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Setting Up a Virtual Dedicated Server... Hard or Easy?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by nam6641, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. nam6641

    nam6641 Supreme Member

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    I'm thinking of getting a virtual dedicated server, but the hosting company says that i have to 'set it up' unless i want to pay them like $150/month to manage it.
    Is setting it up and maintaining it something easy to pick up, or should i just drop the $150/month because it will give me headaches?
     
  2. portalweb

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    PM me if you need help.
     
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  3. magpie2419

    magpie2419 Regular Member

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    First thing to do is tell your hosting company to go and get F****ed they are ripping you off for those prices.

    Go to

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    http://www.interserver.net/custom-managed-dedicated-servers.html
    The Pentium D 3.0Ghz package is what I use and its great costs 69 $ a month but its unmanaged.

    So next go here
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    http://www.platinumservermanagement.com/
    They will setup and manage you server for you for 29$ a month and they are great, they will even set up and harden the server.

    So you will have a dedicated server with ::



    1. CPU Speed: 3GHz
    2. Number of cores: 2
    3. Number of CPU(s): 1
    4. 5 Usable IP Addresses
    5. 250GB Hard Drive Space
    6. 100Mb Uplink Port
    7. 1GB Memory
    8. Managed Support

    I just noticed they manage the servers now as well so for 69$ a month you are getting a managed DEDICATED server and not some crappy shared VPS.

    No Brainer really I have been with them for a year now and never had a problem.
     
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  4. portalweb

    portalweb Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Howdy,
    I sent him PM on the tips.
    Tip:
    If your site has strong traffic, you need to replace Apache web server with Lighttpd or Nginx web server (if you can afford, use LiteSpeed), use php-cgi and eaccelerator, as well as tuned MySQL server that will handle various huge traffic spikes easily.

    Dedicated server alone with "standard stuffs in it" is not enough.
     
  5. ultrabizweb

    ultrabizweb Newbie

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    Portalweb is correct about the default configs not being enough as for webservers depends on how much traffic you plan on getting I use apache but the others are better for higher traffic sites. If you know any Linux or at least know some old school dos commands linux will come easier to you. I used to use CentOS for all of my servers but in the last couple of years I switched to Ubuntu LTS for easier server management. apt-get install <packagenamehere> is awsome. And you can get a VPS off of webhostingtalk for way cheap well at least without management. I got one for $12 a month 1gb ram and 2gb burst 50GB space virtualization OpenVZ. I also run a dedicated server from another provider and have it partitioned using ProxmoxVE. I am running 2 VPS's on it right now maybe 3 later. But anyways get a cheapvps install ubuntu LTS and webmin/virtualmin=free for control panel not as simple as Cpanel but free and if you are not running many sites it is perfect. Also pick up a good book or pdf or two about ubuntu, redhat, debian or any other linux distro this is a cheap way to get started and learn. Hope this helps. And a VPS can also be just as fast or faster depending on how many people are on your node and what hardware the node is using. Unixbench is pretty interesting app to run as a benchmark.
     
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  6. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    What OS are you running on that server?

    thanks
     
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    What do you guys recommend for a video streaming site - apache or lighttpd or nginx? :)
     
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    Try vpsie - Premade templates ready to spin up in 30 minutes
     
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    There were a lot sale going on few days before for hosting..
     
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    lol that's crazy VPS management is hardly $20/month no one charges $150 for management. check your site pm for some offers on vps management
     
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    OP, you should check out www.webuzo.net and their cyber monday promotion -30% for 11$ you will get 20GB real SSD (no crap HDD+SSD for catche), 1GB of RAM 1 CPU 3.4Ghz*

    *Most of the providers says you get 1 - 2 - 5 cores CPU but they never mention the speed of the cores if you get 2 cores of 1Ghz then you understand that 1core of 3.4Ghz is way faster than 2 or even 3 1Ghz cores :).

    +They are offshore , 4 months now have 100% uptime (true 99%). 100Mbps bandwidth. Porn allowed , bitcoin accepted . 500Gbps DDOS protection available if you receive DDOS.

    Worth to check it
     
  12. bugmaster

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    I would suggest looking at HostDime for a managed VPS They will help secure and make sure it is running smoothly and properly.

    If you were to get a Dedicated Sever I would suggest server complete they have low cost severs then I would add a management company to help you secure it and take care of the files if you have an problems.

    I would recommend platinum server management or sever adminz, I have used both and have had not issues with either.
     
  13. bermanHost

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    What do they really mean set it up???
    Things are very easy in case of VPS so as that of ordinary server and nothing is complicate over there. Better change the hosting company.
     
  14. HudsonWebServices

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    Really what they mean by set it up is install it on a lamp stack which they probably use a script that takes them 5 mins.....
     
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    I laughed out loud when I read they want to charge you 150/mo to manage it. You can get a great fully managed VPS for around $25-35/mo at a reputable host.
     
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    Op $150/month it too much. You can get a VA to manage your servers and it should not cost you more than $50 ($20-$50 varies from person to person). I have a Linux vps server from a guy and the same guy charges $25/month for managing it.
     
  17. MunnyMachine

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    They are not easy to set up, however if you have a solid provider you should be in good shape.
     
  18. HudsonWebServices

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    You can use centminmod script and itll install a LEMP stack. Would take 15 mins tops lol.