Red Hat Linux (RHEL) Pricing and License Cost

Fredrik Lehtonen
Systems Analyst at Intraservice/City of G̦teborg
In terms of the solution’s single subscription and install repository for all types of systems, we can have as many RHEL installations as we want because we have a specific subscription that entitles us to have as many RHEL services as we want. We pay for a subscription and with that we get RHEL and Satellite as well. The best thing to do is to go to and get free subscriptions for RHEL products, so you can try them out and see how they work before you go ahead and purchase or subscribe. As far as I know, there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. View full review »
Ifham Shahid
Associate Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
RHEL is expensive. The servers or cloud images are quite expensive. But I guess the client groups they target can afford that kind of a license. If you're a small business owner or a student and want to shift to RHEL, you must spend a lot of dollars. The developer version of RHEL has minimal functionality, but it's given away for free. View full review »
Fayaz Ali
Linux Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Red Hat Linux is inexpensive. Linux solutions are generally inexpensive. View full review »
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