What is Gentoo

Gentoo Linux is a source-based distribution that can be enhanced and modified for pretty much any application or need. Maybe Gentoo’s most striking component is its package management. Gentoo utilizes a framework called Portage, which empowers moderately effortless package installation from source code.

Portage is very like the ports system of FreeBSD. When installing a package, the system downloads the source code from the Internet, gathers it, and installs it. Extraordinary customization to applications is moderately inconsequential with satisfactory information in adjusting or fixing source code. Furthermore, the capacity to browse a few versions of a bundle exists, including cutting edge.

When all is said in done, it is viewed as a dissemination for prepared Linux users, but since of the wealth of superb documentation, including VPS/Vserver particular data, it can be tamed by novices as well.

Available Architectures:

  • INSTANT PROVISIONING ›› Service is setup and ready to use in just a few minutes after payment
  • ON-DEMAND OS RELOADS ›› Reload the VPS operating system any time, even change distributions
  • ROOT ACCESS (SSH) ›› Complete administrative control of the server, including applications and software
  • BACKUP MANAGEMENT ›› Access daily snapshots, manage your own backups, restore, clone, datacenter migration, and more…
  • RESCUE CONSOLE ›› Out of band SSH console to access VPS server
  • MANY MORE ›› Reverse DNS, Detailed Statistics, On-the-fly Adjustable Resources…

Generally any software that will run on a Linux dedicated server will run in an OpenVZ based Gentoo VPS environment.

Below are some examples of common software our customers are running in their VPSs:

Every Gentoo VPS is provisioned with a static IPv6 address in addition to a static IPv4 address. This allows all IPv6 compatible applications and services running in the VPS to be accessible to clients on native (or tunneled) IPv6 networks.

With IPv4 address space depleting fast, be ahead of the transition to IPv6.

Dahdi (Digium/Asterisk Hardware Device Interface) timing can optionally be enabled for any Gentoo VPS. This facilitates supporting certain functionality within the Asterisk PBX software, including conferencing. Several FAQ articles are provided in our Knowledgebase outlining the compilation procedure if building Asterisk from source.

Other PBX software can be installed in a Gentoo VPS as well, including:

or software to provide GUI-based configuration, billing, or predictive dialer capabilities to Asterisk:

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