In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Cockpit on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Cockpit is a server management dashboard that provides real-time information on the state of your machine. In addition to CPU load, filesystem statistics, processes, and other data, it also gives access to the system. The cockpit is designed to be easy to use and intuitive, and it provides a user-friendly interface for performing common server management tasks. It is suitable for use by both experienced system administrators and novice users.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Cockpit on Rocky Linux. 9.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Cockpit.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Cockpit on Rocky Linux 9
Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:
sudo dnf check-update sudo dnf install dnf-utils
Step 2. Installing Cockpit on Rocky Linux 9.
By default, Cockpit is available on Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Cockpit using the
sudo dnf install cockpit
After installed, start the Cockpit service using the
systemctl start command:
sudo systemctl enable --now cockpit.socket
Step 3. Configure Firewall.
If any firewall is installed and configured on your server, then you will need to allow ports via firewalld. You can allow them with the following command:
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=cockpit sudo firewall-cmd --reload
Step 4. Accessing Cockpit Web Interface.
Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the Cockpit admin interface using the URL
https://your-IP-address:9090. If you are using a self-signed SSL certificate, click on Accept the Risk and Continue tab. You will be redirected to a Login interface similar to the following:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Cockpit. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Cockpit server manager on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Cockpit website.