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Alright, so you now own a server. The first time I had a virtual private server, I had no knowledge whatsoever of how to use it – my only experience with web hosting had been with using cPanel. In the case of virtual private servers, you typically won’t have cPanel initially installed. In any case, even though using a web panel may make things easier for you, you get more out of hosting and learn a lot more if you’re using a server; sure it may be a an adjustment, but you can do a lot more and it’s a lot more fun.
Also, don’t be intimidated by the command line ( in case you haven’t used it so far ). That’s also fun.
Ok, so first thing you want to do after you find yourself owning a VPS. Connect to it. How, you ask? Why, using SSH. (more…)