Generally it is not secure to allow remote root login. Additionally, using Password Authentication is also insecure. So… after setting up my server at RackSpace, the next step was to setup basic SSH login security.
My LEMP Setup Guide would not be complete if it didn’t show you how to setup your first virtual host (using your own domain name). This step will give you a good reference for setting up as many virtual hosts as you need on your server.
If you are interested, like I am, in setting up your own web server and hosting your own projects then I hope you will follow along. This guide will walk you step by step on setting up a LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, and PHP).
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It seems as if by default a VirtualBox VM (Virtual Machine) will start with a network connection set to NAT. This makes it a little difficult to connect to server services running on the VM (such as SSH, Apache, etc). An easy solution is to use the Host Interface directly as described here.