NEW at Contabo: Fedora 25 and Suse Leap 42.2

From now on, we offer you Fedora in its latest version 25, it replaces the previous version 24. Likewise, Suse Leap received an update and the new version 42.2 is available now at Contabo!

Both operating systems can be combined with the Software RAID 1 and Webmin. In addition, Fedora 25 can be installed via VNC as well.

Existing customers can upgrade to the latest versions easily through the customer control panel.

We offer you a wide range of the latest Linux distributions (as well as Windows Server 2012 and 2016!). Simply click on "Customize & Order" below your desired (virtual) server model to get a detailed overview and select your OS of choice!

Further information and a product overview is available on our website!

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Comparison of the different Linux distributions available at Contabo

As a valued customer of Contabo you have access to a variety of different Linux distributions, for use on all of our servers. These can be easily and automatically installed via our powerful customer control panel, which results in various benefits for our customers:

- Contabo always provides the latest versions for installation on all servers.

- You can conveniently and comfortably choose and switch between the offered Linux distributions at any time.

- All Linux distributions are offered free of any costs or fees.

- From the beginner towards the enthusiast, up to commercial professional use, all requirements can be met with the distributions offered by Contabo.


CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) is a Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It is maintained by an open group of voluntary developers, which take care of maintenance and development. As opposed to RHEL, you can use this operating system without mandatory support contracts and free of charge.

WHMs cPanel is developed for this operating system in particular, which makes this Linux distribution a must have for resellers. As an enterprise operating system it is developed with stability and long-term maintenance cycles in mind. All CentOS versions can be used for 10 years without the need to migrate packages and software versions, which makes it an ideal solution for commercial use.



Debian is another Linux distribution that is composed completely of free software, most of which is under the GNU General Public License.

Long term support was first introduced with version 7 for almost all available software packages that use the architectures i386 and AMD64 (32bit- and 64bit-PC-systems). The Debian Project aims to provide 5 years long-term support with security and bug fixes for all versions from 7 upwards. This Linux distribution has access to online repositories that contain over 50,000 software packages, making it one of the largest software compilations available. Debian officially contains only free software, but non-free software can be downloaded and installed as well if needed. This makes it a valid solution for commercial use, as well as a versatile operating system for the regular user.



Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that is strongly based on and influenced by Debian. The goal of the developers was to create an operating system that is as easy to use as possible. It is one of the most commonly used distributions available today. The development team also releases long term support versions of Ubuntu, which are indicated by “LTS” at the end of the version number.



The focus of its development is creating usable open source tools for developers and administrators, while providing a user friendly desktop and server environment. A unique feature of this distribution is its specialized installation and configuration tool YaST (“Yet another Setup Tool“), which is a central administrative tool for the OpenSUSE operating system. It also helps finding new software and packages for the OpenSUSE distribution.



Compared to other Linux distributions, Fedora does not aim for long term support. The life cycle of a Fedora version is 13 months only. Every 6 months a new version is released by the development team. Owing to this circumstance, Fedora is not suited for long-term usage on systems.

On the other hand, you have always access to the latest software developments available. Being state of the art has never been this comfortable. Enthusiasts that are eager to try out the latest developments on the market should always consider using Fedora.


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New Operating Systems available: Fedora 24 and CentOS 6.8

Recently, two operating systems received an upgrade: Fedora is now available in version 24, replacing version 23. Also, CentOS 6.6 upgraded to 6.8. The latest versions are available at Contabo now!

Fedora 24 can be combined with Software RAID 1 and Webmin, the installation via VNC is possible!

You may combine CentOS 6.8 optionally with Software RAID 1, Webmin, LAMP, Webmin+LAMP, Plesk or cPanel - an installation via VNC is possible as well!

fedora24The basic panel of Fedora 24

Apart from Fedora 24 and CentOS 6.8, we do offer you a wide range of Linux distributions (as well as Windows Server 2008/2012). Just click on "Customize & Order" on our VPS and dedicated servers overview sites and opt for the operating system that fits your needs!

Further information can be found on our website!


Available now: Fedora 23

Recently, the operating system Fedora released its latest version, 23. From now on it is available for our VPS and dedicated server models as well, replacing the former version 22. You may combine Fedora 23 with the Software RAID 1 and the administration panel Webmin, the installation via VNC is possible!

A short summary of the most important improvements:

  • Python 3 replaces Python 2
  • OpenGL 4.1
  • Upgrades via Plugin
  • General security improvements, such as the removal of SSL 3.0 and RC4 in the libraries Gnutls and Openssl

You can select Fedora among several other linux distributions (and Windows Server 2008 / 2012) when you choose your individual settings by clicking on "Customize & Order" on our VPS and dedicated servers overviews.

Further information can be found on our website!

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