bookmark_borderChristmas Greetings

Hey There!

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our business. It’s been quite a year for us all! We hope that this year has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues, and your loved ones. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the trust you have placed in us. We look forward to working with you in the years to come and We Hope this festive season will bring good luck and good health for you and your family.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

— Team CrownCloud.

bookmark_borderReset root password on KVM based VPS

Hello!

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to Reset root password on KVM based VPS

Prerequisites:
This will only work on the following operating systems,

  1. CentOS
  2. Debian
  3. Ubuntu

Also,

  1. This requires an uncrypted drive/partition setup to function
  2. This requires the VPS to be in a powered off/shutdown state

Click on the “Manage” button beside the VPS you wish to reset the password for,

Next switch to the “Settings” tab,

and click on the “Reset Password” button to reset your VPSes password. A new root password will be displayed on the panel once this button is clicked on.

The VPS will automatically boot back online once the password reset is complete.

bookmark_borderDisabling VNC in CrownPanel

Hello!

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to Disabling VNC in CrownPanel

This will only disable the VNC offered by CrownPanel and NOT any VNC server or RDP (if Windows) you may have running on your VPS.

Login to CrownPanel at https://crownpanel.com/

Click on the “Manage” button beside the VPS you wish to manage,

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Then switch to the Settings tab and click on the Disable VNC button (to disable VNC) or the Enable VNC button (to enable VNC),

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bookmark_borderHow to mount an ISO or CD-ROM on your VPS

Hello!

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to mount an ISO or CD-ROM on your VPS

This is applicable only to KVM based VPSes on CrownPanel

Login to CrownPanel at the following URL: https://crownpanel.com

Click on the “Manage” button beside the VPS you wish to manage

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Switch to the CD-ROM tab and select the ISO/CD-ROM you wish to mount from the dropdown list and click on the Mount button,

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Wait upto 60 seconds for the task to complete.

The ISO is also live-mounted (like a CD-ROM inserted into your PC while its running), You can also “boot” into the ISO as well by following the instructions below

Booting into the ISO

To boot into the CD-ROM, switch to the “Power Control” tab and click on “Shutdown” and then click on “Boot” once it’s shutdown.

Then switch to the “VNC” tab and click on “Launch VNC” and you’ll be booted into the ISO/CD-ROM.

bookmark_borderInstalling Incredible PBX from CrownPanel

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to Install Incredible PBX from CrownPanel

  1. Open a Support Ticket with us requesting to add the Incredible PBX 2020 template to your account.
  2. IncrediblePBX can be installed with a 1-Click re-install option in the CrownPanel and you can find it under CentOS re-install option with the label incrediblepbx2020, for Instructions on how to re-install you can click here
  3. Next, SSH into the server to complete the remaining installation steps. It is an interactive process from here on and the system will prompt you for some inputs regarding the configuration.

NOTE: The first IP Address accessing the Incredible PBX server is whitelisted and required the same IP address to access the server again, we recommend you to use a VPN, or have a static IP configured on your local system to access the server remotely anytime.

Screenshots,

Once the installation process is completed you will be presented with a final configuration window

To access Incredible PBX Admin Panel

Open the browser and enter the following URL,

http://server-ip-address/

Login credentials,

  • Username – admin
  • Password – what you have set in Step 3[root password].

To access Incredible PBX Webmin

Open the browser and enter the following URL,

https://server-ip-address:9001

Login credentials,

  • Username – root
  • Password – what you have set in Step 3[root password].

This would conclude the installation IncrediblePBX on CrownPanel.

If you face technical difficulties, kindly reach out to us via Support Ticket.

bookmark_borderReinstalling your KVM VM on CrownPanel

Hello!

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to Reinstall your KVM VM on CrownPanel

First, Click on the “Manage” button beside the VM you wish to reinstall

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Next, Switch to the “Reinstall” Tab

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Next, Select the Operating System you wish to install from the list,

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You can also reinstall your VM via the CD-ROM method if you wish to create custom partitions and/or wish to install a custom operating system

Once you confirm the reinstall, you’ll be presented with your new root password (if installing a Linux based operating system)

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bookmark_borderChanging your VPS Hostname on CrownPanel

Hello!

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to change the Hostname of your VPS on CrownPanel.

Before learning How to set the Hostname in CrownPanel, let us learn what is a Hostname.

A hostname is a domain name assigned to a host computer. For example, if Computer “A” had two computers on its network named “A1” and “A2,” the domain name “A1.abc.com” is connecting to the “A1” computer.
A hostname may have appended the name of a Domain Name System (DNS) domain, separated from the host-specific label by a period (“dot”) then the hostname is said to be a fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

OpenVZ Based VPS

OpenVZ VPSes pull the hostname from the config file which is updated when setting the hostname via our panel

Login to https://crownpanel.com/ and click on the “Manage” button beside the VPS you wish to edit the hostname for.

Next click on the “Hostname” listed beside the IP address,

This will open a new form where you can edit the hostname as you wish. Once the hostname is edited/changed, the VPS hostname is updated.

KVM Based VPS

Click on the “Manage” button beside the VPS you wish to edit the hostname for.

Next click on the “Hostname” listed beside the IP address,

This will open a new form where you can edit the hostname as you wish. Once the hostname is edited/changed, the VPS hostname is updated.

CentOS

How do I see the Host names?

hostnamectl

OR

hostnamectl status

How do I set the Host name? The new hostname can be set with the following command,

hostnamectl set-hostname YourHostname --static

To set Hostname as “myvps”, enter:

hostnamectl set-hostname myvps --static

To verify the new hostname, enter:

hostnamectl status

Ubuntu / Debian

Check your hostname status first:

hostnamectl status

Output shown will be something like:

[root@idroot ~]# hostnamectl status
Static hostname: vps.server.com
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Architecture: x86_64

To change the hostname to your preferred hostname, replace “YOUR_PREFERRED_HOSTNAME” with your hostname,

hostnamectl set-hostname YOUR_PREFERRED_HOSTNAME

Check your hostname status again in a new terminal:

hostnamectl status    

bookmark_borderAnnouncing AMD Ryzen 9 powered SSD VPS Now Available!

Greetings,

We’re happy to announce a brand new SSD KVM product line powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 3000 series processors, these are some of the fastest CPUs available on the market with impressive single and multi-core benchmark scores which help improve overall application performance.

To start off with, we have our new plans available at Atlanta, Georgia, USA (US-East), in the coming weeks, we will focus on expanding these offerings to our other datacenter locations as well. Please feel free to contact our support team to register any interest in these plans at our other locations.                                                                     

Our new Ryzen 9 3000 series powered plans start at a base price of $7/month (annual payment discounts available!),

The plans include the following, 

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3000 series processor
  • SSD powered storage for fast disk performance
  • Control Panel to manage the operation of your VPS (boot/shutdown/reboot/reinstall and much more!)
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 and /64 IPv6 Subnet.
  • The ability to upgrade your existing plan easily at any time.
  • rDNS support included for both IPv4 and IPv6.
  • 1 Gbit/sec uplink on all nodes for fast network transfer.
  • 1 Free Snapshot Slot (user can create/restore snapshot via the control panel at any time)
  • In-House 24×7 Support.

To check out our new AMD Ryzen powered plans visit our website at – Click here

At the same time, we remain open to custom plans on this new platform, if you have a custom RAM/HDD/Bandwidth/CPU Core requirement, please feel free to contact our support team via the client-area or at support@crowncloud.net and we’ll do our best to create a plan tailored to your requirement. 

Stay tuned for further updates!

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

bookmark_borderSetting rDNS in CrownPanel

Hello!

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to set arDNS in CrownPanel.

Before knowing what is rDNS first let us learn what is DNS,

DNS is typically used to resolve a domain name to an IP address and this function is known as a forward resolution and is performed every time you visit a site on the internet.

rDNS which is known as Reverse DNS as its name implies it is a method of resolving an IP address back to a domain name.

Please note,

  • You will need to setup a A record on your domain to point to the IP, for eg, if you wish to setup my.domain.com on IP 127.0.0.1, then my.domain.com will have to have a A record pointing to 127.0.0.1. If this is not possible to do, please contact us via the Client Area to setup your rDNS manually.
  • Most IP(s) should be available to setup via the automated module, in some cases, you may see a message saying “Click here to contact our support team to setup rDNS for this IP Address” for these you will need to click on the message button to open a support ticket.

Login to CrownPanel at https://crownpanel.com/

To Set rDNS

Click on the rDNS button/link in the top-navbar,

rDNS

And enter the rDNS and click Update button.

rDNS

To delete rDNS

If you wish to delete or reset your rDNS, click on the Reset rDNS button.

rDNS

If using CloudFlare DNS

If you use CloudFlare, you will need to disable the proxied (orange cloud) icon for a few minutes, then you should be able to setup the rDNS.

The proxied(orange cloud) icon look like this. rDNS

Once you disabled it. it will look like this. rDNS

IPv6 rDNS

Please contact our support desk (create a ticket) at https://crowncloud.net/clients for IPv6 rDNS. We will add this to the panel soon.

bookmark_borderHow to set a label on a VPS in CrownPanel

Hello!

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to set a label on a VPS in CrownPanel.

Labeling the product is come into very handy when you have multiple products and it is an identifier for your products to easily mark and/or group together.

First, Click on the “Manage” button beside the VM you wish to Label

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Next, Switch to the “Label” Tab.

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Next, Click on Add Label to add the label to the VPS.

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Here, you can fill in the Label Text and select the Colour you wish to use from Red/Green/Blue. Then, Click on Add Label to Confirm.

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After setting a label on a VPS it will look like this,

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You can remove Label by clicking the Cross mark as shown in the below screenshot.

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