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Even though this page is in the user namespace, corrections and additions are much appreciated! This is simply wiki policy, this page can be moved to the main wiki as soon as it achieves critical mass more.

Some hosting providers offer Gentoo hosting, VPSs, or actual machines on which Gentoo can be installed. This page is a list of providers that have been tested by Gentoo users, with notes on getting Gentoo running, if required.

Anyone with experience with a particular provider, please add to this page so that other users can have a quick idea of what to expect! All that is needed is an account to edit the wiki. There is a quick start guide to wiki editing if desired.

Don't worry about formatting too much. Getting the information out is more important, just add text freely with enough context for comprehension and an editor will clean it up at a later date.


Type URL Date Offer
VPS 2021-11 Cloud

Choose systemrescuecd and boot into ram (copytoram). Follow on with the Gentoo handbook. No official support.

If you contact Hetzner support and send them a link to a Gentoo boot ISO, they will add it to your account if you wish to use official media.


Type URL Date Offer
VPS 2022-08 Root server from 8GB to 64 GB RAM

ISO images can be uploaded using the "Server Control Panel".

There were a few problems initially with the kernel configuration and storage drivers (using default genkernel config) but the livecd kernel config works without issue.

Under the "Settings" tab, activate UEFI Boot.


Type URL Date Offer
VPS 2022-02 Performance VPS - KVM / 4X-LARGE

No official support, but was able to install Gentoo by following the guide and just using the live environment after partitioning. Utilized the desktop-stage3-openrc tarball and proceeded on just as said in the handbook. Bonus, they don't have port 25 blocked for email servers.


Type URL Date Offer
VPS 2021-11 Cloud Compute - High Frequency Compute - "80Gb NVME"

After opening an account and creating a server, provide the URL for the Gentoo minimum install CD from one of the Gentoo mirrors, in the web admin interface. Boot from there to get a VNC of the machine's screen in web browser (no other setup needed). n.b. the keyboard was a little off with this VNC web client (watch out with passwords). Machine boots to root prompt from Minimal Install CD. Follow Handbook until getting a sshd up, reboot and ssh to the machine.

Payment per minute after pre-crediting account. VPSs may be created and destroyed freely. Pre-exiting instances may be upgraded only.