NethServer is a CentOS-based Linux distribution for servers. The product’s main feature is a modular design which makes it simple to turn the distribution into a mail server and filter, web server, groupware, firewall, web filter, IPS/IDS or VPN server. It also includes a comprehensive web-based user interface that simplifies common administration tasks and enables single-click installation of several pre-configured modules. It is designed primarily for small offices and medium-size enterprises. it started as a fork of SME Server (formerly known as e-smith), when it was seen that many features developed were not being merged. Knowing the limits of the distribution that had been developed in the last 10 years, there were three simple goals set for NethServer, Simple configuration, Quick troubleshooting, Fast development of new features. It is a community effort, but is sponsored by a company (Nethesis). Its business model is to sell software, support, and services to other companies, customers, and resellers. Part of the revenue is used to fund development of NethServer, official site hosting, community initiatives, sponsoring, and so on. Community and company have the same target: making it better and more successful, and it benefits enormously from the resources that the company invests into it.


  • OS Type: Linux
  • Based on: CentOS
  • Origin: Italy
  • Architecture: x86_64

System requirements:

  • 64 bit CPU (x86_64)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB of disk space