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Setup a Cheap Vps for Virtualmin & Aegir for VPS Newbies


Published on - These are the slides use in the video series. It talks about how to setup a cheap VPS host with virtualmin and preping it to install the Aegir - Drupal Hosting System. This video is very much pointed at VPS hosting newbies.

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Setup a Cheap Vps for Virtualmin & Aegir for VPS Newbies

  1. 1. Setting up a cheap VPS with Virtualmin to use alongside Aegir<br /> Check out the screencast at<br />Peter Olson<br />
  2. 2. In this video I will show you<br />how to setup a VERY cheap VPS so that a vps-newbie can:<br />Use a nice web interface (Virtualmin) to help manage their linux server <br />and <br />Use aegirto help with the creation, updating and overall managing of drupal websites.<br />
  3. 3. I am NOT going to:<br />show you how to install aegir (see mig5’s video for that).<br />show you how to completely use Virtualmin.<br />show you how to use aegir.<br />
  4. 4.<br />Cheap $5.95USD per month VPS hosting<br />How to get started with BurstNETvps<br />How to setup linux on BurstNET<br />How to access your BurstNETaccount<br /><br />
  5. 5.<br />I don’t know if BurstNETis anygood. <br />I do know its cheap<br />It got &apos;alright&apos; reviews in several webhosting forums<br />Biggest complaint was that it took forever to create an account after it was ordered… (mine took 3 hours.. Woopty-do)<br />
  6. 6. – Oddity <br />Weird!<br />
  7. 7. – Account info<br />
  8. 8. BurstNET – VPS Control Panel<br />Pretty basic<br />No overusage notification features like Linode offers.<br />If you installed the wrong OS to start out<br />or just want a fresh start after messing around<br />Go to: OS Reload<br />Change or reinstall operating systems<br />
  9. 9. AutoPutty<br />Downloads/Installs:<br />Download and Install autoputty<br /><br />Download and install portable putty<br /><br />Point autoputty at putty<br />Point autoputty at VPS<br />Name it whatever you want<br />Hostname is the ip from the Burstnet email<br />Username is ‘root’ (no quotes)<br />Password from the Burstnet email<br />Connect via SSH!!<br />
  10. 10. SSH on Burstnet VPS<br />Reset root password<br />Command: passwd<br />Enter new password<br />Don’t screw it up or you could lock yourself out<br />Update linux for security reasons<br />apt-get update<br />apt-get upgrade<br />
  11. 11. SSH – Start following Aegir Install<br />Go here:<br /><br />Click on “Generic, Debian-based instructions”<br />Install stuff:<br />apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-cli php5-mysql mysql-server postfix<br />Enter mysql root password<br />Select postfix install type<br />apt-get install sudogit-core unzip nano<br />I added nano to this line. It is a good text editor for linux shell newbies<br />
  12. 12. Check out Part 2 to install Virtualmin<br />
  13. 13. This is part 2, if you missed part 1… go check it out<br />
  14. 14. Virtualmin<br />FREEEEEE<br />How to install virtualmin<br />With it, you can create servers spaces similar to the way WHM can with cpanel<br />Can use webmin to help manage your linux server<br />you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more<br />Do stuff that beginners dislike doing via command line<br />
  15. 15. Virtualmin - install<br />Go here:<br />Click the “Download” link, scroll to the bottom and right click on the link for &quot;Linux and FreeBSD&quot;<br />Copy link location<br />In putty:<br />Type: “wget” (space afterwords & no quotes)<br />Then paste the urlafter wget<br />This will download the install script<br />Install using the script<br />Type:<br />Hit “y” to agree with stuff<br />Wait… wait…<br />
  16. 16. Virtualmin - setup<br />After its installed:<br />Go to: https://yourip:10000<br />Don’t forget the “s” in https<br />Login using:<br />username: root<br />Password supplied in email (same one used in putty)<br />Before doing the setup wizard<br />Click on “webmin” -&gt; “servers” -&gt; “Mysql database server”<br />Type in the password you entered in when installing mysql<br />Go back to virtualmin<br />
  17. 17. Virtualmin- setup<br />Set it up so as to use less memory<br />Make sure clamAV is set to NO, everything else should be default.<br />
  18. 18. Virtualmin – Finishing Up<br />Go back to putty and run:<br />apt-get update<br />apt-get upgrade<br />Up the php.ini memory<br />Type: nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini<br />Hit: ctrl-w <br />type: memory<br />Change the “memory_limit” to 96M or higher<br />Hit ctrl-x, then y (yes), & hit enter to save & exit<br />
  19. 19. DONE! – visit Mig5 to Finish<br />Go to:<br /><br />Finish installing Aegir<br />Live the crazy Aegir life<br />
  20. 20. Questions?<br />