Upgrade to Kernel 4.x on CentOS 6/CentOS 7/ RHEL 7

Upgrade Linux Kernel to 4.x

Kernel 4.x is highly optimised and gives a lot of boost in performance to all Linux servers, here are few simple commands to upgrade your Kernel to 4.x on your CentOS 6 / CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 VPS (It will work with any KVM Based VPS like the ones provided by hosteons.com) or Dedicated server :

CentOS 6 / RHEL 6:

rpm –import https://www.elrepo.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-elrepo.org

rpm -Uvh http://www.elrepo.org/elrepo-release-6-8.el6.elrepo.noarch.rpm

yum install yum-plugin-fastestmirror

yum –enablerepo=elrepo-kernel install kernel-ml

Now update /etc/grub.conf and make sure the new kernel 4.x is selected as default kernel and just reboot your VPS/Dedicated Server to use the new kernel.

CentOS 7/RHEL 7:

rpm –import https://www.elrepo.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-elrepo.org

rpm -Uvh http://www.elrepo.org/elrepo-release-7.0-3.el7.elrepo.noarch.rpm

yum install yum-plugin-fastestmirror

yum –enablerepo=elrepo-kernel install kernel-ml

Now update /etc/grub.conf and make sure the new kernel 4.x is selected as default kernel and just reboot your VPS/Dedicated Server to use the new kernel.

Credit Card data security at hosteons.com

PCI Compliance

We don’t store any credit card or debit card details in our billing system, we are using stripe as our payment processor.

Once the client makes payment on our website, the card details are sent to Stripe over SSL and in return Stripe’s secure servers send our billing system a token which is stored in our billing system, we just store this token and never store any card details in our system (we do store last 4 digits of credit card) so that client can identify which card is being used to make payments.

Whenever an invoice is due and if you paid with credit card earlier, we just use this token to charge your card again.

Since we don’t store credit card details in our system we don’t need PCI Compliance and you can use your credit card/debit card without worrying about any security breaches or misuse of your credit card.

for any further queries feel free to submit a ticket in client portal at https://my.hosteons.com

Alipay now accepted for all our hosting services

we accept alipay

We have got approval from Alipay and we are now able to accept payments via Alipay which is very popular in China.

Our VPS servers are already on China optimised network and now we can even accept payments via Alipay.

There is a restriction by Alipay which allows us to accept payments only in currency local to our country, due to which we will be accepting payments via Alipay in SGD (Singapore Dollar) and not USD. There is no change for clients as all clients will placing order in USD but at the time of payment our system will automatically convert the payment amount SGD from USD

Budget Dedicated Servers Now Available

Our Budget Dedicated Servers are now available to order. The servers are hosted in Kansas City, USA.

Our budget servers starts as low as $65 that too on a Gigabit port.

Even cPanel and Windows License available and these servers comes with 5 IP Free which you can upgrade upto 16 IP

We even offer a wide variety of Operating Systems like CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Windows etc… You can select OS in the order form.

For more details please check https://hosteons.com/budget_dedicated_servers.php

Reset root password when stuck at FSCK

Stuck at FSCK but your root password is not working ?

Here is a short tutorial on how to reset root password on a  Linux VPS or Dedicated Server 

  1. First login to your VPS control panel and use VNC to access the VPS Console and if it’s a Dedicated server either use the IPMI or use a KVM to go to console of your server.
  2. Now let your system boot and press spare on grub menu to pause the system from booting and going at fsck prompt
  3. Now select the last working kernel and press ‘e’
  4. Now Go to the link similar to below and press ‘e’:    “kernel /vmlinuz-x.x.x.x root=UUID.x.x.x.x ro rhgb quiet”
  5. Delete ‘ro’ from the line and append ‘init= /bin/bash’ for CentOS or ‘init= /bin/sh’ for Debian
  6. Press ‘Enter’ or ‘Return” key to save and the press ‘b’ to boot into single user mode
  7. Now the system should directly take you to your single user mode shell. Now type below command to mount the / file system in read write: mount -o remount rw /
  8. Once / File system is mounted, you can then change the root password with “passwd” command
  9. Now you can again reboot your system and run fsck using the above root password


Instant Dedicated Servers now available

instant dedicated server

Instant Dedicated Servers now available only at hosteons.com

We are offering instant provisioning of dedicated servers across two locations – USA and India

Thes servers are setup and delivered instantly upon payment without human intervention.

These servers comes with CentOS 7 64 preinstalled and even cPanel is available as an add-on, please note if you order server with cPanel then it will require some additional time to install cPanel.

These servers are are really helpful when you need a server urgently as most providers require at least 24 hours to deliver the server, but our instant dedicated servers are preinstalled and pre-configured and ready to be delivered.

For any queries please submit a ticket from our website https://hosteons.com

Hosteons Launching Services Soon

best vps hosting

We (Hosteons Pte. Ltd. – Hosteons.com) are a Singapore based company with years of experience in hosting industry.

We will be launching all our services in the month of May.

We will be offering following hosting services initially:

  1. VPS Hosting – We are using Pure SSD with RAID 10 to provide the best VPS Hosting as usually Disk I/O causes to vps getting slow down. RAID 10 will not only provide redundancy but also a major speed boost in Disk I/O. Our VPS nodes are all Dell Poweredge Servers with atleast Dual XEON CPU’s with with atleast 144 GB of RAM, most of them will have even more RAM. We are currently having our VPS Hosting Nodes  in LA, USA. Our uplink includes: China Unicom, China Telecom, CN2, Comcast, GTT, HE, PCCW and many more. This combination of different uplinks guarantees very good connectivity globally including China, our network has very good latency with China as well as globally. Above all we provide Free DDOS Protection with all our VPS Packages. Our will will be setup instantly and automatically upon payment. We will be using KVM Virtualisation along with SolusVM Control Panel to provide complete control over VPS to all our clients including RDNS management,  reboot and reinstalling VPS, troubleshooting over VNC etc..
  2. Offshore Dedicated Servers – We will be offering Offshore Dedicated Servers in Russia, these are DMCA Friendly Dedicated Servers.
  3. Budget Dedicated Servers – We will be offering budget dedicated servers in Kansas, USA, these servers are for clients looking for processing power of a dedicated server under the cost of a VPS
  4. Instant Dedicated Servers – We will be providing Instant Dedicated Servers in USA as well as India. These servers are preinstalled with CentOS 7 and are provisioned instantly upon payment. cPanel is also available.
  5. Web Hosting – We will be offering Web Hosting services with cPanel, Softaculous (One click Script Installer) along with Website builder. Our Web hosting packages will start as low as $1 per month
  6. Reseller Web Hosting – We will be even offer reseller web hosting, these are perfect for web developers or even for small companies who wants to jump into hosting business but don’t want to invest right away in a VPS or Dedicated Servers. This will also come cPanel and WHM Access.
  7. Domain Registration – We will be offering domain registration for all popular TLD at very very competitive price.

We will be accepting following modes of payments:

  1. PayPal
  2. Credit Card
  3. BitCoin
  4. Perfect Money
  5. WebMoney
  6. Bank Transfer
  7. AliPay
  8. UnionPay