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How do you use a dedicated server?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by goodboy133, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. goodboy133

    goodboy133 Regular Member

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    I know this is a noob question, but it does not help me at all searching the heck out of Google, I never get a full guide.
    Would someone please link me to a full guide on how to use it, just like the first time ou used shared hosting?

    Cheers everyone. :D
     
  2. hpv222

    hpv222 Power Member

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    Hmm, if you have to ask that the question ... then it is probably to go for managed dedicated server - the server will be manged by an admin, so you can simply ask them to install everything you need to host your sites such as cpanel, the most common scripts, etc. and then it won't be any different from using your shared server.
     
  3. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just get a server at a host with a support team and they will help you every step of the way. Start with hostgator, they have good support.
     
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    beatngu Registered Member

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    If you have a unmanaged dedicated server and you get lost on how to install everything then you could hire someone to set it up for you.
    If you give some more information about what kind of server you have then i could tell you where to look.
    Is it linux or windows?
    What os are you running?
    Did you get free cpanel,plesk or any other admin panels with your dedicated server?
    And you also got to know if the website(s) your going to host have any server requirements such as apache mods etc
     
  5. goodboy133

    goodboy133 Regular Member

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    I'm looking to buy a Kimsufi dedi from OVH for learning purposes, do you think it's a good idea? :)
     
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    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    if you want to learn, a VPS should be enough
     
  7. LongBanana

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    Well, the new kimisufi server is only about $4 / month. Which is just as cheap as a VPS. So, I would say it is worth playing around with.

    What you may have to do is divide the components that you want and individually search how to do each part.
    So, when you are setting up a dedicated server, there are multiple things to consider such as the following:
    -Operating System
    -DNS Servers
    -SSH
    -SFTP / FTP
    -Web Server choice (LightSpeed, Apache, NGINX, etc.)
    -Software you are using for your website and how it integrates with the web server of choice
    -User Management and Security

    These are just some things that come to my mind when I'm thinking of a server. I'll tell you know that I personally have not successfully fully configured a server myself and I am still working at it with a kimisufi server as well.

    It really is a good way to learn and I would say just hack at it. Install a OS, follow tutorials / articles you read, and see where you end up.

    So far, in my experience thus far, I find DNS servers the hardest to understand. Setting up a BASIC web server doesn't take as much work as you would think.