0 - Prologue
1 - Access to GridCP
2 - Automatic installation of the Operating System
The installation of the operating system is very simple, select the VPS and click on the “Reinstall” button. Then simply choose the distribution you want to install and the process will begin. In about a minute you will receive an e-mail with the SSH access data.
If you have never connected by SSH to a server, check step 6 (below) where we explain how to do it.
3 - Manual installation of the Operating System
4 – Force a boot from CD
5 - Configure the network manually
- IP: You get it by clicking on the “Network settings” button in the upper left corner of the VNC window.
- Mask: 255.255.255.0
- Gateway: The main IP, ending in 1
- DNS: 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
6 - Connect by SSH
Then it will ask for your access credentials, at this point you must enter the root login and the password that you received by e-mail when installing the server.
7 - Add additional IP addresses in CentOS 7
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.local;
ip a add 192.168.1.11/24 dev eth0 ip a add 192.168.1.12/24 dev eth0 ip a add 192.168.1.13/24 dev eth0
8 - Add additional IP addresses in Debian 10
ip a add 192.168.1.11/24 dev ens18 ip a add 192.168.1.12/24 dev ens18 ip a add 192.168.1.13/24 dev ens18
chmod +x /etc/network/add-ip.sh
and add at the end this line:
9 - Define or change the reverse RDNS / PTR of an IP
- Access GridCP and enter the IP Manager in the menu on the left.
- For each of the IPs you have, you can define the inverse.
- What inverse should I put? If it is the main IP, it defines the hostname of the server as inverse, if it is an additional IP, any of the domains hosted on said IP.
- IMPORTANT For do not get an error, it must respond to ping, that is, you cannot define the google.com domain as inverse because this domain does not respond to ping the IP of your VPS.
10 - Change the root password
This intervention can be carried out by GINERNET support for a cost of 25 €
You can request it at email@example.com, alternatively you can do it yourself by following these steps:
- Mount the ISO “Rescue-CD” and boot the server from the CD (You have it explained above in steps 3 and 4)
- From the rescue command window, identify the system partition with the command
- Mount the system partition, for example:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/
- Run the chroot command on the mounted partition:
chroot /mnt /bin/bash
- Change the root password with the following command:
- Once the password is changed, restart the server and you should be able to log in with the new password.