Before we proceed with your CWP installation, let us access your VPS via SSH and create a swap file. By default, you need to create a swap file in CentOS manually.
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First, you will need to log in to your root user via SSH. In this example, I will use PuTTY as our SSH Client. Once login, you should have this window below:
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile count=4096 bs=1MiB
Once completed, run these command below:
sudo chmod 600 /swapfile sudo mkswap /swapfile sudo swapon /swapfile
Let us edit the fstab (known as file systems table) file.
sudo nano /etc/fstab
Then, add this line below:
/swapfile swap swap sw 0 0
To save our changes, press ctrl + x, then enter y. Once saved, run this command below:
sudo sysctl vm.swappiness=10
sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf
From here, add these lines below:
vm.swappiness = 10 vm.vfs_cache_pressure = 50
To save our changes, press ctrl + x, then enter y. Once completed, you may verify these changes via:
At this point, you should be all set. Great Job.