ClearOS Documentation

Getting Started:


Download ClearOS


Create Bootable Media


Starting the Install



ClearOS is an operating system for your Server, Network, and Gateway systems. It is designed for homes, small to medium businesses, and distributed environments. ClearOS is commonly known as the Next Generation Small Business Server, while including indispensable Gateway and Networking functionality. It delivers a powerful IT solution with an elegant user interface that is completely web-based. Simply put.. ClearOS is the new way of delivering IT.

Install Wizard

ClearOS is managed and deployed through an intuitive web-based user interface and a simple installation wizard for setting up the server in minutes. This installation wizard allows you to configure your network mode, networking settings, register the server for ongoing maintenance and security updates and connect to the ClearOS Marketplace for dynamic feature installation via the app marketplace. For more information on what to expect when going through the ClearOS wizard, check out this guide.


ClearOS can run on almost any x86 based hardware, with recent versions being 64-bit only. Other upstream sources are also publicized by a Prominent North American Enterprise Linux company, and may be used as a guide or reference. If you desire turn-key appliances or servers, ClearOS offers it's own exclusive line of ClearBOX Hybrid Appliances & Servers.

Installation & Configuration Guides

Our User Guides and Knowledge Base Articles will help you through setting up your initial configuration and deployment of ClearOS and it's built in apps. These simpliy the process of deploying the onboard Server, Network, and Gateway features.

Professional Support

ClearCenter offers ClearCARE professional support for those using production ready / tested editions of ClearOS (e.g. ClearOS 6, Professional, ClearOS 7, Home, and ClearOS 7, Business editions). These editions includes support on some of the licenses or offer on-demand support for those choosing to run a self-supported license. More information on ClearCARE can be viewed here and purchased here.