How to manage your VPS with SolusVM (for KVM)

We use KVM technology for virtualization on our VPS severs. KVM delivers 133% increase in disk speed performance comparing to XEN technology.

This article describes main features of Solus VM with KVM Virtualization Type. For XEN Virtualization Type use this guide.

Solus Virtual Manager (SolusVM) is a powerful GUI-based VPS management system which allows you to monitor your VPS status and change basic settings.

You can access SolusVM at https://vpspanel.web-hosting.com. Login details are provided in the welcome email along with server access details. If you haven’t received it, please contact our HelpDesk.

Inside SolusVM you will see all your VPS with us. Click on Manage next to the VPS in question in order to access its management panel.

How to change the server status
How to change the VPS hostname
How to enable API access to the server
How to check VPS usage statistics
How to get VNC access details
How to change VNC password
How to change root password for VPS
How to manage PTR records on VPS
How to check SolusVM log
How to change the OS



  1. How to change the server status:
 


You can change server status from the main page:

  • Reboot - reboots your VPS; may be needed if VPS has stopped responding
  • Shutdown - turns off your VPS server
  • Boot - turns on your VPS server
  • Reinstall - reinstalls OS on your VPS

NOTE
: The reinstall option will erase all existing data on your VPS


  2. How to change VPS hostname:

 

  • Select the Hostname tab
  • In the New Hostname field input the new server hostname of your choosing and click Change.

NOTE 1
: The new hostname must be set in the following format - newname.yourdomain.tld.

NOTE 2: Please note that changing the hostname in SolusVM won't change it on the server. To change the hostname on the server, please follow these steps:

  1. Login to WHM as the root user;
  2. Navigate to: Home >> Networking Setup >> Change Hostname;
  3. Enter your desired hostname into the box at the bottom of the page;
  4. Click the blue Change button.

If you have VPS/Dedicated server with Basic or Complete management, please submit a Support Ticket to the Hosting -- VPS and Dedicated Servers department for changing the hostname.



 

  3. How to enable API access to the server:

  • Select the API tab
  • Click on Generate in order to generate a new pair of API user/password.
You can check more information about SolusVM API usage here.

 
  4. How to check VPS usage statistics

Go to the Statistics tab and select a time period from the drop-down list to see Traffic and Disk Space usage log:

 


  5.  How to get VNC access details


You can use any VNC client you prefer or an in-built SolusVM VNC client to access the server.

a. SolusVM VNC client

Click the VNC button:



On the next page you will see a green button:



Click the button and the HTML5 client will be opened in a new tab in your browser.
Enter the root credentials to log in to the server at this screen:



b. External VNC client

To get the connection details click the VNC button:



On the next page, you will be able to see VNC address, port and the password:

To set up a VNC client, please follow the instructions provided here.



6. How to change VNC password

Go to VNC password tab:



Enter the new password and click Change.


7. How to change root password for VPS


Go to the Root/Admin Password tab and click the Change button:




In the pop-up window click Yes:



Wait for a few minutes for the password to be reset. Once, it is done you will receive a "Success" message with the new password:




8. How to manage PTR records on a VPS

  • Navigate to the Network tab.  Here you can see the list of the IPs assigned to your VPS and the Reverse DNS column.
  • Click on [Edit]:



  • A pop-up window will show up. Input the hostname of your VPS and click on Update:


Allow 30-60 minutes for the record to propagate. NOTE: No additional update of the PTR record in WHM is required.


  9. How to check SolusVM log

  • Click on the Log button on the main page:



  • Here you can check certain actions like VPS reboot or root password change which were made from the SolusVM panel.
  • You can also look up your VPS current disk space usage and remaining bandwidth:





Select the Reinstall menu:

On the next page, you will see the list of available OSes. You can install the next OSes on VPS:
  • Ubuntu 20.04 Blank/LAMP 64 Bit
  • Ubuntu 22.04 Blank/Webuzo 64 Bit
  • Debian 11 Blank 64 Bit
  • Debian 12 Blank 64 Bit
  • AlmaLinux 8 Blank/cPanel/InterWorx/Webuzo 64 Bit
  • AlmaLinux 9 Blank/cPanel 64 Bit

    More detailed information about each version can be checked in this article.

Choose the OS and the version you want to install and click Reinstall:


Confirm your actions in the appeared window:

After confirming, allow the installation up to 10 minutes to be completed.

Check our VPS Hosting - Getting Started guide for more information about the VPS setup.


That's it!

Need any help? Contact our HelpDesk

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