02-05-2012, 12:43 PM
A lot of users moving from shared web-hosting to a VPS prefer to rent an unmanaged VPS . They are receiving the VPS control panel details and passwords and it is most likely to end in a total confusion at this point . If you are used to the shared web-hosting environment and you are moving to a unmanaged VPS ,you should know that it will require some basic knowledge in unix/linux to use your VPS . Most of the unmanaged VPS`s are offered with variety of linux/unix (32/64bit) based operating systems , so the installation of software on the VPS will be through those operating systems . You will be provided with a command prompt/console in your VPS control panel or you can you use a third party software to manage your VPS . With third party software you also have to set and know your root password to be able to access the VPS . Through the command prompt/console you can install for example hosting control panels like cPanel , but please note that entire installation is through this command prompt and it will require some of the basic Linux commands to be executed . So before placing an order for a new unmanaged VPS , seek information on how you are going to use it . It is a good start to check this forum for such articles and I will be happy to help and guide everyone , who is moving to a unmanaged VPS for a first time . Do not hesitate to ask your questions .