This guide outlines the basic things needed to help get started with your VPS.
When you order a VPS with us, you'll get a few emails which include the following,
These emails are important and you should keep a copy of them if possible. The New VPS Information email is the one which contains your VPS IP address and other details like login details to the VPS Control Panel etc.
Secure Shell, or SSH is the default method used to connect to your VPSes command line interface (CLI)
To SSH into your VPS download the following program:
The file to download is listed as, putty.exe, run the file and then you'll get the following prompt, Enter your IP address in the box which has the content "YOUR VPS IP HERE"
Changing your password is very important, setting a stronger and different password for your VPS is one of the first things you should do once you SSH into your VPS.
Changing your password can be done with the following command once SSHd into the VPS.
You may also change your SSH port to further secure your VPS.
There are various online password generators which help you generate long and strong passwords, a few are listed below:
If you're looking for a easier / more detailed guide checkout:
This is a vital step, before you install or do anything, update the VPSes operating system.
If on CentOS/Fedora/Other RHEL based distros:
If on Debian/Ubuntu:
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade