Magento successfully integrates digital and physical shopping experiences via an open-source eCommerce platform. Magento boasts a strong portfolio of cloud-based solutions including in-store, retail associate, and order management technologies. 

This guide will detail how to deploy a Magento server using a SkySilk Virtual Private Server to Install and Host your custom Magento image.

How to setup a Hosted Magento Server for eCommerce with SkySilk VPS in 12 Steps

If you want to restart the install process on your VM you can use the following command; 'turnkey-init'.

  1. Deploy a SkySilk Magento VPS Template.

  2. Login to your VPS. SSH into your  using root@ipaddress and the password you set in the SkySilk dashboard.
    If you are connecting from a Unix-like machine (Mac OS or Linux), or by using PuTTY with Windows then the command to connect is simply
    ssh [user]@[ip address]

    where [user] is your username, typically root, and [ip address] is the IP address of the virtual machine.
    # for example:
    ssh root@204.44.81.XX

    (Read: How To Access Linux VPS via SSH Key) 


  3. Set a MySQL password and confirm:
  4. Set and confirm a new password for your Magento admin account: 
  5. Specify an email to serve as your admin login:

  6. Enter your SkySilk VPS IP Address (or enter your own) when prompted to choose a domain to serve Magento

  7. Press Enter or Skip on the Initialize Hub Services:

  8. Enter your email if you would like system notifications. Otherwise, press Enter: 

  9. Press Enter to Install Security Updates screen: 

    - Take note of your credentials for your Magento Appliance Services: 

  10. Navigate to your Magento server on the web. Open your web browser and go to your SkySilk VPS IP Address (Web: http://XX.XX.XX.XX/admin), you should be brought to your Magento Admin login page. You may have to bypass security settings (click Proceed to IP Address to continue to your login page):

  11. Login with the username 'admin' and your admin password from step 4 above: 
  12. Start Using a Hosted Magento Server with SkySilk VPS!

 For additional resources on specifics of using Magento, please consult with Magento Customer Support and Community Reference Material:

Magento Support

Magento Community

Magento Documentation & Resources