How to configure a VPS?

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I want to buy a VPS as I read on the forum, VPS is more better than a shared hosting which I am using for my blog sites.
I already have an active domain name at namecheap. How should I do so that the domain name points to the ip address of my VPS?
Is it possible to have cloudfare as protection? In order to avoid the DDOS and remain anonymous compared to the ip address of my vps.
And what first steps to configure a VPS for work?
Thank you for your replies!
 

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Install cPanel on the VPS and edit the nameservers, then point the domains DNS to the VPS IP/Nameservers.
 

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There is many free control panels are available around the web (like sentora, zpanel, etc).
Install one of them or if budget is no matter then buy cpanel licence.
Then edit the nameservers and point it to your vps.
 

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Install cPanel on the VPS and edit the nameservers, then point the domains DNS to the VPS IP/Nameservers.
Is it easy to install cPanel and nameservers by myself?

There is many free control panels are available around the web (like sentora, zpanel, etc).
Install one of them or if budget is no matter then buy cpanel licence.
After installed control panels, I can use it without do more configurations? I am new to web hosting, I am not sure I can handle all jobs as a web hosting expert.

Then edit the nameservers and point it to your vps.
Editing the nameservers in my hosting panel?
 

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If you are new to hosting i advice you to go with a managed vps hosting so the provider can help you to install control panels and setup the name servers

All the best
 

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VPS is better than shared hosting but these improvements do cost a lot more than a shared plan.

In regard to names you simply create your own private name servers on your server and serve DNS for the domains from your server.
Setting up a VPS with cPanel is simple but can be confusing if you do not understand exactly how the Internet works, if you have a server without a panel you will need a good level of linux knowledge to get everything up and running. With a panel or non panel server you will need to learn how to manage the server and perform maintenance or go with a fully managed plan.
 

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Let me try to put it in a different way it may help ,

1- Go to your cloudflare's control panel add your domain than point the domain to the DNS Cloudflare is going to provide you
add an A record and any other records you're going to need under your domain .

2-install Control panel in your vps . add your domain under some plan you create "within the control panel " , et Voila

3-Now You only left with the simple task of securing it .:lol: as you can tell by now securing it actually is the hard part make sure you setup your firewall for a start and something like fail2ban

Good Luck .
 

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Another option is to use DirectAdmin and a special Code500 license for VPS. They are usually as cheap as $5/month from your VPS provider if your VPS provider has an account with DirectAdmin.
 

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I want to buy a VPS as I read on the forum, VPS is more better than a shared hosting which I am using for my blog sites.
I already have an active domain name at namecheap. How should I do so that the domain name points to the ip address of my VPS?
Is it possible to have cloudfare as protection? In order to avoid the DDOS and remain anonymous compared to the ip address of my vps.
And what first steps to configure a VPS for work?
Thank you for your replies!
Let me try to answer your questions as simple as i can:

From a Webhosting to a VPS it is a big step you will need a little bit knowledge in Linux and control panels does cost like cPanel now if you decided to install it some preparation you will need as follow:

1) To install cPanel you will need a VPS with Centos installed, I would choose the Centos 6.8
2) After install Centos you will need to update so the command will be "yum update -y" without the quotes
3) Install a simple but powerfull editor "yum install nano -y" without the quotes
4) Check if wget command is installed , you will need to donwload files from cPanel, if it is not "yum install wget -y" without the quotes
5) Upload and install cPanel, you can check how to on cpanel website
6) after install you have to configure, also you can find instruction on cPanel website
7) open an account on CloudFlare and follow their instruction to setup the new nameservers on your registar company
8) going back to SSH you have to protect your VPS so install CSF/LFD firewall you will need the wget command to upload to your VPS after that install you can access on your cPanel plugins and configure it
9) cPanel will install a SSL for you for free
10) you can create your website account and upload your files

You are done, if this seems difficult to you it will be better for you get a managed VPS.

PM if you need more instructions
 

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Hello,

It is not necessary you need to use cpanel for your VPS. If you want you can use number of free hosting management tool for example you can use virtualmin, ISP, etc.

You can also create a LAMP server simply and can create your VPS into powerful hosting computer. Simple firewall can be configured, which will help you to prevent your server from DDOS attack.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thanks,
Kundan Sonawane
CTO, My VPS Host
 

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Buy vps with c panel they will take care installation and basic support
 

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Unless it is a company offering managed vps hosting. For unmanaged vps, they will only support with basic tasks such as VPS os re-installation or vps reboot etc.
 

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I want to buy a VPS as I read on the forum, VPS is more better than a shared hosting which I am using for my blog sites.
I already have an active domain name at namecheap. How should I do so that the domain name points to the ip address of my VPS?
Is it possible to have cloudfare as protection? In order to avoid the DDOS and remain anonymous compared to the ip address of my vps.
And what first steps to configure a VPS for work?
Thank you for your replies!
In order to manage a VPS and to host the sites you can choose from operating systems like Ubuntu / CentOS / Windows etc... CentOS recommended
If you have chose CentOS operating system then in order to make the management easy install a control panel like Cpanel / Plesk / direct admin ... Cpanel recommended
Once you installed it secure and harden your server and optimize the server performance as well as apache and mysql
You can either create your own name server based on your registered domain at registrar e.g. domain name - abc.com the name server can be ns1.abc.com and ns2.abc.com or you can go third party DNS service provider.

Configure the name servers within your server and depending upon the name servers you use ( private that are created on your VPS OR third party DNS ) you need to create the A record of your website pointing to your server.
 

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Hello! The best way is setup Vesta CP it can be done in 2 commands and 10 mins. I can do installation for you, if you need, just ask and if i will have a time i will help you out, NP.
 

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Try virtualizor or similar panels for the vps management and of course cpanel for the site management then just change your nameservers and get your dns pointed to the new server. and voila you're good to go
 
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