bookmark_borderJuly 2022 Debian Templates Updated for KVM

Greetings,

As part of our commitment to providing you with the latest and most ready-to-use service, we’ve updated the Debian Templates and synced them to all KVM nodes.

This template update process ensures that any new VPS deployed will come along with the latest available packages so you don’t have to spend time running a large initial update.

July 2022 Debian Templates

Templates for the following distributions/operating systems have been updated,

  • Debian 10
  • Debian 11

As always, any existing VPS can be updated at any time by the user, you may follow our guide for the steps required to update your VPS, Click here.

If you require any assistance at any time, please feel free to contact our support team via the client area and we’ll help you out.

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

Stay tuned for further updates!

Team CrownCloud

bookmark_borderJuly 2022 AlmaLinux Templates Updated for KVM

Greetings,

As part of our commitment to providing you with the latest and most ready-to-use service, we’ve updated the AlmaLinux Templates and synced them to all KVM nodes.

This template update process ensures that any new VPS deployed will come along with the latest available packages so you don’t have to spend time running a large initial update.

July 2022 AlmaLinux Templates

Templates for the following distributions/operating systems have been updated,

  • AlmaLinux 8
  • AlmaLinux 9

As always, any existing VPS can be updated at any time by the user, you may follow our guide for the steps required to update your VPS, Click here.

If you require any assistance at any time, please feel free to contact our support team via the client area and we’ll help you out.

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

Stay tuned for further updates!

Team CrownCloud

bookmark_borderJuly 2022 Rocky Linux Templates Updated for KVM

Greetings,

As part of our commitment to providing you with the latest and most ready-to-use service, we’ve updated the Rocky Linux Templates and synced them to all KVM nodes.

This template update process ensures that any new VPS deployed will come along with the latest available packages so you don’t have to spend time running a large initial update.

July 2022 Rocky Linux Templates

Templates for the following distributions/operating systems have been updated,

  • Rocky Linux 8
  • Rocky Linux 9

As always, any existing VPS can be updated at any time by the user, you may follow our guide for the steps required to update your VPS, Click here.

If you require any assistance at any time, please feel free to contact our support team via the client area and we’ll help you out.

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

Stay tuned for further updates!

Team CrownCloud

bookmark_borderJuly 2022 CentOS Templates Updated for KVM

Greetings, As part of our commitment to provide you with the latest and most ready-to-use service, we’ve updated the following templates and synced them to all KVM nodes.

This template update process ensures that any new VPS deployed will come along with the latest available packages so you don’t have to spend time running a large initial update.

Templates for the following distributions/operating systems have been updated,

  • CentOS 7
  • CentOS Stream 8
  • CentOS Stream 9

As always, any existing VPS can be updated at any time by the user, you may follow our guide for the steps required to update your VPS, https://wiki.crowncloud.net/?update_centos_and_ubuntu_and_debian

If you require any assistance at any time, please feel free to contact our support team via the client area and we’ll help you out.

Stay tuned for more! – Team CrownCloud

bookmark_borderRocky Linux 9 ISO is now available for KVM Based Plans

Hey There!
We’re happy to announce that Rocky Linux 9 ISO is now available on our KVM-based plans in our control panel.

To know how to Mount and Install the new Operating System from our CrownPanel, checkout our wiki article here ,

Stay tuned for further updates!

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

bookmark_borderJuly 2022 Ubuntu Templates Updated for KVM

Greetings, As part of our commitment to provide you with the latest and most ready-to-use service, we’ve updated the following templates and synced them to all KVM nodes.

This template update process ensures that any new VPS deployed will come along with the latest available packages so you don’t have to spend time running a large initial update.

Templates for the following distributions/operating systems have been updated, Ubuntu 18.04 Ubuntu 20.04 Ubuntu 20.14 Ubuntu 21.04

As always, any existing VPS can be updated at any time by the user, you may follow our guide for the steps required to update your VPS, https://wiki.crowncloud.net/?update_centos_and_ubuntu_and_debian

If you require any assistance at any time, please feel free to contact our support team via the client area and we’ll help you out.

Stay tuned for more! – Team CrownCloud

bookmark_borderHow to Install Gitlab on Ubuntu 22 04

Hello,

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to Install Gitlab on Ubuntu 22 04

GitLab is a web-based DevOps lifecycle tool that provides a Git repository manager providing wiki, issue-tracking, and continuous integration and deployment pipeline features, using an open-source license, developed by GitLab Inc.

Update System

First, update your existing list of packages

apt update

apt upgrade -y

Install required dependencies

apt-get install -y curl openssh-server ca-certificates

Add the GitLab Repository

curl -sS https://packages.gitlab.com/install/repositories/gitlab/gitlab-ce/script.deb.sh | sudo bash

Install Gitlab

Download the Gitlab package using the following command

wget --content-disposition https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ce/packages/ubuntu/bionic/gitlab-ce_14.1.2-ce.0_amd64.deb/download.deb 

Output:

 root@crown:~# wget --content-disposition https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ce/packages/ubuntu/bionic/gitlab-ce_14.1.2-ce.0_amd64.deb/download.deb
--2022-03-16 20:29:49--  https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ce/packages/ubuntu/bionic/gitlab-ce_14.1.2-ce.0_amd64.deb/download.deb
Resolving packages.gitlab.com (packages.gitlab.com)... 104.18.27.123, 104.18.26.123, 2606:4700::6812:1a7b, ...
Connecting to packages.gitlab.com (packages.gitlab.com)|104.18.27.123|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: https://d20rj4el6vkp4c.cloudfront.net/7/8/ubuntu/package_files/110770.deb?t=1647462889_dfa2d924370e258ffb8d48079c1fd435029de6b7 [following]
--2022-03-16 20:29:49--  https://d20rj4el6vkp4c.cloudfront.net/7/8/ubuntu/package_files/110770.deb?t=1647462889_dfa2d924370e258ffb8d48079c1fd435029de6b7

Install the downloaded .deb the package on Ubuntu 22.04 using the below command

dpkg -i gitlab-ce_14.1.2-ce.0_amd64.deb

Output:

root@crown:~#dpkg -i gitlab-ce_14.1.2-ce.0_amd64.deb 
Selecting previously unselected package gitlab-ce.
(Reading database ... 73374 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack gitlab-ce_14.1.2-ce.0_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gitlab-ce (14.1.2-ce.0) ...
Setting up gitlab-ce (14.1.2-ce.0) ...
It looks like GitLab has not been configured yet; skipping the upgrade script.

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   ,,,,,,,,,***********,,,,,,,,,
  ,,,,,,,,,,,*********,,,,,,,,,,,
  .,,,,,,,,,,,*******,,,,,,,,,,,,
      ,,,,,,,,,*****,,,,,,,,,.
         ,,,,,,,****,,,,,,
            .,,,***,,,,
                ,*,.

     _______ __  __          __
    / ____(_) /_/ /   ____ _/ /_
   / / __/ / __/ /   / __ `/ __ \
  / /_/ / / /_/ /___/ /_/ / /_/ /
  \____/_/\__/_____/\__,_/_.___/

Thank you for installing GitLab!
GitLab was unable to detect a valid hostname for your instance.
Please configure a URL for your GitLab instance by setting `external_url`
configuration in /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb file.

Reconfigure GitLab services using the below command

gitlab-ctl reconfigure

Output:

root@crown:~#gitlab-ctl reconfigure
Starting Chef Infra Client, version 15.14.0
resolving cookbooks for run list: ["gitlab"]
Synchronizing Cookbooks:
  - gitlab (0.0.1)
  - package (0.1.0)
  - logrotate (0.1.0)
  - postgresql (0.1.0)
  - redis (0.1.0)
  - monitoring (0.1.0)
  - registry (0.1.0)
  - mattermost (0.1.0)
  - consul (0.1.0)
  - gitaly (0.1.0)
  - praefect (0.1.0)
  - gitlab-kas (0.1.0)
  - letsencrypt (0.1.0)

Start the Gitlab Services

gitlab-ctl start

Output:

root@crown:~#gitlab-ctl start
ok: run: alertmanager: (pid 61628) 0s
ok: run: gitaly: (pid 61319) 25s
ok: run: gitlab-exporter: (pid 61284) 26s
ok: run: gitlab-workhorse: (pid 61261) 27s
ok: run: grafana: (pid 61368) 20s
ok: run: logrotate: (pid 59471) 404s
ok: run: nginx: (pid 59983) 218s
ok: run: node-exporter: (pid 61269) 27s
ok: run: postgres-exporter: (pid 61361) 21s
ok: run: postgresql: (pid 59709) 379s
ok: run: prometheus: (pid 61310) 25s
ok: run: puma: (pid 59903) 237s
ok: run: redis: (pid 59532) 397s
ok: run: redis-exporter: (pid 61286) 25s
ok: run: sidekiq: (pid 59922) 230s

Check the status of Gitlab Services

gitlab-ctl status

Output:

root@crown:~# gitlab-ctl status
down: alertmanager: 1s, normally up, want up; run: log: (pid 60138) 226s
run: gitaly: (pid 61319) 78s; run: log: (pid 59578) 439s
run: gitlab-exporter: (pid 61284) 79s; run: log: (pid 60057) 250s
run: gitlab-workhorse: (pid 61261) 80s; run: log: (pid 59959) 274s
run: grafana: (pid 61368) 73s; run: log: (pid 60761) 147s
run: logrotate: (pid 59471) 457s; run: log: (pid 59502) 454s
run: nginx: (pid 59983) 271s; run: log: (pid 59997) 268s
run: node-exporter: (pid 61269) 80s; run: log: (pid 60037) 260s
run: sidekiq: (pid 59922) 283s; run: log: (pid 59935) 280s

Now navigate to your browser to set the new password http://IP_address

Replace IP_address with you actual IP Address of the server.

Default user is root and the Password that was just set,

Output:

gitlab1

Reset Password for User

Example:

In case you’ve forgotten the password to any of your users, you can use the below Rake task to reset it.

gitlab-rake "gitlab:password:reset"

Example:

sudo gitlab-rake 'gitlab:password:reset[root]'

bookmark_borderUbuntu 22.04 is now available on OpenVZ-based VPSes

Hey There!


We’re happy to announce that Ubuntu 22.04 is now available as an operating system choice on our OpenVZ-based plans in our control panel.

We also have a few guides available on our wiki to start off with Ubuntu 22.04Click Here — Feel free to contact our support team (via a support ticket) if you wish to see any new/different guides available on our wiki!

Stay tuned for more!
– Team CrownCloud

bookmark_borderInstalling Webmin on AlmaLinux 9

Hello,

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to Install Webmin on AlmaLinux 9

Webmin is a web-based dashboard that allows sysadmins to manage Linux and Unix-like systems (especially servers). Webmin allows system administrators to manage user accounts, update packages, system log files, configure firewalls, email, database, postfix, etc.

First, check for any pending system updates,

dnf update

install Webmin using the following command:

yum install webmin

Access the Webmin Web Interface.

firewall-cmd --add-port=10000/tcp --permanent
firewall-cmd --reload

To start Webmin, you can use the following command:

service webmin start

To access Webmin, open the URL from your web browser: https://IP_address:10000

Note:

  1. When logging in for the first time, you will see an ‘invalid SSL’ warning.
  2. Simply click on the ‘Advanced’ tab and then ‘Accept the risk and Continue’.

Login to the Webmin web interface using your root user and password.

First

Once you log in, you will be redirected to the Webmin dashboard.

First

bookmark_borderInstalling AlmaLinux 9

Hello,

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to Install AlmaLinux 9.

Login to your Panel (https://crownpanel.com/)

To start the installation, first mount the AlmaLinux ISO.

Mounting the AlmaLinux ISO Image

To mount the ISO select the CD-ROM Tab and select the AlmaLinux ISO from the drop-down named AlmaLinux 9 x86_64 and click on Mount button.

Please note: The ISO mount may take upto 2-3 minutes to complete.

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Once the ISO has mounted (Task Log tab will show the status of the task), navigate to “Power Control” tab and then perform a Reboot task on the server.

Now, Switch to the VNC Tab and click on “Launch VNC” to launch the web based VNC console to start the AlmaLinux installation.

If the VPS hasn’t booted yet into the AlmaLinux installer, please click on the CTRL+ALT+DEL button from the VNC console to send a reboot signal to the VPS to boot into the installer.

Once we have booted into the AlmaLinux installer,

Select “Install AlmaLinux”

Select the desired language and click on continue.

Select Network & Hostname and configure.

If you would like to keep the Network Dynamic / DHCP (default configuration), Enable the network and click on Done.

Disk Partitioning Configuration

After Select Installation & Destination.

Select standard Partition and assign disk required and done.

Then select Accept changes.

Installation Source Configuration

After Select Installation Source.

Select auto detected installation media -> verify -> Minimal and press done.

Software Selection

After Select Software Selection–>minimal install and press done.

Login Password Configuration

select the root password to set ‘root’ password.

Begin Installation

And Begin Installation.

After installation is completed unmount the ISO and reboot the server. Wait for a few minutes for the reboot to complete, after which you will see the login prompt.

Note: You can also use SSH to connect to your VPS at this point.

Done!