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How to install Pterodactyl panel on a Linux VPS

Guide: Installing the Pterodactyl Panel on a Linux VPS

To install the Pterodactyl panel on your Linux VPS, follow these steps:

Step 1: Select a Linux VPS
- Choose a Linux-based virtual private server (VPS) that meets the minimum requirements for Pterodactyl. Typically, CentOS or Ubuntu with recent versions work well.

Step 2: Connect to the VPS
- Use SSH (Secure Shell) to access your Linux VPS. You'll need the IP address, username, and password from the email sent by Rapid Hosting.

Step 3: Update the System
- After connecting to the VPS, update system packages to ensure you have the latest security patches and updates. Run the appropriate commands based on your Linux distribution:
- For Ubuntu/Debian:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade -y

- For CentOS:
sudo yum update
sudo yum upgrade -y

Step 4: Install Necessary Dependencies
- Pterodactyl requires specific software and dependencies. Install them using your package manager:
- For Ubuntu/Debian:
sudo apt install curl tar unzip -y
- For CentOS:
sudo yum install curl tar unzip -y

Step 5: Download the Pterodactyl Installation Script
- Retrieve the Pterodactyl installation script with this command:
curl -LO

Step 6: Run the Installation Script
- Execute the installation script with:
sudo python3

Step 7: Complete the Installation
- Follow the installation script's instructions and provide accurate information, such as database details, panel domain, and email configuration.

Step 8: Access the Pterodactyl Panel
- Once the installation completes, access the panel through a web browser using the specified panel domain. You'll see the Pterodactyl panel login page.

Optional: Step 9 - Set Up SSL
- For enhanced security, consider setting up SSL/TLS encryption using trusted certificates or Let's Encrypt.

Step 10: Create Your First User
- On the login page, create your first user account with administrative privileges. You can now manage game servers, resources, and server settings through the Pterodactyl panel.

Congratulations! You've successfully installed the Pterodactyl panel on your Linux VPS. For further customization and advanced features, refer to the Pterodactyl documentation and community resources.

Updated on: 27/10/2023

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