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Installing an operating system on your VPS


Step 1: Check if an image for the operating system is already available

There are many popular operating systems available out of the box for your KVM based VPS. Firstly, check the 'Reinstall' area to see if the operating system you want is already available for auto-install. If it is available, installing it is as simple as choosing it and clicking the 'Reinstall' button.

Reinstall VPS operating system
Choose new operating system for VPS
Reinstall new operating system for VPS


Step 2: Install a customer operating system

If the operating system you need is not available, you can install it by yourself. Please note that only 64 bit operating systems can be installed on the VPS. Unfortunately, older 32 bit operating systems cannot be installed on the VPS. Choose 'Custom' operating system.

Reinstall VPS operating system



Step 3: Supplying ISO image

There are two options to supply the operating system ISO. You can use an ISO from our repository or use your own ISO by choosing the 'My ISO' option. The ISO link should be a direct HTTP link. HTTPS, redirects and authentication are not supported. Open a support ticket, if you need assistance with this step.

Reinstall VPS operating system

Reinstall VPS operating system



Step 4: Mount the ISO image

Click the 'Mount ISO Image' button which will download and attach the ISO to the VPS. This process may take some time. You can use this time to prepare to connect to the VPS with VNC. After the ISO is attached to the VPS, the VPS will reboot to start the operating system install process.

Reinstall VPS operating system



Step 5: Use VNC to install the operating system

VNC allows you to manage the VPS at the hardware level and install the operating system on it. Click here to check out a tutorial on how to connect to your VPS using VNC. Please note that it is normal for the VNC connection to drop when attaching or detaching an ISO. Simply reconnect again.

Reinstall VPS operating system

Reinstall VPS operating system

Reinstall VPS operating system



Step 6: Install the operating system

Install the operating system using VNC. Make sure to read step 7 on how to setup the IP address.

Reinstall VPS operating system

Reinstall VPS operating system

Reinstall VPS operating system



Step 7: Setup IP address manually

You must setup the IP address for the VPS manually. Obtain the networking details for your VPS from the 'Network Settings' area of the Control Panel and set it up during the install process.

Network settings from Control Panel

Reinstall VPS operating system

Reinstall VPS operating system

Reinstall VPS operating system

Reinstall VPS operating system

Reinstall VPS operating system

Reinstall VPS operating system


Continue installing the operating system and complete it.

Reinstall VPS operating system

Reinstall VPS operating system



Step 8: Unmount the ISO

Unmount the ISO in the 'Reinstall' area of the Control Panel after the operating system has been installed. This will reboot the VPS into the newly installed operating system.

Unmount the ISO after installing the operating system

Newly installed operating system is ready to use

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