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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 3: Set Up Command Line Interface (CLI) using PuTTY

Setting up the CLI with Putty

After installing your Linux OS on your unmanaged virtual private server, say, with Linode, Slicehost or others, you may be wondering, “How do I access it, securely & easily?!”

If you're using Windows locally, here's how, in under 5 minutes.

Not only that. Using PuTTY and read more →

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 2: Set Up a VPS Linux Distribution

choosing a linux distribution image

Once you've decided to go for an unmanaged virtual private server, you'll set up an account and launch a Linux distribution. In this tutorial – Part 2: Set Up a VPS Linux Distribution – I'll walk you through those basic steps, advising on the Linux systems available, configuring some options and illustrating a typical unmanaged VPS control panel.

It takes 5 minutes, from sign up to ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 1: VPS (Virtual Private Server) vs Shared vs Dedicated

server rack in a data center

Outgrown shared hosting? Under-using dedicated? Considering leaving managed to save costs? Need a custom solution? Or just want to set up your own server at a reasonable outlay?

So you're considering VPS, isn't everyone? But what is it, what's the difference between managed and unmanaged and how does it compare with shared or ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) .. The V-P-S Bible

install a VPS on Linux

Welcome to the_guv's 20 part VPS how-to bible, complete with video tutorials.

If you are outgrowing your shared host, are paying big bucks for a managed VPS or want to rightsize from an old dedicated plan, this guide will help.

Stepped out in copy/paste modules, with the VPS Bible you can carry out key tasks or follow the entire series.

Video How-To: Save Money with Promo Codes – Nice & Easy

website promo code submission form

Buying online? Wanna save a few bucks? Got 5 mins?

This video shows you how, using promotion coupon codes, nice ‘n easy.

It's not exactly a science, but online shoppers after a bargain often fall short when it comes to how to find promo codes that actually work.

A wee tweak to your search criteria, and you're fit to go.

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Friday Fun: 2012 & timeline_39

timeline_39 on the forums image

Heard of 2012? Google it. Even better. YouTube it.

OK, so we're heading for impending disaster? Dunno. But I'll tell you what, some of the vids and threads are darned entertaining. Bit like taking a roller-coaster ride. Why do we like scaring ourselves? Dunno that either.

And then some of the stuff out there just gets, like, totally AWOL. ...

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Video How-to: Install WordPress – Nice ‘n Simple

WordPress vintage "Hello World" post

So you wanna blog, huh? You’ve looked at the options and like WordPress. Maybe you like the scalability and personalisation that WordPress offers, but are put off by the installation process?

Don't be.

In this video I'll show you, video too, how to install WordPress, nice ‘n simple – including that bit about connecting it to a database. (Ouch! No, ...

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Guvnr Gets WordPressed (hey, I’m on your Dashboard!)

Guvnr, on your Dashboard

Like I said, I've had problems aplenty with my hosting provider Lunarpages * this last week – or was that two – who apparently aren't set up for traffic spikes and then lose databases.

I've taken steps to ensure this doesn't happen again and will blog about that.

* EDIT: Fact is, I binned those LooneyTunes, months ago now, after their “support” department managed to lose ...

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HOSTING PROBLEM – Notice to My Splendid Subscribers & Rock-on Readers…

guvnr blog screenshot

Hey folks, Guv here!

Just a quick note to say I've had some pig-ear problems with my hosting provider this last week, and am taking steps to ensure this doesn't happen again. I'll be writing some more about this, soon as.

Meantime, I know there have been a lot of people finding my site down this last few days, and apologies. Service will resume, blog posts and all, ...

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Guvnr.com Feb 09 Blog Summary. What Did You Miss? And Coming Up In March…

guvnr blog screenshot

A big thanks to you folks for supporting this blog. I hope it's handy. Whether ‘yay' or ‘nay', let me know, and especially tell me the kind of subjects you'd like to see covered.

If any posts have been particularly useful, please leave a comment to say so and, hey, you can grab a feed for RSS or email ...

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