So that you always have as many options as possible, So you Start brings you a wide selection of distributions, offered and regularly updated by OVH.

  • Linux
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu Desktop**;
  • Ubuntu Server**;
  • CentOS
  • Gentoo
  • Fedora
  • SmartOS (Beta)
  • Microsoft Windows.

*OVH uRelease: "This operating system is based on Ubuntu open-source software and it has been modified by OVH in order to guarantee that the server's components are compatible with this distribution. Ubuntu is a registered trademark of Canonical Ltd."

**Distribution not compatible with all our server ranges

Panel distributions

Along with the main distributions on the market, we also offer you administration packs to make it even easier to manage your server via different graphical user interfaces.
These interfaces translate the main administration features and functions (command lines) into a few simple clicks.


Do you want to take advantage of virtualisation and optimise your machine? These solutions will enable you to install multiple operating systems on your So you Start dedicated server. Each virtual machine can have a different OS and it will be managed by your hypervisor. This way, you can free yourself from the usual limitations of one application per server, and run your dedicated server at full capacity.

  • VMware ESXi (5.0)
  • Citrix Xen Server
  • Proxmox VE
  • SolusVM
  • Parallels Virtuozzo Containers
  • Microsoft Hyper-V

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