I am new member in digitalocean, please tell me how to set up my cloud/vps server in the first time when i have bought the package, i am planning using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Apache, MSQL, Phpmyadmin, PHP

August 18, 2013 1.9k views
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Please help me as the additional, i have bought the IPBoard suite, and i want to install to my cloud server..
We have a 1-click LAMP installation image in the Applications tab -- you can spin up a new droplet off of that image and upload your files to /var/www
Start, here: Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 12.04. If you're connecting to your droplet from a Windows machine, you'll be interested in: How to Create SSH Keys with PuTTY to Connect to a VPS.

If you're going to be serving a lot of static content, you'll get better performance from Nginx w/caching vs. Apache. See How to Install Wordpress, Nginx, PHP, and Varnish on Ubuntu 12.04.

If yours is going to be a high-traffic site, you definitely want to go w/a multi-core droplet w/memcached for MySQL: How to Install and Use Memcache on Ubuntu 12.04.

If you're interested in open-source (i.e. free) alternatives to IPBoard, check out: How to Install Vanilla Forums on Ubuntu 12.10 or Discourse.
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial covers how to login with root, how to change the root password, how to create a new user, how to give the new user root privileges, how to change the port, and how to disable root login in. This tutorial is written for Ubuntu. When you first create your server, this tutorial explains the first steps you need to take. This tutorial is written for Ubuntu 12.04.
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