Linux version Confirmation on your dedicated server

Rackbank provide all information about your server’s operating system when you ordered your server, But if you want to know about the Linux operating system installed on your server (distribution, version, architecture), follow the instructions below:

  1. Log in to your server via ssh as root user.
  2. Use any command from the following to find out which distribution and version of the operating system are installed on your server,
cat /etc/issue  cat /etc/*-release 
cat /etc/debian_version

3. Command to find out architecture of operating system uses :


uname -m

Here is the example:

root@server [~]# cat /etc/*-release 
CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
CentOS release 6.5 (Final)


Radhe Dhakad is Support Executive and Network Admin at RackBank Datacenters Pvt. Ltd.. He is our curious techie who loves experimenting on servers and likes to pen down whatever he explores new on server technology!

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