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Dedibox VPS - Quickstart

Reviewed on 15 May 2024Published on 15 May 2024

A Dedibox VPS (Virtual Private Server) operates within a larger physical infrastructure, providing directly accessible computing resources and greater control than shared hosting solutions.

Dedibox VPSs are versatile, serving various purposes such as hosting websites, web applications, databases, and development environments. They offer a balance of performance, control, and affordability for businesses and individuals with moderate to high-traffic websites or applications.

Creating a Dedibox VPS

Before you start

To complete the actions presented below, you must have:

  • A Dedibox account logged into the console
  • Added a payment method to your account
  1. Navigate to your Dedibox console home page and select Order from the top navigation.
  2. Choose Dedibox VPS from the drop-down menu to access available offers.
  3. Select a VPS offer and proceed with the order.
  4. Specify the geographical region for deployment and confirm your choice.
  5. Choose the operating system (OS) and version for your virtual machine.
  6. Enter a hostname containing at least eight alphanumeric characters.
  7. Optionally, paste an SSH key for authentication.
  8. Review your order details and confirm by clicking Confirm my order.

    It may take a few minutes for your VPS to be delivered and visible in your account.

Connecting to a Dedibox VPS

You can manage your Dedibox VPS by accessing it through SSH.

Linux and Mac OSX (Mac) connection

  1. Open a terminal program on your local machine.
  2. Enter the command below, replacing <YOUR_DEDIBOX_VPS_IP> with your the specific IP address of your VPS:
    ssh root@<YOUR_DEDIBOX_VPS_IP>
  3. If prompted, allow connection to the host by typing “yes” and pressing Enter.
  4. Enter your password to log in.

    Authentication occurs without a password if your VPS is installed using an SSH key.

Windows connection

  1. Download and install PuTTY.
  2. Launch PuTTY and enter your Dedibox VPS’s IP address.
  3. Click “Open” to establish the connection.
  4. Enter the username root and your password to log in.

    Authentication occurs without a password if your VPS is installed using an SSH key.

Deleting a Dedibox VPS

You can delete your VPS by requesting termination from the Dedibox console. To do so, follow these steps.

  1. Access your list of virtual machines by clicking Dedibox VPS within the Dedibox console.
  2. Select the VPS you want to manage and click Manage.
  3. Navigate to Delete and select a reason for termination.
  4. Click Terminate this service and associated options to confirm.
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