First steps

Did you receive email "Your New VPS Details (READ IN FULL)"?


Finally, you will be reading comments like "read carefully" from someone else, not me. And indeed, that's what you sho..wait, not should, have to do! Email is pretty long, but very useful. If you did some research in previous parts, you should already be familiar with stuff in email, but let's check it out together.

For your own good always refer to the original email and website content. Anything mentioned here might become obsolete anytime.

VPS SolusVM Control Panel

Let's skip first email parts and find the one called VPS SolusVM Control Panel. You can find your login info and address of it. Please find it, login, and come back. If that worked, we're ready to go!

Server Details

In email, you should be able to see your IPv4 address. As you might know, this service comes with no dedicated IPv4, so the address we can see is from internal network. Noone from outside of our network (the network of the server) can connect to that address. That's not the case of IPV6- the addresses you see (in your SolusVM) are your public IPv6 addresses that you can use.

So what does this means? We will need to find some way hot to let IPv4 users (still the most of internet users nowadays) connect to your server , if that's how you plan to use your new VPS. But we will deal with it later.

You can also see reminder of your server name and the fact, that the password is whatever you chose when signing up.

IPv4 NAT IP Information

What you do next is counting of your port numbers. For the first time I didn't get what to do, but it's really simple.

You have been assigned a range of 20 ports along with your NAT IPv4 address and 1 redirection port for ssh.

Let's say our main IP address is The ports are based on the last octet of your IP. So in our case, the last octet is 17. Our example address has the following port range forwarded: 1701 - 1720. You can use these for anything you want.

Next step is to find the external NAT IP's for inbound IPv4 traffic. I find the email pretty self-explanatory. Write your IP down. For the exammple sake, let's say it's

You also get 1 extra pre-forwarded port if you intent to use IPv4 (and we do), that will redirect to port 22 (ssh). This is the last port allocated, in our case it's 1721.

Better be sure! Check with original email, whether the port assignment system is still the same.

SSH Access Information

Let's connect to our server, right? It's been some time since we are going around it.

First thing you need to do is find and install some SSH client. There are many, so go ahead and install SSH client of your choice.

ssh [email protected] -p YYY

That's how you can login via command line in Linux. XXX is your address and YYY is your port.

We will use the information we found a minute ago: our example server will be, port is 1721. When asked for password, use the one you set up during checkout. You could also access your server using a free simple SSH client program called Putty.

Congratz, you've just logged to your server for the first time (with your root account)!

Now you are all set-up to login to your server with your root server. But not for long...

REVERSE Proxy Info

Reverse proxy is an easy way how to make your machine accesible over IPv4 via your already owned domain name, let's sake

The process has been automated and more info can be found here.

The only information that is not there is what you need to do with your part of DNS. As it might not be obvious, let's say it here: you need to create an A record poiting to the IP address we found earlier (and that we used to SSH to server).

You can connect to your VPS like this, now:

ssh [email protected] -p YYY

Other parts of email

There are more parts of email. Go ahead and read them carefully.

up next: basic security