Blog posts from Neosurge blog

6 blog posts:

OpenVPN Access Server on a small VPS
Jan 12, 2011
This guide will cover installing openVPN access server on an Ubuntu 10.10 VPS. If you’re looking for affordable VPS hosting, Neosurge offers a variety of plans that can suit your needs. OpenVPN access server is an extremely powerful VPN server that works extremely well as a simple proxy. For this tutorial, we’ll setup openVPN to...
Simple guide to using putty for SSH
Dec 20, 2010
One of the first steps in getting started with a VPS is to login to SSH. This post will cover everything you need to know to get logged into your VPS’s bash command shell with putty on your windows based PC. First, let’s download putty. Visit: and download “putty.exe”. Save the putty.exe file somewhere...
Ubuntu remote desktop VPS
Dec 09, 2010
Today we’re going to go through some basics of using an Ubuntu linux desktop remotely using VNC and an Ubuntu VPS through Neosurge. While it’s possible to run a full Gnome desktop on 128MB ram, I’d suggest using a VPS with 256 or 512MB ram for a better experience. There are many benefits and some...
How to upload files to a VPS
Dec 08, 2010
One question we get asked fairly often is how to upload files to a VPS. There are three general methods available to get files to your VPS. We’ll cover all three methods below. Enough jibber jabber, let’s cover the first method now. Using wget to copy files to your VPS This method requires that the...
How to find files by name with mlocate on a VPS
Dec 07, 2010
To quickly find files on a linux based VPS, I prefer using the mlocate application because of it’s efficiency. Installing mlocate First, let’s install the mlocate application. Installing on Debian or Ubuntu apt-get install mlocate -y Installing on CentOS yum install mlocate -y Building the initial database If you run the “locate” command (which uses...
Low memory usage lighttpd/php/mysql stack on Ubuntu
Dec 02, 2010
Getting Started The purpose of this article is to give a simple and straightforward method for installing lighttpd, PHP and mySQL on an ubuntu based VPS. We’re starting with a 128MB VPS from here, but the VPS could be from anywhere. First step is to ensure that you’re using the latest LTS Ubuntu version....