Monthly Archives: June 2008

Steps to Create Users in Windows VPS

To create a new User on your Windows VPS, follow these steps:-

1) Log into your VPS through Remote Desktop Connection.

2) Now Open Computer Management using either method below:

a) Right-click on the My Computer Icon and select Manage.
b) Click Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, and select Computer Management.

3) Expand Local Users and Groups.

4) Click on Users. In the right window you will see a list of the current users on the VPS.

5) Right-click Users and select New User.

6) Enter the following information:
a) User Name (required): Please note that all usernames must be unique and different.
b) Full Name (optional): the name of the user
c) Description (optional): a brief description of the user
d) Password (required): It is strongly recommend that you use at least 6 characters and mixture of uppercase letters, lowercase letters and numbers for your passwords (for example, $peed5)

6)Now confirm your Password (required): this entry must be identical to the Password field

7) Set the options according to your requirements:
a) User must change password at next login: if checked, the user must change their password the next time they login. We recommend you uncheck this so that you have full control over the password.
b) User cannot change password: if the first option is unchecked you will be able to set this option. We recommend you check this option so that only the administrator of the machine can modify the user’s password.
c) Password never expires: controls if the password will expire in 30 days. Once the password expires you will need to reset it manually.
d) Account is disabled: when checked, the user will no longer be valid

8] Now click Create to add the new user.

By default, new users are added to the Users group. This will allow the user to later be configured as an FTP user through IIS or as a FrontPage user. If you wish for this user to have access to the VPS through Remote Desktop Connection, you will need to add the user to the Administrators group.

Plesk::How to manage Database

1)First you will need to open a web browser and connect to your Plesk Control Panel located at https://ip address:8443.

2) Login as the Administrator using the information sent to you in your setup email.

3) Click on the Domains from the General menu.

4) Click the Domain Name you are managing the database for under the Domains section.

5) Click the Databases from the Services section.

6) Click the Database Name from the Databases section.

To create a new Database user, please follow these steps given below:-

1) Click Add New Database User from the Tools section.

Enter the appropriate information:
a) Database user name: enter the username for the database
b) Old password: displays the old password (if applicable)
c) New password: enter the new password
d) Confirm password: re-enter the new password

And to access phpMyAdmin, please follow these steps:-

1) Click DB WebAdmin from the Tools section.

This will open a new window and log you into phpMyAdmin.

How to start Apache web server?

You must use the chkconfig command for configuring Apacheweb server to start at boot:

[root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig httpd on

Use the httpd<code> init script in the <code>/etc/init.d directory to start,stop, and restart Apache after booting:

[root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.d/httpd start
[root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.d/httpd stop
[root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.d/httpd restart

You can test whether the Apache process is running with

[root@bigboy tmp]# pgrep httpd

you should get a response of plain old process ID numbers.