Im planning to buy an Unmanaged Dedicated Server..
This is the first time that I will buy an UNMANAGED SERVER..
What are the things I should remember when handling an unmanaged server?
Can you give me some tutorials about server management?
I want to learn more about this..
Well a good place to start is on Google. Search how to secure your server. If you want an unmanaged dedicated server, go for it. Just look at it as a responsibility. Make sure you read as much as possible about how to secure your server.
If you are looking to learn something, I would suggest you to test out linux in a VPS, not on a dedicated server. I have been in the same position before and I managed to trash the linux system a few times with some commands. And I was using a server without IPMI/KVM, so there is no way out except reinstall os, or pay loads to ask support to do it for you.
Easiest way to start would be to get a Windows 2008 or 2008 R2 dedicated server. Pretty straight forward to setup and manage. Security is dealt with mainly by the included firewall and Windows update. IPMI is a plus, but not absolutely necessary if you run Windows.
IIS + PHP/ASP gives pretty good performance, IMO way better than Apache. You may be paying for the Windows licensee fee, but it is normally cheaper than CPanel/Plesk for linux.
Last edited by arthurleung; 06-16-2011 at 03:15 AM.
When you first rent a server from the hosting company, I suppose the initial set up is ready. You can immediately use it without issue. You will only need the technical support when you have encountered server issue and need toubleshooting.
Some hosting companies support up to server issue only with managed dedicated server. Application and script troubleshooting are out of the coverage. You may check with your hosting provider.
Yes this is good decision as unmanaged dedicated servers give you the most flexibility for customization. However proper handling and for getting details about server management tutorials please have search on Google.
When someone repeats "unmanaged server" to many times, this means that the best one can do is to get a management. If it is a cPanel server, there are management companies that will charge low cost monthly fee.
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