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VPS v2: Virtual Private Server: Guide for Administrators

bullet Introduction

This section provides basic instructions for the majority of the common tasks associated with Virtual Private Server administration. Because the new Virtual Private Servers are designed to function like free standing UNIX servers, additional information about many of the utilities and commands covered here can be found online or in UNIX manuals.

User Accounts

Virtual Private Server user accounts grant specific people access to services such as FTP, Email, and shell, depending on the permissions of the account.

The UNIX Shell

The UNIX Shell is a command line interface to the VPS which provides a fast, powerful tool for experienced users and Administrators.

File Transfer Protocol

FTP is the standard method for moving files between computers. The ProFTPd server on your VPS is flexible and powerful.

Email Services

The configurable sendmail server is a reliable tool for sending and receiving Email. Your VPS allows you to manage Email aliases, mailing lists, and anti spam tools, as well as Web based Email clients and more.

The Apache Web Server

Web content is served using the popular Apache Web Server. Apache is easy to configure for multiple domain hosting, and can be extended using modules to allow support for PHP, databases, Java, and more.

The FreeBSD Ports Collection

The FreeBSD Ports collection is a library of programs that are already configured to run on the server. There are a large number of different tools available in the ports.

Imanager - Web Based Control Panel

The Imanager control panel allows you to perform many important administrative tasks from an easy-to-use Web based environment.

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