Web Server Distributions

Some of the options from Windows and Linux OS. Choose the best operating system for your Dedicated Servers including Debian, Ubuntu, Centos and Windows Server.

Linux and Windows - Dedicated Server Operating Systems

Web Server Operating Systems

It does not matter if you are an SMB, or a Large Enterprise - PraHost dedicated servers come with either Linux or Windows operating systems for you to choose based on your requirements and preferences. If you are confused about which OS is best for your business, do not hesitate to get in touch with our Altruistic Support.

Windows Server- Windows SPLA

To enable service providers offer software as a service in the most painless way, Microsoft came up with the Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA). SPLA allows those who hold Microsoft licenses (the service providers) to have 3 rd party rights for commercial use. This makes it convenient for the end users (the clients) to enjoy services that ride on Microsoft Software Products without obtaining their own licenses from Microsoft.
PraHost issues this SPLA license which means you get all the rights you require to use software functionalities designed by Microsoft.

Windows Server Operating Systems

  • Windows 2008 and 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows 2008 and 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows 2008 and 2012 R2 Web
  • Windows 2008 and 2012 R2 Enterprise
  • Non-R2 editions (32-bits) can be installed in those instances where the hardware is not 64-bit compatible

Terminal Licenses

Terminal licenses can be assigned to the windows licenses, in addition to the number of users contained in the SPLA edition. If you wish to learn more on our options and pricing, reach out to us at [email protected]

Microsoft SQL server

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup

Linux OS

FreeBSD Server

FreeBSD is developed by the University of California and is being used by major MNCs like Sony and Nokia. The platform powers the great Yahoo! Website as well. This operating system is constructed to work under the most stringent workloads and is capable of managing memory efficiently without negotiating the response times in spite of 1000+ user processes.

Fedora Server

This OS is a sub outlet of the traditional RedHat. Over time, this OS has replaced RedHat Linux. It is developed and maintained by a community of developers called the Fedora Project. These developers are actively related to RedHat, and a huge chunk of RedHat Linux code is based on the Fedora OS.

CentOS Server

Community Enterprise Operating System or CentOS is very similar to Fedora. This OS is also based on the RedHat code. Even though, Fedora is sponsored by RedHat, the CentOS derives its source code from REHL to offer a free enterprise level OS. The developer community provides all support for CentOS.

Debian Server

Debian Operating System is a Linux/UNIX hybrid OS which is free out of the box. The OS uses the Linux kernel at core, but embraces most of the Operating System tools from GNU project. Debian is still in its premature state, and it could soon evolve into a fully UNIX based OS. One of the added advantages of Debian is that it contains more than 25k precompiled software packages that are ready for installation.

Ubuntu Server

Ubuntu is based on the Debian Operating System, but does not have the added benefit of 25k ready to use precompiled software packages. Instead, it has different versions like the Ubuntu Server Edition (Which is not free). The basic Ubuntu OS is free, and it is fully sponsored by Canonical.