I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around the VPS service here. Past hosts would create the VPS and I'd set it up with the Control Panel on that server. (i.e. Plesk)
With this VPS, I haven't really seen my new server yet. Apparently I'm supposed to use the website to make things happen on the server like users and domains and MySQL DB's.
My normal process of moving a PHP/MySQL site:
Create the domain, create an empty DB
Use MySQL Admin or command line to import the database dump.
use FTP to push the site to the server.
Run/configure the site locally using IP since the real site is still running on the old VPS.
When I'm happy, I go to my registrar and point to the new DNS addresses for the new VPS.
And throughout I could peruse the filesystem of the server through Plesk.
Here there seems to be a bunch of shared stuff going on. So what's the process using this VPS setup? If I add a domain, it seems to want it to be registered. And if I add MySQL DB, is that on some shared server or on my VPS? Baffling. If anyone can suggest steps to setup a copy of a site without breaking the existing one, then switching over when ready... that would be great. Or maybe I just need a different service that will launch the VPS and hand over the keys like I'm used to.