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digital ocean for newbies

  • Posted December 30, 2014

first of all “sorry”. maybe you saw many messages like that. i’m very new about vps but now it’s obligation for my customer’s project.

i order a vps from digital ocean and try to create a droplet as CentOS 7. it’s done. then… i don’t know what should i do? putty is ok :))

  • i must install apache server, mysql (now its maria), phpmyadmin, and more? but i don’t know “how?” anyone know a tutorial for that?

  • which control panel for administration? how to install?

  • after the lamp installation most important point is how can i keep safe my server from attacks with/without firewall? and keep alive that server?

regards…

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You can find a walk-through on setting up a LAMP stack on a CentOS 7 droplet here.

If you do choose to install a control panel on your droplet you would need to do this before installing any other software. Most control panels will install their own versions of the daemons (apache, mysql, etc) or will at least automate the installation. However depending on what you need to manage on a regular basis you may wish to just configure the services manually and not have the overhead of a control panel.

This tutorial and the next one in the series will assist you in setting up initial security on your new CentOS 7 droplet.