Hi, I want to put my gaming site up on a VPS is there a way for me to do this and not have a control panel like cPanel? I just need 1 mysql data base and user and would like 3 addon domains. How would I perform this?
hosting a single domain is very easy on a vps without any Control panel
but as you plan to host 3 domains ..its kind of difficult for beginers as is involves dns , virtual dirs ,and other things..
but if you have a control panel it will take care of major things..
if you are looking for a paid solution you can use cpanel (requires atlest 256 Mb ram just for installation)Or
you can use Kloxo ( free ) some say it has vulnerabilities..but as you will be the only person who will be using it..it wont be problem ..
if you plan just to host a single domain here are the commands that may be useful for you
you don't need a control panel for doing this
To be perfectly honest, if you're unsure how to connect to your server via SSH you really should think about using a control panel, if not a managed provider. The DirectAdmin control panel is a pretty cheap addon (typically $5-$7) and I would highly recommend checking it out That will take the guess work out of what you are doing so you can concentrate on getting your sites online and not on configuring vhosts, SSL certificates, FTP users, and what have you.