bookmark_borderHow to use Snapshots in CrownPanel


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


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.


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


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


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,