How to manage your VPS with SolusVM

 June 12, 2018     0 Comments

Solus Virtual Manager (SolusVM) is a powerful GUI based VPS management system which allows you to monitor your VPS status and change basic settings.

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Inside SolusVM you will see all your VPS with us. Click on Manage next to VPS in question in order to access its management panel.

1. How to change server status

To change server status select General tab:

  Reboot - reboots your VPS. May be needed if VPS has stopped responding
  Shutdown - turns off your VPS server
  Boot - turns on your VPS server
  Reinstall - reinstall OS on your VPS

NOTE: Reinstall option will erase all existing data on your VPS

2. How to change VPS hostname

Select Hostname tab. In New Hostname field input new server hostname of your choosing and click Change.

NOTE: new hostname must be set in the following format - newname.yourdomain.tld

3. How to change root password

Select Root Password tab. In New Root Password field input new root password and click Change.

NOTE: a reboot of your VPS is required for the root password change to take effect.

4. How to enable API access to the server

Select API tab. Click on Generate in order to generate new pair of API user/password.

5. How to check VPS usage statistics

In Controls section select Statistics tab and time period from drop-down list to see Traffic and Disk Space usage log

6. How to access server via Serial Console

Serial Console is a SolusVM feature that enables an SSH connection via separate IP address using session-specific, random username and password. It can be used when you can’t connect to your VPS through regular means, for example due to firewall misconfiguration.

To access this feature click on Serial Console button. On the next page select time period access will be granted for and click Create Session

 On the next page you will be provided with SSH access details which can be used in any SSH client (or use Java console on the same page)

 7. How to check SolusVM log

Click on Log button on the main page

Here you can check certain actions like VPS reboot or root password change, which were made from SolusVM panel

You can also look up your VPS current disk space usage and remaining bandwidth

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