New user question

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Oct 13 14:18:31 UTC 2022

Hi Tim,

Yes, the Vultr admin panel is extremely accessible, even down to rebooting,
stopping and destroying servers. I have no problem with that, since I've
used it for years with a Windows server.

I think I'm going to use something like Debian.

They also have one click installers for WordPress, CPanel, etc, so it
shouldn't be hard.

Thanks again for your help.

All the best


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Sent: 13 October 2022 15:04
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Subject: Re: New user question

Tim here.  As mentioned here, as a headless server, all the access-tech
would be on your local end, so as long as you have an SSH connection, the
rest doesn't matter much.  So I'd pick the server operating
system based on how easy it is to administer, and how easy it is
to fix things when they go wrong.  Thus, I'd tend to lean towards
a Linux distro that favors stability (like Debian or CentOS) over
bleeding-edge distros.

So what might matter the most is the accessibility of the admin-panel for
your hosting service.  I.e., how accessible is Vultr's admin panel, and can
you use the remote console accessibly?  Because sometimes I've had to boot
into a rescue environment via the web (usually some sort of VNC under the
hood) which isn't very accessible.

That said, I've moved all my VPS instances over to running OpenBSD and
FreeBSD, but I still administer them primarily over SSH, the same as I used
to do with my Linux servers.


> In headless mode, the distro that you will pick is not relevent as you 
> will do everything from the CLI!

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