In this article, you will learn how to manage a Linux Virtual Private Server (VPS) from the Client Area. Using your account at the Client Area, you can monitor and manage your virtual machine. The lesson focuses on how to manage your VPS server which includes supervision of the following features:
- Service Actions, including: Power on/off, Shut down, Reboot the server and Reset the password.
- Service Management, including: Backups, Console, Firewalls, Graphs, ISO Images, Rebuild the server and Reverse DNS.
- Server Information, provides you with the current status, resources and options set for the virtual machine.
Select the VPS you want to modify
- Enter your account on the Client Area.
- From the Home menu, click on Cloud Services.
- The “My Products and Services” list will appear.
- Click on the Linux VPS server you want to modify from the list.
Via the Service Actions buttons, you can do the following:
- Click Power On to run the server.
- Click Power Off to shut down the virtual machine.
- Click Shut Down to shut down guest OS on the virtual machine. Note that Power state will change to Partially Powered Off.
- Click Reboot to restart the server.
- Click Reset Password to reset the password for your VPS server.
Under the Service Management section, you can do the following :
By clicking on Backups, you can view the list of existing ‘Backups' of your entire server and restore any of the available backups at any time you need.
Backups are assigned to a particular server and will be removed once the server is deleted.
Backup is a paid service and should be automatically enabled only if you're subscribed.
By clicking on Console you can access the console directly and connect to the server.
Via the Firewalls button you can view existing on-server firewalls and add new ones.
– Click on Create Firewall to create a new firewall.
– Enter a firewall name then click Confirm.
– To create the required firewall rules, click on the editing icon next to the firewall name. You will find the list existing rules if any have already been created.
– Press on Create Rule to add a new rule, then fill the required fields:
Port: Enter a port or port range to which the traffic will be allowed, it is only applicable for ‘TCP' and ‘UDP' protocols. A port range can be specified by separating two ports with a dash, e.g 1024-5000.
Source IP (IN)/Destination IP (‘OUT' direction) – Provide a list of permitted IPv4/IPv6 addresses in CIDR notation. Please use ‘0.0.0.0/0' to allow all IPv4 addresses and ‘ ::/0′ to allow all IPv6 addresses.
You can specify 100 CIDRs at most. Separate each address with a comma from the others.
– Edit or remove firewall rules by pressing adequate buttons.
Click on Graphs to show the generated graphs showing the ‘CPU Usage', ‘Memory Usage', and ‘Network Traffic'.
- Rebuild Server
Click on Rebuild Server to rebuild your virtual machine and change a server's OS image.
Press the adjacent button next to the OS image name to reinstall your server to the chosen image and confirm your choice.
Note: Keep in mind that this will also wipe the previously saved data on the VM disk.
- ISO Images
By clicking on ISO Images, you can mount and install additional images e.g. additional operating systems that are not available by default for the ‘Rebuild' feature.
Note: Currently mounted image is highlighted with the bolded font. you can unmount it at any time, or mount any other image from the list.
- Reverse DNS
By clicking this option, you can change the hostname that will appear when getting the hostname belonging to the primary IPs (IPv4 and IPv6) of your server.
Click on “Create IPv6 Reverse DNS” button, when ‘IP' and ‘Reverse DNS' are provided, save the changes by clicking Create button.
In the Server information section, you can review the current status, resources, and options set for the VPS.