Tutorial Series

New CentOS 7 Server Checklist

When creating a new CentOS 7 server, there are some basic tasks that you should take to ensure that your server is secure and configured properly. The tutorial series covers connecting to your server and general security best practices, and provides links to articles that will help you start running your own web server or application.
  1. How To Connect To Your Droplet with SSH

    November 4, 2014
    If you have recently created a DigitalOcean Droplet, and you are new to working with Linux servers, you will need to learn how to use SSH to connect to and manage it. SSH, which stands for Secure Shell, is an encrypted network protocol that is used to for, among other...
  2. Initial Server Setup with CentOS 7

    July 21, 2014
    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. When you first create your server, this tutorial explains the first steps you need to take. This tutorial is made for CentOS 7.
  3. Additional Recommended Steps for New CentOS 7 Servers

    November 5, 2014
    After setting up the bare recommended configuration for a new server, there are often some additional steps that are highly recommended in most cases. In this guide, we'll continue the initial configuration by tackling some recommended, but optional procedures.