Many website owners are faced with what, at first glance, looks like a difficult choice after their online projects outgrow the limitations of their shared hosting plans. A dedicated server might seem like an obvious choice until you consider the massive price difference and realize that the budget just wouldn’t allow it. Virtual Private Servers (VPS) were designed to bridge the gap between shared hosts and dedicated ones, but they too can present certain challenges.
With a VPS, you receive a set of hardware resources that are available to your project at any given time. In that respect, it resembles a dedicated server, but crucially, it costs a fraction of the price.
Less experienced users might be apprehensive about this, however, because they might not feel confident enough to set up, configure, and run an entire server, albeit a virtual one. Fortunately, even if your server management skills are not that well-developed, there are solutions for you.
With one of Scala Hosting’s Managed VPS hosting packages, you’ll get all the benefits of a virtual private server without the need to think about the technical challenges associated with setting it up and configuring it. Shortly after you complete your purchase, your VPS will be created, the operating system will be installed, and all the configuration steps will be completed by us.
From then on, it’s up to you to control your projects with SPanel – our unique hosting management platform. Through it, you can monitor your VPS’ health, restart services or the entire server if needed, and create and manage all the projects running on the server through separate user accounts.
Having control over these accounts is extremely important. Under certain scenarios, you might assign them to other individuals who will be responsible for managing the websites hosted under them. You still need to be able to restrict access to them, however, because ultimately, you’re the owner of the VPS.
As such, you also have to ensure that the projects on your server are well-protected. Because of this, SPanel gives you the option of easily changing user accounts’ passwords.
Changing accounts’ passwords in SPanel
To change the password for a user account, you first need to be logged into SPanel’s Admin interface. By default, the login URL is https://[your server name]/spanel/. The Password Modification page is accessible both through the shortcut in the Quick Links panel and via the menu on the left.
After you click on it, you’ll see a list of all user accounts created on your VPS, and above it, there’s a search box that can be useful if there are quite a few of them. A Change password button next to each account opens a popup and lets you enter a new password.
The security of the entire project could be dependent on the SPanel user account password, which is why we’ve incorporated a password generator that lets you quickly generate unique login credentials for individual accounts. Crucially, you don’t need the old password to change it, which ensures that you have complete control over the user accounts on the VPS.