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 Server
  • Ubuntu Desktop
  • CentOS
  • Gentoo
  • Fedora
  • SmartOS (Beta)
  • Microsoft Windows.

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 optimize your machine? These solutions enable you to install multiple operating systems on your So you Start dedicated server. Each virtual machine can have a different OS and your hypervisor takes care of the management. So you can free yourself from the usual limitation 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