Once you have purchased a VPS and paid for it, you will receive a welcome letter. Carefully read the letter and keep it in a safe place, because you may need it later. Find the following information:
Control panel: ISPmanager Lite (www.ispsystem.com)
Open your browser to enter the URL to ISPmanager provided in the welcome letter: https:// XX.XXX.XX.XX /manager/. Note, if the IP address starts with "https", all the data that are transferred between server and browser will be encrypted. If you type in http://, the error message will be shown.
After you have entered the URL, you will go to the â€śAuthorizationâ€ť page. Enter "root" into the â€śUsernameâ€ť field, enter the password from your welcome letter into the "Password" field.
You are not required to enter anything into the third and the forth fields. The "License agreement" will be shown next. This page will appear only once. "Welcome root... Congratulations!" You successfully access the control panel of your server.
Go to the the â€śAccounts managementâ€ť section -> the â€śAdministrator managementâ€ť module. There is only "root" account on the list. You may add more administrator accounts for managing your server. Open the â€śRootâ€ť edit form by selecting it in the table and clicking the â€śEditâ€ť icon. You can open the form by double-clicking the required line. There you can change the root password. All of the other administrator's properties are read-only.
Warning! If you change the root password, keep it in mind. If you forget your password, only the technical support specialists will be able to recover it.
Go to the â€śStatisticsâ€ť section -> the â€śSystem informationâ€ť module. There you can monitor information concerning your VPS resources and server parameters. Double-click the â€śDisk space sizeâ€ť line. â€śDisk informationâ€ť will be displayed. â€śUsed/totalâ€ť: 1/400. This means that you have used 1 MB from 400 MB that are allocated to you.
Return to the previous page by clicking the "Back" icon. Double-click the â€śProcesses numberâ€ť to view the â€śProcesses listâ€ť. You will see the information concerning all the processes that are currently running on your server.
Go to the â€śStatisticsâ€ť section -> the â€śActive sessionsâ€ť module. There you can view information about all users who are currently working in the ISPmanager control panel.
Go the â€śStatisticsâ€ť section -> the â€śAction logâ€ť module. There you can view the history of the operations that your users performed in the control panel. You can locate the information about the operation time, user who performed this operation, and his IP address. To search necessary information You may set a filter by providing required parameters.
If you have changed your password, you will see that in the Log:
Go to the "Server settings" section â€”> the "Server parameters" module.
"Server name" is your hostname. You cannot change it via ISPmanager, and normally it is not necessary.
"Time zone" is a local time of the server. Choose the time zone to display the time in your locale.
"Forward root e-mail" is an email address of the root user. We recommend that you provide a valid email address to receive system notifications.
Go to the â€śServer settingsâ€ť section -> the â€śIP address managementâ€ť module to view a list of IP addresses assigned to your VPSs. You may order additional IP addresses or cancel those you do not need; the primary IP address will remain unchanged.
You can choose different statuses for your IP addresses. For example, you can assign an IP address to a user, and no one else will be able to assign it to his domains.
Go to the â€śServer settingâ€ť sections -> the â€śDatabase serversâ€ť module. There is one record for MySQL server running on your VPS. Open the MySQL server edit form. Locate the following information:
Go to the â€śServer settingsâ€ť section -> the â€śPHP extensionsâ€ť module. All the PHP extensions installed on your server are shown on the list. Each of them has an â€śEnabledâ€ť or â€śDisabledâ€ť status. If there is a lock-like icon, this extension is compiled into PHP and cannot be disabled. You can enable or disable PHP extensions, if necessary. We recommend enabling only those extensions your scripts require, because active extensions consume much server resources.
Go to the â€śGeneral settingsâ€ť module to change your control panel's parameters. You can choose a language and theme, set the number of lines per page, allow or deny access from IP addresses, or change the password of the current user.