplicity, software purity and a core design.
Scientific Linux 6
Scientific Linux, known as “SL”, is a distro produced by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) that aims to be as close to the commercial enterprise distribution of Redhat as developers can get. The target audience for this is for scientific purposes and high performance computing servers/desktops. SL uses yum and RPM just like CentOS and Redhat.
ALT Linux 6.0
ALT Linux is an RPM based operating system, like CentOS and Redhat, built on top of a Linux kernel and the Sisyphus package repository. The developers are Russian, so the installation process is in English, Russian and Ukranian.
openSUSE, sponsored by SUSE, develops and maintains this operating system. In 2003, Novell acquired SUSE and in 2011, Attachmate acquired Novell then split them into two units: SUSE and Novell. No changes were made to the project. The main difference with openSUSE is the YaST installation and administration program which is similar to yum on CentOS/Redhat and apt-get on Debian/Ubuntu.
The only difference between CentOS and Fedora is that Fedora is the Redhat sponsored community project where as CentOS is not officially endorsed by Redhat. Fedora believes in freedom, friends, features and first which is the freedom to distribute software, building friends and community through a value based system, new technical features to shake up the status quo and the first to show off innovation with two releases each year.