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VestaCP is a cost-effective, open-source Control Panel for Linux VPS as an alternative to cPanel. It provides User, DNS, Mail, Database, Backup, Firewall, and Server, management. It also offers visual graphs, statistics, and a File Manager. You can set up Crons, configure...

As with other website management platforms, Vesta allows user accounts to have their features and limitations defined as a package. When creating a new user in Vesta, you must choose the package that applies to their account. These packages are defined in the Packages area...

There are a couple of simple steps that you will need to access your PHPMyAdmin database through the Vesta Control Panel. To follow this guide, you will first need to have a database already in Vesta. If you have not done this, please follow this guide: Add A Database (Vesta...

The default list of cron jobs in Vesta automatically generates backups on the local server every day. Additionally, users can manually generate their own backups, download them, or restore them. Step 1: Log into Vesta at YourServerIP:8083 on your server. Step 2: Click on the...

Vesta offers easy scheduling and management of cron jobs. Cron jobs allow for common tasks on the server to be automated according to your chosen schedule. Any user account can create cron jobs using the method seen below. Adding Cron Jobs Step 1: Log in to your Vesta user...

There are times where you will need to change your user information to keep security high or keep someone out who earlier had access. For any reason, it is very easy to change user information in your Vesta Control Panel. Step 1: Log into Vesta at YourServerIP:8083 on your...

Creating a database within Vesta Control Panel is very simple and only requires a couple of steps to do this task. Let's go through these steps now. Step 1: Log into Vesta at YourServerIP:8083 on your server. Step 2: Find the database section in your header and click on the...

Vesta Control Panel offers several configurability options when adding and editing mail domains and accounts. The below guide will explore the options that Vesta provides. Mail Domains Step 1: Access your admin Vesta account at YourServerIP:8083. Select the Mail section from...

A Firewall is an important tool for security in your server, choosing who can and cannot enter your Hostwinds server. The Firewall manager has a simple layout to add, delete, and edit any firewall rules. This guide will go through all of these options and how to operate each...

While Vesta automatically generates the common DNS records for a domain when you add a Web Domain, Mail Domain, or DNS Domain, it does provide the opportunity to edit records as needed. Editing the Domain information Step 1: Log into Vesta at YourServerIP:8083 on your server...

Like adding Website Domains in Vesta, you can add a domain to the server just for DNS management. This will be used if you want to manage the DNS for the domain in Vesta but host a website and email on another server or service. Adding a DNS Domain will not create a /home/ [...

Either as an admin or a non-admin user, you can create website domains that will also optionally work for email. Step 1: Log into Vesta at YourServerIP:8083 on your server. Step 2: Click the Web section of the header. Step 3: Click the green + to add a Web Domain. Step 4:...

Vesta Control Panel, or Vesta, is a simple and capable server management panel for websites, email, databases, and the users and systems. This guide will cover the options available across the top of the Vesta administration panel. Vesta has a straightforward but powerful...

After installing Vesta on your server and logged in with the admin username and password in /root/details.txt, you will want to add your first user account. Step 1: Log into Vesta at IP:8083 as admin. Step 2: Click the User link in the top left of the navigation bar if not...

Typically when hosting a single website or multiple websites, it's advisable to use a control panel such as cPanel. This helps streamline some of the tasks related to hosting. Although control panels such as cPanel and Plesk are phenomenal, not everyone wants to pay the...