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Site transfer from local server to remote hosting

Hello! Right now I've got a web site "living" on my local physical machine on my premises. Ubuntu 16.04 (+PHP, MySQL and Apache). I've purchased a VPS hosting and I want my site from now on to "live" there. My question is... Would it suffice just to change the DNS settings for this site at site's domain registrar OR is there anything else I should worry about?
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Yes you will need to change the DNS and transfert the files using FTP.
You may need to change MX for the email depending how and where it is set.

Contact the web hosting provider their support dept will provide you all the information and
they will help you to transfert the files and other settings
As you may need to install a FTP server and other web server installation and settings, DB, SSL etc.

Always do a full backup of your actual installation.
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Thanks for your reply! Yes, regarding an e-mail... It's set in BIND9 zone file residing on my local computer. I want to use exactly the same address, but from a remote server. Right now I use Postfix-Dovecot on my local Ubuntu machine. Maybe it's just easier to rename a zone file or something... And them to set up same e-mail account on hosting?
As per SSL, I use Truecrypt locally... I think it also works on hosting. Though it's something I'll have to look into, 'cos I have no clue. Hosting support probably will tell. With db it's an easy part. They have Hepsie CP on VPS coming pre-installed. Though, of course I would prefer CPanel, but they charge extra for it.
The weird part though... I requested Ubuntu OS on VPS hosting, and it says that it's Ubuntu in hosting info page. BUT... When I open SSH terminal from within my hosting account page... And check this:
cat /etc/os-release

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I see this:
NAME="CentOS Linux"
VERSION="7 (Core)"
ID_LIKE="rhel fedora"
PRETTY_NAME="CentOS Linux 7 (Core)"

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Does it mean, it's actually CentOS and NOT Ubuntu? And if so... may I and can I install Cpanel myself on hosting then?
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I cannot say, that depends on their setup, you will have contact them to get all your answers.
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