Setting up and configuring a new VPS server
I just bought a VPS from constant.com. It is unmanaged.
I'm wondering if anyone has a good 101 guide or any tutorial to help me with that.
I'm a fast learner, I just need some good references.
OS: CentOS 6.2 64 bits with cPanel
CPU: 1xvCPU @ 2.0Ghz
1 IP address
I heard I need to set up a firewall, add a strong password to the root account, create a normal account for me and secure the SSH access. I think php/MySQL is built-in to the cPanel and I don't need to install it by myself.
Any links/references would be appreciated.
In addition, do I need to configure anything else before I can upload my websites and use the server? Or do you have any suggestions of what I should configure?