What Linux OS options do I have on DV Developer?

With DV Developer, you get your choice of Linux OS — Ubuntu, Debian, or CentOS — along with full SSH and root access, in an instantly scalable, performance-driven package.

  • Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is an easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian. A strong community following, along with frequent releases, make it a popular choice.

    • Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)
    • Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS Trusty Tahr)
    • Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS Precise Pangolin)
  • Debian

    Debian is an established, mature Linux distribution with a focus on stability. Many other Linux distros, including Ubuntu, have been ported from Debian.

    • Debian 8 (Jessie)
    • Debian 7 (Wheezy)
  • CentOS

    CentOS is the same distribution used on our DV server line. It aims to be 100% compatible with packages built for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

    • CentOS 7
    • CentOS 6

For information on how to change your OS, please see this Knowledge Base article.

Do you offer any 32-bit operating systems?

Only 64-bit operating systems are supported on DV Developer.

Do you offer any DV Developer servers with the Microsoft Windows OS?

No, we currently offer Linux Operating Systems only. At this time, you can install Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS distributions.

Can I get root access to my DV Developer Server?

Yes. Root access is enabled. For security purposes, we do not send your default password via email. You will need to log into the AccountCenter and use the "reset" feature to create a new root password.

Can I install any third-party applications or hosting software I want?

Absolutely. Although Media Temple cannot assist in the installation of third-party applications, you are free to install and use whatever software you wish, subject to the Terms of Service.

Does DV Developer offer a control panel?

The DV Developer offers some basic server controls via the Account Center and even more via the Power Panel. You are welcome to install a more comprehensive control panel, such as webmin.

What is Virtuozzo Power Panel?

Power Panel allows you to manage your virtual environments—Containers and virtual machines functionally identical to standalone servers, with their own IP addresses, processes, files, user databases, configuration files, applications, etc.—with the help of any standard Web browser on any platform. You can find more information in the Virtuozzo Power Panel User Guide.

What kind of system monitoring does the DV Developer server offer?

Virtuozzo Power Panel provides basic monitoring capability. You’re also free to install your favorite monitoring solution.

Does DV Developer include a firewall?

Yes, the DV Developer server offers a firewall which you may configure using Virtuozzo Power Panel or via the command-line using tools such as iptables.