Which operating systems do you offer?

The platform includes templates for CentOS, Debian, FreeBSD, Ubuntu LTS, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016. ◦ We also offer VyOS for software defined networking, VPN access, firewalling and building more complex topologies.

Can I optimise my instance for specific workloads?

Yes. All our instances scale their virtual CPU count and weights with allocated memory to offer the best performance. If your workloads are specifically memory or CPU intensive, instances can be created with “High CPU” or “High Memory” to scale straight on the Platform.

Can I create my own templates based on other instances?

Yes. By using the Clone feature on the Disks screen, you can create multiple instances from the same base disk in our Platform. You can then use the Advanced Create feature to create new instances using those cloned disks.

Can I create my own operating system templates?

Yes, however, all network and storage configuration must be performed manually, and the resulting image will only be supported for external issues (as we can’t know the inner state of the instance). For custom templates, we support booting from ISO images to make this easier.

Can I perform software updates on instances?

Yes. In fact, this is encouraged to perform security updates, get the latest versions of server software and the most recent revision of our context system. Instances are entirely virtualized, so kernel updates can be performed.