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My name is Dean Hills.  I’m an enthusiastic VPS holder and as such would like to share my VPS experiences and in particular my participation in VPS and shared hosting post to host forums.  I’ve included some basic information for those who are new to VPSs and need quick information of how to set up and manage a Linux VPS for the first time.

For those who come from a Windows environment a Linux VPS can be daunting to get familiar with, but these days there is so much information available on the Web, one can literally Google one’s way through setting up a VPS.  Learning is fast as Linux has a great logic to it.

This Blog is located on a shared hosting account with a DirectAdmin Panel, courtesy of Fitkoh.  Installation has been fast and seamless with DirectAdmin.  What is novel with this experience is that the database is situated on a different server and therefore is remote to DirectAdmin.  Most panel users work with localhost.  This panel uses the IP of the remote server instead of localhost.  This made the installation of phpmyadmin a challenge.  Ditto use of the Softaculous auto-installer.  Interesting experience for sure.