How to create a setup contabo vps [contabo review]

How to create a setup contabo vps [contabo review] install control panel for free installed WordPress or any other website and install SSL certificate

How to create a setup contabo vps [contabo review]

so contabo contabo VPS server can be tricky to setup if you are not familiar with hosting services

contabo pricing

you how you can get contabo VPS for as low as 4 euros per month with control panel

yes you heard it right you get fully configured contabo VPS with web and panel for just 4 euros and wait to see what computer resources you will get for that price it will blow your mind away so don’t waste any more time let’s go by that contabo

contabo coupon codes

contabo VPS

contabo vps

shared hosting VPS and dedicated servers there are 7 options to choose contabo VPS on the left you will find HDD servers and on the right SSDs servers

I highly recommend buying any of SSD based servers in my opinion that is the best buy option but since this is just tutorial, I will buy a 5-euro VPS

ok let us customize it here is reminder what we selected just for comparison at famous GoDaddy register you would pay 45 pounds for the same package excluding tax anyway moving on we get a free DDoS protection with each package

choose operating system

other options we do not need any of these now choose cent os7 as your operating system no windows thanks here just select lamp checkbox yes, we will install the admin panel but do not select it here because it will interfere later

contabo vps 12 months setup fee is 0

if you want additional backup storage you can choose I don’t need it and choose a length of term as you can see for 12 months setup fee is 0 I will choose just one month for this tutorial but you can choose whatever you want and click order now

contabo register a new domain

contabo review vps register a new domain

you can register a new domain you will fill your personal information

contabo payment method

contabo review vps payment method

you will enter your payment information after you are done scroll down and you have an option to add a note but if you enter something it will delay purchasing an order
last step is to check these boxes and click Submit order now finish your payment and that would be it you will receive your login credentials at your email address

but keep in mind it takes about a half an hour to receive an email so while we wait let us set up everything else to connect our server

download putty

we must use SSH protocol I assume you are on Windows so to connect to VPS you will have to use SSH client putty is a free SSH client for Windows

buy a domain

next step is to buy a domain if you already do not have one, use Namecheap to buy a domain

connect putty

contabo connect putty

next step is to set up your contabo vps and putty, open your email with login data and copy IP address paste it here now click connect

login as root and your password copy and paste it here to paste here hold ctrl key and right-click

install webmin panel

contabo VPS install webmin panel

next step is to install webmin panel virtual min

# wget

now copy and paste this command hit enter now go and copy this command as well with orders to do since you are routed confirmed by typing Y and press ENTER

login by following this URL address or use your server IP copy your server IP add HTTP colon slash slash at port 10,000

webmin login

webmin login

bypass this warning your login name is root and password is the same as the one we use to connect via SSH

webmin add a domain

contabo VPS webmin add a domain

click create virtual server now as your domain name type domain you want to attach

contabo VPS webmin enable features check setup SSL website

down here type your password no need to touch Advanced Options and IP address and forwarding under enable features check setup SSL website to check box and click create server

Setup Namecheap DNS

moving on to the main register website I am using Namecheap but if you are using other domain registered procedures should be similar

Namecheap DNS

click the main list choose your domain and on the right side click manage under name servers you will find three options click custom DNS

contabo nameservers

contabo DNS zone management

contabo DNS zone management

login at contabo and navigate to DNS zone management type in your domain name and select your target IP address
which is your server IP click create zone and there you go we just connected the main to our VPS but guys keep in mind that it takes up to 48 hours for name servers to propagate

webmin install WordPress

webmin install scripts

click install scripts now select WordPress and click show install options

webmin install WordPress

install subdirectory under select at the top level

webmin preview website

now click preview’ website under services

WordPress choose language

choose language and click continue

WordPress website title username password and email address

type website title username password and email address
last step is to click install WordPress now WordPress is installed

webmin install SSL certificate

we need to install SSL certificate easiest way to get the green padlock is to install let us encrypt SSL

webmin install SSL

which is free as well go to where to webmin panel and under server configuration click SSL certificate

webmin install SSL certificate let's encrypt

choose a let us encrypt tab here you can control which domains will request a certificate even though lets encrypt SSL certificate expire every three months

webmin SSL request certificate

you should set automatic renewal period to two months in case something goes wrong so you have time to fix it and now click request certificate

really simple ssl wordpress plugin

really simple ssl wordpress plugin

we have a secure connection to convert entire site to HTTPS install and activate simple ssl WordPress plugin.