When it comes to our Web Shared, Business, Reseller, and White Label reseller hosting packages, it's important to note that we exclusively offer Linux web hosting environments built on a LAMP stack framework. This framework consists of a Linux server, Apache webserver (or equivalent), MySQL (or equivalent) for database management, and PHP for development purposes.
For our Web Shared, Reseller, and White Label reseller web hosting services, we utilize Apache servers running on CentOS 7 operating systems. Our Business web hosting, on the other hand, operates on CloudLinux with the LiteSpeed webserver. In all cases, we ensure that the hosting services incorporate the latest versions of MySQL (or MariaDB) and PHP.
Currently, Hostwinds does not provide shared hosting environments for Windows, .NET, Sharepoint, Nginx LEMP stack, or Node.js (with MongoDB). If you require any of these options, you would need to consider a VPS or Dedicated server solution.
We offer a wide range of operating systems for both virtual private and dedicated servers as part of our server solutions. You can find a comprehensive list of our current options for both Windows and Linux servers on the respective pages.
If you don't see your preferred Operating System listed or have specific requirements for a custom operating system (applicable to VPS and Dedicated plans only), please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We are here to provide guidance and assistance based on your individual needs.
Available Operating Systems
Please note that each operating system has its own minimum requirements. Please review the Minimum System Requirements for Operating Systems before purchase if you are uncertain if a chosen operating system will run smoothly on the server of your choice.
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (Dedicated Servers only)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (Dedicated Servers only)
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter (Dedicated Servers only)