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Easily manage your Scientific Linux VPS from our control panel.

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Unmanaged SL VPS

You administer the infrastructure
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  • Full admin access

from £6.60 / month

Managed SL VPS

We administer the infrastructure
  • 1-hour admin / month
  • Server hardening
  • On-going updates
  • Monitoring & alerts
  • + more

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What is Scientific Linux (SL)?

A free, open source, Red Hat based distro produced by CERN, DESY, Fermilab and ETH Zurich.

Scientific Linux (SL) was mainly developed to support the needs of the Physics scientific community around the world.

However, due to its stability & backing, it has become a popular alternative to CentOS for many Linux enthusiasts.

Maintaining Scientific Linux?

As a Red Hat based Linux distribution, SL uses the YUM (Yellowdog Update Manager), which provides an easy method of updating & install software on your virtual server.

Its Red Hat Linux based lineage ensures a well maintained, free, software platform for your VPS.

How can I use Scientific Linux?

Scientific Linux can be used for any Linux business application & is not limited to scientific applications only.

You can run the normal web, email, database, etc. server software that you would use on any other Red Hat based distro.

How is Scientific Linux supported?

Scientific Linux is like most other Linux distro's, being mainly supported by the active community at the Scientific Linux website.

However, at Farbyte we offer managed Scientific Linux VPS hosting which would negate any need for you to seek OS level support elsewhere.

Other Linux VPS

Aside from Scientific Linux, your virtual server can be deployed with many Linux operating systems , such as:

These can be either managed or unmanaged!


Scientific Linux VPS hosting can be billed at every 1, 3, 6, 12, 24 or 36 month periods.


At Farbyte we have built a strong reputation for being one of the most reliable hosting service providers in the UK.

Since 2006 we've been hosting client websites and have never suffered from a major outage. There are very few other web hosting service providers that can state that.

Our web services are custom designed by Farbyte engineers to offer the best performance and availability for any budget.

All Farbyte Scientific Linux VPS hosting services are located in Manchester, UK.

No, there are no contracts. You can stop using your service at any time you like.

As a full RIPE member, we own our IP address ranges which are all geo-located exactly where are servers are... in the UK!

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