How to set up cloud hosting

It is not rare that a webmaster with a handful of ongoing projects makes a decision to switch to a hosting plan with better parameters. As is well-known, cloud hosting comes right after shared hosting in terms of quality and amount of given resources. But it is not that straightforward here. The key distinction is that in case of shared hosting all the configuration is done by admin, while clouds will have you do everything by yourself. And that’s what this Guide is going to be about.

First, let’s figure what we need to configure cloud account:

  • root password
  • root login (root)
  • IP address
  • Putty software

For starters, follow the link to download the required soft and save it in the chosen folder. Run the program and enter IP address into the ‘host name’ field.

Click ‘Open

In the pop-up window, click “Yes” after which you’ll see a command window where you’ll need to enter a password.

Click ‘Enter’ and you’ll see a password field. And here comes an important remark: when you enter the password, it is not shown on the screen. No, worries, it is done owing to security reasons.

Lifehack: you can paste a text in Putty only with the right mouse click. Ctrl + V won’t work.

After we copy and paste the password, press enter. And, right away, the program would ask us to change the password. It is better to write it out on a separate sheet of paper in order not to forget it.

Finally, we are at the working area of our server. Now, we need to install a control panel, which in our case, will be Vesta CP. In order to do it, we have to do two things:

1.Download Vesta on our server;

wget http://vestacp.com/pub/vst-install.sh

2.Run the install file

bash vst-install.sh

If you couldn’t install Vesta on the first try or the server already contains some data, you’ll have to proceed with the installation anyway by using prefixes -f or — force.

bash vst-install-rhel.sh –force

Paste the command into the console and click ‘Enter

After that, we’ll merely need to confirm the installation by writing “y” Press ‘Enter

Now, we need to enter admin email, that info about successful installation will be sent to. You will be able to restore access via this email as well.

After that, the server name field will appear. Just copy what’s in the square brackets (usually it is the site’s name) and press ‘Enter

Lifehack: you can copy by highlighting text with left mouse button and by clicking with the right mouse on the input space.

If you still get an error, you can try to update server files by entering

# yum update

On the successful installation, there will appear the following window:

It is crucial to copy the data you can see in this window since it is difficult to restore it.

The very first line is the address of our server.

The second one is our login,

the third one is our password.

Now that we have Vesta installed, we can login with our data and make the necessary configurations. Simply copy our address and paste in the browser address bar. In most cases, we’ll see this kind of warning if the website is dangerous:

Press ‘Advanced

Next, click on ‘Proceed’ which will take us to the login window of Vesta.

Enter our login and password to get into the admin panel.

We recommend to create a new user account to avoid server hacking. To do that, go to ‘User’ tab and enter login and password of a new user.

Fill in all the data and add a new user. After you do that, user tab will have a +1 account, press ‘Log in as a new user

At this point, you’ll need to add a domain. Go to the ‘Web’ tab, press + and add a new domain.

And that’s it! Now our server is fully configured. If you need to install WordPress, you’ll have to add a database in the corresponding tab.

Whenever you have questions or problems, share with us in comments and we will gladly help you solve them.

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by VICTOR KARPENKO

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