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After getting a dedicated server what to do next?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by pdoods, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. pdoods

    pdoods Regular Member

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    I've come to a point where I need to rent a dedicated server and decided to get one from Joe's Datacenter. Operating system will be CentO/S 5 and control panel Direct Admin.

    Currently I have three websites (on three domains) hosted on a shared hosting environment and I would like to transfer all those sites to that dedicated server and start to host them there.

    However, I have only experiences with shared/reseller hosting with cPanel & WHM.

    So can anyone tip me out or point to a right direction what do I need to do when I get my access to that dedicated server?

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. hardcore1

    hardcore1 Junior Member

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    Well you're obviously gong to need to install the software that you use, Apache (or other http server) , MySQL if you need databases (who doesn't!) , FTP for uploading your stuff. I presume that you have a good knowledge of Linux yes? Personally I use a VPS for my sites, faster and more flexible than shared yet damn cheap compared to a lot of dedicated servers, it's more work than shared hosting but much more fun.
     
  3. pdoods

    pdoods Regular Member

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    Thanks, that helped a bit :)

    I have a little experience of linux, but after reading what you asked I'm afraid it's no wear near enough.. :eek:
     
  4. hardcore1

    hardcore1 Junior Member

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    Well, if you are willing to learn then you have nothing to fear. I didn't know much when I first got my VPS but you pick it up as you go - I'm sorry I couldn't help much - I have no experience with Cent, I'm a Debian person myself. Good luck.
     
  5. allenlikewo

    allenlikewo Registered Member

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    directadmin starts you off with a lot of what you need so you wont need to install much.

    i know for sure that you will already have apache, php, mysql, phpmyadmin, exim, dovecot, and and ftp istalled for you


    so now it is more of a matter of getting data from point a to point b
    copying your databases, installing WP, etc...
     
  6. pdoods

    pdoods Regular Member

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    Thanks!!