i've been using reseller account for quite a while and happy with it, i sold some accounts and host some of my own sites but recently i started to host some forums, which at its peak time have 100 users online. Most of the time the server's starts giving too many mysql connection's error. So i decided to upgrade to dedicated server.
But i have no clue how to manage the server, all i know is making new accounts via whm and using them with cpanel.
so what should i do ? i can manage at most around 120-130 $ a month
It means that they will set up an email monitoring system which would alert you via email if a service or server is down. They would install standard and official kernel patches. That's basically it for the basic management service. Basically, they will ensure the server is the same state as it is when you purchased it.
No firewall, no lockdown, no optimization or troubleshooting is done with that plan.
If you do not have the budget or knowledge, just continue doing what you are doing right now. It will be less painful.
I know you might be about to wing it for a while without proper administration and management but it may not last very long during an exploit.
Originally posted by farhanG Yes, i figured that out . But that get's expensive.
On servermatrix's main page it says
"ServerMatrix is the first in the industry to announce fully managed entry level servers at NO extra cost"
what does that mean ?
That means that they're lying . Nocster was the first budget server provider to offer managed, entry-level servers, in May of 2002 when I first started looking at them. I joined in July of 2002 and enjoyed complimentary management on my entry-level servers way before ServerMatrix existed . Just trying to point out a slight white lie
Do yourself a favor and do your research before you take the leap and go Dedicated. Someone mentioned Rus @ jvds.com and I would highly suggest you give him a shot. He is a top notch guy, and support was always perfect when we have a backup system with him.
It would also help to know the specs of the account that you are on right now in order to get a better idea of what exactly is lacking.
Hope this helps,
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For your needs / experience / budget a VPS should be a perfect solution - especially if you go fully managed like VPScolo. I am with them and they are awesome. It is like a reseller account but you have more control. You don't have to mess with most of it though as they will handle just about anything except adding accounts and such.
also i was wondering, if i have like 3-4 forums with 100 users online on each at same time, can VPS handle it ?
Depends on the VPS plan (ram, CPU, bandwidth) but if you go witha medium to high plan you should be fine. The good thing with some VPS companies, like VPSColo, they allow you to upgrade resources without upgrading plan. If you need some more RAM or another GB of disk or 10-20 GB's of bandwidth extra you just order it a la cart ... it's great.
Then when your sites do get big enough maybe the time is to move to a dedicated but hopefully you have taught yourself some server management on the VPS by then.
Maybe looking for some kind of semi-dedicated plan would help. You wouldn't have to manage the server and you would have plenty of server power to work with. And as an added bonus, the cost would be less than a dedicated server.