If you are looking for a complete, stable and easy to manage operating system for your home server, Nethserver could be a good option. The new version of Nethserver 7 is now available for download. Nethserver is a CentOS-based Linux distribution specially designed for server. It comes with a nice web management console where we can manage the server from a web browser. Forget about complexity to manage a Linux server. Nethserver is a modern Linux with a great and easy to use web administration console.
- CentOS-based Linux core
- Nice and simple web management console
- Easy to install
- Modular applications: file server, owncloud, mysql server, virtual machine manager and many more.
- Secure and lightweight
You don’t need a super powerful computer to run Nethserver. During our test, we can run this server operating system on top of a computer with slightly low specs: 1 GB RAM, 20 GB hard drive and dual-core processor, a network interface card.
The installation process is automatic, which means that it will use the entire hard drive for the installation. We recommend you to separate the disks between the OS and data. The installation process itself took me about 3-4 minutes.
Easy to add features to the server
With the Software Center, we can easily add the functionality to the server. For example, with a few clicks, we can have Owncloud installed on Nethserver. You can then turn your server into a federated file sharing and cloud storage server. Or, you can simply have a file server for your local network.
Download Nethserver ISO
Get the latest version of Nethserver 7 ISO from this link. Boot your PC or virtual machine with the ISO and follow the install instruction shown on your screen.