bookmark_borderHow to Install RockyLinux8

Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with America’s top enterprise Linux distribution now that its downstream partner has shifted direction. It is under intensive development by the community. Rocky Linux is led by Gregory Kurtzer, founder of the CentOS project.

For CrownCloud users: Please send us a ticket via the client area to add the RockyLinux 8 ISO to your account.

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This is pre-release software that is intented for development and testing purposes only.

Once you booted into the RockyLinux8 installer,

Select “Install Rocky Linux 8”

Select the desired language and click on continue.

As mentioned earlier, this install is only meant for testing environment. The Installer will prompt you about this and you can continue with the install by clicking on “I want to proceed” once you’ve read and understood the message.

Select Network & Hostname and configure.

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

(Optional) Static Network Configuration

If you would like to configure the Network Static, click on the Configure button and then manually enter the Network information as shown below,

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 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!

bookmark_borderNew Years Greetings

Hey There!

We hope the past year 2019 was a great one for you and wish you a amazing year ahead in 2020! 

Since we don’t email customers often, we’d thought we’d use this opportunity to share a yearly highlight with you to showcase some of the topics that we’ve worked on and some things which we have coming soon for you!

OpenVZ 6 to OpenVZ 7 Upgrades

November 2019 year saw OpenVZ 6 (based off CentOS 6) reach End-Of-Life status, during which no more (or very very limited) updates would be released for OpenVZ 6.

To counter this, we had to plan and migrate over customers to a newer OpenVZ 7 based platform, which offers the same known OpenVZ while having a modern kernel (based off CentOS 7) with more operating system templates being available as well.

We have successfully completed over this migration to the OpenVZ 7 platform before November!

OpenVZ 7 Snapshots

Migration to the OpenVZ 7 platform meant that we had to work out snapshots!

OpenVZ 7 does not carry the vzdump utility that came with OpenVZ 6 so we had to roll out our own solution to handle snapshots on OpenVZ 7, We completed this up in October and rolled out to all OpenVZ 7 powered VPSes.

More information: https://blog.crowncloud.net/post/announcements/snapshots-now-available-for-openvz-7-powered-vpses/

New Panel UI / Upcoming feature highlights

We have now revamped the panel UI making it more user-friendly. A few requested features such as Automated rDNS, Previous Bandwidth usage have been added in with more to come soon!

Keep an eye on our blog for updates on this https://blog.crowncloud.net/

Network Capacity & Router Upgrades in Quadranet (LA1) 

To further improve our networking capabilities at our LA1 Datacenter, we’ve upgraded our core-router and at the same time, increased up our network capacity as well. This should further help network performance at peak-hours and provide better stability and networking performance overall.

More information: https://status.crowncloud.net/open_issue.php?id=274

VPS services at Atlanta, Georgia, USA (US-East)

Finally to round off the year, we are rolling out our US-East Coast based location at Atlanta, Georgia!

We’ve evaluated and tested our Atlanta based setup with our cPanel offerings which have had good stability and networking all through the year. We extend the services available to SSD powered KVM VPSes, HDD powered KVM VPSes and Storage VPSes at our Atlanta, Georgia, USA location.  

Status Area

We’ve revamped our status area to be cleaner and show more information upfront when viewing a status topic, we will be further upgrading this to handle email-notifications to customers when an issue arises as well.  Checkout our status area at https://status.crowncloud.net

DirectAdmin/cPanel Updates

In mid 2019, cPanel made few changes in their pricing model which created increases in cost in the cPanel Shared/Reseller market. To provide our users with an alternative, we have started DirectAdmin powered Shared and Reseller hosting services. We will continue to support both cPanel and DirectAdmin based services, so that our customers can have an option of platform to select always.

We hope to bring you more features, services and improvements in the year 2020 and look forward to hearing from you on what you’d like to see next! Pop in a ticket to our support team if there’s anything on your mind which we can do better/different/easier, and we’ll give it a go.

Wishing you the best,

— Team CrownCloud.


bookmark_borderHow to view the processes and resource usage on my VPS

Glances:

Glances is a cross-platform curses-based monitoring tool which is used to see the process and resources usage. It provides the monitoring details of following:

  • CPU
  • Memory
  • Load
  • Process list
  • Network interface
  • Disk I/O
  • Raid
  • Sensors
  • Filesystem
  • Docker
  • Monitor
  • Alert
  • System info
  • Uptime

To install the Glances on your VPS, please user the following command.

On Ubuntu/Debian

sudo apt-get update -y

 sudo apt-get install glances -y

On CentOS/Fedora

sudo yum update -y

 sudo yum install glances -y

To check the monitor the server using Glances run the following command:

glances

Output will look like following:

glances

HTOP:

It is used to determine the cause of load by each process. It is similar to the task manager in Windows Environment.

To install the htop on your server, please use following commands.

On Ubuntu/Debian

sudo apt-get update -y

 sudo apt-get install htop -y

On CentOS/Fedora

sudo yum update -y

 sudo yum install htop -y

To check the monitor the server using HTOP run the following command:

htop

Output will look like following:

htop

TOP:

This is the default monitoring tool for Linux systems. It is used to determine the cause of load by each process. It is similar to the task manager in Windows Environment.

Since it is default tool in Linux, there is no need to install it.

To check the monitor the server using TOP run the following command:

top

Output will look like following: