Category Archives: VPS

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How to Connect to Your VPS with SSH

After receiving your VPS login details, the first thing you’ll want to do is log in to the VPS. If you have never used a command line before, you may want to read our Knowledgebase article “How to Connect to Your VPS with sFTP.” An SSH (Secure Shell) client is required to connect to your […]

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Do I need a VPS? (Shared vs. VPS Hosting)

We often hear the question, “do I need a VPS?” Whether you are looking to upgrade from Shared hosting, or find a cost-effective alternative to dedicated server hosting, a VPS will most likely be the perfect fit for your budget and needs. Shared hosting, virtual private servers, and dedicated servers are often compared as three […]

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OpenVZ or Xen VPS – Which is faster, and which is better?

The question is often asked whether OpenVZ or Xen, two of the most common hypervisors in VPS web hosting, provides a faster hosting environment. Hypervisors The most common answer to this question is that “OpenVZ is faster,” even though this is not strictly true. OpenVZ’s virtualization is managed at the operating system (OS) level, compared […]

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How to Install WHM/cPanel on RHEL or CentOS VPS

To install cPanel, run the following commands while logged in to your VPS as the root user: # cd /home # wget -N # sh latest Installation usually takes 1-2 hours. Once complete, the WHM Setup Wizard will be accessible at http://xx.xx.xx.xx:2086 (login with the root login for your VPS). Run the following script […]

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General Linux Shell Usage & Basic Commands

Below is a brief guide for basic usage of a Linux shell (command line). Once you’ve mastered the commands to move between directories and search for files, using a shell will become very efficient!   A few commands to restart common services:   SSH: (CentOS) service sshd restart (Debian) /etc/init.d/ssh restart   Apache: (CentOS) service httpd restart (Debian) /etc/init.d/apache2 […]

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How to Setup FTP with ProFTPD in Webmin

After installing Webmin on a VPS, you may be wondering how to add and configure FTP users. With Webmin it is not a one-click process, but the procedure is still fairly simple. To install proftpd and add a user, follow these steps:   Login to webmin at http://xx.xx.xx.xx:10000 (may be https:// for Debian/Ubuntu systems) Access […]

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How to Install OpenVPN on CentOS VPS

OpenVPN is an open source virtual private network (VPN) software. Follow the steps below to configure OpenVPN on CentOS: 1. Install dependencies: # yum install gcc make rpm-build autoconf.noarch zlib-devel pam-devel openssl-devel   2. Get OpenVPN: # wget # wget   3. Prepare to install: # rpmbuild –rebuild lzo-1.08-4.rf.src.rpm # rpm -Uvh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/x86_64/lzo-*.rpm # rpm -Uvh […]

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How to Install Minecraft Server on CentOS VPS

Virtual servers are the ideal hosts for minecraft servers. Setting up a Minecraft server is simple, but there are a few requirements you must double-check: + Xen-based VPS. Due to differences in how Java works with OpenVZ and Xen, a Xen server is recommended for best performance. + At least 1gb of RAM. Less will work for a small server, […]

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How to Install Webmin on CentOS or Debian VPS

Webmin is a free web hosting control panel compatible with most Linux distributions. To install on CentOS or any other RHEL-derived system, follow the first half of the guide; to install on Debian or Ubuntu, skip to the latter half.   CentOS/RHEL Installation with Yum 1. Create and edit the /etc/yum.repos.d/webmin.repo file: # vi /etc/yum.repos.d/webmin.repo 2. With […]

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