welcome I seem to have a problem with installing my vps and moving the site to it When I changed the password, I did not log in with the new password, and I want to complete with you in my account because I paid for one month to try the service please help me My language may be poorly understood
With the actual weather in Luxembourg, it's a nightmare to be a non-professional, trying to configure a VPS, when you have to sit with your laptop outside, in order to have Internet access. Nevertheless, the major part of my website is running, DNS issues resolved thanks to the help found in this forum, Perl CGI figured out by myself after some 6 hours of hard work. Today, I configured mail and my server receives emails, including emails with non existing accounts going to a default one. Sending emails seems fine, too. However:
- Has anyone an idea, what I must do to use webmail? With http://www.mydomain.lu/webmail, I get a "page not found" error (the same for https). To note that there is no webmail folder in my domain's web or mail directory. Have I to run some setup script for Roundcube, that perhaps creates this folder?
Another problem, that I have no idea how to solve, is awstats. Awstats is actually running, but is only accessible via http. In fact, it does not work with the alias, defined in the generated config, but with an alias I created myself.
- Is there some additionnal configuration to do, if I want to access the awstas pages with https? And why, when accessing it with http, the pages are immediately displayed, with a "basicauth/require valid user" set for the awstats directory?
Forgive me for asking, concerning sth that seems evident, but I'm not sure, because Hestia does lots of things automatically.
- When I changed my SSH port, the connection with PuTTY was timed out. May that be, because I have to open the new port in iptables? And if I change the port, have I to use the new port for secure FTP, too, or are these two things, that have nothing to do with each other?
Sorry, for all these questions, but the Hestia documentation is limited to some specific points and there are very few webpages, where I found some usefull information. Thanks in advance.
My brandnew VPS is running, with Hestia installed. Next step: moving my website (hosted on Tommy) to the VPS. I suppose that this is essentially 3 steps: Create a new domain record, create a new web record and upload the files. Two major questions:
1. I suppose that HelioHost has to delete my actual DNS records (on Tommy), before I can create new ones?
2. Must I change server names at my DNS provider's? What are the DNS servers responsible for myvps.heliohost.us? My VPS itself, perhaps?
Another question concerns security. What should I absolutely do to avoid hacking and other problems?
Thanks for answer. And thanks for having the possibility to have this amazing experience, that's mostly complete newland for me.
Can the "login every 30 days" requirement be relaxed for a tiny, low bandwidth website that stores no data?By Condorcet
I want to set up a little website on a reasonably reliable host -- that's free, due to my minimal income -- to implement a calculator that tallies voters' orders of preference using a state-of-the-art algorithm (much better than the Ranked Choice Voting algorithm). The website won't store any data or transmit data to anyone (except it would of course send the results to the user who types or pastes in the votes). The site would be just one file, a php5 script that's about 60 kBytes. To use it, one member of the voting group pastes their orders of preference into the webpage's text field, and then clicks the "tally now" button... it would respond by tallying the results on the server side (using php code) and sending the results as a refreshed webpage. The webpage is just text with some color-coding, so the bandwidth consumed would also be tiny.
I'm hoping the partners at Heliohost have the will and a way to spare me from the monthly logins... they seem unnecessary due to the negligible storage and bandwidth that my site would consume, and my free time is very limited.
This website would not be for my personal benefit or profit. My goal is to teach the world about this voting system by letting people use it. This kind of system would have many benefits if used by democracies: It would minimize spoiling (Ranked Choice Voting does NOT eliminate spoiling, contrary to what many of its proponents claim), eliminate the need for primary elections, create a much stronger incentive for politicians to adopt policies similar to the majority-preferred policies they believe the voters themselves would collectively choose (if voters were able to vote directly on issues), end political polarization, reliably defeat extremists, and stabilize policies. In other words, the goal is to strengthen democracy and save the world.
The reason that primitive voting methods (including Ranked Choice Voting) cause so many problems is that they count at most one majority. But the fact is, there's more than one majority when there are more than two candidates, and all of the head-to-head majorities of the complete round robin tournament can be counted given the voters' orders of preference. (The most widely used, most frequently used voting method -- the Robert's Rules procedure for voting on motions -- pays attention only to head-to-head majorities, which are based on relative preferences. But it's only halfway toward state-of-the-art because it works like a single-elimination tournament, not a round robin tournament. In other words, the Robert's Rules procedure counts only some of the head-to-head majorities: when there are N alternatives, it counts N-1 majorities to eliminate N-1 alternatives.) After counting all of the head-to-head majorities of the complete round robin, the best way to construct the order of finish is to process the majorities one at a time, from largest majority to smallest majority, placing each majority's more-preferred alternative ahead of their less-preferred alternative in the order of finish. The largest-to-smallest processing order is in accord with the heuristic that underpins majority rule: "The larger the number of people who think x is better than y, the more likely it is that x is better than y, all else being equal." I've attached a screenshot of part of the webpage (before the voters' orders of preference are typed in). The text in the screenshot provides some additional information about the voting method.
This is not a specific issue but a general question. Is there a way to manually reboot my HelioHost VPS without contacting customer support?
I know I can just type reboot in the console to have it restart, but I'm talking about cases where the command line is inaccessible, for example because of high load or an out-of-control process (which happened to me recently). It would be nice if there was some way to expose the vmware commands for a hard power-on/power-off—not that I would use it much, but it'd be a safety net I'd know was there if something went wrong.