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Help a Newbie: New VPS Server - What to do?

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  1. ice41

    ice41 Power Member

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    Hi guys,

    I wanted to learn more about web hosting and recently grab a VPS server. After I got the login, what should I do?

    It has Centos 7, I've been following this tutorial
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    http://www.servermom.org/complete-newbie-guide-to-build-centos-server-to-host-websites/
    but stuck on "Adding New Website In Your CentOS + Apache server".

    Can anyone has a simpler tutorial? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Follow this tutorial and execute it.

    Code:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8PNJfDjFQg 
     
  3. davids355

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    Hopefully hte video tutorial is easier to follow but setting up a server with LAMP stack is never going to be easy. If you had the budget it would probably be better to get a CPANEL/WHM license which will take care of almost everything for you....
     
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  4. icode0

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    I really like Digital Ocean's cloud vps'. They have some great tutorials there for setting things up. I can't post the link because I'm new here but google "centos7 install apache" and it is the first tutorial.
     
  5. ice41

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    will try this out.

    Searching for digitalocean guides too.

    I wanted to learn, that's why I bought the VPS. The only problem with learning is, it takes a lot of time :)

    Appreciate all the answers!
     
  6. TayaX

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    You should install webmin and find someone to install you all the dependencies necessary to run websites. I wouldnt have bought a naked VPS if I didnt know anyhting in server administration.
     
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  7. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I quite like webmin myself but honestly, if you're starting from scratch, Davids355 suggestion is sound. CPanel or Plesk would be a better place to start. Depending on your hosting package, many resellers will add one of these on for a few extra dollars a month.

    There's a vast amount of knowledge to pick up just on website development. If you're relatively new to this then I wouldn't make things harder for yourself than it already is. Concentrate on the site and when you're completely comfortable with dns, site creating, coding etc then move onto server management. Best not to spread yourself too thin immediately.
     
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    You need to be quite tech savy to use this web-panel honestly. Webmin is a bit more easy.
     
  10. ice41

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    Just to update you guys, I went with Vesta. It's pretty good and I am making progress.

    Now, issue that I encounter is. Namecheap doesn't accept my DNS, I put it like ns1.domain.com, ns2.domain.com and gives me an error.
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    We encountered some issues when setting nameservers. The reported   problem is: 3031166 nRRPResponseCode 541<br>3031166 Nameserver   'ns1.domain.com' could not be registered<br>
    Anyone has ideas?
     
  11. ice41

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    Anyone please help?