purchase and the initial setup were painless. but actually getting anything done has been challenging. it comes with ubuntu 12.04 and runs openvz. the base install seems mildly broken. out of the box, sudo doesn't work, maybe i'm just supposed to use root for everything ?
NOTE: replace the "XXXXXX" username or passwords with real usernames and passwords as root on the VPS:
useradd admin useradd -m -s /bin/bash lytles usermod -a -G admin lytles chmod u+s /usr/bin/sudo passwd lytles apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get install mysql-server mysql -p --user=root # GRANT ALL ON *.* TO lytles@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'XXXXXXX' locale-gen en_US.UTF-8 update-locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8from my normal machine:
scp .ssh/id_dsa.pub fitno.us: scp -r .bashrc .bash_profile .bash_logout fitno.us: scp hackpath hackpath-setup interactive-shell path-setup fitno.us:.bashas lytles on VPS:
# # sudo nano /etc/defaults/tomcat6 # JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64