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How to Install Vesta on Cloud VPS

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You can install an impressive number of software applications onto your Hostwinds Cloud VPS with the click of a button.  There are many website control panels out there, including VestaCP, which you can install on Hostwinds Cloud VPS Servers with the click of a button.

What is Vesta Control Panel?

Vesta, also called Vesta Control Panel or VestaCP for short, is a website management and control panel designed around the user interface rather than the website itself, and includes in demand features such as the use of the Softaculous auto installer, various website and server monitoring and logging tools, as well as website analytics data all at your fingertips.

This guide will explain how to both create a new server with Vesta, as well as how to reinstall a pre-existing server to have Vesta using the Hostwinds Cloud Portal.

Creating a New Vesta Control Panel Server

Just follow these steps to create a new VestaCP VPS:

Step 1: Log into your Client Area at https://clients.hostwinds.com

Step 2: Select Cloud Control and then click on Cloud Portal

Cloud Control Cloud Portal Location Image

Step 3: Click on the Create button and select Servers from the drop down menu

Step 4: Under Select Server Image, click on the Applications menu item

Applications Options

Step 5: Click on Vesta Control Panel option from the list of available applications

Vesta CP template

Step 6: Select your server resources, location, and billing cycle, and select Create Server at the very bottom

Your server will not be activated until the pending invoice has been completed.

Please allow up to 15 minutes for the application to complete initial installation.

Step 7:  Connect to your server via SSH and run the command cat /root/details.txt

Please write down or save the information displayed someplace secure, as the Database username and password are required for Step 8

Step 8: Go to your Vesta Web Panel server URL at http://YOUR-SERVER-IP-ADDRESS:8083

The Vesta login screen

Step 9: You then use your Vesta login credentials to log into VestaCP.

If you ever need your login information, you can SSH into your server and run the command cat /root/details.txt

Reinstall Vesta Control Panel On a Pre-Existing VPS / Cloud Server

The following steps will let you reinstall your current VPS with VestaCP installed.

Please note that this will erase and destroy and data on the server to reinstall it. We highly suggest that you take a snapshot backup if you need to restore your server from a backup prior to proceeding with this guide.

Step 1: Log into your Client Area at https://clients.hostwinds.com

Step 2: Select Cloud Control and then click on Cloud Portal

Cloud Control Cloud Portal Location Image

Step 3: Click on the Server you wish to reinstall

Selecting server

Step 4: Click on the Actions button, and then select Reinstall from the drop down menu

Instance Reinstall Location Image

Step 5: Under Select Server Image, click on the Applications tab.

Applications Options

Step 6: Click on Vesta Control Panel icon from the list of applications

Vesta CP template

Please allow up to 15 minutes for the application to complete the initial installation.

Step 7: Connect to your server via SSH and run the command cat /root/details.txt

Please write down or save the information displayed someplace secure, as the Database username and password are required for Step 8

Step 8: Go to your Vesta Web Panel server URL at http://YOUR-SERVER-IP-ADDRESS:8083

The Vesta login screen

Step 9: You then use your Vesta login credentials to log into VestaCP.

If you ever need your login information, you can SSH into your server and run the command cat /root/details.txt

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