Tag Archives: how-to

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 […]

Posted in VPS | Also tagged , | Comments closed

Install and Run UnixBench on CentOS or Debian VPS

UnixBench is a popular server benchmarking tool. To install and run UnixBench, just do the following (for CentOS): # yum install gcc gcc-c++ make libXext-devel # wget -c http://byte-unixbench.googlecode.com/files/unixbench-5.1.2.tar.gz # tar xvzf unixbench-5.1.2.tar.gz # cd unixbench-5.1.2 # make # ./Run UnixBench should begin running tests and output a final score. For Debian/Ubuntu: # apt-get install libx11-dev libgl1-mesa-dev […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , | Comments closed

How to use Ping and Traceroute Commands

“Ping” and “traceroute” are two common commands that can be executed to determine information about a hostname or IP address (like the IP address of your VPS). Ping will tell you if a server is online and responding, as well as the speed (latency) of the response: 1. Open a shell, either by logging into your […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

How to Update VPS Timezone (OpenVZ)

Your OpenVZ will reflect the host server’s time settings by default; however, it is possible to configure your VPS to use a custom timezone, such as the one you (or your users) reside in. To set your server’s timezone, first log in as the root user via SSH, then run the following command to list […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

How to Check CPU Info with SSH on Linux VPS

To check the CPU allocation and information on your VPS, simply log in to SSH as root, and run the following command: # cat /proc/cpuinfo

Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , | Comments closed

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 http://httpupdate.cpanel.net/latest # 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 […]

Posted in VPS | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in VPS | Also tagged | Comments closed

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 http://openvpn.net/release/lzo-1.08-4.rf.src.rpm # wget http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm   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 […]

Posted in VPS | Also tagged , | Comments closed

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, […]

Posted in VPS | Also tagged , | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in VPS | Also tagged , | Comments closed