The goal of this VPS beginner’s guide is to inform you about what a virtual private server (VPS) is, its many uses, which VPS to purchase, how to log in, and how to get started installing your first applications and services. Think of it as an owner’s manual to your SSD Nodes VPS.
This guide is in progress, which means I will update it as we publish new pages and other relevant content.
Table of contents: The SSD Nodes VPS beginner’s guide
For immediate information on how to connect to your SSD Nodes VPS, visit our SSH guide.
1.1 – What is a virtual private server (VPS)?
1.2 – What’s the difference between a VPS, shared hosting, and dedicated hosting?
1.3 – Analyzing the many uses of a VPS
1.4 – How do I find the best VPS for me?
1.5 – Shared hosting to VPS: What to expect in the migration
2.1 – Buying your first VPS
2.2 – Navigating the SSD Nodes dashboard
2.3 – Enabling two-factor authentication for my SSD Nodes dashboard
3.1 – Connecting to your server for the first time with SSH
3.2 – Unix and command line basics
3.3 – Understanding Linux permissions
3.4 – Learning Linux package managers
3.5 – Improving the security of SSH connections
5.1 – What is a content management system?
5.2 – How to install EasyEngine to create SSL-enabled WordPress blogs
5.3 – Installing Ghost as a WordPress alternative)
5.4 – 10 flat file alternative CMSs
6.1 – 6 free cPanel alternatives to empower your VPS
6.2 – Installing Webmin in Ubuntu 16.04
6.3 – Installing CentOS in CentOS 6/7
6.4 – Installing VestaCP in Ubuntu 16.04
6.5 – Installing Ajenti in Ubuntu 16.04
6.6 – Installing Froxlor in Ubuntu 16.04/18.04
8.1 – Make your development and sysadmin tasks better with dotfiles
8.2 – Perk up your VPS and terminal with Zsh and more
8.3 – Audit your VPS security with Lynis
8.4 – 9 tips for maintaining your VPS
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