Over the years, Linux has been developing exponentially, and now produces some of the most authentic software solutions out there. For example, CentOS is a product of the Standard Linux Distribution, and one can immediately commence using the said OS after it has been installed.
That being said, there are still a number of activities one has to do after successfully installing CentOS 7. Here they are:
Register for, as well as activate red hat subscription
After one has proceeded with said installation of RHEL 7, it would be wise for them to register as well as enable their system to be part of the Red Hat Subscription, then proceed to perform a complete system update. This can only ensue if one happens to have a valid RedHat Subscription. Furthermore, they should continuously update their OS with the latest packages.
Configure the Network using a static IP address
One of the first steps necessary to be taken when it comes to configuring the Static IP address, DNS and Route to one’s CentOS server is by utilizing the ip command; which is the current replacement of the initial ipconfig command.
That being said, the ipconfig command is still largely available for a majority of the Linux distributions out there, and can successfully be installed from a repository default.
Setting the hostname of the server
After one has successfully configured the static IP address, another vital process would be to transform the HOSTNAME of the CentOS server. To do this, one will have to first start by checking the current HOSTNAME that has been assigned.
Therefore, to set new HOSTNAME, the initial hostname has to be edited and consequently replaced with a new hostname; or shall we say the desired hostname.
After the new hostname has been set, ensure to countercheck by first logging out, and then logging back in again.
After this has been done, one ought to further analyze the new hostname for clarity.
Upgrading as well as Updating the CentOS Minimal Install
For one to effectively install any new packages, as well as have a look at the latest security updates and new versions of already installed packages, it is paramount that they perform an upgrade as well as an update.
That being said, after an update, it is always essential to review the transformation, as well as changes that have been made on the server. This will ensure that the new upgrades installed are especially stable.
It is also essential to install Phpmyadmin CentOS 7 to ensure the overall CentOS system is running smoothly.
The Command line web browser install
In quite a number of cases, specifically during the production environment, the CentOS command line is normally installed having no GUI, hence, it is paramount that a command line browsing tool be present in order for one to have a look at websites through terminal.
To do this effectively, one ought to install a popular tool known as links.