The following article contains information on how to order and configure one of Newtek's Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVM).

Order Process

  • Our SSD Linux VPS servers may be ordered from one of two places:
  • Once you have selected Order Now for your desired SSD VPS , you will need to configure the options for your new SSD VPS.
    • Choose the Billing Cycle you would like.
    • Enter the Hostname you would like to use for the new SSD VPS.
    • Enter the NameServer Prefixes you would like to have associated with the Hostname specified.
    • Enter the Root Password that you would like to be set for the new server.
    • Choose the Operating System you would like to be installed to the server.
    • Provide a Username for the new server. (This required username is used for internal purposes only.)
    • Select Add to Cart & Checkout
  • On the next page, select the option for Checkout and then complete the checkout process to finalize the order for your new SSD VPS.
  • Once the order is complete, you will receive two emails confirming the order.
    • The email entitled KVM Virtual Server Details provides the necessary information for you to access your new server. This includes the following:
      • Hostname
      • Main IP
      • Root Password
      • VNC IP, Port #, and Password
  • After you have obtained your new KVM server's IP and root password, you can access your server using a free simple SSH client program called Putty located at:
Client Area SSD VPS Configuration Options

  • Once you have successfully completed an order for a new KVM, you will then be able to access the information for your new product via the Services > My Services page within your accounts Client Area at
    • On the My Products and Services page, select View Details for the corresponding SSD VPS product.
    • You will then be taken to the Information page for your new KVM.
  • The Information page for your SSD VPS provides general information on the VPS and allows you to modify and control the instance of the VPS. The Control options at your disposal are as follows:
    • Reboot - Restarts the instance of your VPS.
    • Shutdown - Stops the instance of your VPS. (The server may be started again with the Boot option next to Status.)
    • Rebuild - Option to re-configure your VPS with a new Operating System. (Will erase all existing data)
    • Delete - Allows you to cancel the hosting plan for your VPS.
    • Manage DNS - Feature Currently Disabled
    • Hostname - Displays the current Hostname assigned to the server. Select Change to modify the Hostname for the server.
    • Root Password - Select Show to display the current root user password and Change to modify the current root user password.
    • Boot Order - Option to view and modify the server's current boot sequence.
  • To Upgrade or Downgrade your SSD VPS's allocations, see Management Actions > Upgrade/Downgrade at the top of the page. Upon completion of the Upgrade/Downgrade order, allocations are adjusted automatically without a need for the server to be rebooted.

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