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30 Things to Do After Minimal RHEL/CentOS 7 Installation

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CentOS is a Industry Standard Linux Distribution which is a derivative of RedHat Enterprise Linux. You may start using the OS as soon as you install it, but to make the most out of your system you need to perform a few updates, install a few packages, configure certain services and application.

This article aims at “30 Things to Do After Installing RHEL/CentOS 7”. The post is written keeping in mind you have installed RHEL/CentOS Minimal Install which is preferred in Enterprise and production environment, if not you can follow below guide that will show you minimal installations of both.

1) Installation of CentOS 7 Minimal

2) Installation of RHEL 7 Minimal

The following are the list of important things, which we’ve covered in this guide based on industry standard requirements. We hoping that, these things will be very helpful in setting up your server.

1. Register and Enable Red Hat Subscription
2. Configure Network with Static IP Address
3. Set Hostname of Server
4. Update or Upgrade CentOS Minimal Install
5. Install Command Line Web Browser
6. Install Apache HTTP Server
7. Install PHP
8. Install MariaDB Database
9. Install and Configure SSH Server
10. Install GCC (GNU Compiler Collection)
11. Install Java
12. Install Apache Tomcat
13. Install Nmap to Monitor Open Ports
14. FirewallD Configuration
15. Installing Wget
16. Installing Telnet
17. Installing Webmin
18. Enable Third Party Repositories
19. Install 7-zip Utility
20. Install NTFS-3G Driver
21. Install Vsftpd FTP Server
22. Install and Configure sudo
23. Install and Enable SELinux
24. Install Rootkit Hunter
25. Install Linux Malware Detect (LMD)
26. Server Bandwidth Testing with Speedtest-cli
27. Configure Cron Jobs
28. Install Owncloud
29. Enable Virtualization with Virtualbox
30. Password Protect GRUB