Vultr is one of the most recommended cloud hosting providers in the recent times. The New Jersey based company changed the cloud hosting game by launching its smallest server costing just $2.5/month for 512MB RAM and 20GB storage. Since then, it has been gaining a steady momentum and off late, the company has ranked its way up to one of the most popular cloud hosting companies having data centers at 15 locations across the world.
The increasing awareness about cloud hosting has surely gotten more people to try out providers like Vultr and Linode, however, for the people migrating from Cpanel based shared hosting, managing the command line interface can be a little tricky. Cloud hosting companies do offer managed services, however, they go very high in pricing.
For the command line noobs, there are a number of solutions available online, which help the users to manage their servers effectively. Serverpilot is one of those solutions and over the last few years, it has made managing command line servers very very easy to manage. Serverpilot is a script-like solution, which installs all the needed scripts and software on your server and helps you run all sorts of websites without much hassle.
In this tutorial, I am going to guide you through on how you can install ServerPilot on your Vultr vps with just a few easy steps. However, before getting started, I expect you to have set up a Vultr server with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on it and a serverpilot account by going to serverpilot.io.
If you still haven’t, check : How to setup Vultr VPS Server in less than 5 minutes
Done setting up both the things? Let’s get started.
Steps to install serverpilot on Vultr Instance (Server)
- Go to the server dashboard, where you will have all the details about your server. You’d need two details from this page. Server IP address and root password. Copy both of them on a safe location.
- Now navigate to serverpilot and click on Add Server. Once you click on that, it asks you IP address, Root Password and SFTP Password. You have the first two things handy, whereas, the SFTP password needs to be set up on this page. Enter all the 3 details and click on connect to serverpilot.
- If the credentials entered by you are correct, serverpilot will start installing on the server and the whole process will take around 2 minutes to complete.
- Once completed, you will be prompted to a new screen, where you can start adding new sites or apps and enjoy the flexibility of serverpilot and speed & performance of Vultr.
The below video is also a step-to-step guide to help you with serverpilot installation on Vultr.
If you have any queries or suggestions, feel free to ask in the comment section and I will try my best to reply ASAP.