Alpine Linux is a Linux distribution based on uClibc and BusyBox, which has the goal of being lightweight and secure by default while still being useful for general-purpose tasks. Alpine Linux uses PaX and grsecurity patches in the default kernel and compiles all packages with stack-smashing protection. It is primarily designed for x86 routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP and servers.
Generally any software that will run on a Linux dedicated server will run in an OpenVZ based Alpine Linux VPS environment.
Below are some examples of common software our customers are running in their VPSs:
Every Alpine Linux VPS is provisioned with a static IPv6 address in addition to a static IPv4 address. This allows all IPv6 compatible applications and services running in the VPS to be accessible to clients on native (or tunneled) IPv6 networks.
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Dahdi (Digium/Asterisk Hardware Device Interface) timing can optionally be enabled for any Alpine Linux VPS. This facilitates supporting certain functionality within the Asterisk PBX software, including conferencing. Several FAQ articles are provided in our Knowledgebase outlining the compilation procedure if building Asterisk from source.
Other PBX software can be installed in a Alpine Linux VPS as well, including:
or software to provide GUI-based configuration, billing, or predictive dialer capabilities to Asterisk: