Your website is finally ready, your VPS provider and pricing plan are selected, domain and hosting are paid for - and you are about to launch your project? Take your time: there is one more important step in the virtual dedicated server setup process. Without it, you simply can't talk about full-fledged and secure work with the website! In order to make the VDS configuration easier for you, we recommend that you follow the practical tips and brief instructions provided by the HostZealot specialists in this article.
Whether it's Linux or Windows - whichever operating system is used on your VPS, you need to run an essentially identical script for the initial debugging of the virtual private server (learn more about this technology in this article). The scenario on how to configure a VPS is actually contained in a few steps. Each of them we describe separately.
The first step is to establish connection to your VDS. This requires the guarantee of a stable, convenient and, most importantly, secure channel. There are different ways of solving this task for each of the mentioned OS:
One can talk about fine-tuning of virtual private server protection from unauthorized access for a long time - it all depends on the specific project. But in order to start secure operation, it is worth to carry out a certain universal package of actions:
By default, on the virtual dedicated server there is one user - the so-called root, the Administrator, with maximum permissions. For ease of operation and increased security, it is better to add others, more limited in the adjustments of settings and content. It is not difficult to do this in any of the operating systems:
This is the final stage of configuring the servers - and it will be followed by the installation of specialized software, selected for the individual characteristics of the project:
If you have noticed, this text does not contain detailed instructions on how to set up a VPS - we have limited ourselves to describing only general scenarios. This is a deliberate step because, on the one hand, we wanted to give an idea of the scope of the work, and on the other hand, we already have quite detailed articles on the subject - and for each operating system! You can read about setting up a virtual dedicated server with Linux at this link and about Windows in this article.
But you can do something even simpler: contact HostZealot - and order a VPS rental from us. We offer a wide range of pricing plans, servers with Linux or Windows in different configurations, reliable and stable hardware in data centers around the world, a variety of "features", affordable prices and 24/7 technical support. She will always help you to set up a VDS quickly and competently!