To access and manage a Linode server via VPSrobots(more tested VPS providers: Vultr, DigitalOcean, Host1Plus, Google Cloud), the following information is needed:

  1. The server IP address
  2. The server username: root (by default)
  3. The server root password

The wizard below will help you get the information easily:

Step 1. Log in or Sign up your Linode account:

Sign up/Log in your Linode account

Sign up/Log in your Linode account

Step 2. Add a Linode server

Once logged, click Linode tab to start adding a Linode server. First you’ll need to choose a Linode server plan depending on your need.

Select an instance type for the Linode server

Select an instance type for the Linode server

Now you need to select datacenter locations for you. Here is the speed test site provided by official Linode, which provides the best performance for your target audience and could be of help to you to make the choice.

Select datacenter locations for the linode server

Select datacenter locations for the linode server

Furthermore, you are able to generate MTR reports for each of those data centers that show which location provides the best latency from your particular location.

After doing that, click on Add this Linode button on the bottom to submit the request.

Submit the request to add this Linode server

Submit the request to add this Linode server

Step 3. Deploy an Image for the server

Before beginning, you will find an IP Address of this newly added server indicating on servers management panel.

Go ahead and click on it’s Dashboard to open it up.

Your Linode server management panel

Your Linode server management panel

First select a Linux OS supported on VPSrobots: Debian 7/8/9, Ubuntu 14/16/17/18.04, CentOS 7.

Then set the disk size and swap disk for the server depending on your needs.

After that, set a Root Password for the server, it’s better to set it as a combination of lowercase and uppercase case letters, numbers as well as punctuation characters, and it is highly recommended that you should keep the password in mind or write it down somewhere safe.

With that done, click Deploy button to submit the request.

Deploy the Linode server and set the Root Password

Deploy the Linode server and set the Root Password

Once the deployment is completed, a configuration profile for the server appears on the Dashboard.

Configuration profile for the server appears after deployment

Configuration profile for the server appears after deployment

Step 4. Boot your Linode server

Though you’ve successfully deployed a server, you still see the Server Status indicates as Powered Off on the top right of the dashboard, go on and boot your server by clicking on Boot button as the last step.

Boot your Linode server

Boot your Linode server

Since the server has been booted, the Server Status will switch to Running. The status in the Host Job Queue Bar will also indicate as a green success.

So far, you got the following server’s information VPSrobots needs after building your VPS:

  1. Your server IP address: e.g. 45.7.1.19
  2. Your server username: root
  3. Your server root password you entered

Please write them down on your notebook and you will need them very soon. For users who would prefer new Linode management panel, you can follow the instructions in our guide on Linode New Panel to get started easily.

Congratulations! Now you can boot VPSrobots to manage your Linode VPS, also, to build websites on the barnd new VPS, let’s roll!