How-To Guides

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
How To Create a Minecraft Server on Linux
Few games have been able to cultivate such a large and endearing following as Minecraft. Hosting a Minecraft server not only brings friends togethe...
Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 10:50 AM
How to: Install Let's Encrypt on Ubuntu Linux VPS to Create SSL Certificates
Let's Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA). It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). It ...
Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 10:52 AM
How to: Point a Domain Name to a Linux VPS using SkySilk
For beginners setting up their first website, it can be easy to get confused when it comes to connecting your domain name to your hosting service. Simply pu...
Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 10:52 AM
How to: Install Certbot-auto on Ubuntu Linux VPS to Create SSL Certificates
Certbot is an easy-to-use automatic client that fetches and deploys SSL/TLS certificates for your webserver. Certbot was developed by EFF and others as a ...
Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 10:52 AM
How to: Ping a Server to Test Connectivity of a Linux VPS
When experiencing connectivity issues one of the simplest ways to determine network connectivity is performing a Ping test. A Ping test will determine if a ...
Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 1:11 PM
How to: Install and Configure Fail2Ban for Linux VPS
Fail2Ban scans log files and bans IP addresses that make too many password failures. It updates firewall rules to reject the IP address. These rules c...
Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 7:49 AM
How to: Troubleshoot SSH Connection Issues using VNC Console
SSH is the main way to connect and interact with your SkySilk VPS. When the connection fails it can be for a number of reasons and be difficult to pinpoint ...
Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 2:09 PM
How to: Use SFTP to Securely Transfer Files - Linux Guide
How to: Use SFTP to Securely Transfer Files on Linux SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol or SSH File Transfer Protocol) is a is a secure way to transfer fi...
Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 6:50 PM
How to: Use sSMTP to Send Outbound Email
sSMTP is a simple MTA (mail transfer agent) to deliver mail from a computer to a mail hub (SMTP server). sSMTP is simple and lightweight, there are no daemo...
Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 1:25 AM