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How to host websites on a VPS?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ContentCreation, May 25, 2011.

  1. ContentCreation

    ContentCreation BANNED BANNED

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    Hi,

    Before you all flame me to death, i have tried searching here and i have tried finding out how on Google, but there is no straight forward way explained, so does anybody here know how to host a website on a VPS?

    I use thrustVPS and i want to host 1 website, but i have no idea what to do ..

    Spoonfeed if you will ;)

    +rep for a straight forward answer
     
  2. quicknrandom

    quicknrandom Regular Member

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    did it come with some sort of control panel such as plesk or cpanel? if not them you need to connect to it with something like putty and host it through command lines
     
  3. healzer

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    I am also wondering about this.
    I have VPS servers... I would like them as host for websites?
    Any1 any idea?
     
  4. FuryKyle

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    well ,most VPS don't offer CPanel... euhm....
     
  6. nnPOST

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    Linux VPS ?
     
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    Install cpanel but the liecense costs some money.
     
  8. Rushdie

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    unmanaged <512 ram? dont use cpanel

    get a stackscript run LAMP or LEMP - Linux/Apache/Nginx/Mysql/PHP and host your websites.

    some linux knowledge needed
     
  9. xPWN1t

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    I use 3 different VPS for all my sites. Just install Virtualmin, it's easy, free, and light on resources. I absolutely love it when compared to cPanel which used to be mostly what I ran on my servers.
     
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  11. Rycher

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    Check out Zend: CE (Community Edition), some pretty good open-source framework. Once installed, go to: Program Files (x86) > Zend > Apache2 > htdocs and drop your website files in there.

    If you need any additional help with your server setup get at me.
     
  12. jheyslow

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    Virtualmin runs only in linux or in windows? Sorry I don't know about this. Thanks
     
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    What OS and hardware specs? I looked and thrustVPS has both Win2k8 and Linux. I have both Win2k8 and Linux VPS's as well that I am hosting sites on. I didn't bother with a control panel, I just configured everything by hand.

    I did basic set of services: DNS, HTTP, mail server.

    On Win2k8 with IIS 7.5, use the Microsoft Web Platform Installer to install wordpress. It mangles the config file, but installs php/mysql/etc. configured to work with IIS. Then go in and proceed with wordpress install as usual starting with editing the wp-config. Before you do this, install the DNS role and setup your DNS. There's a few guides on the web for this, it is pretty easy. For mail server, I use hMailServer, also easy to setup, make sure you add an MX record in DNS.

    On Linux, I use BIND + LAMP stack. I'm using iRedMail right now for mail, its ok but a resource hog. Without a control panel, it is admittedly a bit of a PITA to setup, configure, and maintain all the configuration manually. But, because so many people run it there are HOWTO's all over the place for configuring your VPS. Here's a few tutorials I found that are a good starting point:

    Code:
    http://x10hosting.com/forums/vps-tutorials/126717-setting-up-bind-centos-5-5-a.html
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    http://x10hosting.com/forums/vps-tutorials/126651-setting-up-basic-lamp-bind-dns-centos-5-5-a.html
    Note: I've never heard of x10 hosting before and I don't host anything with them, so I can't speak to that, I just used these tuts as a guide myself the last time I set one of these up.
     
  15. mrpega

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    i suggest you look for a hosting that is ready to run scripts out of the box..unmanaged vps like thrustvps are good for running tools and provide a rdp for some other purposes.
     
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    cPanel would be better for you.
     
  17. drbyos

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    try hostgator, they have fully managed VPS with cpanel
     
  18. kvmcable

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    Did the OP ever mention if his VPS was Windows or Linux? That is probably the first thing to establish. You're not going to run Cpanel on Windows. Maybe I missed the type of VPS somewhere.
     
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    Getting a VPS for self use and getting a cPanel license is dumb IMO. The only time you need cPanel is when your clients barely know anything about there own web browser.
     
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