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  • New Control Panel Features
  • I made a few updates to the control panel this weekend. In no particular order:

    • Change OS Template - Now you can change your OS template until your heart's content. Simple Edit your VPS, and change the template to the OS flavor your want. When you save, your VPS will get re-made with the new template. Caution - this will erase everything you have on your VPS!
    • Purchase Additional IP Addresses - You can log into the control panel and purchase additional IP addresses immediately for $5 / month. Once payment is received, your VPS will immediately get the new IP installed.
    As always, if there's something else you'd like to see, drop me a line.
  • Posted 4:01pm 17-Sep-2007 by dave
  • Yum on Centos 5 VPS Template
  • I'm a Centos 4 guy - I haven't quite taken the leap to 5 (why??!), and today I helped a customer with their Centos 5 VPS template. The Centos 5 template comes pretty bare-bones, without even Yum installed. So, in order to get anything done, the first order of business is to get Yum working. Here's the packages you'll need to download and install to get Yum installed on your Centos 5 VPS:
    1. wget http://centos.mirror.nac.net/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/python-elementtree-1.2.6-5.i386.rpm
    2. rpm -Uvh python-elementtree-1.2.6-5.i386.rpm
    3. wget http://centos.mirror.nac.net/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/python-sqlite-1.1.7-1.2.1.i386.rpm
    4. rpm -Uvh python-sqlite-1.1.7-1.2.1.i386.rpm
    5. wget http://centos.mirror.nac.net/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/rpm-python-4.4.2-37.el5.i386.rpm
    6. rpm -Uvh rpm-python-4.4.2-37.el5.i386.rpm
    7. wget http://centos.mirror.nac.net/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/m2crypto-0.16-6.el5.1.i386.rpm
    8. rpm -Uvh m2crypto-0.16-6.el5.1.i386.rpm
    9. wget http://centos.mirror.nac.net/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-2.noarch.rpm
    10. rpm -Uvh python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-2.noarch.rpm
    11. wget http://centos.mirror.nac.net/5.0/os/i386/CentOS/yum-3.0.5-1.el5.centos.2.noarch.rpm
    12. rpm -Uvh yum-3.0.5-1.el5.centos.2.noarch.rpm
    If you're a customer of SilverRack and you'd like some help installing Yum on your VPS, let us know. We'll be glad to help you out.
  • Posted 7:58pm 10-Sep-2007 by dave