bookmark_borderInstalling Incredible PBX from CrownPanel

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to Install Incredible PBX from CrownPanel

  1. Open a Support Ticket with us requesting to add the Incredible PBX 2020 template to your account.
  2. IncrediblePBX can be installed with a 1-Click re-install option in the CrownPanel and you can find it under CentOS re-install option with the label incrediblepbx2020, for Instructions on how to re-install you can click here
  3. Next, SSH into the server to complete the remaining installation steps. It is an interactive process from here on and the system will prompt you for some inputs regarding the configuration.

NOTE: The first IP Address accessing the Incredible PBX server is whitelisted and required the same IP address to access the server again, we recommend you to use a VPN, or have a static IP configured on your local system to access the server remotely anytime.

Screenshots,

Once the installation process is completed you will be presented with a final configuration window

To access Incredible PBX Admin Panel

Open the browser and enter the following URL,

http://server-ip-address/

Login credentials,

  • Username – admin
  • Password – what you have set in Step 3[root password].

To access Incredible PBX Webmin

Open the browser and enter the following URL,

https://server-ip-address:9001

Login credentials,

  • Username – root
  • Password – what you have set in Step 3[root password].

This would conclude the installation IncrediblePBX on CrownPanel.

If you face technical difficulties, kindly reach out to us via Support Ticket.

bookmark_borderReinstalling your KVM VM on CrownPanel

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to Reinstall your KVM VM on CrownPanel

First, Click on the “Manage” button beside the VM you wish to reinstall

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Next, Switch to the “Reinstall” Tab

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Next, Select the Operating System you wish to install from the list,

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You can also reinstall your VM via the CD-ROM method if you wish to create custom partitions and/or wish to install a custom operating system

Once you confirm the reinstall, you’ll be presented with your new root password (if installing a Linux based operating system)

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bookmark_borderChanging your VPS Hostname on CrownPanel

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to change the Hostname of your VPS on CrownPanel.

Before learning How to set the Hostname in CrownPanel, let us learn what is a Hostname.

A hostname is a domain name assigned to a host computer. For example, if Computer “A” had two computers on its network named “A1” and “A2,” the domain name “A1.abc.com” is connecting to the “A1” computer.
A hostname may have appended the name of a Domain Name System (DNS) domain, separated from the host-specific label by a period (“dot”) then the hostname is said to be a fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

OpenVZ Based VPS

OpenVZ VPSes pull the hostname from the config file which is updated when setting the hostname via our panel

Login to https://crownpanel.com/ and click on the “Manage” button beside the VPS you wish to edit the hostname for.

Next click on the “Hostname” listed beside the IP address,

This will open a new form where you can edit the hostname as you wish. Once the hostname is edited/changed, the VPS hostname is updated.

KVM Based VPS

Click on the “Manage” button beside the VPS you wish to edit the hostname for.

Next click on the “Hostname” listed beside the IP address,

This will open a new form where you can edit the hostname as you wish. Once the hostname is edited/changed, the VPS hostname is updated.

CentOS

How do I see the Host names?

hostnamectl

OR

hostnamectl status

How do I set the Host name? The new hostname can be set with the following command,

hostnamectl set-hostname YourHostname --static

To set Hostname as “myvps”, enter:

hostnamectl set-hostname myvps --static

To verify the new hostname, enter:

hostnamectl status

Ubuntu / Debian

Check your hostname status first:

hostnamectl status

Output shown will be something like:

[root@idroot ~]# hostnamectl status
Static hostname: vps.server.com
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Architecture: x86_64

To change the hostname to your preferred hostname, replace “YOUR_PREFERRED_HOSTNAME” with your hostname,

hostnamectl set-hostname YOUR_PREFERRED_HOSTNAME

Check your hostname status again in a new terminal:

hostnamectl status    

bookmark_borderAnnouncing AMD Ryzen 9 powered SSD VPS Now Available!

Greetings,

We’re happy to announce a brand new SSD KVM product line powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 3000 series processors, these are some of the fastest CPUs available on the market with impressive single and multi-core benchmark scores which help improve overall application performance.

To start off with, we have our new plans available at Atlanta, Georgia, USA (US-East), in the coming weeks, we will focus on expanding these offerings to our other datacenter locations as well. Please feel free to contact our support team to register any interest in these plans at our other locations.                                                                     

Our new Ryzen 9 3000 series powered plans start at a base price of $7/month (annual payment discounts available!),

The plans include the following, 

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3000 series processor
  • SSD powered storage for fast disk performance
  • Control Panel to manage the operation of your VPS (boot/shutdown/reboot/reinstall and much more!)
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 and /64 IPv6 Subnet.
  • The ability to upgrade your existing plan easily at any time.
  • rDNS support included for both IPv4 and IPv6.
  • 1 Gbit/sec uplink on all nodes for fast network transfer.
  • 1 Free Snapshot Slot (user can create/restore snapshot via the control panel at any time)
  • In-House 24×7 Support.

To check out our new AMD Ryzen powered plans visit our website at – Click here

At the same time, we remain open to custom plans on this new platform, if you have a custom RAM/HDD/Bandwidth/CPU Core requirement, please feel free to contact our support team via the client-area or at support@crowncloud.net and we’ll do our best to create a plan tailored to your requirement. 

Stay tuned for further updates!

Follow us on CrownCloud BlogTwitter, and Facebook for updates regarding current offers and other updates.

bookmark_borderSetting rDNS in CrownPanel

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to set arDNS in CrownPanel.

Before knowing what is rDNS first let us learn what is DNS,

DNS is typically used to resolve a domain name to an IP address and this function is known as a forward resolution and is performed every time you visit a site on the internet.

rDNS which is known as Reverse DNS as its name implies it is a method of resolving an IP address back to a domain name.

Please note,

  • You will need to setup a A record on your domain to point to the IP, for eg, if you wish to setup my.domain.com on IP 127.0.0.1, then my.domain.com will have to have a A record pointing to 127.0.0.1. If this is not possible to do, please contact us via the Client Area to setup your rDNS manually.
  • Most IP(s) should be available to setup via the automated module, in some cases, you may see a message saying “Click here to contact our support team to setup rDNS for this IP Address” for these you will need to click on the message button to open a support ticket.

Login to CrownPanel at https://crownpanel.com/

To Set rDNS

Click on the rDNS button/link in the top-navbar,

rDNS

And enter the rDNS and click Update button.

rDNS

To delete rDNS

If you wish to delete or reset your rDNS, click on the Reset rDNS button.

rDNS

If using CloudFlare DNS

If you use CloudFlare, you will need to disable the proxied (orange cloud) icon for a few minutes, then you should be able to setup the rDNS.

The proxied(orange cloud) icon look like this. rDNS

Once you disabled it. it will look like this. rDNS

IPv6 rDNS

Please contact our support desk (create a ticket) at https://crowncloud.net/clients for IPv6 rDNS. We will add this to the panel soon.

bookmark_borderHow to set a label on a VPS in CrownPanel

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to set a label on a VPS in CrownPanel.

Labeling the product is come into very handy when you have multiple products and it is an identifier for your products to easily mark and/or group together.

First, Click on the “Manage” button beside the VM you wish to Label

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Next, Switch to the “Label” Tab.

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Next, Click on Add Label to add the label to the VPS.

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Here, you can fill in the Label Text and select the Colour you wish to use from Red/Green/Blue. Then, Click on Add Label to Confirm.

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After setting a label on a VPS it will look like this,

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You can remove Label by clicking the Cross mark as shown in the below screenshot.

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bookmark_borderHow to use Snapshots in CrownPanel

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to use Snapshots in CrownPanel.

A snapshot is a type of backup copy used to create the entire architectural instance/copy of a disk, or system. It is used in backup processes to restore the system or disk of a particular device at a specific time. A snapshot backup can also be referred to as image backup.

It’s easy to take a Snapshots in our control panel.

Click on Manage beside the VPS if you wish to create the snapshot

Manage

Click on the Snapshot Tab

If your VPS is a KVM based VPS it will need to be powered off (shutdown) before the snapshot can be created.

Snapshot

Click on Create Snapshot to create your Snapshot

  • Wait for the process to complete.
  • Once built, Your VPS will automatically boot up!
Create Snapshot

This process will take a minimum of 5 mins or more to complete depending on the size of your VPS!

The snapshot will be moved away to the backend snapshot store in the background, You can track its progress by clicking on Refresh

Once the snapshot is built, you will be presented with a UUID (Universally unique identifier), File Size, and Timestamp of Snapshot build.

You can use the UUID to specify the snapshot name if you need any help with it when contacting our support team.

UUID_Example and restore

To Naming your Snapshots, follow this instruction Click here.

The snapshot size should more or less be the same size as the VPS itself. If you feel that the size is too small compared to the data on the VPS, please feel free to contact our Support to investigate further, in many cases if there are temporary data written out to /tmp it can be a cause for this smaller sized snapshot as well.

bookmark_borderTo view Account Authentication Log

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to view the Account Authentication Log.

Authentication is the process of verifying the identity of a person or device. It is the mechanism of associating an incoming request with a set of identifying credentials

It is important because it enables organizations to keep their networks secure by permitting only authenticated users to access their protected resources.

To Know who had accessed your account,

Login to your CrownPanel, click on the username dropdown, and select Authentication log

Authentication log

Here you can view a list of all the login attempts made to your account along with the IP, Login time, and its Status.

If you wish to disable the authentication log for your account, this can be done, please contact us via the client area via a Support Ticket and we will disable this for your account. Please note, once the authentication log is disabled we will not be able to find out who has logged into your account.

bookmark_borderUsing SSH keys with your KVM VPS on CrownPanel

Hello!

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to add SSH keys to your KVM VPS using CrownPanel.

An SSH key is an access credential that is similar to Username and Password, but these keys are used for the automated process.
And these are cryptographic keys using a public key cryptosystem which provides improved security to the system.

It’s easy to add SSH key in our control panel.

Click on “SSH Keys” in the navbar,

Click on “New Key” to add a new SSH key,

Once the key is added, switch to the “VPS List” from the navbar,

Click on the “Manage” button beside the VPS you wish to manage,

Switch to the “Reinstall” tab and you can now select your SSH key,

Done!

bookmark_borderSetting Labels on a VPS in CrownPanel

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In this week’s feature highlight, we will look at how to set a label on a VPS in CrownPanel.

Labels are identifiers for your VPS’s to easily mark and/or group servers together, You can set the VPS labels and color according to your usage of the server.

Setting labels on a VPS is easy as it gets:

First, Click on the “Manage” button beside the VM you wish to Label

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Next, Switch to the “Label” Tab.

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Next, Click on Add Label to add the label to the VPS.

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Here, you can fill in the Label Text and select the Colour you wish to use from Red/Green/Blue. Then, Click on Add Label to Confirm.

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After setting a label on a VPS it will look like this,

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You can remove Label by clicking the Cross mark as shown in the below screenshot.

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