What is a VPS

A VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and it is a computer or part of a computer/server that is usually placed in a specialised data centre and the user can access it from anywhere in the world via an internet connection.

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How to check the performances in a VPS

In order to check the performance of your VPS (running Windows Server 2012R2) you need to follow a few easy steps:

STEP 1

Right click on the WindowsStart button from the bottom-left hand corner of the desktop

STEP 2

Choose “Task Manager” from the list

right click on start button

STEP 3

Choose the “Performance” tab from the Task Manager window. Navigate through the options from the left menu (CPU, Memory, etc) and see how is your VPS coping with your trading demands.

choose performance tab

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How to reset the password of a VPS

For resetting the password in a Windows Server operating system you need to follow the next steps:

STEP 1,2

1.Right click on the WindowsStart button from the bottom-left hand corner of the desktop

2. Choose “Computer Management” from the list

reset vps pass - step1

STEP 3,4,5,6

3. From the left menu choose “Local Users and Groups”

4. Select the “Users” file

5. Right click on the “Administrator” icon in the center of the window

6. Choose “Set Password” from the drop-down menu

reset vps pass - step3-6

STEP 7

Read the instructions carefully and select the “Proceed” button from the bottom of the pop-up window

reset vps pass - step6

STEP 8,9

8.Insert new password and confirm new password in the 2 empty fields from the top of the pop-up window

9.Click the “OK” button from the bottom in order to save he changes

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How to connect to a VPS using windows Remote Desktop Connection

This example is for Windows 10. Other Windows OS are similar.

A LowLAtencyFXVPS user receives an e-mail containing the IP, port, username and default password.

For connecting to your new VPS/Dedicated Server you have to follow a few easy steps.

STEP 1,2

Search for the Remote Desktop Connection app on your PC. Windows has it preinstalled so you don’t need to download it from the internet.

step1-2

STEP 3,4

The first window of RDP is asking for the Computer field. You have to fill in with the IP and port you get in your e-mail from your VPS provider.

The default username is usually filled in as “Administrator” or “XXXX\administrator” and most of the times you don’t have to change it.

Click on “Show Options” button in the bottom left hand corner of the RDP window.

step3-4

STEP 5,6

Here you can modify the “User name” field with the username provided in the credentials e-mail ou have received from your VPS provider.

In order to save an instance of this RDP for easier access you have to clik the “Save As” button.

step5-6

STEP 7,8

Give a name to your VPS and choose the location where you want to save it on your PC.

Click “Save” in the bottom right hand corner of the window.

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STEP 9

A shortcut of your VPS should be visible in the location where you saved it. In this case, it is on the Desktop. You can connect to your VPS later on using this shortcut.

At this stage, the RDP will go back to the previous window where you will have to click on the “Connect” button in order to actually connect to your VPS.

Also, you can choose to save the credentials. In this way, when you will connect to your VPS in the future, you will not have to provide the credentials.

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STEP 10,11

The next step is to provide your initial password of the VPS. At this stage you can choose to remember this set of credentials for future use.

Click “OK” to move to the next step.

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STEP 12

When you first login to a fresh VPS this window will show up. You have to click the “Yes” button in the bottom of the window.

Also, you can choose to skip this step when you login to your VPS in the future.

step12

Now, the login process takes place and should not take more than a few seconds.

login to vps

The first login to your VPS will show a “Server Manager” window where all the stats can be checked.

vps initial desktop

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