VPS Hosting Blacknight

Discussion in 'Hosting' started by webman1, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. webman1

    webman1 New Member

    Hi Blackknight,

    I have a few questions regarding VPS Hosting as i think i need to relocate now as Register365 are using a hosted Zeus platform. I am not proficient with managing a Linux Server OS but am well able to get around CPanel. Having said that, i don't mind sourcing Google and getting stuck in to Linux if i have to. I'm just a bit unsure of the VPS Setup.

    1) If i get Plesk option, do i need to access operating system for anything?
    2) On the VPS Solutions, is Apache Server, php, zend, etc. all pre-installed with Plesk?
    3) Do i need anti-virus on server?
    4) Do i need an IP for individual websites?
    5) Is MySQL / PHPAdmin included in Plesk?

    I really would love an easy solution where i can just bang up websites that can have databases similar to easy method on shared server platforms via CPanel etc. Can i achieve this simplicty with a VPS.

    All info appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Just so it's clear - while I personally may be involved with this site, it is not a sales channel for Blacknight

    Having said that I'm more than happy to answer your queries, as you did ask :)

    1) If i get Plesk option, do i need to access operating system for anything?
    Running the odd update eg. on Debian or Ubuntu running "apt-get update;apt-get upgrade" from time to time

    2) On the VPS Solutions, is Apache Server, php, zend, etc. all pre-installed with Plesk?

    Zend might not be, but everything else is

    3) Do i need anti-virus on server?

    For email or files?

    4) Do i need an IP for individual websites?
    No
    You can host multiple websites on a single IP

    5) Is MySQL / PHPAdmin included in Plesk?

    Yes
     
  3. webman1

    webman1 New Member

    Thanks Blacknight

    What is the preferred option for most users - Devian or Ubuntu (I don't mind once mod_rewrite can work for Apache Server etc.)

    Like all servers, i just wanted to know is Anti-Virus required or preinstalled on server (I don't have any knowledge really of Linux Servers but do on Windows Servers so i presume AVirus is required for server? Not pushed about email AVirus)
     
  4. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Sorry - tried replying last night, but my connection dropped (using my phone on the road .. )

    Anyway ..

    Debian is more stable than Ubuntu in many respects, though that also means that it may not have the latest versions of software available.

    As for anti-virus - unless you're using it for scanning uploads via a webform it probably would only be used for checking email. DrWeb would do that
     

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