XeonBD’s CentOS public mirror is now live in our Bangladesh data center for our Bangladeshi data center users and also for the public usage.

So, those who are hosting their CentOS server (VPS, Cloud Server, Dedicated Server, Colocation etc) in XeonBD’s Bangladesh data center now they can use our CentOS public mirror for their CentOS server to update/install any packages of CentOS directly from the CentOS mirror hosted in our Bangladesh data center.

Address of our CentOS mirror server is http://mirror.xeonbd.com/centos/

Join our mirror community group at https://www.fb.com/groups/bdmirror 
we need your support and feedback to deliver the open source resources to the Bangladeshi people.

If anyhow your hosted CentOS server in our Bangladesh data center is not taking update from our CentOS mirror server at http://mirror.xeonbd.com/centos/ automatically, you may follow the following steps to configure your CentOS server that it can take update from XeonBD’s Bangladesh data center mirror of CentOS

Edit the CentOS-Base.repo file by following the following steps:

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo or nano /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo and make the following changes on this file.

# CentOS-Base.repo  #  # The mirror system uses the connecting IP address of the client and the  # update status of each mirror to pick mirrors that are updated to and  # geographically close to the client. You should use this for CentOS updates  # unless you are manually picking other mirrors.  #  # If the mirrorlist= does not work for you, as a fall back you can try the  # remarked out baseurl= line instead.  #  #    [base]  name=CentOS-$releasever - Base  #mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os&infra=$infra  baseurl=http://mirror.xeonbd.com/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/  gpgcheck=1  gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-7    #released updates  [updates]  name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates  #mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=updates&infra=$infra  baseurl=http://mirror.xeonbd.com/centos/$releasever/updates/$basearch/  gpgcheck=1  gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-7    #additional packages that may be useful  [extras]  name=CentOS-$releasever - Extras  #mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=extras&infra=$infra  baseurl=http://mirror.xeonbd.com/centos/$releasever/extras/$basearch/  gpgcheck=1  gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-7    #additional packages that extend functionality of existing packages  [centosplus]  name=CentOS-$releasever - Plus  #mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=centosplus&infra=$infra  baseurl=http://mirror.xeonbd.com/centos/$releasever/centosplus/$basearch/  gpgcheck=1  enabled=0  gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-7    #contrib - packages by Centos Users  [contrib]  name=CentOS-$releasever - Contrib  #mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=contrib&infra=$infra  baseurl=http://mirror.xeonbd.com/centos/$releasever/contrib/$basearch/  gpgcheck=1  enabled=0  gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-7  

Repo files are now updated. Let’s clean up our local yum cache, and make sure everything is working.

yum clean all  yum repolist  

That’s it you are done!

As long as yum repolist runs and you get no errors, that means everything is working as expected! But if you are facing any problem don’t forget to contact our support team by clicking here.

CentOS public mirror

CentOS Linux is a community-supported distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by Red Hat for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). As such, CentOS Linux aims to be functionally compatible with RHEL. The CentOS Project mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork. CentOS Linux is no-cost and free to redistribute. Each CentOS version is maintained for up to 10 years (by means of security updates — the duration of the support interval by Red Hat has varied over time with respect to Sources released). A new CentOS version is released approximately every 2 years and each CentOS version is periodically updated (roughly every 6 months) to support newer hardware. This results in a secure, low-maintenance, reliable, predictable and reproducible Linux environment.

What is a mirror website?

A mirror site is a website or set of files on a computer server that has been copied to another computer server so that the site or files are available from more than one place. A mirror site has its own URL, but is otherwise identical to the principal site. Load-balancing devices allow high-volume sites to scale easily, dividing the work between multiple mirror sites.

A mirror site is usually updated frequently to ensure it reflects the contents of the original site. In some cases, the original site may arrange for a mirror site at a larger location with a higher speed connection and, perhaps, a closer proximity to a large audience.



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