H-Sphere User Menu Based Guide

Virtual Private Servers


Virtual Private Server support offers a series of advantages and privileges in that you get your own Linux server with root access, whereas in regular user accounts you could only request non-root access from the administrator. You can do the following in your user control panel:


Checking Virtual Server Status

Such as installing Virtual Server takes a while, VPS will not be activated right away after signup. Until it gets activated, you can view only billing info and trouble ticket system in your user control panel. To make sure that VPS is activated and can be administered, you can check the VPS status:

  1. On the user control panel home page, select Server Info from the Virtual Private Server menu.
  2. If you need to restart VPS, click the Stop it link. To activate it later, click the Start It link.


Add Custom DNS Records

To configure DNS zones and add custom DNS records:

  1. Select VPS DNS Zone in the Virtual Private Server menu. The following page shows:
  2. To add a custom DNS record, click the link in the necessary DNS record section.


Change Root password

You can log into your virtual server with a root password. In case you want to change it, do the following:

  1. Select Root password in the Virtual Private Server menu.
  2. Enter a new password and confirm it again.
  3. Click the Change Edit button.



You can add more IPs to your virtual server:

  1. Select Server IPs in the Virtual Private Server menu.
  2. To delete existing IP, click the Trash icon next to it.


Change Server Limits

You can increase or decrease server limits in the user control panel:

  1. Select Server limits in the Virtual Private Server menu.
  2. To change a limit, click the Change icon in the corresponding Action section.
  3. On the page that appears, enter a new limit and click Submit.


Look Up System Information

You can look up system information just from your Control Panel. Go to VPS server details in the Virtual Private Server menu.


Add VPS Templates

In H-Sphere 3.1 Beta 1 and up, you can add VPS Templates from your user CP. VPS template is a predefined set of RPMs to install/remove/upgrade a certain service, tool or application. You can install application (e.g dns-server, ftp-server) and extra H-Sphere VPS templates. Extra VPS template is a custom set of RPMs provided depending on your OS.

You can add H-Sphere VPS Templates in your Control Panel:

  1. Go to VPS Templates in the Virtual Private Server menu.
  2. To install a template, click on the icon in the Status column:
    Enable VPS templates
    Note: Prior to installing Custom templates, make sure to add them at the bottom of the VPS Templates page.
  3. You can view the template details, by clicking the View icon in the Controls column. You will find the info on packages installed, their version etc.:
    View packages info

Starting with H-Sphere 3.1 Beta 2, you can update H-Sphere VPS Core templates, which are the basic services, libraries, and tools of H-Sphere VPS. For this, go to Virtual Private Server->VPS Templates and find the Update icon in the Controls column.


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