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What to do with an VPS hosting at webfusion.co.uk?

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Hello everyone,

My friend recently just give me a VPS hosting account there but i dont know what is it and dont know what to do with it?
Will I be able to use it to host others website/domains? or create domains and other guys from the internet accessible to it?

Please explain these things to me as i dont understand what the help page means xD i'm nuub.

Thanks alot
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ThangNhocNgayXua,

It could be a long story to explain it in detail...  for a short description:
-register a domain name from a registrar(price is usually <10$ one year)
-goto zoneedit.com to create a zone file by enter your domain name and your server IP address
-After you get a pair of nameservers from  zoneedit.com
-go back to your domain registar and logon your accoun to update your domain with your new nameservers

About if you can  host others website/domains, you need to ask you friend about that.  If you are one of his virtual hosts, you cannot, because you and him will share one IP address and he just configure your domain in httpd.conf file by specify your domain Document Root to a directory on his server.  All of your files will goto that directory by FTP or ssh.

For hosting a Web server, three basic things you need are domain, DNS nameserver and server(your VPS hosting account).  I suggest you goto these two links to learn some basic knowledge
http://www.zoneedit.com/doc/dns-basics.html 
http://www.zoneedit.com/doc/faq.html



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Hello ThangNhocNgayXua,

To be honest a VPS is alot to handle for a person who knows nothing about them. you'd be better off with a regular hosting account or a "resellers" account. the reseller account does nearly the same as a vps with the exception that a vps allows you to control everything including the name servers. you can create your own name servers with a VPS ns1.yourdomain.com.  the reseller accounts lets you manage your accounts without having to manage all the maintenance of a VPS. as said above it's alot to go into but there are plenty of tutorials on how to run and maintain your VPS.

Hope that helps,

Greg F.
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and yes a vps can be a full hosting solution.

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Thanks for the answers guys but do you have any doc related to VPS ? I've already have it, if i dont use it it'd be a waste anyway
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well, I found all the guides from my host as well as plesk site itself :) thanks for all the support
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