Bugzilla is a server software designed to help you manage software development. It is used as a bugtracker and testing tool for both open-source and proprietary projects. This guide will show you how to deploy a SkySilk VPS for Bugzilla hosting.


How to set up a Bugzilla server 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 Bugzilla VPS Template.


2. Login to your VPS. SSH into your VPS 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)


3. Choose a MySQL password and confirm:


4. Enter an email address for the Bugzilla admin account. Be sure to delete the example email before entering your own:



5. Enter and confirm a password for the Bugzilla admin account:


6. Enter an email for Bugzilla to send from:


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


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 Bugzilla domain addresses:



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


11. Login with the email and admin password from steps 4 and 5 respectively.


12. Start using your hosted Bugzilla server with SkySilk!


 For additional resources on specifics of using Bugzilla, please consult Bugzilla Support and Community reference material:

Bugzilla Support

Bugzilla Documentation

Bugzilla FAQ



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