If you want to build a server but don't know where to start, no worries, you're on the right page.
Have a scan of the tabbed index here to get a better idea of the procedure.
Then, following the full guide will take your server from 😯 to 😎 .
Your local machine: Windows, Mac or Linux?
You'll be working from your local PC or Mac and connecting remotely, to your remote server … and that's also the case for folks building a virtual machine on the same computer, you're still networking. We'll be connecting to whatever type of server using a hyper secure tunneled connection called SSH. The connection setup differs a tiny bit between PCs, Macs and Linux but you'll be guided through that so, hey, we'll cope.
Elsewhere on this site we'll manage your sparkling new virtual private server, covering every eventuality. But first, we'd best build the box. Let's take a closer look at the procedure:-