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How to Use the Zabbix VPS Template

Getting started with the Zabbix VPS Template

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Zabbix is a highly scalable, open-source monitoring software tool that is used to monitor networks, servers, applications, and services. When you choose the Ubuntu 22.04 64bit with Zabbix VPS template, Zabbix comes pre-installed, saving you the hassle of manual installation and configuration. This guide will help you navigate through the initial setup and basic configuration to start monitoring your infrastructure efficiently.

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Accessing Your Zabbix Installation

Open your web browser and navigate to


Make sure to replace [your-vps-hostname] with the actual hostname of your VPS.

You should reach the Zabbix login window:

Use the default login credentials provided by Zabbix:

  • Username: Admin

  • Password: zabbix

After your first login, set a new strong password right away.

Configuring the Zabbix Server

In Zabbix, a host typically represents a server, device, or any other entity you want to monitor. Navigate to Monitoring → Hosts to start adding your hosts.

Defining Items and Triggers

Items are individual metrics that Zabbix will monitor on your hosts, such as CPU load, disk space, or network activity. You can define items within each host configuration.

Triggers are conditions based on item data that, when met, will generate an alert. Set up triggers to notify you of potential issues or system outages.

Creating Dashboard Visualizations

Zabbix offers a customizable dashboard where you can add widgets to visualize your monitoring data and get a quick overview of your infrastructure's health.

Use its graphing and mapping features to create detailed visualizations of your monitoring data, making it easier to analyze trends and potential issues.

Setting Up Notifications

Zabbix supports various notification methods, including email, SMS, and webhook integrations with third-party services. Configure these under Alerts Media types.

Define actions under Alerts Actions to specify what notifications should be sent out when certain triggers are activated.

If you want Zabbix to run on your domain, just point your domain to a VPS IP address, change the server hostname, and reinstall the server.

Remember, monitoring is a continuous process that requires regular adjustments and fine-tuning to meet the evolving needs of your infrastructure. Keep exploring Zabbix features and capabilities to improve your monitoring strategy.

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