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Vultr Control Panel - Upload Custom ISO
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Available in 17 Cities

Upload your own ISO is available in every location the Vultr platform is available! Spanning 4 continents, your custom ISO upload can be mounted in any of our 17 cities in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America.

Choose ISO

Upload your own custom ISO or choose one from our diverse ISO library to mount on your instance.

Choose Server Size and Location

Create unlimited operating system combinations in any of our 17 worldwide locations.

Deploy Your Instance

As soon as you click deploy, the Vultr cloud orchestration takes over and boots your new instance using the desired ISO.

ISO Library

In addition to uploading your own, you will also have full access to our ISO library. The selection is curated by our experienced team of system administrators and includes popular server operating systems.

Customize once, create a snapshot, and re-deploy

While using the Custom ISO feature, you don’t always have to run through the setup process of your operating system to deploy more servers. Take advantage of our snapshot feature to create an image of your deployed server and quickly launch more instances with the same setup in any of our points of presence around the world!

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Increase troubleshooting possibilities

Custom ISO adds some new options in your administrator toolbox when the underlying operating system gets corrupted/unbootable after kernel customization and other non-standard system upgrades. With the Vultr platform, this feature ensures your data is not automatically lost! Browse Vultr Docs and learn how you can upload your own rescue ISO to recover your data and fix your system configuration.

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More about custom ISO


I don't see my preferred operating system listed. Can I upload my own ISO?

Yes, with the Upload ISO feature, you can upload your own bootable operating system image, mount it onto your instances and run through the setup process.

What operating system templates do you offer?

See our full list of operating systems.

Do your instances come pre-installed with cPanel/WHM, WordPress, PHP, MySQL, etc?

By default, instances will have a clean OS install without these additional packages but you will have full root/administrator to install any additional software you require. If you prefer that your instances come with some pre-packaged software already setup, we do offer a suite of one-click applications that add some popular packages, including cPanel/WHM, LEMP, OpenVPN, and more. See the full list of one click applications.

How am I billed for my instances?

All servers on your account are billed hourly up to the monthly rate cap. The hourly rate is determined by dividing the monthly rate by 672 hours (28 days). If your server is online for more than 672 hours in a calendar month, you will only be billed the monthly rate. Accumulated charges are invoiced to your account on the 1st of every month.

Do you charge for stopped instances?

Yes, instances in a stopped state continue to reserve dedicated system resources (RAM, SSD storage, IP aliases, CPU) and therefore incur charges until you destroy the instance. If you wish to no longer accumulate charges for a virtual machine, please use the DESTROY button in the customer portal.

I don't see my preferred operating system listed. Can I upload my own ISO?

Yes, with the Upload ISO feature, you can upload your own bootable operating system image, mount it onto your instances and run through the setup process.

Our ISO Library

  • Alpine Linux - 3.12.0 x86_64
  • Arch Linux - 2020.07.01 x86_64
  • CentOS 7 - 7 x86_64 Minimal
  • CentOS 8 x86_64 - CentOS-8-x86_64-1905-dvd1.iso
  • Core OS - x86_64
  • Debian 10.3 - Debian 10.3 x86_64
  • Debian 8 - 8.6 i386 netinstall
  • Debian 9 - 9.0 x86_64
  • Debian 9 - 9.0 i386
  • Devuan ASCII 2.0.0 - 2.0.0 x86-64
  • Devuan ASCII 2.0.0 - 2.0.0 i386
  • Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 - 1.0.0 amd64
  • Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 - 1.0.0 i386
  • Finnix - 111 x86
  • FreeBSD 11.2 - 11.2 RELEASE x86-64
  • FreeBSD 11.2 - 11.2 RELEASE i386
  • FreeBSD 12.0 - 12.0-RELEASE amd64
  • FreeBSD 12.0 - 12.0-RELEASE i386
  • FreeNAS 11.1 - FreeNAS 11.1
  • FreePBX - SNG7-FPBX-64bit-2008-1
  • FreePBX - SNG7-FPBX-64bit-2002-2
  • NixOS 20.09 - 20.09
  • OpenBSD 6.4 - i386
  • OpenBSD 6.4 - amd64
  • openSUSE Leap 15.0 - 15.0 x86_64
  • OPNsense - 20.7
  • pfSense CE 2.4.4 - 2.4.4 x86_64
  • Rancher OS - 1.5 x86_64
  • Rancher OS - 1.4.2
  • Rancher OS - 1.3 x86_64
  • SystemRescueCD - 6.0.1
  • SystemRescueCD - 6.1.8
  • Trinity Rescue Kit - 3.4.2 build 372
  • Ubuntu 18.04 - 18.04 x86_64
  • VyOS 1.2 - 1.2 x86_64
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