Rocky Linux Server
Rocky Linux

Why choose Rocky Linux

As soon as you click deploy, the Vultr cloud orchestration takes over and spins up your instance in your desired data center.

Enterprise-grade, production-ready Linux

Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system designed to be bug-for-bug compatible with America's top enterprise Linux distribution. It is under intensive development by the community. Rocky Linux is led by Gregory Kurtzer, founder of the CentOS project.

Develop locally, deploy globally®

18 worldwide locations

Chicago, Illinois United States
Miami, Florida United States
Amsterdam Netherlands
New Jersey United States
Dallas, Texas United States
Paris France
Tokyo Japan
Seattle, Washington United States
Los Angeles, California United States
Silicon Valley, California United States
Singapore
Atlanta, Georgia United States
London United Kingdom
Frankfurt Germany
Sydney Australia
Toronto Canada
Seoul
Stockholm Sweden
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Deploy your Rocky Linux instance

Choose from a wide range of products.

Easy to manage

Our easy-to-use control panel and API let you spend more time coding and less time managing your infrastructure.

Vultr Control Panel
Vultr Control Panel - Current charges
Vultr Control Panel - Current charges
Vultr Control Panel - Dashboard on desktop
Vultr Control Panel - Choose Application
Vultr Control Panel - Choose server Location
Vultr Control Panel - Available Addons
Vultr Control Panel - One-Click Deploy
Vultr Control Panel - Backup Status
Vultr Control Panel - DDoS Status
Vultr Control Panel - Server Actions
Vultr Control Panel - Manage Server

Standardized platform worldwide

100% SLA guaranteed

Enterprise grade stability and performance.

Powerful API

Integrate with our API to quickly spin up, destroy, and control your instances.

100% Intel cores

High performance Intel CPUs guarantee consistent performance.

Solid-state drives

Blazing fast read/write speeds on solid-state disk hardware.

Private networking

Establish isolated regional private networks for your applications.

Public IPv6 network

Develop for the next generation internet protocol.

Root administrator access

Full "root" access and a dedicated IP address included with all VMs.

Custom ISOs

Deploy any operating system of your choosing.

Additional resources

Documentation and FAQs for Rocky Linux

FAQ

How do I change the Rocky Linux hostname?

You can change the hostname from the customer portal, but this also reinstalls and wipes all data. See our guide to change the hostname without reinstalling. Note that Rocky Linux needs to be rebooted one time after a new deployment to fully set the hostname.

How do I keep Rocky Linux secure?

We recommend several security practices: Make sure you have automatic backups enabled. Perform all admin tasks with sudo as a non-root user. Keep your Rocky Linux server up-to-date with software and security patches. Use the Vultr firewall, the Rocky Linux firewall, or both.

How do I reset the Rocky Linux root password?

Use our troubleshooting guide to reset the root password in single-user mode.

Where can I find networking help for Rocky Linux?

We have help available for many networking topics: Learn how to configure private networking and configure static networking with multiple IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. See our troubleshooting guide for general network issues, firewall questions, and see which network ports are blocked by default.

How do I recover a Rocky Linux instance that won't boot?

The Vultr Web Console is available if you cannot reach your server by SSH. See our troubleshooting guide for Rocky Linux boot problems. See our recovery guide using bootable ISOs such as Finnix.

How do I change the Rocky Linux hostname?

You can change the hostname from the customer portal, but this also reinstalls and wipes all data. See our guide to change the hostname without reinstalling. Note that Rocky Linux needs to be rebooted one time after a new deployment to fully set the hostname.

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