Running your own website on a Virtual Private Server (VPS)

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Factors to consider when buying a VPS

Quick start guides

Logging in, for all providers:

For the OVH provider:

For the Linode provider:

Building a website

I personally prefer Nginx over Apache because of the syntax of the configuration files. The tutorial above uses Nginx. If you want to use Apache instead, here's a tutorial:

Your files for your website should be in /var/www/your_domain, replacing your_domain with whatever your domain name is (assuming you followed the tutorial).

You can upload them by connecting to your server through SFTP in a FTP browser such as FileZilla or by using scp in the command line.