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Linux - Plain Server User Manual

Instructions to begin using CentOS Linux operating system server


This is a start-up guide to begin using a Linux CentOS based operating system server


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Step 1: Access server remotely through SSH / Shell Terminal

Refer our guide to access CentOS Linux operating system remotely.


* Please find your server login access from the Service Welcome email.

** We configure SSH port 8288.

 

Step 2: Change server root password

First, entering server remotely ( refer Step 1 guide ).

Secondly, in the shell terminal type below command and enter new password twice to update root password.


passwd root


Step 3: Configuring SSH access remote key

This link demonstrate on how to configuring SSH access key from a Windows operating system workstation and also disabling root password authentication.



Step 4: Update / Patch the operating system

First, entering server remotely ( refer Step 1 guide ).

Secondly, in the shell terminal type below command


yum update


Thirdly, reboot the server if there is kernel update.


shutdown -r now


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