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Getting started with the panel
Getting started and how to do certain things to your VPS on the panel.
We built these docs to inform our customers how to use our products (otherwise, it's kinda pointless buying a VPS without not knowing how to use the panel to manage it). Things may get a little confusing when first presented with the panel, so we built these docs to show what you can do.
First, upon going onto a VPS, you'll be presented with a VPS information screen. This is super straight forward, and shows analytics of your VPS performance such as disk usage, bandwidth, and much more.
Some data may be inacccurate such as bandwidth, so we recommend installing software onto the VPS itself to monitor proper, exact figures and numbers.
The VPS Information screen. Just a super, dead simple panel to manage your VPS.
There are also other screens you may need to familiarize yourself with:
These graphs are for demonstration purposes only and should not be used represent actual figures of our VPS hosting.
As you've already seen, some more graph screens. You may want to gaze at this occasionally to double check that storage isn't running low or for other purposes. There's a few screenshots attached to see what that's all about.
This lets you configure some critical VPS settings.
Change your hostname on this screen. It does exactly what it sounds like, for Linux machines especially this may be important.
Change your password. This is super important if you accidentally get locked out/forget your password/need to change it for security purposes.
There are other screens such as VPS configuration, SSH, and SSH keys but this'll be used by advanced users / people who know what they're doing and will not be documented here. You should be able to figure out what these things are if you do a quick Google/Bing/Ecosia/DuckDuckGo/etc search.
Finally, VNC information. You'll use this information to login to your VPS if it has a desktop UI. VNC may be used for other purposes, though.
This lets you reinstall your operating system. In SkylarNodes, at this time of writing, we have 2 images available: Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 2022 & 2012r2. Enter your password (or use an SSH key if you have one on your account), and then your all good. Hit 'Reinstall' to continue.
Doing this will completely erase your drive. Please be aware that any data on your OS will be lost if you haven't backed it up.
Reinstalling your operating system.
These logs show all info about actions done to your VPS on the panel. Any action such as a VPS shutdown, or a reinstall -- all goes in this area. You may want to use this to traceback a certain action.
Tasks and logs is split into: Tasks, Logs, and Status Logs. Status Logs being a monitor to check if your VPS is up and running, Logs being general logs such as turning off/on a VPS, changing a hostname, and Tasks having more specific info, and timestamps.
Of course, these are just examples and can be used for other things.
Finally, rescue mode. If you've read the description in the photo above, it does exactly what it says -- it's a rescue environment. This should be used by advanced users and how to use this won't be documented here.