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Can You Add Your Own OS Image to VPS?
Can You Add Your Own OS Image to VPS?

Learn if it's possible to install your own operating system on a virtual private server at Hostinger

Updated over a week ago

A common query we receive from our tech-savvy users is about the customization of virtual private servers (VPS), particularly regarding the installation of their own operating system (OS) images. This article aims to clarify Hostinger's policy on this matter and provide alternatives for those seeking customization.

Hostinger's Policy on Custom OS Images

At Hostinger, we strive to offer a wide range of solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of our users.

However, as of now, we don't offer an option to upload or install your own OS images on VPS.

This policy is in place to ensure the highest levels of compatibility, security, and support for all our users.

Why Can't I Use My Own OS Image?

There are a few reasons for this policy:

  • Compatibility and performance: ensuring that each OS is fully compatible with our infrastructure is vital for optimal performance

  • Support and maintenance: our support team is equipped to assist with the OS options we offer, ensuring effective and efficient troubleshooting

Instead, consider the available operating systems we offer 👇

Available OS Options at Hostinger

While you may not be able to install a custom OS image, Hostinger provides a variety of popular and widely-used OS options, including but not limited to:

For a complete list, refer here: What Are the Available Operating Systems for VPS? 💡

Customization Within Available OS Options

Even though you can't upload your own OS image, there's still a lot of room for customization:

  • Full root access provides you with full control over your VPS, allowing you to install and configure software within the provided OS

  • You can freely install and run any software and applications you require within the constraints of the selected OS

  • Configuration flexibility allows you to tailor your environment to suit your specific requirements, from web services to database management

While Hostinger does not currently support the uploading of custom OS images to VPS, we offer a range of pre-installed OS options to cater to various needs and preferences. These options provide a balance of customization, performance, and security, ensuring that your VPS experience is both powerful and reliable.

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