Virtual Private Servers

How do I find a file on a CentOS or Linux VPS (POA)

Our Linux VPS use CentOS version of Linux which has an optional program called mlocate for finding files. To install from a CentOS shell prompt enter:  yum install mlocate Once installed update the database/index using command: updatedb Now it’s easy to find a file.  You can find a file using the full name or part of […]

I can no longer RDP to my Windows VPS after making changes to the firewall (POA)

When changing your firewall rules it’s important to not block access to your VPS over port 3389 (RDP). If you do this by mistake you will lose RDP access to your Windows VPS. If your VPS has Plesk installed and you didn’t block access to Plesk you can stop the firewall service through Plesk. Otherwise contact […]

Resetting Plesk SQL Services on Windows VPS (POA)

Below are the instructions on how to connect to your Windows Virtual Private Server via Remote Desktop to reset You can find the Remote Desktop username and password in the Customer Control Panel with your main account’s username and password. Once logged in, you’ll find the login informaiton under the “VPS Management tab section at […]

How To Install LAMP stack on a InfoQuest CentOS 6 VPS (POA)

Introduction After ordering Linux VPS Hosting the VPS will automatically start with the Apache web server installed and running.  While this is a great first step, most functional platforms also include MySQL and PHP.  This article provides the steps needed to install MySQL and PHP on your new VPS. Step 1 – Update the VPS […]

How to Disable TLS on a Windows 2008 Server (POA)

On W2K8 R2 SP1 servers and higher, support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 are supported. To disable TLS 1.0, you need to do the following – Disable TLS 1.0: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols\TLS 1.0\Server] “Enabled”=dword:00000000 – Enable TLS 1.2: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols\TLS 1.2] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols\TLS 1.2\Server] “DisabledByDefault”=dword:00000000 – Disable old Ciphers (a verity may already be turned off) – Reboot […]

Restart VPS through Control Panel (POA)

There may be time where you can’t access your VPS through Plesk or RDP due various reasons and you’ll need to restart your server. Below are the steps to take to restart your VPS through the customer control panel whether you have a Windows or Linux operating system. 1. Log into the Customer Control Panel […]

How to create a VPS backup (POA)

Login to the Customer Control Panel Under the VPS subscription, Click on “VPS Management” tab You’ll find several sub menu tabs.  Click on the “Manual Backups” subtab Click the “Add new backup” button, fill out the form Provide the Backup Name and choose the Backup Type, Click Next Click the Finish button to start the […]

How to install an SSL Certificate in Plesk (POA)

Here are the step by step instructions on how to add a SSL certificate through Plesk. 1. Log into the Customer Control Panel with your main account’s username and password. 2. Once logged in you’ll see a link that says “Login via IP Address” under the Parallels Plesk Panel section at the bottom left hand […]

Does my VPS with Plesk have a Firewall installed (POA)

As of Plesk 12, both Linux Virtual Servers and Windows Virtual Servers have Firewall management support built in. To manage the Firewall rules: Login to your Plesk control panel. Go to the “Tools & Settings” option under “Server Management”. Click on “Firewall” under the “Security” section. To modify rules, click on the “Modify Plesk Firewall […]