We think software should be open source and easy-to-use – for better work and life
Why open source?
At Proxmox we are committed to use open source software whenever possible. We think that everybody should have the right to access the source code of a software to run it, build on it, or submit changes back to the project. This guarantees full access to all functionalities for everybody - as well as high security and reliability.
Open source software also helps to keep your costs low and makes your core infrastructure independent from a single vendor.
Your benefit with Proxmox products:
- Open source software
- No vendor lock-in
- Linux kernel
- Fast installation and easy-to-use
- Web-based management interface
- Huge active community
- Low administration costs and simple deployment
Proxmox Linux Kernel
Our software is based on rock solid Linux kernels. Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. It is published under the GNU General Public License.
Linux provides great performance and is an extremely stable and reliable platform for our servers. It also supports a wide range of hardware configurations - from cheap systems for testing to high performance multiprocessor servers connected to SAN solutions.
Easy integration into your IT
Our server products can be easily integrated into your existing IT environment. We use the same core technologies for all of our products. If you are familiar with one Proxmox product, you are familiar with the rest of them. Because we wanted to make it easy for you to use our products.
Installation in 3 to 5 minutes
All Proxmox products have an automatic installer. When you boot the installer from USB-stick or CD, it detects your hardware automatically. As a hardware, you can use most i386/amd64-based PCs or servers, due to the fact that Proxmox products are based on the latest Linux kernels.
The installer detects network settings, keyboard layout and timezone automatically by using DHCP (if available) and GeoIP database.
The complete installation will take between 3 to 5 minutes. The entire configuration is done via the web-based management interface afterwards.
Easy configuration with the integrated GUI
After installing your Proxmox product with the automatic installer, you can immediately start to configure and manage your administrative tasks via the web-based management interface.
The secure management interface is integrated in all Proxmox products - no need to install any additional management tools.