NixOS friendly hosters
1st class NixOS support
|Linode||Install and Configure NixOS on a Linode|
|Packet||NixOS on Packet|
|VPS2day||When ordering or configuring, the "Manual Install (Advanced)" option includes NixOS. Installation is done through a web-based console.|
|Vultr||Vultr has a NixOS ISO in its public ISO library and also allows the upload of custom ISOs. nixos.wiki is running on a NixOS VPS at Vultr.|
Support NixOS via custom ISO
|BuyVM||Previously, an ISO file for NixOS 17.03 was available via the Stallion control panel, under CD-ROM > Development, but this option seems to have been removed. NixOS can still be installed via nixos-in-place, although the hash (and other details) within the install script may need to be changed manually.|
|Hetzner Online||Hetzner provides an interface to upload your own ISO-images. However you may want to build your own iso-image, which has openssh with ssh keys due the lack of a remote console. An easier method to install NixOS on Hetzner, is to use the existing integration into NixOps.|
|Hetzner Cloud||Hetzner Cloud has NixOS ISO images that can be mounted on a running instance. You cannot directly choose NixOS as initial distribution when creating a VM.|
|LiteServer||NixOS ISO is available from the control panel.|
|netcup||NixOS ISO can be uploaded via FTP to be available in the server control panel.|
|Online||NixOS ISO can be use with iDrac (Dell) or iLo (HP). You can upload your own iso or use virtualmedia. You must have a Dell or HP server. Here is the documentation if you don't know DRAC at Online.|
Other means of installation
|Amazon EC2||See NixOS on Amazon EC2|
|DigitalOcean||nixos-infect can be used to transform an existing installation into NixOS. This method will be also used in NixOps.|
|Google Cloud Platform||See Installing NixOS on GCE|
|Online||See Install NixOS on Online.Net|
|OVH / Kimsufi / So you Start||See this blogpost by Augustin Borsu|
|Rackspace||See Install NixOS on Rackspace Cloud Servers|
Hoster-agnostic means of installation
This section links to or explains methods that can be used on various providers. As always, with unsupported hosts and unsupported distributions, your mileage may vary.
Not all providers allow to upload own images or provide NixOS images for installation. However there are a few ways to install NixOS anyhow. nixos-in-place and nixos-infect are generic approaches to install NixOS from an existing Linux. A different approach is to build an kexec-based image to start the installer from an booted linux as shown in this repo, this allows for changing the underlying filesystem. See Install NixOS on a Server With a Different Filesystem.
See also the NixOps project, which also provides interfaces to different cloud providers.