How to Upload a Custom ISO File to Your Server

We understand how important it is to be able to choose the type of operating system you want. Heficed’s Custom ISO feature allows our customers to install any type of Unix, Linux, or Windows OS.
Before you install a custom ISO file, you need to have:

  • An active Cloud Hosting server with an operating system. If you have just ordered a brand new server, use any of our default Templates to complete the installation. Afterward, you can use your custom ISO file.
  • Enough resources for your operating system to work properly. For example, if you want to use the Windows Server 2016 operating system, your server must have the following specifications: 1 CPU Core, 4 GB of RAM and 60 GB storage. If you encounter issues when installing your custom ISO, it is possible that your server is lacking resources.

Once everything is covered, watch the video below to learn more about uploading a custom ISO file to your server.

Here is a summary of the steps demonstrated in the video:

  1. Log in to the Terminal and go to Cloud Hosting > Cloud Servers > your server.
  2. Click the Templates tab and then click Upload ISO.
  3. The Custom ISO file has to be reachable via HTTP protocol. Enter the file address into the ISO url field and create a Template name.
  4. Click Upload ISO to download the file. Note that this might take some time, depending on where the file is hosted.
  5. Go to the downloaded template, click the vertical elipsis icon and click Install if you have a bootable ISO file or Attach if you do not.
  6. Open the Virtual Console at the top of the page.
  7. Once you install the server, exit the console, detach your ISO file and reboot the server.

If you wish to learn more about this feature, check out our Custom ISOs FAQ.

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