I woke up this morning and found that my sites are all down. I panicked because my webhost has gone for a holiday. I checked my email and found nothing from him because he mentioned about emailing me the tutorial. Then, I check my handphone and found the instructions there in the short text message. Lucky, I can still manage to reach him and told him to reboot my server before he flies as I need time to absorb the instructions.
OK, having done that, I then go through the steps he put in the sms. Remember, I was just out of bed, haven’t brush my teeth and without the contact lenses.
So, I download puTTY and am suddenly expose to unfamiliar names like SSH etc etc. Though I had read and heard of them, I never thought I will be dealing with it so soon.
Well, I am glad everything went fine and now I have control of my VPS. Even know how to reboot system. Woohoo…pahwer in my hands. I no longer worry about CPU overload problems. Simple command of restart service instructions.
pablopabla(June 29, 2007 - 2:06 pm)
Applause! Let me see whether this comment of mine makes it through. I’ve been unable to comment the last 2 days and no, I still don’t wanna use IE :P
weirdoux(June 29, 2007 - 2:38 pm)
auntie…. it’s all in good condition….
decypher(June 29, 2007 - 4:43 pm)
omg. auntie on putty.
what are you gonna do next? hack pentagon? O.O!
Vedis Teh(June 29, 2007 - 4:51 pm)
I can understand your panic…;D I have gone through this stage before..when building my website.
I know a bit HTML, but SSL,PHP ..CGI ..*sigh* still new to me.
bismut(June 29, 2007 - 9:08 pm)
Fuhyoo! Can talk on VPS already. I have yet to experience that kind of luxury. Still have to stick with shared hosting..
KennyP(June 29, 2007 - 10:19 pm)
SSH access is very useful, I use it on install and upgrade WordPress, plugins, themes and modify the codes. You can learn more about it from here: http://www.webhostgear.com/35.html :D
OUCH(June 30, 2007 - 12:05 am)
LOL happened to me once as well… At the moment I saw my site down I called my hosting, nerves & angry, wasn’t a good day for their operator.
lilian(June 30, 2007 - 2:40 am)
ouch – I guess all of us have to go through some blunders in order to learn, right? Hehehe.
kenny – really? Wow, I didn’t know that. I am so afraid of it initially cos all the prompts look so scary.
bismut – Need more money ler but no choice cos my site getting bigger and it crashed too often.
vedis – Never can slowly learn and be master one day. :P
decypher – Hahaha, aunty putty panty nutty all so rhyme
weirdoux – Yalor, lucky.. or else rugi.
pablo – I oso dunno what’s wrong.
prepagate(June 30, 2007 - 6:55 am)
lilian i’m planning to move to vps soon, how is the speed compared to a regular shared host ?
KennyP(June 30, 2007 - 9:08 am)
Yes Lilian, once you get used of it, everything will become easy and fast, you just need to learn some simple command and it’s enough to do what I said above
Ah Pek(June 30, 2007 - 1:36 pm)
fuiyoh i blur oredi..
where bryan go? when he cum bek? I need his services for u know what lah.
Biolovepulse(June 30, 2007 - 11:14 pm)
Oh lucky you! Having equipped with some technical knowledge saved you sites and your readers from frustration *phew*
yeah I’m aware that setbacks do happen when a site shuts down for any reason. Just to let you know, one day of downtime is enough for any webmaster.
cv(November 28, 2007 - 7:10 am)
I hope that in future I’ll need a vps :-p
maria oh maria(March 8, 2008 - 9:39 pm)
very informative, thanks :)
SergAboutSMS(June 9, 2008 - 1:12 pm)
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