How to install an operating system on a Virtualizor-based unmanaged VPS

This article shows how to install or reinstall an operating system (OS) using the Virtualizor-based administration interface in the Customer Portal.

Installation or reinstallation erases all data on the VPS. Make sure you back up any important data or files, and transfer them to a safe location before you reinstall the operating system.

To install or reinstall the operating system, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Customer Portal.
    If you do not know how to log in to the Customer Portal, please see this article.
  2. On the top menu bar, click SERVICES, and then click MY SERVICES:

    Customer Portal - Services - My Services

  3. Locate your unmanaged VPS in the list of services, and then click Manage:

    Customer Portal - Services - Manage button

  4. On the Server Information tab, scroll down to the VPS Information section, and then click the Install tab:

    Customer Portal - VPS Information - Install tab

  5. Select the OS you want to install on your VPS. After you select the OS, type and re-type a new password, and then click Reinstall:

    Customer Portal - VPS Information - Select OS

    We strongly recommend you do not install CentOS, as it is reaching end-of-life (EOL). If you have used CentOS in the past, please install AlmaLinux instead.
  6. At the Confirm prompt, click Ok:

    Customer Portal - Confirm installation

  7. At the Success prompt, click Ok. The installation process starts in the background.
  8. After the installation process is complete, you are redirected to the Manage page for your VPS. To verify you successfully reinstalled the OS, check the VPS Information section:

    Customer Portal - VPS Information - Current installed OS

Article Details

  • Operating System: Linux Hosting
  • Product: Unmanaged VPS
  • Level: Beginner

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