Operating systems for servers

Operating systems for servers

A major decision-making criterion for selecting a suitable dedicated or virtual hosting server is the possibility to select from different operating systems. The right operating system is vital to any server. It manages major system resources such as main memory, harddisks and input and output devices, and makes them available to the application programs. This makes the operating system the most important link between the hardware components and the user’s application software.

As an Internet service-provider, Keyweb offers to users and developers a wide variety of operating systems which can also provide considerable scope at root level. In addition to the licensed Windows operating systems, namely Windows Server 2019 Standard and Windows Server 2019 Datacenter from Microsoft®, you can also choose the right system for you from five different low-cost Linux derivatives and one Unix derivate. Keyweb’s open-source portfolio includes the Debian and Ubuntu operating systems, as well as Images CentOS, openSUSE, Fedora and FreeBSD. The KeyHelp® and Plesk administration tools are available to manage the respective server systems.

With the selected administration interface, or should you not require an admin panel, the following versions of Linux and Unix derivatives can be installed:

Ubuntu Debian CentOS
FreeBSD, openSUSE and Fedora
Server with Administration Plesk 20.04
only if customer specifies,
always in the current version
Server with Administration KeyHelp® 20.04
10 -
Server without any administration software 20.04
10 8

As a further alternative, we can offer you Apple®’s Unix-based operating system macOS Big Sur. MacOS is the basic operating system for your Mac Server infrastructure. This operating system is only available in combination with the Mac Hosting products.

It is ultimately up to you which operating system best suits your requirements and makes it possible for you to implement your specific projects. We will be happy to provide any advice you may need.

Linux derivatives


Debian is an institution among open-source projects, and as an influential Linux distribution is one of the operating systems that can be used universally.


The Enterprise operating system particularly targets the needs of large companies and state organisations requiring greater security.


The Debian-based Ubuntu operating system has developed in a short space of time to become one of the best known, most popular Linux distributions.


This Linux distribution is highly popular, especially in Germany, and stands for convenient user friendliness and stability – ideal for private individuals.


As one of the largest open-source projects in the world, FreeBSD is an ideal stage for Internet applications because of its reliability.


Fedora was developed to facilitate maximum user friendliness. This Linux distribution is popular in companies, computer centres and institutions.


macOS Big Sur

MacOS Mojave is one of the Apple’s latest operating system development, based on a stable UNIX foundation. It is the ideal basis for enabling more efficient performance on the latest Mac hardware.


Operating systems

Windows Server 2019 Standard

Microsoft’s licensed server operating system provides Microsoft’s loyal corporate clients a scalable infrastructure for slightly or non-virtualised environments.

Windows Server 2019 Datacenter

This Windows Server version allows the greatest possible flexibility in server deployment and is particulary suitable for the realization of larger workloads.

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