A virtual private server (VPS), also called a virtual dedicated server (VDS), is a virtual server that appears to the user as a dedicated server but is actually installed on a computer serving multiple Web sites. A single computer can have several VPSs, each one with its own operating system (OS) that runs the hosting software for a particular user.
I happen to have an unused virtual private server (VPS) so I decided to use it as a remote desktop to download images for my fansites. A US-based internet is at 100mbps, therefore I could download a bunch of images. You can use the remote desktop for other personal desires that you may have aswell or use your VPS as a VPN. I’ll be making a tutorial on how to do that soon. 😀
My VPS Specs- Something worth $11/month
- Disk space: 20GB
- Bandwidth: 500GB
- RAM: 1024MB
Before installation, make sure you have the following:
- Putty/Kitty (SSH) – download
- A Linux VPS with around 256mb of ram, CentOS 5 x86_64
- Nx Client – download
Now, let’s do the steps:
- Login to your vps as root using putty or kitty.
- Download the latest Red Hat Package Manager or RPM Package Manager (RPM).
wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.1-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm rpm -Uhv rpmforge-release-0.5.1-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
- Now let us update our existing packages with yum. Enter the code below.
yum -y update
- Install the Gnome Desktop Manager and FreeNX
yum -y groupinstall "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment
yum install -y freenx