Could someone help me to setup a basic server using Centos 6.4 32bit with Digital Ocean basic $5 plan

Could someone please guide me through the steps of setting up a basic server where I can do following things:

1 - Host a website; 2 - Host a wordpress blog; 3 - Upload files with the help of FTP; 4 - Install a SSL certificate; 5 - Run server side scripts with the help of PHP and Mysql; 6 - Upload and manage .htaccess file and; 7 - Secure my server with basic security, so I can minimise the risk of being hacked.

I would really appreciate if you guys can point me to the right articles on digital ocean or somewhere else where I can find the best resources.

Just to be clear I am a novice with Virtual Private Servers and I have always used shared hosting, but now I need VPS for my new project which requires much more than shared hosting.

Thanks in advance

Ankit Yadav

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Thanks Ricardo Parraga.

Welcome to DO’s community Ankit: <br> <br>I hope these get you started: <br> <br>Initial Server Setup with CentOS 6 <br> <br> <br>How To Set Up vsftpd on CentOS 6 <br> <br> <br>How To Use Filezilla to Transfer and Manage Files Securely on your VPS <br> <br> <br>How To Install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack On CentOS 6 <br> <br> <br>How To Use the .htaccess File <br> <br> <br>How To Install and Secure phpMyAdmin on a CentOS 6.4 VPS <br> <br> <br>How To Create a SSL Certificate on Apache for CentOS 6 <br> <br> <br>How To Install Wordpress on Centos 6 <br> <br> <br>How To Protect SSH with fail2ban on CentOS 6 <br> <br> <br>There might be other articles that you might nee so feel free to search here: <br> <br>