People also ask


  • How to configure your New VPs?

  • 5 Steps to Configure Your New VPS and Get It Ready to Use Step 1: Learn How to Log into Your VPS via Secure Shell (SSH) Access Step 2: Update Your Server Step 3: Create a New User and Modify Its Privileges Step 4: Enable Public Key Authentication Step 5: Set Up a Firewall for Your VPS

  • How do I clean up my VPS?

  • Use the scrub command 1 on the user data portions 2 of the VPS filesystem. BEWARE: The following commands purposely destroy data. Here is a list of ideas for scrubbing targets, in a sensible order, but you may need to vary it for your particular VPS configuration:

  • How to reinstall a VPS with a different OS?

  • Nuke the VPS. Finally, log into your VPS control panel and tell it to reinstall your VPS with a different OS. Pick the biggest and most featureful one your VPS provider offers. This will overwrite part of your VPS’s disk with fresh, uninteresting data. There’s a chance it will overwrite something sensitive that your prior steps missed.

  • How do I know if my VPS is up to date?

  • Don鈥檛 close the command line window yet, however, since we still have work to do. Once you log into your VPS, you鈥檒l see a message that tells you if there are any 鈥榩ackages鈥?or security updates available: Packages are essentially software in Unix-speak.