What types of software can I use on my SoftLayer device?

We have strategic relationships with vendors like Microsoft®, Red Hat®, Parallels® and cPanel® to provide month-to-month licenses on 32- and 64-bit compatible software.  Select the type of operating system and software you'd like on your device during the ordering process, add additional software to your device within the Customer Portal and change to another OS by performing an OS reload on your existing device.  Our automated system provisions software onto your server following each vendor’s best practices guidelines to ensure maximum stability and uptime.

Our massive library of supported software is ever-expanding. If you happen to need a particular piece of software that we don’t currently support, you have root access to your server to install and configure your own version of that software.  If at any time you'd like to switch back to a supported version, perform an OS reload to update your device.