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Community News: Rocky Linux OS Now Available on RackNerd’s Platform!

RackNerd LogoRocky Linux offered their first official release (8.4) on June 21st and now providers are adding it as an option to their hosting platforms.  If you’re not familiar, Rocky Linux is CentOS Reborn.  You can read up on our previous posts about CentOS developments that necessitated remaking it.  Rocky Linux is led by Gregory Kurtzer, founder of the CentOS project.

An alternative to Rocky Linux is Alma Linux (discussed in our interview with Igor Seletskiy).  It remains to see which neo-CentOS wins in the long run or if they both remain viable.

RackNerd recently announced that Rocky Linux is now officially available on their platform.  They previously announced Alma Linux availability as well.

Existing RackNerd customers can reinstall their VPS to the new Rocky Linux OS template within minutes, using the SolusVM control panel. For those who prefer to install manually from an ISO, the Rocky Linux ISO can be mounted by request (just open a support ticket).

What are your thoughts between Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux? Which do you prefer, and why? Share your thoughts below!



  1. Joaquin:

    Why is so popular centos and their derivations in the world of hostings and server?

    July 30, 2021 @ 2:57 pm | Reply
    • raj:

      it’s stable and has good community support

      July 30, 2021 @ 5:15 pm | Reply
      • Andy:

        It’s stable and is maintained by RedHat (now owned by IBM). “Stable” in this context means that
        security updates are highly unlikely to break anything.

        January 10, 2022 @ 9:05 am | Reply
  2. Great news that America’s top enterprise Linux distribution is on Racknerd.

    August 5, 2021 @ 1:47 am | Reply

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