Buying a Domain
Buy a domain name from Namecheap here.
I deployed an Ubuntu server in NY for $2.5 a month on Vultr (I chose NY over Sydney as the Sydney $2.5 servers were sold out)
I then signed up for Runcloud.
I opened up port 80, 443 and 34210 as recommended by runcloud.
I then connected to my Vultr server with Runcloud.
Then Runcloud asked that I run a script on the server as root.
Tip: Don’t run the script on a different IP like I did.
It appears I accidentally ran the Runcloud install command on the wrong IP, what did it install/change? I looked to see if Runcloud offer an uninstallation command? nope.
Snip from runcloud.
Time to check out RunCLoud IDE at https://manage.runcloud.io to see what it looks like.
View Server Configuration
I was able to start a NGINX installation/web server within a few clicks (it installed to /etc/nginx–rc)
- Setup was quick.
- Dashboard looks pretty
- My root access is no longer working (what happened)? I did notice that Fail2Ban was blocking loads of IP’s?
- I can’t seem to edit website files with runcloud.io?
- Limited by UI (I could create a database and database user but now set database user permissions or assign database users to databases (there is a guide but no GUI on adding a user to a DB))
- I have to trust that runcloud have set things up securely.
- CPanel UI has more options that Runcloud IMHO.
- Other free domain managers exist like https://www.phpservermonitor.org
- RunCoud.io RTFM? Seriously (F stands for, are customers really that bad)? https://runcloud.io/rtfm/
I linked a domain to the IP, now I just need to wait before continuing.
End of Guide
I have been locked out of my runcloud managed domain, I will stick to manually setup servers.
Being locked out is good for security I guess 🙁
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