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LEMP: Debian, NGINX + Certbot, MariaDB, PHP

This tutorial shows you how to prepare your Debian VPS for hosting your website.We are not going to perform any fine-tuning or optimization on the default configuration files. So neither NGINX, MySQL or PHP (LEMP) will get any other than the necessary configuration changes in order to run a website properly. 1. Install the Software

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Installation of a graphical user interface for Linux

All Linux-Server operating systems are installed by default without a graphical user interface (GUI). A GUI on a dedicated server can only be accessed if a KVM is connected.This tutorial will guide you through an easy installation process of the two most common GUIs for Ubuntu, Debian and CentOS.Please note that you will always have

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Debian & Ubuntu Upgrade

At Contabo, we always offer you the latest version of many popular Linux operating systems. This tutorial shows you how to upgrade from an old version to the latest Debian (stable) or Ubuntu LTS. Important: Before proceeding make sure to have a local backup of all important files, the upgrade might fail and your server

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Migration using Plesk

The migration of a website is always a challenging task for the webmaster. Beside a loss of reputation and ranking on search engines, dead links or famous 404-errors, there are some other risks during such a migration. But often it is more dangerous to leave the website on an old server, since old software can

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Installation of Softaculous in Plesk and cPanel

Softaculous offers a huge number of scripts which can be installed by the popular „Auto Installer“ under the Plesk and cPanel administration. For Plesk you can activate Softaculous only on a Linux operating system. The free version gives you access to more than 50 scripts whereas the fee-based, fully-licensed version offers around 450 scripts. An

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Full Monitoring

The optional upgrade Full Monitoring from Contabo is an extensive monitoring tool for your VPS and Dedicated Servers. We are going to present the features of this tool in this tutorial. Why Full Monitoring? By the help of Full Monitoring, outages can be detected quickly. The key benefit of this tool is the immediate notification

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How do I connect to my Windows server via RDP?

This tutorial will show you how to connect to your Windows VPS or dedicated server at Contabo via RDP from different operating systems. The following scenarios will be covered: Connections from desktop operating systems: Establishing a RDP connection from WindowsOS (e.g. Windows 7, 8, 10) Establishing a RDP connection from LinuxOS (e.g. Debian, Ubuntu) Establishing

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