In Part 1, we went over the benefits of getting an Arvixe VPS, how to get one ordered, and some tips for improved branding. Here, we’ll go over the steps to configure your VPS, and create your client space.
Once you’ve received your e-mail confirming that your VPS has been provisioned, and confirmed that your branded name servers have registered, it’s time to log into your VPS, and get everything configured.
Your VPS Configuration:
- Look for the “Control Panel Information” section of your welcome e-mail; your Admin login information will be labeled “Username (Administrative)”.
- Log into your VPS; your first screen should be “Account Home”.
- Look for the link labeled “Edit Details” on the right side of the screen, and click it.
- Update the names and contact e-mails as appropriate, and click “Update”.
- Click “Configuration” at the top of the page, and select “Server”
- On the next page, select “DNS”
- Scroll down to the bottom of the next page, and add the names of your branded name servers, and click “Update”
- Highlight “Configuration” again, and select “Virtual servers”
- Click the blue box in the center that has the name of your main domain name for your VPS.
- Scroll all the way to the bottom, and click the down arrow next to “Instant Alias”
- Update the field to contain your domain name, to provide continuity for your branding. (An “Instant Alias” is a generated temporary name for a new client website as a means of access before the domain transfer is completed – you’ll see where this comes in shortly.) Click “Update”.
Creating Your Client Site:
- Return to “Account Home”
- Click “Create Customer”
- Fill out the fields on the following screen for your client, and click “Create Customer”
- You’ll see a prompt on the next screen stating that there isn’t currently a website for this customer: click the button labeled “Create Hosting Space”
- Enter the domain name, and check the boxes to create a website, and an FTP account.
- Click the button labeled “Create Space”
On the next screen, you’ll see your options to set up the SQL database, e-mails, etc.
We’ll stop here, and pick up in Part 3 with transferring your mojoPortal database and site.