How to install and setup Proxmox on your Dedicated Server

Requirements:

A dedicated server (can be ordered HERE)
Multiple IP's (Proxmox is a virtualization control panel so if you plan to run multiple VPS/VM's then they will need an IP each)
Know how to mount an ISO using KVM, we have a guide HERE

To begin with mount the latest Proxmox ISO to your server, the ISO file can be found HERE then once you have mounted the ISO and booted into it using THIS GUIDE do the following:

Select Install Proxmox VE and wait for the installer to load



Read the EULA and once you have select I Agree



If you have only a single drive then you can simply select Next however if you have multiple drive make sure to select the correct drive, you also have more advanced drive options under the options however if you are unsure about these then simply ignore them and select Next



Now enter in your time zone for this example I will simply search for United Kingdom in the Country box (marked with a red box) and select it and then press Next



In this next screen it is important that the password you enter is correct as this will be the root password for your server and the password to log into the web GUI, once you have go ahead and select Next



The next screen is where you can set up your domain and main server IP, if you do not have a domain then this will not matter as it is not needed as you can use the IP later on to access the web GUI. For the IP details this will be listed under your server details on the dedicated server control as below



Enter a domain now if you have one or a random one if you do not and then enter the IP details, in the DNS Server I recommend using 1.1.1.1 or 8.8.8.8 and then press Next



On the next page confirm the details are correct and select Install. The install will take around 15+ minutes depending on the server, your network speed etc.

Now that you have installed Proxmox and your server has rebooted, you will be able to SSH into your server's IP with the username root and the password you set when installing. From there, you can then go to the web GUI using the server's ip and the port 8006 for example https://192.168.0.10:8006. You must use https:// as normal http:// will not work correctly. Proxmox is now installed and ready for you to create VMs or Containers.
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