FAQ: VPS 512 - Setup
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Can I firewall my VPS?
You can firewall your VPS by setting up a software firewall such as IP Tables on a Linux-based machine or Windows Firewall on a Microsoft-based server. There are several tutorials on the web to help you do this.
Can I manually reboot my VPS?
Yes you can. If something is not working correctly you can simply reboot it in the control panel available in the Account Management area of this page.
Can I reinstall a different distribution or start over on my VPS?
You can reinstall at anytime. However, this will be an embryonic installation and all data will be lost. You will need to backup any data that you want to maintain before you do this. Please note that this is not the same as restoring from a backup. It is a fresh install of the operating system image. You will need to manually restore any settings or software that you have installed. Remember: reinstalling or reimaging your VPS will remove all data from your VPS. Make sure you have a backup before you do this.
How do I access my Virtual Private Server?
You can access your Linux Virtual Private Server over a SSH connection by using a program such as: Terminal in Mac OS X, or Putty and SecureCRT in Windows. Use the username and password along with the IP of the machine that was given to you in your welcome letter from Nethosting.com.
Windows VPS accounts can be administrated over Remote Desktop using the standard Remote Desktop Client from Microsoft (included in Windows XP and newer versions of Windows).
If you have added a Control Panel like Cpanel or DirectAdmin, you can go to your IP address or domain name followed by :2222 in DirectAdmin or your IP address or domain name followed by :2086 in Cpanel.
-- Examples --
Direct Admin: http://www.domain.com:2222
You can get additional information on DirectAdmin here: http://www.site-helper.com.
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