What was the first thing you did after you got a new VPS?

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I would hear your experience after you got a new VPS (a fresh VPS and not yet installed anything on it) what things will you do first on your VPS?
Any inputs would be appreciated!
 

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My first thing would be get your firewall active. cpHulk is ok if you have WHM, on a non panel server CSF is best imo.
After that configure what services you need, all you can do then is make coffee and watch process jumping around in Htop. Monitoring is important with a new VPS in my experience, servers experience problems sooner rather than later.
 

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Before you put anything you care about it, think security!

Change root password.
Change SSH port.
Install & configure firewall.
Get backups setup (often overlooked or forgotten about!!!)

Then you can start installing and tuning your services.
 
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I would hear your experience after you got a new VPS (a fresh VPS and not yet installed anything on it) what things will you do first on your VPS?
Any inputs would be appreciated!
I will install a hosting control panel (cPanel, Directadmin or Plesk) on it.

Change SSH port and setup a firewall.

The final step is creating an account for testing real websites on it so make sure it will work if I move websites into the new VPS.
 

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Depending upon the VPS plan , I will first check if I have received the resources that the provider has shown on his website. Like SSD , RAM , CPU etc... once thats confirmed , as other said I will install control panels , security , hardening , optimization etc.. will be done.
 

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Firstly, I would check whether upgraded VPS having all features in it?
Later, would check for its security.
 
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As describe above, firstly I would also confirm the server resources like memory, CPU...etc.
Secondly, will install the required software apps or control panel and firewall (mostly CSF) and changing of SSH port.
Before to upload or install any other files/applications, I will setup a automated backup, so now the server is ready to test any website before to go live for production or host web apps.
 

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I have experienced instances in which IPv6 has caused network problems, so the first thing I would do is temporarily disable the IPv6 and install the required updates and software, after that disable root and change the SSH port.
 

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first I will update the server with all the latest updates.
Change root password.
change SSH port.
change mail port.
then install cPanel/WHM.
Activate cPhulk.
Install CSF for cPanel.
Configure the main apache with a couple addons.
 
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I'll check first the speed. Speed is essential for a website.
Then securing the server. If any control panel need then should install it and after that scripting. :)
 

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#yum updateall
#passwd
#hostname
#reboot

Thats what I normally do/
 

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- Change Root password
- Install and Configure Firewall Rules
- /etc/hosts.allow I allow all my IPs for SSH /etc/hosts.deny Block all IP address
- Install updates/security patches.
- Setup Monitoring.
 
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