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VolumeDrive dedi setup cpanel etc question

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by lewi, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. lewi

    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Okay as suggested by a few of you here i have chosen to go with volumedrive.com for my dedicated server

    linux platform (free bsd was suggested to me)

    then pay the extra $25 or whatever for whm and cpanel per month for a full server license

    Now then..... I talked to their support etc and they reccomended i get this setup by a 3rd party company called furtherassistance.com

    Now they charge what i think is alot to manage the server for me especially as its going to be less than 100 clients. But i then dug further and cpanel etc is setup by volumedrive by default if i purchase it.... so then what is the point in paying furtherassistance??

    I really don't understand what needs to be done and what im getting and what i need to get etc

    all i know is i need a dedicated server or just a bigger reseller/vps like package that i don't need any technical knowledge on to use.

    any ideas people?
     
  2. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    freebsd with cpanel is not for the first timer, it needs a lot more time spent on it to get it setup properly at first, centos 5 64bit is a better choice for a first timer, bsd is only good when you know it (i used to use it as a desktop and had it on no less than 5 servers that did number crunching for me, i know it well enough to know that its not for most people)

    fa will setup shit like a firewall, server hardening, optimization, monitoring... theres a lot they do, you dont have to have the monthly monitoring plan with them or whatever, you can just do the initial setup with them, it'll save a lot of headaches
     
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  3. lewi

    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    But then is that really neccesary?? can't i just leave the server as i get it or am i at serious risk etc even though i will be on a small scale?
     
  4. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

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    Seems to me that dedicated isnt the way to go for you.
    If your looking for something along your lines id suggest looking at vps www.site5.com
     
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  5. lewi

    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    lol probably not....
    okay will look into a vps... why do you suggest site5.com??
     
  6. centerpoint

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    Yes, without most of those things your leaving your server open to abuse.
    It sounds like you need something that is in a managed environment.
     
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    I always support site5.com because they have good uptime, rare problems, and offer unlimited everything even bandwidth.

    They make dreamhost look pathetic :)
     
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