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How to Build and Provision a Virtual Server?

 After you have purchased a Virtual Server plan, our proprietary Virtual Server Management- ”vclient” interface let you easily build and manage the virtual servers online. Please follow the steps given below.Point your web browser to open www.vr.org.At the Top-Right section, ...


How to change a Server's root password using the vClient?

 Login to the vClient Click on “Manage Servers” →All the Virtual Servers that you have built, are listed under “Servers” section here.Select the Virtual Server Under “Server” Section for which you want to change the “root” user's password.Type in the new ...


How to Re-Apply Network Configuration/Settings from vClient?

If you have manually edited any network configuration files to change any network settings/parameters, you can reapply the changes from our vCleint interface.Login to the vClient -Virtual Server Management Console by simply going to https://portal.vr.org/vclient (Other Login Methods are ...


How to specify Rescue / Auto Restart functions for a Server using vclient?

 In case you notice that any of your Virtual Server has gown down or crashed and you want to handle this situation either Manually or Let the Automated Rescue Systems do the job for you..You can configure the Options by following the steps given below.1. Open up ...


How do I create a zone file using the DNS Management tool?

  OverviewThe DNS Management tool (Select My Services > DNS) or DNS Zones from your logged in home page allows you to create and manage DNS zones.The steps below create a sample zone as defined outlined below. In order for this zone to resolve you need to update the domain at ...


How Do I configure reverse DNS for a server?

Reverse DNS (IP to Hostname Mapping) addresses can be configured from the vClient Virtual Server Management Console. Here are the steps.1. Login to the vClient -Virtual Server Management Console by simply going to https://portal.vr.org/vclient  and providing your Username and ...


How do I customize my web site's Error Pages?

Advanced: Error Pages← Go BackOverviewWith this tool you can create custom error pages to display when a user enters a wrong URL, an outdated URL or when the user is not authorized to access a specific directory of your web space.Error Pages consists of the ...


How do I setup customized Apache Handlers?

What are Apache Handlers? Apache handlers allow you to control what Apache will do with certain file types. When Apache sees a file, it has an action built in for that file type, and will perform that action. If you wish Apache to do a different action, you will need to make a ...


How do I create custom MIME Types?

Overview MIME Types tell browsers how to handle specific file extensions. For example, the text/html MIME Types equates to .htm, .html, and .shtml extensions on most servers, telling your browser to interpret all files with those extensions as HTML files. You can alter or add new ...


How do I create a backup of my web site, directory or hosting account?

Overview Backups allow you to download (to your computer) a zipped copy of either you entire site (your home directory, databases, email forwarders configuration, email filters configuration) or one of the previously mentioned parts of your site. These are not automatically ...


Using MacOS to connect to a virtual machine with VNC

This article refers to settings that are out of date and have been replaced with our web console/web VNCWhy use VNC?VNC gives you 100%, complete out of band access to your server. If your server is ever in UP status, but not reachable, you can use VNC to connect and troubleshoot. ...


Optimize and disable default CentOS services

If you've ever wanted to disable common centos services the following is a good copy+paste guide. Note that these are more geared towards a virtual machine but may apply to hardware as well.Before running the commands, you can create a list to compare what's been enabled and disabled ...


How to use Chicken of the VNC to connect to Xen virtual machines

To use Chicken of the VNC ("Chicken") to connect to a Xen Virtual machine, you must disable all protocols except for "Tight"To do this, in the connection dialog Under Profile select "Edit Connection Profile" and either create a new Profile to use or edit the Default. Under 'Encodings' ...


Repairing and optimizing MySQL tables with a Single Command

Here is a quick and simple tip to repair and optimize mysql tables using a one line command:mysqlcheck -u root -p --auto-repair --check --optimize --all-databasesIf you do not have a password set for mysql, you can run the same command without the -pmysqlcheck -u ...


Gentoo Baselayout 2.0 update no network net.eth0 missing

If you upgrade your Gentoo servers baselayout (or do an emerge world and don't notice its been upgraded) it may be an issue with neth.eth0 missing. Review your emerge log from rescue mode to confirm baselayout and openrc were installed without issue.If your net.eth0 has dissapeared, per ...


How to convert a Fedora Core 14 Xen HVM to PV

Fedora Core 14 includes a xen capable kernel by default. To convert your Xen HVM (Fully Virtualized) instance to a paravirtualized (PV) instance, simply change your bootloader to PV-GRUB64.If you're using our service, select your servers dashboard, go to options > advanced options, change ...


PIAF incrediblefax.sh No such file or directory

If you've installed PIAF + Purple and are trying to get incredible fax to work but receive the following error when running ./incrediblefax.shcat: /etc/pbx/.incredible: No such file or directory Sorry. Please install Incredible PBX 1.8 before running Incredible Fax script.Simply run ...


Delete duplicate posts from wordpress by URL or post_name

You can easily delete duplicate wordpress posts by title (slug) if they all share the same url and were added automatically. You'll notice the url slug increments automatically, so if you have for example many posts that are this-is-my-original-post slug and then a second as ...


How to upgrade Arch Linux

To upgrade Arch Linux, first follow the steps in this article if needed.Once completed, generate a new mirrorlist based on your servers geo location using the Arch mirror list generator.(Replace your /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist and uncomment preferred mirrors with the file generated.) ...


How to Boot an Image (ISO)

 To boot to the install ISO you will need to do the following: 1. From options page make sure your Boot Type is set to "Full Virtualization" (HVM)2. Toggle the boot drive to cd-rom3. To change media, a full shutdown (NOT a reboot) needs to be issued, then a start.You ...


CentOS PPTP VPN installation

CentOS 5 (i386)This guide will help you to setup a personal, single user VPN for one of our servers. ( See http://www.vr.org/buy-vps/ if you need one. We recommend a VR1G or greater for a stable connection.)It's an easy way to get started if you aren't familiar with how to ...


How Do I Deploy my Virtual Server?

To deploy your virtual server, go to the customer portal by logging into www.vr.org and select the "provision" button. The site will then walk you through the process of selecting a location and setting up your virtual server


How Do I Force Stop My Server?

Once you have selected the "stop" option from either your server list or the server dashboard. You will be prompted with the option to "force" the shutdown.Simply tick the box and select continue to shut down the server.


How do I list all the IP addresses for my server ?

To list all the IP addresses for your server. Login to the portal.  From the portal select 'Infrastructure' from the left menu. Under 'Infrastructure' select which type of server you want the IP for, virtual servers, Bare Metal, or Colocation. Click ...


How do I use the web console to access my server?

To use the web console, follow the instructions below:1. Login to the portal.2. Select your server from the list3. Select the Dashboard button4. From the Dashboard select the Console tab near the middle of the page.5. From here you will have the option of web console ( ...


Debian or Ubuntu apt-get ipv6 fails 404 not found

If you run an apt-get update on one of our dual-stack hosts (ipv6 support, as our services are out of the box) you may receive an error such as this: apt-get update Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal InRelease                     ...


Convert Debian Xen HVM to Xen PV

To convert a Debian 6 Xen HVM (Fully Virtualized) image to PV (Paravirtualized) do the following Switch to pv-grub32 from the options page and save. apt-get update apt-get install grub-legacy touch /boot/grub/default apt-get install linux-image-2.6.32-5-xen-686 Once installed, do ...


How can I access the Host Virtual API ?

To access the Host Virtual API, go to Account -> API page in our client portal: https://www.hostvirtual.com/portal3/ All functionality from cloud server management to DNS is accessible via our API. (In fact, the web interface you use on vr.org is simply an API client.) For sample ...


How to close a public NTP server

NTP (Network Time Protocol) is a network protocol for time and clock synchronization on linux systems. NTP is used for updating the system's clock to UTC time, while also being able to mitigate any network latency while doing such. Ideally, in most situations, NTP is used under the ...


How to close an open DNS resolver

Name servers and DNS resolvers help lookup the IPs of domain names (such as domain.com) so a system can connect to the remote domain name. Often, a name-server is run server side so your own domains can be mapped to your server. Some companies run "open DNS resolvers" such as your ...


How to Enable API to use WHMCS and White Label

To use WHMCS or libcloud and API to interact with our API client, you must toggle a few settings within your account on the API page.  First, browse to the API page, where you can find & re-generate your API key, as well as enable the API to interact with your servers.  Check ...


Creating a Backup of All MySQL Databases

If you need to create a backup of SQL databases, you can use the mysqldump command.  Using the --all-databases flag, you can create a backup of all databases on the server. Example code - works with cPanel Servers:mysqldump --all-databases > backup.sql ...