A VPS

GigaGreg

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Hello,

I have received a VPS from Gigalicous which is Linux and I have no idea how to connect to it, because I am using a MAC computer. I am only familiar with Windows VPS, never been using a Linux VPS.

This post is aimed at @un4saken, to help me in depth, but other people might help as well.

Regards,

Greg

EDIT:
I have only managed to connect via SFTP only.
 

ogah

New member
mac user will easyly learn linux, because both linux and mac are based in unix.
linux command line also same with mac command line.
 

whsecurity

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Probably you have your root and password. Connect via terminal with ssh [email protected]<Your ip>. When prompt for password just past it and press enter.

Important if you are not familiar with server setup etc just don't use terminal!!

Probably there is a plesk or cpanel admin or anything else you can use to manage your vps.
If you want any help in a specific task just ask here
 

GigaGreg

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Thanks mate, I will try that now :)

Edit:

I wasn't given any admin details, just plain vps root details. I am wondering if there is a chance to get a Remote Desktop, but I need to wait for the DJB for that.
 

whsecurity

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Probably it's a plain vps. You must install Plesk - cpanel (both paid) or any other open source control panel if you don't know how to manage your vps from terminal. Some tasks are easier from control panels. If you don't know how to speak with un4saken or djb to help you because you must enchase security (cagefs, lve, mod_security2 .... ) and performance. Setup mail (postfix preferred), dkim etc.

Or if you want start a new journey to server admin life!

If you want help to specific tasks inform us :smile:
 

GigaGreg

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whsecurity said:
Probably it's a plain vps. You must install Plesk - cpanel (both paid) or any other open source control panel if you don't know how to manage your vps from terminal. Some tasks are easier from control panels. If you don't know how to speak with un4saken or djb to help you because you must enchase security (cagefs, lve, mod_security2 .... ) and performance. Setup mail (postfix preferred), dkim etc.

Or if you want start a new journey to server admin life!

If you want help to specific tasks inform us :smile:

Thanks, I really appreciate your help. I think that I will use a help from everyone to help me with that. It will be helpful to install anything first, so I can work on it :)

Edit:

I thought that it will be a VPS that allow you to connect to desktop and manage from there, but this one is always something new to learn about!
 

un4saken

Administrator
You can do that too.

Just install a vps management software and use it as your own server. Don't you have the ssh login info?
 

GigaGreg

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I have everything, but I don't know what cps management software to install. As i have used preinstalled VPS with windows and remote desktop.

I have just installed Webmin only, now im planning to instal Gnome for CentOS to have Remote Desktop.

Edit:

Also I dont know how to make a domain for my ip so its my name not the long IP, Im a newbie, but I need a help to start with :)
 

GigaGreg

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Sorry for double-posting, but I am struggling with Binding DNS, it's a hard thing to do, someone can help me with it?
 

un4saken

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Yeah, thats was a general answer to your topic. You were asking for a vps management software and that is the best free one.
 

GigaGreg

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@Refresh

Anyone can help me?

I am using Zpanel for my VPS and when I'm typing my domain name for vps which is ighostuje.tk, I'm getting a 404 error.

Not Found

The requested URL / was not found on this server.


I have been trying to find a solution for this, but i failed.
 

Sander k

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If you really really need help, I could ask my tech admin todo it for you, but I don't know when he is availeble.
 

GigaGreg

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I was using Ubuntu 12.04 and got problems, When I have switched to CentOS 6.4 it works fine, now i need to just build a simple website for my VPS.
 

GigaGreg

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It looks like you are right. I don't know, CentOS is my first server linux and is so easy to manage, so I am going to stay with it :)