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New VPS Location – Spain

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¡Bienvenidos al VPS en España! MVPS is happy to announce the expansion to a new server location, in Spain. Located in Valencia, our services are dedicated to all customers interested in a reliable VPS server with a fast network connection. With an excellent internet infrastructure and exceptionally fast connection, the Spanish VPS servers are available for immediate use. Choosing a cheap Spanish...

How to add your existing SSH Key to Yubikey via OpenPGP

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In the previous article, we’ve shown how you can use a Yubikey’s openpgp smartcard for ssh public key authentication. Now, there are cases where you do not want to generate a new keypair and instead would like to use your existing ssh keypair. It should be noted that the most secure way is still to generate a new key directly on the smartcard. That’s the only solution that can...

How to enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux

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Microsoft has outdid itself by adding native support to run a Linux system. This has a variety of cases, as you can now mix Windows and Linux apps on the same machine without the need to start a virtual machine. The system is called Windows Subsystem for Linux and currently has support for the following distributions: Ubuntu 16.04 LTSUbuntu 18.04 LTSUbuntu 20.04 LTSopenSUSE Leap 15.1SUSE Linux...

How to setup Yubikey for SSH Authentication via OpenPGP on Windows

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We all know that using public/private key authentication is the most recommended authentication mechanism to connect to SSH servers. Using a ssh-agent makes your life much easier and much more secure than entering passwords manually for each of your servers. Also, if you configure properly the ssh agent forwarding, you can connect to air-gaped systems while maintaining the security of your keys...

How to install PrestaShop on a CentOS 8 VPS

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Prestashop is one of the most well-known eCommerce software in the world. It’s easy to work with and has a large variety of themes and addons which can simplify your eCommerce life. So, in order to get your PrestaShop VPS ready, choose one of the packages of our cheap VPS services. We recommend to go with at at least the VPS Basic plan and, in order to follow up with this guide, choose...

How to install PHP 7.3 or PHP 7.4 on CentOS 8

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It’s always a best practice to keep your software updated. While CentOS is generally more conservative on major version updates of its applications, we consider you should always use the latest PHP version and make sure your application is keeping up with the changes done in PHP. To update your CentOS 8 PHP version to 7.3 or 7.4, we will use the REMI repository. REMI has been the trusted...

How to enable the automatic updates on CentOS 8

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In today’s world, where vulnerabilities are found daily, it is imperative that you keep your servers updated. If you do not have the time and energy to do it manually, there’s a simple solution from a package called dnf-automatic. First, we install the dnf-automatic package: dnf install -y dnf-automatic Next, we update the configuration to apply the updates automatically.Edit...

How to install the LAMP stack on CentOS 8

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LAMP is an acronym which comes from Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. This is the default stack for running most web applications on a CentOS 8 server. To proceed with the installation of the LAMP Stack, you should first update all the packages. This can be accomplished by running: dnf -y update Next, we will install Apache, PHP and MariaDB (MySQL replacement): dnf -y install httpd mariadb-server php...

How to enable IPv6 for your MVPS server

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With each of our VPS services, you get a /64 IPv6 subnet (which is roughly 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 IPs). To activate the IPv6 for a VPS, and to receive your /64 subnet, go to the VPS details page and on the bottom you will see a blue button labeled “Activate IPv6”. Click on it and the subnet will be assigned to your IPv6 VPS. You will next need to statically assign the IP in your...

MVPS now supports automated Card payments

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We have implemented automated card payments along our PayPal subscriptions due to the many requests from our customers. The default card option will now create a recurring payment profile and the card will be automatically charged for each new invoice issued for that specific VPS. If you do not wish to use this option, do not worry! We have kept the one-time payment option which is available on...

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