After purchasing a VPS from the provider we recommend, the next step is to set it up and get it running optimally. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, don’t worry. Think of this process as setting up a new room in your home – it’s about placing the right things in the right spots. This guide will walk you through connecting to your VPS and ensuring everything is in order.
1. Gathering Your Login Data
Once your VPS purchase is complete, you should receive an email titled “Your login data!” This email contains all the vital information required to connect and manage your new VPS. Make sure to keep this email accessible, as you’ll need to refer back to it in the initial setup stages.
From our sample email:
The most crucial detail is the IP address, which in this instance is 220.127.116.11. This address will be your point of access to the VPS.
2. Downloading and Setting Up PuTTY
To establish a connection to your VPS, you need an SSH client. PuTTY is a popular and reliable SSH client for Windows users.
1) Download PuTTY: Navigate to the PuTTY download page and fetch the latest version.
2) Install and Launch PuTTY: After downloading, run the installer and proceed through the prompts. Once completed, open PuTTY.
3) Connecting to your VPS:
- Enter the IP address from your email (18.104.22.168 from our example) in the Host Name (or IP address) field.
- Ensure the port is set to 22 and that the connection type is SSH.
- Click Open.
4) Logging In: When prompted, use root as the username (this is the default for most VPS setups). For the password, use the one you established when making your VPS purchase.
Well done! You’re now connected to your VPS.
3. Installing TinyCP on Ubuntu Server
Now that you have access to your VPS, it’s time to set up a control panel. Below is a step-by-step guide to installing TinyCP:
1) Refresh your package list:
sudo apt-get update
2) Install the essential packages:
sudo apt install gnupg ca-certificates
3) Incorporate the TinyCP repository:
sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys http://repos.tinycp.com/ubuntu/conf/gpg.key sudo echo "deb http://repos.tinycp.com/ubuntu all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tinycp.list
4) Update your package list once more:
sudo apt-get update
5) Proceed to install TinyCP:
sudo apt-get install tinycp
When prompted ‘Do you want to continue?’ type y and click enter. When asked to enter a password, type a strong password and click enter.
6) Accessing the TinyCP Dashboard
After the TinyCP installation is completed, you’ll be presented with vital login details. It will look something like this:
Please save following information! URL: http://22.214.171.124:64762 LOGIN: admin PASSWORD: k#qUI]àwz
Make sure to note down these details, especially the URL with the port number, as this is how you’ll access the TinyCP dashboard.
Open your web browser and enter the provided URL. In our example, it’s http://126.96.36.199:64762.
Use the given LOGIN and PASSWORD to sign in, and you can then start managing your server through the TinyCP dashboard.
In conclusion, although setting up a VPS might appear challenging at first, by following these steps, the process becomes straightforward. Always prioritize keeping your server updated and safeguarded, and delve into the vast capabilities your new VPS offers!
4. Up Next: Taking the Next Steps
With your VPS setup and TinyCP dashboard at your fingertips, you’re well on your way to fully establishing your online presence. However, a server is just one piece of the puzzle. In the next chapter, we’ll delve into the exciting world of domain names, helping you choose a memorable address for your website.
And what’s a domain without content? We’ll also guide you through the straightforward process of setting up WordPress on your TinyCP dashboard. This popular platform will enable you to create anything from a personal blog to a full-fledged e-commerce site with ease.