There are all kinds of Linux servers. The most complicated of these require you to be a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE). Many of them require you to do more than download a distro, burn a CD, and install and boot up your new bare-bones servers. But, say you have a particular job for a server and the boss wants it done yesterday, what do you then? Well, one excellent choice is TurnKey Linux.
With TurnKey Linux the only hardware you need is any device that can support a Web browser and a credit card. That’s because, while you can run TurnKey Linux on an ordinary server or on VMWare, OpenStack, or OpenVZ, the mindlessly simple and fast way to do it is to spin up your own server on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).