VPS Help

Discussion in 'Questions and Answers' started by Bilal Elayan, Nov 13, 2017 at 1:34 PM.

  1. Bilal Elayan

    Bilal Elayan New Member

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    Hello, everyone. Happy to be on the forum!

    I've just begun trying to get into VPS hosting recently, and getting my head around it slowly, but more and more keeps popping up. I've been using shared hosting until now.

    My question is I'm unsure if I'm doing things right, so general directions would reeeeallly be appreciated.

    My goals:
    • Start hosting multiple websites on a single VPS
    • Setup an Email client
    What I've done so far:
    • Using OVH for the VPS service
    • Setup WAMP
    • Setup PHPMyAdmin
    • Set up users with key access
    • Able to connect with FileZilla
    What I need to do, but am unsure of:
    • Setting up a DNS/Nameserver
    • Setting up a mail server

    Apologies if the post is lengthy, but this is what I'm unsure about. The reason I'm unsure is because i'm going about this without any knowledge, so i'm worried I may have security risks or what not in the future.

    So my question is, in the general sense am I on the right track? And if so, any advice on setting up the DNS, nameserver and mail server? Any security risks I need to be aware of for handling it myself? And what should my next steps be if I want to host multiple websites on a single VPS node (I think it's called a node?).

    And thanks a lot for any replies.
     
  2. web-project

    web-project Member Verified Provider

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    you are on right track

    You need to know how troubleshoot the issues, don't forget to install the firewall and setup secure rules.

    Google for it, as plenty tutorials how to setup Bind and mail server.
     
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  3. Bilal Elayan

    Bilal Elayan New Member

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    Thank you very much for the reply. I've somewhat figured the DNS stuff now. Basically I needed a nameserver.

    I'm stuck now on the mail server though. I have an email up that works on roundcube, but it isn't working on any email clients (i use Thunderbird). I ended up using ISPConfig 3 to set up the email account.
     
  4. web-project

    web-project Member Verified Provider

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    using BIND and your domain name registrar you will be able to create nameservers.
     
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  5. Bilal Elayan

    Bilal Elayan New Member

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    Sorry I'm a bit of a beginner, but wait... I can just make up any nameserver names I want when configuring bind then use them at Namecheap (where I buy domains from)? That's crazy cool if that's the case.

    I can't seem to figure out what IMAP and SMTP servers/ports I should be using with Thunderbird when setting up emails using ISPConfig 3 either. I'm thinking of doing a complete reinstall and following this tutorial soon:
    https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/perfect-server-ubuntu-with-nginx-and-ispconfig-3/
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2017 at 4:41 AM
  6. web-project

    web-project Member Verified Provider

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