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Part 3 basically incolves uploading the xenforo files to the /usr/local/lsws/default/html (might not be this path, im recalling it form memory) folder and then installing XenForo.

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
CentOS 6 64bit

The choice of winners :)
Or those into self-punishment. :p

@Yashjeet, you won't go wrong with either centOS or Debian (which is MY poison of choice). With either one you will get some good help here on the forums. I just got through setting up recently a VPS for another site owner on Debian but I mess very little with centOS currently (mainly because I'm not comfortable enough with it to do it for someone else).
The main thing I WILL tell you - whichever one you choose, be sure that you secure it well and that you keep it updated regularly. To often those that get a VPS get it set up and then don't worry about it to much. There ARE regular updates that come out that do need to be applied.
Disable ROOT logon in SSH and then install sudo (if it isn't already installed) and configure it. Then you are able to assume the root user completely if needed or just run a command with root priv's (which is normally what you need).
I'm doing all this correct, intill this.

/sbin/service iptables stop
yum update
rpm -Uhv http://www.percona.com/downloads/percona-release/percona-release-0.0-1.x86_64.rpm
yum install Percona-Server-client-55 Percona-Server-server-55 Percona-Server-devel-55
/etc/init.d/mysql start
/etc/init.d/mysql restart
rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
wget http://fedoraproject.org/static/0608B895.txt <--- This ******** thing doesn't work.. :(
mv 0608B895.txt /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
yum groupinstall 'Development tools'
yum install bzip2-devel curl-devel pcre-devel expat-devel libc-client-devel libxml2-devel libjpeg-devel libpng-devel freetype-devel libmcrypt-devel mhash-devel gd-devel openssl-devel zlib-devel GeoIP-devel
rpm -Uvh http://dl.iuscommunity.org/pub/ius/stable/Redhat/6/x86_64/ius-release-1.0-11.ius.el6.noarch.rpm
yum install yum-plugin-replace
yum replace openssl --replace-with=openssl10
rpm -ivh http://rpms.litespeedtech.com/centos/litespeed-repo-1.1-1.el6.noarch.rpm
yum install openlitespeed
/usr/local/lsws/bin/lswsctrl start
yum clean all
I'm actually gonna do all of that, and copy/paste it onto the Putty. If it doesn't work, I don't know.... i'm gonna flip.
I'm using the samething he is, CentOS 6 64Bit.


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When you press yes to overwrite, it will just do it, it wont give you confirmation or anything, just carry on with the next steps.