CakePHP is an open-source web framework designed to expedite web development. Cake allows you to build your web applications with less code, leading to a simpler and leaner process. This guide will show you how to deploy a SkySilk VPS for CakePHP hosting.

How to set up a CakePHP server with SkySilk VPS in 8 Steps

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

1. Deploy a SkySilk CakePHP 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. Press Enter or Skip on the Initialize Hub Services screen:

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

6. Press Enter to Install Security Updates screen:

- Take note of your CakePHP domain addresses:

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

8. Start using your hosted CakePHP server with SkySilk!

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

CakePHP Support

CakePHP Documentation

CakePHP Community