New Server FAQ and Directory

Introduction

This page is meant to serve as a directory for some of the more common questions when managing a new server. These articles may not be exhaustive, and users are always encouraged to reach out to us with any issues or questions not addressed here.

Where to find your Cloud server and service credentials

  • This article will walk you through the steps to find your Cloud server and service credentials that you can use to for RDP, MySQL, MSSQL, Coldfusion admin, etc.

Using RDP to Access Your Server

  • This article will walk you through the steps of getting your server’s Administrator credentials and using them to get into your VPS. There are also steps on adding your IP to the firewall to allow the connection.

Manually Creating Sites in IIS

  • This article will teach you how to add a new site in IIS, as well as how to create the relevant bindings.

Using FTP to Transfer Files

  • This article will teach you how to configure your VPS to allow FTP connections, which will allow you to transfer files to and from your server.

    • This article will teach you how to then create a specialized user to make use of those FTP connections.
  • This article will provide steps on installing and configuring FileZilla server, as an alternative to manually creating an FTP site and users on your server.

Creating and Managing Databases and Database Users

MSSQL

  • This article provides beginner steps on using SQL Server Management Studio, for those servers using MSSQL.

  • This article provides steps on taking and restoring MSSQL backups.

MySQL

  • This article provides the database and user management steps for MySQL Workbench, on servers utilizing MySQL.

  • This article provides steps on taking and restoring a MySQL database backup.

Managing your DNS through CloudFlare

  • This article will provide steps on creating and managing a CloudFlare account to help keep your sites secure.
    • This article provides some more information on the benefits of using CloudFlare and how it works.

How to test your site before going live

  • Option 1: Use a hosts file entry to make your local computer load the website from the new server. This Article will give you instructions on how to accomplish this.

  • Option 2: You can add a binding for a testing subdomain to the website that you want to test. This Article on step 3 will give you instructions on how to accomplish this.