With a VPS, you receive all the power of dedicated hosting with the ability to have your own set of services and customizable disk space. With shared hosting, you have limited administrative access and can’t customize software configurations, while with a VPS you can perform any actions from your control panel and don’t need to contact technical support with every single request.
With a VPS, you open a world of possibilities that would not be possible on shared hosting because of restrictions.
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. This refers to the partitioning of a physical server into multiple servers. In effect, each one acts just like a dedicated server, you get all the features of a dedicated server but at a lower price. Each VPS has its own operating system, and each can be rebooted separately. These operating systems each receive a specific share of the resources of the physical server, no more and no less, they are isolated from each other so that one cannot interfere with another. If one VPS experiences problems or tries to use too much memory or CPU resources, it has no effect on the others.
There are many advantages to selecting a VPS, it costs less than a fully dedicated server and provides a great deal of freedom and flexibility over the limitations and restrictions of shared hosting. You are limited only by the capabilities of the VPS, so select one powerful enough to meet your needs. You can always upgrade later if you decide it becomes necessary.
As for virtualization technologies we offer KVM VPS servers.
Since you are supposed to manage your VPS yourself, we recommend you have a good understanding of Linux commands and are familiar with the WHM/cPanel control panel. You can get a VPS without WHM/cPanel, but in this case, you would need to have very advanced knowledge of Linux.
If you don’t feel you have the technical expertise necessary to manage your own VPS, there is no need to let that stop you – you can select full management for an additional fee.
You won’t have root access, and it will act much like a shared hosting plan, but you will still make the decisions.
cPanel is required if you choose full management for a VPS.
There are three ways to reset a lost WordPress dashboard password:
Using the Lost Password option
Using Softaculous Apps installer
In the database
1. Open your WordPress administrative login page – it is usually located in http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin.
2. Click on the Lost your password? option, fill out the username or email address > Get New Password:
3. Log into your email account, which is set as your administrative WordPress contact. You can find the email message with the password reset URL there, click on it:
4. Enter your new strong password twice on the opened page > Reset password:
In order to change the password for your WordPress admin user, follow next steps:
1. Log into cPanel and navigate to Softaculous Apps Installer menu:
2. In the Softaculous interface find All Installations icon in the top right corner:
3. In this menu you will see Scripts Installations list. Select the one you need to change the admin password for and click on Edit Details (pencil icon) next to it:
4. Next you will see installation details page. Scroll down to Admin Account section. Here you need to enter your current username and the new password in Admin Password field:
5. Once done, scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit Save installation details button:
6. After that you will receive the message about the successful update:
Feel free to log in to WordPress admin panel using the new password.
If Lost your password? confirmation emails do not arrive, or if you have no access to the email account linked to your administrative dashboard, you can reset your password via MySQL database:
1. Log into your cPanel > section Files > File manager and navigate to the document root of your WordPress website:
2. To check what database is used for your WordPress website, open the wp-config.php file located in:
3. Go to cPanel > Databases section > phpMyAdmin:
4. Select the database in question, table wp-users and click on Edit next to the admin user:
5. On the next page, type in your new strong password into the user_pass box, select MD5 in the Function column and click Go:
You can now go back to the WordPress dashboard page and try to log in with the new password.
Once you order hosting service, you can start creating your own website. Using Softaculous automatic app installer you can install WordPress in a few clicks.
Below you can find step-by-step guidelines covering the process:
1. Log into your cPanel.
2. Navigate to Exclusive for Namecheap customers section > Softaculous Apps Installer menu:
4. Switch to the Install tab to proceed:
5. On the next page you will need to fill out the details of your WordPress installation.
Make sure you set up secure and hard-to guess details in the Admin Account section:
6. When ready, scroll down and hit Install.
In a few moments you will see the message that WordPress has been successfully installed:
You can now go ahead and log into your WordPress Dashboard to start working on your website.