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Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith
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Serverpilot - "New server"

When connecting Serverpilot to your server it says:

"Remember, this must be a new server running 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04."

Does a "new server" mean a server that has nothing on it? Do I read that as literal as it sounds? I have sites running on a server I would like to connect. Will Serverpilot remove them?

Thanks for your help in advance.

2 Answers

Chris Howell
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Chris Howell
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I would have to look further into it, because I do not know much about ServerPilot. Actually this is the first I have seen of it.

But anyways, from what I was reading on their Docs on "How ServerPilot Works" a section called What ServerPilot Does. Says, and I quote. " All of the software your server needs, such as PHP, MySQL, Nginx, and Apache, will be installed automatically by ServerPilot once your server is connected. ServerPilot will secure your server with a firewall. It will also update your server's packages and make sure they stay updated. ServerPilot also monitors your servers and websites. You can view stats and logs through ServerPilot. You can configure your monitoring notification preferences through your accounts settings. "

I am assuming it would have to be a "fresh install" of Ubuntu 14 because ServerPilot is going to install all the dependencies it needs to work, which would mean it probably would be preconfiguring settings IT needs. So it is possible it would break any existing setup you currently have.