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Bought an un-managed VPS and could use some input

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by SirJenkins, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. SirJenkins

    SirJenkins Newbie

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    I'm not familiar with an unmanaged VPS since you have to do everything yourself, so i could really use some input. The operating system is Centos and I've already begun installing cPanel on it. It's mainly going to be used for wordpress... but is there anything else that I should install?
     
  2. HudsonWebServices

    HudsonWebServices Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I would have to say no. I would def look at tutorials how to strengthen the security of your cpanel/whm. If you need help, please send me a PM. Id love to help free of charge :)
     
  3. SirJenkins

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    So apparently you get a trail license when you install it? :/ Damn.. all the managed VPS I've had used cPanel.
     
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    Yes generally thats how it works. You have to buy the license which runs about 14.95 per month. Once you purchase it, its tied to your IP. From the command line, type "/usr/local/cpanel/cpkeyclt" (no quotes) to update the license. Feel free to skype message me @ hudsonwebservices . Ill help you get thru it haha.
     
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    Once you installed Cpanel you might need to tweak it for better performance: MariaDB, Litespeed and some autoinstallers like Softaculous to save you time :)
     
  6. xLoKuMx

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    That's the difference between a managed and an unmanaged server. You have to do all the initial configuration, hardening and server maintenance yourself. If you can do all that, you don't need Cpanel. That's for people who don't have a clue about servers.

    This is a good guide to get you started:
    https://www.inversoft.com/guides/2016-guide-to-user-data-security

    Two other good guides:
    https://plusbryan.com/my-first-5-minutes-on-a-server-or-essential-security-for-linux-servers
    http://www.codelitt.com/blog/my-first-10-minutes-on-a-server-primer-for-securing-ubuntu/

    Also take a look at DigitalOceans tutorials. You can find almost everything server related there:
    https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials

    For the start I recommend going all the way through the first link. When it comes to domain configuration, you can do it like in this guide, or if you want to add more than one domain, check out the DigitalOcean tutorials.

    If you don't want to do all this stuff, cancel the server and get a managed one. You'll get hacked in no time.
     
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