VPS Hosting - Getting Started

With a VPS hosting plan, you open a world of possibilities that would not be possible on shared hosting because of restrictions. This article is created to help you setting up your VPS easily and quickly.

You can always refer to the VPS section in our Knowledgebase where the most frequently asked questions are covered. In case you need prompt assistance, you can get in touch with us via live chat 24/7.


The Basics

Going for a VPS implies that you have basic server management knowledge and skills. There are a few useful links to start with:

  • Basic Unix Commands which you can find here
  • Linux documentation can be downloaded here 
Additionally, to the basics of the OS installed on your server, you need to know some basic information about control panels. Refer to the guidelines below to find out more about the control panels we provide:


You will use the SolusVM software in order to manage your VPS. All the login information and links are provided in your Virtual Server Details email.
A detailed SolusVM guide can be found here.


Your VPS and Resources

We offer two VPS packages and they come with a different amount of allocated resources:

  • Disk space
  • Bandwidth (data transfer)
  • CPU
  • Memory

It is important to understand that the OS and control panel use some disk space so you will not get 100% usage for your website/files.
You can check your current resource usage using SSH. Log in using your root password and run the top command. This will display results similar to:

    top - 22:48:47 up 12 days, 11:55, 1 user, load average: 0.25, 0.21, 0.40
    Tasks: 45 total, 2 running, 41 sleeping, 0 stopped, 2 zombie
    Cpu(s): 0.0%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni,100.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
    Mem: 524288k total, 143592k used, 380696k free, 0k buffers
    Swap: 0k total, 0k used, 0k free, 0k cache


You can also check the status of your server resources in your SolusVM control panel.


IP Addresses

Only one IP address is assigned to your virtual server by default. So, if you would like to request more IP addresses allowed by quota, please submit a ticket to our Billing department proving us with the reasons.

Security

Good security practices on your VPS are paramount. As this is a virtualized root environment, if your VPS account gets compromised, this can result in a series of unwelcome scenarios including data loss.
Make sure that:

  • all logins are secure (SSH/SSL)
  • you regularly check and update all scripts on your VPS
  • your password is strong and hard-to-guess
We will initially set up a strong password for your VPS. It is necessary for you to change it to an equally hard-to-guess one.
You are the one responsible for your VPS security. However, if you happen to be concerned about the security of your VPS or believe you may have a security breach, please urgently contact us via Live Chat.


Backups

We provide external backup services for the servers that are fully managed; otherwise, you will need to handle data backup on your own.

This article covers full cPanel backup creation and restoration process.

You can also schedule automatic backups using the following script.



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