New Cloud Hosting Server Templates Available – CentOS 6 + Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10

QuantmWeb server templates for VPS Hosting save you time by pre-installing the exact operating system image you want. We’re constantly adding and updating server templates and we’re happy to announce the following templates are now available for all Cloud Hosting products:

  • CentOS 6.3 (6.4 coming shortly)
  • CentOS 5.9
  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10

After installing a CentOS or Ubuntu Image, we recommend running the update steps below as patches may have been released after we made the templates.

Do I need to update my Cloud Hosting server image if I’m using an earlier version?

If you’ve spun up a server on an earlier release, you don’t need to re-install the Cloud Server – you can use the built in tools to update to the latest patch of your version. Here’s how:

Updating a CentOS Cloud Server

The following command will download and update you to the latest patch level for your release. Note that if you are running CentOS 5.5 it will update to you to the latest 5.x release, not CentOS 6.x

yum update

Note: Some Kernels may be incompatible with our Cloud Hosting platform. Please contact us if you are unsure.

To exclude kernel updates run this command:

yum update --exclude=kernel*

Updating an Ubuntu Cloud Server

Run this command periodically to make sure your source list is up-to-date:
apt-get update

This command upgrades all installed packages.
apt-get install

For more info about apt and ubuntu check out this AptGet HowTo