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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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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