4 Easy Steps to Setup Linode VPS Server
Server setup in Linode, Here you will find steps to setup Linode server in within few minutes. I think you have Linode account if you don't
At the time of writing, Linode is offering 2GB RAM server for $10, we will be starting with this one.
1. Setup & Boot Linode Server
Login to your account
i. Select the Plan & datacenter, then click on Add this Linode
After that within few seconds, your linode will be created.
ii. Click on your Linode number or on the dashboard link.
You will be navigated to Linode server dashboard.
iii. To build your server click on Rebuild link or Deploy an Image
On rebuild screen, you get the option to select operating system & Disk size, SWAP Disk and password. Select operating system and enter password for your Linode (this password will be used to login to server via SSH or CPanel)
After that, under 60 seconds your virtual private server setup is completed. You are ready to start (boot) the server for the first time.
iv. Click on Boot button to turn on the VPS machine, you just created.
Click Ok button, in popup box.
v. Login to SSH
2. Update Software Packages.
For updating packages in CentOS7, follow these command after login to SSH.
Enter below command in SSH terminal
After that it will ask for confirmation, type y and hit enter button.
It will take few minutes to download & install the updates.
After installing all the updates, you can see message like this below.
Server software package updates are done, next we need to setup HostName.
3. Setup Hostname & TimeZone
i. Set Host Name in CentOS 7
Here I'm Setting up HostName for CentOS7. HostName is the name of the machine. We need to edit
Enter any of these below commands, you will get the default configuration values.
## OR ##
$ hostnamectl status
You will see these below values.
Use these commands to changes the hostname, I'll be using server1.codingcyber.com as
# hostnamectl set-hostname Your-New-Host-Name-Here --static
After executing above command, if you want to check the hostname status again.
You will see the updated value.
Now we have successfully changed
ii. Set Time Zone
Using date command we can check which timezone it is in. See below ScreenShot
##*** Grep possible Asian timezones ***##
timedatectl list-timezones | grep Asia
After selecting your timezone, use this below command. My time zone is Asia/Kolkata
timedatectl set-timezone time_zone
timedatectl set-timezone America/Kolkata
If you want to check the timezone, use date function to check.
4. Installing WebServer Applications
There are two ways to setup web server, you can setup using LAMP stack or by using CPanel. For using CPanel, you need renewal licence every month. Even without license you can try CPanel for 15 days. Check your IP address eligible for free trail or not.
i. LAMP Stack
I've installed CentOS 7, on my Linode VPS. Now I'll Install LAMP Stack
If you have any problem in setting up Linode Virtual Private Server, Let me know using comment form.