Virtual Private Server Hosting or VPS Hosting in India is one of the most preferred web hosting services. It is considered to be the perfect mean between Shared and Dedicated Server Hosting and offers many benefits to site owners. Whether you are launching a new website or migrating from a Shared Hosting service, setting-up your new VPS can be overwhelming and time-consuming. If you are thinking of buying a Linux-based VPS with cPanel, then this guide will help you set up your new VPS with ease.
VPS Hosting plans are based on virtual servers that are created by using server virtualization technologies. Each virtual server is designed to have full root access. Also, it has dedicated resources and account isolation making it a great option for websites.
Here are some tips to help you set up your new Linux VPS Servers:
Step 1. Login to your account
When you buy VPS Hosting, the hosting provider will give you a login ID and password to access the VPS. You can access the VPS using SSH (Secure Shell) and use these credentials to log in to the customer interface of the VPS.
The following video shows how to log into your Linux VPS with SSH:
Once you log in, you will be able to manage your VPS account and domains with ease.
Step 2. Set Up your domain
If you have not purchased a domain, then some providers will offer an option to register a domain (for a fee). Enter the domain name you want to register and buy it if available. If you already have a domain name, then you will have to transfer it to the VPS. To do this, you will have to set up the name servers for your VPS. This ensures that people visiting your domain are directed to the Linux VPS Server.
Step 3. Understand VPS management
A VPS Server offers complete control over the hosting environment and allows you to make any changes to the hosting environment based on the needs of your website. If you have opted for a Managed VPS Hosting plan, then you will have certain administrative responsibilities as opposed to an Unmanaged VPS plan. Ensure that you understand all the administrative functions.
Step 4. Install the required applications
If you are on a Managed VPS plan, then this step is not required. This is because most managed plans are pre-loaded with popularly used applications that are enough to get you started. Also, if you need any specific application, then you can contact the support team and get it done.
However, if you are on an Unmanaged VPS plan, then you need to choose the applications you need and install them yourself.
While most site owners start with a Shared Hosting plan, as the traffic increases, they look to upgrade to a VPS Hosting plan. However, before you decide to migrate, ensure that you are conversant with setting up your new VPS. In India, VPS plans are offered by many providers in both managed and unmanaged variants. Ensure that you assess your site’s requirements, research your options, and choose the plan carefully. Good Luck!