How-To Guides

How To: Generate SSH Keys on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X
How to Generate SSH Keys on Windows using PuTTY Download In order to Generate an SSH Key on Windows, you will need to download PuTTY. PuTTY is a free SS...
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 10:47 PM
How To: Access Linux VPS with SSH on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
If you are new to working with Linux servers and have recently created a virtual server with SkySilk, then you will need to be familiar with Secure Shell or...
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:47 PM
How to: Change a VPS Password on Linux
VPS passwords are created at the time of VPS deployment. Passwords should be specific to each VPS and should NOT be your SkySilk account password. This pass...
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM
How to: Reset a Linux VPS Password Using Private SSH Login
VPS passwords are specific to each VPS and are encrypted to each virtual machine during deployment. There is no way to recover a virtual machine's pass...
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM
How to: Change Known Local Hosts File to Dismiss "WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!"
SkySilk Cloud Platform utilities cycled IPs, so when one VM is deleted its IP address is freed up and reassigned to a new VM. Because of this, you may be ac...
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM
How to: Mount a FUSE drive on SkySilk Linux VPS
Yes, we allow fuse! However, the current udev rules will wipe the fuse dev at every reboot. To create the fuse device, create the fuse entry node: [email protected]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 7:35 PM
How to: Create New Users and Grant Sudo Privileges to Users on Linux
When working with any Unix machine, it is recommended to run commands as a sub-user, and only to use root when necessary. This means that a basic knowledge ...
Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 12:52 PM
How to: Add a Private SSH Key to New Users on Linux
HOW TO ADD A PRIVATE SSH KEY TO USERS ON LINUX When trying to use a private key as a new user, you must first create a .ssh directory for that new user, fo...
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 7:38 PM
How to: Install xRDP with XFCE Linux Desktop Environment on SkySilk VPS
A Linux VPS is a powerful tool, but for those unfamiliar with navigating Linux with only a terminal, using a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a great way to...
Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 2:26 PM
How to: Enable TUN/TAP on Linux VPS with SkySilk
How to Enable TUN/TAP on Linux VPS TUN/TAP is enabled by default on every SkySilk VPS! Once enabled, please see below for information on activating TUN...
Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 9:50 AM