CentOS Stream, RockyLinux and Alma Linux

Recently CentOS8 reached its supported end-of-life for security updates. For a number of reasons there will effectively be no more stable releases of CentOS 8 or later. Instead developers are being encouraged to look at CentOS Stream as a future proof option for elX based platforms. This is quite similar to how Gentoo and more… Continue reading CentOS Stream, RockyLinux and Alma Linux

Community group discounts: RimuHosting launches its ‘being useful’ initiative

The purpose of life is not to be happy—but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. Leo Rosten RimuHosting is an employee owned business. We have been helping customers with their websites and hosting needs since 2003. Our business is a collection of… Continue reading Community group discounts: RimuHosting launches its ‘being useful’ initiative

Centos announce Centos 8 retirement

Centos have announced that their RHEL8-based distro Centos8 will no longer be supported from December 2021. This affects customers running Centos 8. It also affects customers running older Centos versions that are thinking updating to a newer distro. There are many alternatives to consider. To mention a few: Centos 7. With support until 2024. RimuHosting… Continue reading Centos announce Centos 8 retirement

Distro upgrade as a service

For several years we have worked with customers to upgrade dozens of servers (primarily Debian and Ubuntu) from old (sometimes ancient) distro versions to the latest, stable versions. We are now offering this distro upgrade as a service. The upgrade steps are as follows: We collect systems information to ensure your setup is updatable (e.g.… Continue reading Distro upgrade as a service

VM backup and download


The following code snippet will let you create a backup image of a Linux server, encrypt it, and then make it available for download. It requires PHP, and makes use of PHP's built in HTTP server. You will need sufficient disk space on your VM image to create the download. The file is compressed, so… Continue reading VM backup and download

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS released

The latest long term support (LTS) release of Ubuntu is now available for new installs. Ubuntu 20.04, also known as "Focal Fossa" can be ordered at https://rimuhosting.com/order/v2orderstart.jsp. It's also an option to consider if you reinstall an existing VPS. The official release notes for this release are available at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FocalFossa/ReleaseNotes and will be be upstream… Continue reading Ubuntu 20.04 LTS released

Unknown Password Change – diagnostics

Often numerous people have access to an account, developers, owners, system administrators. Occasionally they do things, they maybe shouldn't - like changing the password - leaving all other people in the loop out. When this happens its always good to make sure that you know who changed that password - because if it was not… Continue reading Unknown Password Change – diagnostics