Which Linux OS can I use on my Unmetered Dedicated Server?
You can virtually use any Linux distribution or Microsoft Windows OS you need on our Unmetered Dedicated Servers.
There are "officially supported operating systems" on the Unmetered Servers hosted in our Edge data center locations. They are CentOS 7.9, Ubuntu 22.4, Ubuntu 20.4, Ubuntu 18.4, and RockyLinux 8.6. Our clients can use virtualization like Kernel-based Virtual Machine (Proxmox VE), VMware ESXi, VirtualBox, OpenVZ, Linux Containers, Kubernetes, and Docker.
These and other Linux OS distributions and virtualization technologies can be used on our 1gbps Unmetered Bandwidth Server configurations and all dedicated hosting services with up to 30Gbps bandwidth, delivered from the following Edge data centers: Albany, NY; Albuquerque, NM; Ashburn, VA; Austin, TX; Billings, MT; Boise, ID; Cambridge / Boston, MA; Casper, WY; Cedar Rapids, IA; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; El Paso, TX; Fresno, CA; Honolulu, HI; Herndon, VA; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Jackson, MS; Jacksonville, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Little Rock, AR; Madison, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Munich, Germany; Nashville, KY; New Orleans, LA; New York City, NY; Omaha, NE; Tustin, Orange County, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Raleigh, NC; Sacramento, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; Spokane, WA; Saint Louis, MO; Tampa, FL; Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In all other data centers where HostColor delivers Unmetered Server hosting services, there is a wide choice of Linux, Windows OS, and virtualization technologies.
How does HC assign IP addresses on the Unmetered Servers?
Each Unmetered Dedicated Server hosted in an Edge data center is assigned its own IPv4 subnet that varies from /29 (8 IPs addresses) to /24 (256 IPs). The first three IP addresses are used for the networking service of your server as follows: 1st IP address is for the router default gateway; 2nd IP address is reserved for router1; 3rd IP is reserved for router2. The 4th IP address is the main IP of your Edge Dedicated Server.
All other Unmetered Servers are delivered with 1 usable IP address. IPv4 subnets from /29 (5 IP addresses) to /24 (256 IP addresses) can be assigned to your Unmetered Dedicated Server for usage compliant with ARIN guidelines, based on availability. Additional IP addresses can be ordered from Accounts.HostColor.com.