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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 9: Add a Domain Zone to Your VPS

manage DNS image

Setting up your VPS, or any Linux server, you'll need to point it to a domain name, and to configure what's known as a DNS zone. Here's how.

One scenario; in the next part of this series Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) we'll be preparing your email functionality and, for ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 8: PHP5, MySQL and Xcache (for Platforms like WordPress)

xcache server caching

Bolt on PHP5 for server-side web applications, Xcache to speed things up and MySQL to handle our databases. And tweak that lot for optimum performance of platforms from WordPress to Drupal.

From the first seven tutorials in the series Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies), this Linux box is now quite the tough guy, easier to connect to and use, ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 7: Edit bashrc for User-Friendly Linux, plus System Updates

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The bashrc file is where we create aliases to shortcut those long CLI commands, plus functions to improve usability. In this tutorial, as well as setting locale, performing a software index update & a Linux upgrade, let's configure it.

From the initial how-to guides in this series, Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) .. The VPS Bible, we've got a basic Linux distribution to work with and dead ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 6: Harden the Secure Shell (SSH) & Create a Firewall

ssh configuration file image

Having set up our local-to-remote connection and tunnelled it, in this tutorial we'll add a final, cast-iron layer of security, so there.

If you're following this series, you probably just want to get on and set up the web server, add the sites and host away. Sure, understandable.

But just like you don't build a house on sand, you can't set up a solid Linux server without laying ...

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 5: Encrypt Data with OpenSSH & Auto-Login with PuTTY

using PuTTYGen to create authentication keys

Having set up our PuTTY command line interface (CLI), in Part 3, on our local Windows machine and connecting remotely to our Linux VPS, we need to secure the connection.

Using the protocol

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Set Up Unmanaged VPS (4 Newbies) – Part 4: Create a Linux User & Set Permissions

setting up a Linux user

This tutorial steps out how to create a Linux user and set permissions. It can be used as part of the VPS Bible 20-Part series, else as a standalone guide. Just thought I'd clear that up.

Before carrying on with our VPS Linux build any further, we need to create an admin user.

It's not a ...

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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.

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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.

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