What ready-to-use OS templates are available for installing a cloud provider's servers?
With some providers, you must set up a new server from scratch and use the ISO or installation DVD and upload it across the Internet. With others, they come with pre-made barebones OS templates to get you started. If you need a specific 64-bit Windows server, or a different version of Linux than your provider has in mind, it is worth checking and see what is offered. Here are screenshots from some typical offerings.
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