Tutorials

Installing Windows on a Cloud Instance via VNC

Installing an operating system like Windows on a Virtual Private Server or Cloud Instance can be accomplished using Virtual Network Computing (VNC). This guide will focus on using the Virtio drivers (virtio-win.iso) during the Windows installation process. Prerequisites ServerAstra Cloud Instance Windows ISO image - you can select one during order or upload your own Virtio drivers (virtio-win.iso) - it is auto supplied for any Windows iso VNC client software (Optional) Steps 1. Prepare the Cloud Instance [...]

Installing Control Panels via Cloud Panel and Accessing Them

In this article, we will discuss how to install various control panels using Cloud Panel and access them after installation. Cloud Panel supports several popular control panels, including: Webuzo Website: https://www.webuzo.com/ Documentation: https://www.webuzo.com/docs/ Plesk Website: https://www.plesk.com/ Documentation: https://docs.plesk.com/ cPanel Website: https://cpanel.net/ Documentation: https://docs.cpanel.net/ Webmin Website: http://www.webmin.com/ Documentation: http://www.webmin[...]

Setting Up and Securing SSH on Ubuntu 22.04: A Comprehensive Guide

In this tutorial we will guide you through the process of enabling SSH on your Ubuntu 22.04 system, configuring the appropriate firewall rules to allow inbound connections, and changing the default SSH port for enhanced security. Prerequisites An Ubuntu 22.04 system with root privileges Step 1: Update the System Before you start, make sure your system is up to date. Open a terminal window and run the following commands: sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade Step 2: Install the OpenSSH Server To enable SSH on y[...]

Set Up and Secure SSH on CentOS, Rocky, and AlmaLinux 7, 8, and 9

This tutorial will guide you through the process of enabling SSH on your CentOS, Rocky, or AlmaLinux 7, 8, and 9 system, configuring the appropriate firewall rules to allow inbound connections, and changing the default SSH port for enhanced security. Prerequisites A CentOS, Rocky, or AlmaLinux system of appropriate version with root privileges Step 1: Update the System Before you start, make sure your system is up to date. Open a terminal window and run the following commands: sudo yum update For CentOS/R[...]

Setting Up and Securing SSH on FreeBSD 13: A Comprehensive Guide

Here will guide you through the process of enabling SSH on your FreeBSD 13 system, configuring the appropriate firewall rules to allow inbound connections, and changing the default SSH port for enhanced security. Prerequisites A FreeBSD 13 system with root privileges Step 1: Update the System Before you start, make sure your system is up to date. Open a terminal window and run the following commands: pkg update pkg upgrade Step 2: Enable the SSH Service To enable SSH on your FreeBSD system, edit the /etc/[...]

IPMI IPKVM guide

Here we will help you access your server's IPMI interface and launch the IPKVM console for remote server management. Follow the steps below to get started: Accessing the IPMI Interface Open your web browser and enter the IPMI web panel in the address bar. The IPMI web panel is provided in your YAML configuration System->Remote Access->Additional Parameters->Panel->URL. Log in to the IPMI interface using username and password from the same section. Launching the IPKVM Console Once logged[...]

Setting Up and Securing Remote Desktop on Windows: A Comprehensive Guide

This tutorial will guide you through the process of enabling Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) on your Windows system, configuring the appropriate firewall rules to allow inbound connections, and changing the default RDP port for enhanced security. Prerequisites A Windows system with Administrator privileges Step 1: Open PowerShell as an Administrator To run the necessary commands, you'll need to open a PowerShell session with Administrator privileges. To do this: Click the "Start" button in the lower-left c[...]

Introduction to Dedicated Servers: A Beginner's Guide

Understanding dedicated server hosting, its benefits and drawbacks, and how it compares to other hosting options such as shared hosting and cloud hosting. What is Dedicated Server Hosting? Dedicated server hosting is a type of web hosting service where an entire physical server is allocated to a single user or organization. This server is not shared with any other customers, providing the user with full control and access to the server's resources, such as CPU, RAM, and storage. Benefits of Dedicated Server[...]

Account Setup and Registration

Welcome to our Account Setup and Registration guide. This page will walk you through the process of setting up your account with ServerAstra and registering for our services using our WHMCS billing system. Follow the steps below to get started. Step 1: Visit Our Billing Portal To begin the account setup and registration process, visit our billing portal at serverastra.com/billing. Step 2: Create a New Account If you're new to ServerAstra, you'll need to create an account to access our services. Click on the[...]

Guide to Interpreting the YAML Configuration and Connecting to IPKVM

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of interpreting the YAML configuration provided to ServerAstra dedicated servers and colocation customers and explain how to connect to the IPKVM for remote management of your server. Table of Contents Understanding the YAML Configuration Connecting to IPKVM via VPN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Understanding the YAML Configuration The YAML (short for "YAML Ain't Markup Language") configuration file is a human-readable data format that provides [...]