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This is not THE BEST money making hack, but will show you how to set up & configure VPS.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Luke_7ucas, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Luke_7ucas

    Luke_7ucas Newbie

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    Hi, I am new to the forum. I know about SEO. ... that it exists.

    I am starting "my journey" with setting up a basic VPS.
    I looked at Marketplace/Hosting part of the forum and skimmed through few posts about "the most amazing VPS servers, without paying the equivalent market price for the service in need."

    In the marketplace, there are so many amazing options to choose from and I will be honest. I will never be able to decide, nor am I willing to spend days of comparing them.
    And I decided.

    There is a thread in Black Hat Tools part about best SEO tools where Mr Vlad gives a nice tip about the hosting provider he is using. Which is within the price range I can afford to pay.

    I believe it's a great tip from the person within the industry already making a living out of search engine optimization. Mr Vlad could become their affiliate and earn some money for this great tip as I believe I will not be the only one attracted by this hosting provider. Or maybe I should do that and start accumulating multiple zeros!

    Back on point.
    I wanted to sign up for 12months at first. However, after choosing the option on the payment screen I was smacked with the VAT on top, which I didn't consider in the first place. Thus, I decided to sign for 3 months and see how it goes.

    The hardware configuration of my choice was as follows:

    M Plan [3.99EUR/mth]
    • CPU: 2 x 2.40 GHz
      Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4
    • RAM: 2048 MB
      DDR4-2400 ECC REG
    • HDD: 80 GB
      RAID, 200 IOPS
    • Bandwidth: 4 TB
      200 Mbps Port Speed
    • Backups: Daily, Weekly
    I paid 14.36EUR for 3 months with PayPal which cost me about 13GBP.

    When I logged in from the Dashboard I went under My Services/VPS/
    Clicked blue Manage button the right-hand side.




    On the next screen select install OS




    I was good with Slackware back in the day and from the list provided I would be more inclined to go with Debian or Fedora core, maybe next time.

    Let's try VestaCP as advised by Mr.Vlad. Have no idea whether this is the best to suit my needs but I will give this a try and if needed I can always change it later.
    My basic needs are: eating, sleeping & f... food?
    Ups. I meant:
    1. Hosting 2-3 websites,
    2. Hosting SuiteCRM
    3. Running Instagram bot in python.

    Remember to tick yes & click Continue as shown below.



    The installation will take approx 5 mins.

    After its done, I will be adding LAMP + recommended RoundCube.
    Don't know what RoundCube does. Will find out soon.


    PS. I have been wondering some time ago why there is a black scheme on this forum. I woke up today at 4, looked at the screen and understood! Well done guys.


    Now I gotta go. Will continue the rest another time.
     
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  2. Silverandblack

    Silverandblack Junior Member

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    Roundcube is for email
     
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    marios_521 Regular Member

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    That was an entry! Welcome to the forum.

    You can ask a moderator to add the links to the thread and to the member you mentioned.
     
  4. Luke_7ucas

    Luke_7ucas Newbie

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    Update 1: WORDPRESS
    I have been fighting with the server for the last couple of days.
    After installing Wordpress, when entering Themes/Plugins/Admins in wp-admin I was getting 500 Internal Server Error, and tried every possible solution I could find.
    I decided to reinstall the server today, added WordPress and to my surprise, everything works so far.

    I used this tutorial to add WordPress to CentOS6 with VestaCP preinstalled.
    I am not allowed to add links, thus if interested you need to google the below.
    Be aware not every step from this tutorial applies.

    ADD A NEW SITE IN VESTACP NGINX+PHP-FPM+REDIS SERVER (AND INSTALL WORDPRESS)


    Now it's time to find out about SEO, WordPress plugins, and buy the first article.
     
  5. Luke_7ucas

    Luke_7ucas Newbie

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    21/06/17 update:

    The website/blog can be accessed and its starting to look. I should be able to publish it this weekend once secured.
    Its just a photography/travel blog which I am using as a stepping stone towards my next project.

    I learned basics about WordPress. (Menus, Posts, Pages, Widgets, Plugins, Themes etc.)
    Next step is to:
    Secure the blog/server.
    Publish 1st post.

    Understand why the 2 above are not up to the SEO standard (as of now, I think there is something about keywords and links building...) and apply what I learned with post nr 2.
     
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    Luke_7ucas Newbie

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    02/07/17 UPDATE:

    I learned how to link 2 domains to the same VPS and how to make all of them work properly at the same time.
    Will be working on the second website soon.
    The website is up & running. I still haven't finished the post but you can have a look at the pictures. If you want to have a look at my 1st project you will need to google:
    Joe Black Art - Travel & Photography
    I am getting clicks from my Instagram account every now and again.
    Optimizing the first post for onsite SEO.
     
  7. harishjni

    harishjni Junior Member

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    Your website load very slow. Google PageSpeed Insight 17/100
    Use compression to optimize image and also use CDN
     
  8. bobojonathan

    bobojonathan Regular Member

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    You can also host the photos on imgur.
     
  9. Luke_7ucas

    Luke_7ucas Newbie

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    Thank you for pointing me into next direction, I'll be on it shortly.
     
  10. starbucksLover

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    Hi, I don't know very much about Linux. Could I take a chance to set up this? Is it dificult ?
    I would like to put a website.

    Otherwise I can program but I use windows mainly.
     
  11. Luke_7ucas

    Luke_7ucas Newbie

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    I don't see any reason why not.
    It took me about a month altogether to have it up & running as you can see it.
    The hardest part is knowing what should be done next for which I am grateful to BHW members for the hints and directions. Most of it I found in the sticky articles on the main parts of the forum.
    Once you know what is the next step it's pretty easy to do as you can always google it up.