VestaCP as Admin

Am presently looking at starting a VestaCP installation from the roots up.  As previously mentioned I did try an installation in 2014, but probably because of lack of experience just couldn’t get it off the ground.  My greatest difficulty was to make the DNS work with my domain. I just couldn’t get further than that and there was a great lack of documentation on the Vesta Website for help.

I’m excited, as when I was searching for a suitable cheap VPS host, arrived at HostUS.  Then when I checked for reviews not only found someone recommending HostUS very highly, but also recommending VestaCP.  His blog comes with loads of experiences he is sharing with every one.

Steven Sullivan Blog

This is what he has to say about initial installation of VestaCP.  What grabbed my attention is to use the advanced install settings for VestCP.  Now that I didn’t do during my failed attempt in 2014, so am eagerly looking forward to trying the advanced installation when I get my new VPS.  His Blog is filled with plenty of other VestaCP tips and tricks.  Am crossing fingers HostUS will give me a VPS.

VestaCP VPS control panel

I think a lot of us are loving VestaCP – I know I am. I thought I would let you know that my installation of VestaCP on one of HostUS‘s VPS’s is super fast and very easy. As long as you start with a clean installation then you’re good to go; and it’s as simple as using VestaCP’s advanced install settings function on their homepage to completely customise the server install.

I will say this: make sure you get the customisation right the first time as it’s not as easy as you think to change things in future if you decide to switch it up, unless of course you know what you’re doing. A default of PHP-FPM + NGINX will work for the web server as it already has templates for WordPress so it’ll work right out of the box, and for e-mail I would recommend exim + dovecot + spamassassin. You may notice there’s no Virus scanner here but that’s because it likes to eat memory, and let’s be fair your users should have virus scanners on their computers in this day and age. Don’t forget to add an extra level of spam protection by adding some custom rules to SpamAssassin.

Also refer to my Blog for progress.