If you find yourself frequently connecting to your servers via SSH, having the ability to do that quickly is sometimes essential and always welcome. SSH keys will automatically log you into your server from a particular computer without needing to enter a password.
When you generate an SSH key, you’re given a public and private key. The public key sits on the server you’re trying to connect from, and the private key on the server you’re connecting to. If the two keys match, you’re connected without the need for additional credentials. You can choose to protect the private key by adding a passphrase on top of it, for an additional layer of security.
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While Ruby makes creating web applications a breeze, getting Ruby set up is somewhat time-consuming. Below we outline the steps needed to get Ruby installed on an Ubuntu 12.04 server pretty simply.
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** Successfully Completed ** – We are planning to upgrade our control panel and network on East1. This upgrade will result in disruptions to both public and private network infrastructure: your servers will have their connections to the Internet and to their VLANs disrupted. In addition, the host servers will be rebooted, which will in turn reboot your servers.
The scheduled downtime is from March 10, 2013 at 4:00AM to 5:00AM EST , during which period your servers will be unavailable and rebooted. We don’t expect to need the entire hour, and will make every effort to ensure a quick upgrade.
This is our first planned downtime at East1 for 2013 and we hope it is the last. Once the cluster is back online, you’ll enjoy a much improved control panel!
We’ve added another pre-installed image to our library: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the current Long Term Support (LTS) release. As with the other pre-install images, you need only to create a server and the Open Hosting platform will implicitly create a drive with the OS already installed.
The desktop installation takes a few minutes, because it requires a drive of at least 4GBs for installation. This is a kitchen sink build, which includes the desktop and office and most every package.
The server Installation, on the other hand, takes less than a minute, and no more than 1GB is required for a healthy install. Like our other pre-install systems, it is a minimal build.
As with all the other pre-installed images:
- The VNC password is platform-generated and found near your server.
- When connecting by VNC, you can login by typing “root” without providing a password.
- The root user is disabled for SSH and other remote access.
- For accessing by SSH, use the toor user and enter the VNC password.