VPS Notes

Beginner Tutorial - Transferring Files to Your VPS

We are usually familiar with FTP when we transfer files from our computer to a shared web hosting service. With VPS, it usually have an ssh server that's why we can log in to a terminal. The ssh protocol supports transferring of files called Secure copy (scp). We can just reuse this service and there is no need to install a new program to your VPS.

Beginner Tutorial – Installing NGINX, PHP, MySQL (LEMP Stack) for Dynamic Websites

The LAMP Stack (Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP) is popular setup for hosting dynamic websites. I prefer to use LEMP (Linux + Nginx + MySQL + PHP) because I find it easier to install and more friendly to system resources.

Beginner Tutorial – Installing Webserver and Setup a Static Website

Installing and configuring a website is not difficult. But to further reduce the steps and see something working right away, we will start first with setting up a static website.

Beginner Tutorial - Buying and Preparing a Domain Name

You need two components to have a working website - a domain name and a web server. This tutorial will focus on acquiring a domain name and how to prepare it to point at our VPS.

Beginner Tutorial - Logging In to your VPS and issuing basic Linux commands

Only basic commands can be done in your VPS control panel. To really use the full potential of the server, you need to log in to it's command line. From the command line, you can do many things such as: install software, modify configuration, and manipulate data.

Beginner Tutorial - Familiarization with the VPS Control Panel

This will guide Linux newbies on how to manage their servers from a control panel or a terminal client. It will also teach some basic commands for Linux operating system.

Beginner Tutorial - Buying a VPS

Buying a VPS is not trivial.  There are many things that you need to consider.  This section will guide you in making your decision, and will also walk you through the steps when signing up with a company.