I know this question is weird. I would like to build / find a Linux distribution that is stored in a web server. The reason for me to build / find such Linux is that I would like to save the cost to host a Linux server.
- Debian based
- no need to run 24 x 7 ( run on demand )
- no need GUI
- access is mainly via SSH
- Linux role is mainly for grid computing
- Run on-top of current operating system (Windows , Mac & Linux )
Here is workflow I planned :
Download the Linux from web server each time > Use > Configuration is saved > Re-upload the Linux to web server
It is quite similar to USB-based OS , but it runs on-top of current OS.
I found a close "solution" : Cygwin Portable. The file size is 24MB, which can fit into most web servers. However, it only supports Windows. Any better alternative ?