bookmark_borderUbuntu 22.04 Template now available for KVM Based VPS

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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.

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bookmark_borderDebian 11 is now available on OpenVZ based VPSes

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We’re happy to announce that Debian 11 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 Debian 11, https://wiki.crowncloud.net/index.php#Debian+11 — Feel free to contact our support team (via a support ticket) if you wish to see any new/different guide available on our wiki!

Stay tuned for more!
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bookmark_borderCentOS 8 Stream now available on OpenVZ based VPSes

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We’re happy to announce that CentOS 8 Stream 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 CentOS 8 Stream, https://wiki.crowncloud.net/index.php#CentOS+8 — Feel free to contact our support team (via a support ticket) if you wish to see any new/different guide available on our wiki!

Stay tuned for more!
– Team CrownCloud

bookmark_borderAlmalinux 8 is now available on OpenVZ based VPSes

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We’re happy to announce that Almalinux 8 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 Almalinux 8, https://wiki.crowncloud.net/index.php#AlmaLinux+8 — Feel free to contact our support team (via a support ticket) if you wish to see any new/different guide available on our wiki!

Stay tuned for more!
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bookmark_borderRocky Linux OS Template is now available for KVM

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We’re happy to announce that Rocky Linux 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

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bookmark_borderAlmaLinux OS Template is now available for KVM

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We’re happy to announce that AlmaLinux 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!

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bookmark_borderUI improvements for our ControlPanel

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We’re happy to announce a few UI improvements for our control panel when viewed via a Mobile and/or Tablet device.

With this CrownPanel update,  we’ve made some improvements on UI for the Mobile/Tab view, this update includes a number of improvements that will help you navigate and more smoothly.

Here are some of the snapshots of the Control panel,

Home page:

Manage Page:

As seen in the above screenshots, we can see some of the improvements made to the Home page and VPS manage page layout to prevent elements from overlapping each other, giving the page an overall much cleaner look.

We’ve received amazing feedback from our beta test users. We’re happy to release these improvements to all users today.

Let us know if you have any thoughts or feedback to make it better. Our support team is all ears for your feedback/suggestions!

Stay tuned for more updates!

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bookmark_borderSnapshots Restore Progress Bar Available Now!

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We’re happy to announce the Progress bar for Snapshot Restores! available in our control panel.

On this CrownPanel update, we’ve added a progress bar to the interface to make snapshot restores clearer and more informative, giving you a good idea of what’s happening within the restore process.

This progress bar will appear on the interface when any snapshot restore task is issued and update itself as the restore progresses ahead.

The above feature is available for all users in the control panel.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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bookmark_borderInstalling Ubuntu 21.04 Beta on your VPS

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to install Ubuntu 21.04 Beta on your VPS

Ubuntu 21.04 (also codenamed “Hirsute Hippo”) Beta is out for Desktop and Server. Stable version is due to be released on April 22, 2021 which will be the latest stable release of Ubuntu after 20.10.

Ubuntu 21.04 Beta Ships with stable Linux 5.11.x kernel along with Python 3.9 as the default version.

Login to Crownpanel

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

To start the installation, First we mount the Ubuntu 21.04 Beta ISO.

To mount the ISO click on CD-ROM and then select the “ubuntu-21.04-beta-live-server-amd64” ISO from the drop-down menu and click on “Mount” button (It will take 2-3 minutes).

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

Next, Switch to the “VNC” Tab, Launch VNC to start the installation.

If VNC doesn’t show the Ubuntu 21.04 installer, please click on CTRL+ALT+DEL from the VNC console to send a reboot.

Start the Installation

Select the desired language and click on continue.

Select the desired keyboard layout and click on done.

Select the Network configuration and click done.

You can either set up a static network configuration or simply go ahead with DHCP (Simply press ENTER here)

You can configure proxy for the server in this part of the process if needed. Ideally, in most cases you don’t need to, just leave it blank and proceed.

Next, in the mirror selection we keep the default mirror address that Ubuntu detects for us,

Disk partitioning, we can go ahead with “Use an entire disk (X)”

Review the “partitions” and then proceed.

Confirm and press continue.

Profile setup, fill the form and press enter.

The details entered below (username, password etc) would be used for SSH as well!

We will check this package since OpenSSH server package is essential if you need to connect using a PuTTY.

The Ubuntu 21.04 Beta installer also has other packages available for pre-install, you can pick any you wish to pre-install on your server, in this guide we will keep it at bare minimal (ie, no extra packages selected),

At this stage, Ubuntu will start the installation to the disk.

Once the install is complete, go ahead with the reboot.

After you select to reboot the VPS, Ubuntu will prompt you to unmount the installation medium.

To unmount the ISO, switch back to CrownPanel, Select the “CD-ROM” tab and click on “Unmount”.

Next, switch back to the VNC Window, and press ENTER to reboot the VPS,

The VPS will then reboot into your installation of Ubuntu 21.04 Beta

This completes the installation of Ubuntu 21.04 Beta

You can now login to the server using the credentials that were set earlier (under the “Profile setup” part of this guide)

Sample Output:

crown@IPADDRESS password:
Welcome to Ubuntu Hirsute Hippo (development branch) (GNU/Linux 5.11.0-13-generi            c x86_64)

 * Documentation:  https://help.ubuntu.com
 * Management:     https://landscape.canonical.com
 * Support:        https://ubuntu.com/advantage

  System information as of Mon Apr 12 06:38:34 PM UTC 2021

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bookmark_borderSnapshots restore Progress bar Coming Soon!

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We’ve been working on a new design for our control panel and we’re glad to unveil the first redesigned feature today — A Progress bar for snapshot restores!

As seen in the above Gif, we’ve added a progress bar to the interface to make snapshot restores clearer and more informative, giving you a good idea of what’s happening within the restore process.

This progress bar will appear on the interface when any snapshot restore task is issued and update itself as the restore progresses ahead.

The above feature will be available in the coming days for all users in the control panel. We’ll post an additional update here once it’s available.

Stay tuned for more previews to come soon of the other new redesigned parts of the interface!

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