Operating Systems for your home server

NinjaHowList by NinjaHow, last updated 2018-03-18
  1. YunoHost icon

    YunoHost is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution packaged with free software that automates the installation of a personal web server. The purpose of YunoHost is to allow users to easily host their own web services by enabling a simple point-and-click web interface for...

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    Install your server with ease, you already have everything at home
  2. Ubuntu Server icon

    The leading platform for scale-out computing, Ubuntu Server helps you make the most of your infrastructure. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Hadoop cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best value scale-out performance available.

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    Ubuntu Server screenshot 1
  3. Windows 10 icon

    Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems

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    Windows 10 screenshot 1
  4. ClearOS icon

    ClearOS is a family of operating systems for the enterprise, small business, and home. There are three editions to choose from depending on your needs and suitable to your abilities. They are: ClearOS Enterprise, ClearOS Home, and ClearOS Core.

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    ClearOS screenshot 1
  5. Zentyal icon

    Zentyal is a native Microsoft Active Directory implementation on Linux incorporating all the network services required in a small and medium business environment: Directory & Domain Server, Mail Server, Gateway and Infrastructure Server.

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  6. OpenMediaVault icon

    OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. It can be enhanced via plugins.

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    OpenMediaVault screenshot 1
  7. Sandstorm icon

    Sandstorm makes it easy to run your own server. Install apps to create documents, spreadsheets, blogs, Git repos, task lists & more as easily as you'd install apps on your phone.

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    WordPress running on Sandstorm
  8. CentOS icon

    CentOS is a community-supported, free and open source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its upstream distribution.

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    The logon screen
  9. QuickBox icon

    QuickBox is much more than a 'seedbox installer script'... it is a simplistic approach to achieving easy seedbox and services management from a beautifully designed dashboard. Allowing users the ability to interact with their seedbox and server on a professional grade...

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
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    QuickBox screenshot 1
  10. Unraid icon

    An operating system for personal and small business use that brings enterprise-class features letting you configure your computer systems to maximize performance and capacity using any combination of applications, VMs, storage devices, and hardware.

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    Unraid screenshot 1
  11. Amahi Home Server icon

    The Amahi Home Server is designed for home and small office environments where the technical support staff do not want the job!

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    The Amahi dashboards "Storage" tab allows you to view the temperatures of your hard-drives (that is if they have that ability) and also how much used and free space that drive has. Can show unlimited amount of drives.
  12. Debian icon

    The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian.

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    Debian 9 gnome.
  13. OpenFLIXR icon

    OpenFLIXR Media Server is an all-in-one media server for automated downloading and serving media. Tools like CouchPotato, SickRage, Headphones and SABnzbd to download and Plex Media Server to bring everything to your screens.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • CouchPotato
    • SickRage
    • SABnzbd
    • Plex
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    OpenFLIXR screenshot 1
  14. TrueNAS icon

    TrueNAS (formerly FreeNAS) is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. TrueNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data.

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    TrueNAS screenshot 1
  15. Rockstor icon

    Rockstor is a free and open source NAS (Network Attached Storage) operating system. It’s a software solution and can be installed on commodity hardware or a hypervisor satisfying minimum system requirements.

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    Rockstor screenshot 1

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