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_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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  ,,,,,,,,,,,*********,,,,,,,,,,,
  .,,,,,,,,,,,*******,,,,,,,,,,,,
      ,,,,,,,,,*****,,,,,,,,,.
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            .,,,***,,,,
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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_borderUbuntu 22.04 Template now available for KVM Based VPS

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

Please refer to the following guide to install the operating system on KVM based VPSes using our Control Panel, Click Here.

Stay tuned for further updates!

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

bookmark_borderUbuntu 22.04 ISO is now available for KVM

Hello,

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

Refer the following Wiki. article to know how to Mount and Install the new Operating System from our CrownPanel, https://wiki.crowncloud.net/?How_to_install_Ubuntu_22_04

bookmark_borderIntel 12th Gen Core i9 series 12900K KVM SSD Plans now available

Hello

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new Intel 12th Gen Core i9 series of KVM SSD VPSes

The series is powered by the brand new Intel i9-12900K processor which has the best single threaded performance currently across various benchmarks and offers massive gains across the board over previous generation of Intel powered processors.

As this is a brand new processor/lineup, we have it available at our Frankfurt, Germany (DE1) datacenter currently, we will have this product available at our other datacenters as soon as possible.

Check out our Intel 12th Gen Core i9 plans starting at $8/month, here.

https://crowncloud.net/ssd_intel_i9_kvm.php

Stay tuned for more!

Thanks,

-Team CrownCloud.

bookmark_borderFebruary 2022 OpenVZ and KVM Templates Updated

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

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,

  • Debian 9
  • Debian 10
  • Debian 11
  • CentOS 7
  • CentOS 8
  • CentOS 8 Stream
  • Alma Linux 8
  • RockyLinux 8
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • Ubuntu 21.04
  • Ubuntu 21.10

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_borderNew Years Greetings

Hey There!

We would like to thank you for being on the journey with us this past year. We wish you the best of luck, prosperity, and health this new year and we look forward to serving you,

We’d like to use this opportunity to share/showcase some of the key goals we’ve achieved this past year!

New Products,

We added a new AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Powered product at the start of this year past year under the SSD KVM product line-up,

These new AMD Ryzen 9 5950X powered products are available at,

  • Los Angeles, USA
  • Atlanta, USA (Ryzen 9 3950X available currently, Ryzen 9 5950X to be made available shortly)
  • Frankfurt, DE

Checkout our blog post for more information on this, click here

cPanel and DirectAdmin upgraded to SSD

All of our cPanel and DirectAdmin powered services were upgraded over to SSD-based storage, plus with a much newer CPU, better RAID controller, and faster memory.

This upgrade has been key in ensuring better stability and consistent performance, and the shift to SSDs has given us a major boost in disk performance which has ensured that every website, from the smallest to the largest we host has seen a major improvement in loading times.

Checkout our blog post for more information on this, click here 

UI Improvements on CrownPanel

We’ve constantly worked on improving the functions available in our control panel, and this past year our primary focus was on the usability, UI, and improving things on the inside of the control panel, to improve performance and reduce the loading time as well,

Some of the key (user-visible) improvements we’ve made this year are, 

Apart from the above, We’ve improved the performance of the dashboard, users with multiple VPSes now see much much better loading times.

New Templates 

As always we try to ensure that there’s good availability of operating system templates for all our customers, this past year we’ve updated various templates as well as made available the following new templates,

  • Alma Linux 8 (KVM and OpenVZ)
  • CentOS 8 Stream (KVM and OpenVZ)
  • Debian 11 (KVM and OpenVZ)
  • RockyLinux 8 (KVM only)
  • Ubuntu 21.04 (KVM only)
  • Ubuntu 21.10 (KVM only)

IncrediblePBX (one-click PBX solution)

We would like to thank Ward Mundy from IncrediblePBX for creating a simple way to provision Incredible PBX on our platform.
You can install an instance with below versions and get started with PBX.

LA1 Network Upgrade

Another key goal we achieved this year was improving the performance of our LA1 datacenter network, while in the past we did have a good amount of spare network capacity, the network design/devices-in-use did not allow us to scale better in the future, so a network upgrade was performed wherein we upgraded all the network devices in use to better devices which allowed us to scale better and allow for better networking at our LA1 datacenter.

ATL Router Upgrade

One of the last upgrades we performed for this year was the upgrade of our core router at Atlanta, the previous router had certain restrictions on it due to the memory available on it which caused issues in certain

-Team CrownCloud