We had an amazing vacation. We cruised from Bayonne, NJ to Cape Canaveral, FL to CocoCay Bahamas to Nassau Bahamas and back to NJ again. The whole time we relaxed, we drank, we partied, we even caught a showing of Cats. You don’t know relaxed until you’ve sat on a cruise ship balcony, smoking a cigar and drinking a beer. I’m honestly looking forward to going back to my day job 😲 I know right. That’s a good vacation.
I think today I’m going to keep it simple and talk about servers. I know these because I troubleshoot them for a living and create and edit them in my spare time. More times than most we deal with Linux servers. The reason for this is they’re free and have no limitations. Windows servers are popular because of their ease of use but can be pricey for the license. At IONOS we charge $10 per vCore of a server for a Windows license, that means if your server has 4 vCores you pay $40 per month to use Windows, so why not learn some Linux and keep things cheap.
Linux can be pretty intimidating but with some practice it is the coolest aspect of I.T. in my opinion. It gives you an insane advantage over others because it does take skill to use it.
Today I am going to keep it simple and talk about creating and accessing a Linux server. IONOS has some of the best prices available for spinning up a server. You can go to www.ionos.com , check out their VPS page, purchase a Virtual Private Server S and have a Linux server ready within 30 minutes. Once you log on to my.ionos.com and access your server cloud panel, you’ll have all of your server information… i.e. IP address, username and initial password.
To gain access to your server you can either use the IONOS KVM console within your cloud panel by clicking “Actions” then “access KVM console”
Or to access your server by remote. From any PC or MAC. Access the Command prompt in Windows by typing CMD in the windows search bar and hitting enter, or by opening Terminal in MAC.
Once opened type ‘ssh root@’your server ip (host)’ Hit Enter, then enter your initial password by copying the password, then just right clicking once in the CMD or Terminal box and hit enter again. you will then be logged into your server remotely. If you need assistance on Linux commands you can click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHVtBkJwP54 to find some essential information on starting your journey in Linux servers.
This was a simple introduction in spinning up a server and doing some minor configuration. If you want to know more about running a web server or storage server you need to do some googling and youtube-ing and learn a lot more. As always you can comment on these blogs and ask any questions you may have and I will be happy to get back to you as soon as I can. I love this topic especially so feel free to ask 😁
Thank you and from my recent experience, have fun! take a vacation, even if it’s just sitting on your porch smoking a cigar and drinking a glass of bourbon, or tea…..