SME Server Linux

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SME Server

Welcome to, the home of the SME Server. We're here to provide collaborative documentation of the SME Server project.

SME Server is a leading Open Source distribution for small and medium enterprises. It is a simple, powerful, secure Linux server for networking and communicating, used by thousands of individuals, companies and organizations all over the world. SME Server provides a friendly, free alternative to expensive proprietary software, standing apart from the competition by shipping with most common functionality preconfigured, and features a number of popular additional enhancements in the form of downloadable Contributions.

SME Server is built on CentOS using the publicly available open source Red Hat Enterprise Linux sources. It's advantages include:

Simple to set up and use
Secure and stable to operate
Cross platform and extendible to meet future needs
Open source and Free to use

SME Server provides the following standard functionality (See About SME Server for more detail):

Ease of Administration
File and print sharing
Sharing of a single Internet connection between multiple computers
A robust email server, which includes virus and spam filtering and webmail
A network firewall to protect against Internet intruders
Secure remote access
Directory services
Web application server, including support for Apache, MySQL, PHP and Python (LAMPP)
RAID and Backup
Automatic updates
Support for multiple languages
and much more ...

all managed through an intuitive web interface

The wiki menu bar at the left together with the links to the right provide comprehensive access to all the available Documentation for SME Server including details of the Community, Server Manuals (including screenshots), FAQ, Contribs and How To's. There are also links for Downloads, Bugzilla to report any bugs, and the vibrant user community Forums.

Many individuals and corporations contribute to the ongoing development of SME Server, which is made available freely under the GNU General Public License. This license requires the public release of any modifications to the server, and allows these to be used to improve later versions.

While SME Server is freely available under the GPL license, if you find SME Server useful we ask that you make a Donation in order to help keep this project alive.


Why spend a fortune on Windows server software when you can get more for so much less?!

SME Server is an Open Source Linux Server distribution and provides a flexible, worry-free, secure, network and communications server solution you won't outgrow. It is designed to be:

  • Simple to setup and use: Installation and basic configuration takes less than 20 minutes, and every configuration option can be set via a web-based interface.
  • Secure and stable to operate: SME Server only includes what is necessary, which translates into the entire ISO being around 500MB. Stability comes from using proven, supported rpm packages and from an update system that notifies you with available updates.
  • Cross-platform and extendible to meet future needs: SME Server already has everything necessary to provide the core services most people need to network Linux, Macintosh, and Windows systems.
  • And it's completely free!

Exceptionally reliable and easy to use, SME Server can be installed and configured in less than 20 minutes - yet it's powered by a secure and open Linux platform that's fully upgradeable and customizable. Simply install it on any standard PC and in minutes you'll have a robust Linux-based LAMP server capable of fully replacing those expensive Windows server licenses and providing a full range of services - including e-mail, firewall, file and print-sharing, web hosting, remote access and more.

SME Server integrates easily with Windows, Macintosh, and Unix/Linux clients, and within a Windows network environment. It's as simple to use as a server appliance, but unlike a "sealed-box" appliance the entire system is modular and extensible, so it can be tailored to the needs of individual businesses.

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All donations go towards the expansion project of Linux Freedom