hi i am thinking about getting a dedicated server the place i am looking at only offers 1 free ip the rest are $10 each.
I will be just hosting websites, nothing other than that specially.
Can i get away with the just 1 ip on my low budget Dedicated server?
Any help or info on this would be great
It really depends on whether or not you use virtual name hosting or not. This is the standard (and recommended practice) unless the site is using SSL. There is pretty much no limit (other than server resources) to the number of sites you can have on one ip, so you could (assuming your server could handle the traffic/load) host thousands of sites on one ip.
Well, if you do not plan to host your own DNS Servers then 1 IP should suffice. You should not have any trouble using that one single IP for more than 65,335 domain names on a single machine.
The website would only require a dedicated IP address if you need to host a SSL-enabled site.
For DNS servers, most people would host the required 2 DNS Servers on the same machine and to give the impression it is 2 servers, you need 2 IP addresses. Since DNS listens in at a different port from the normal websites, this 2 IP addresses can only be used to host web sites, ftp servers, mail servers and anything else provided they do not use the same port number.
You could use a 3rd party DNS Service such as DNSMadeEasy.com which provides 5 Redundant DNS Servers (all hosted across the US) to give you a true redundant service. This way your sites would not be down because your dns server went down.
Well, essentially, you will register a dns server on two different IPs, although this does defeat the purpose of having two different dns servers. You would do this with your registrar. Most places will give you a private vlan with a /29 and 5 IPs though, might I ask where you are getting only one? Also, you may want to ask if you are going to be on a private vlan or not...
Originally posted by harhar825 ok
so you recommend 2 ips then
can you give me some info on the dns part
how that will work or a good tut to start reading about it?
Well, it appears that you might not be familiar with setting up of DNS Servers ? By the way, which operating system are you using ?
Maybe what you could do is to stick with the default 1 IP address for all your sites and use the DNS Made Easy DNS Service at http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com/s0306/price/dns.html . It is actually quite cheap, the most expensive plan is $29.95/year for 50 domains. The cheapest being $4.95/year for 5 domains.
All you need to do is to use the DNS Wizard and type in the domain name and the IP address for the domain name at DNS Made Easy and then that's all on that end. Then go to your domain name registrar and enter the provided DNS Server details for each of your domain name and it would work.
is registar a site/business?
serverpronto is the one i am going to go with for my low budget box each extra ip is $10 more so i need to know how many i should get?
not sure what private vlan means?
Yes, there is only 1 FTP Server running on a single machine whether there is 1 or 1 million web sites on the server.
What would be required for the ftp server to determine which folder it is to redirect to would be solely dependent on the ftp username and thus you cannot have the same ftp username for different websites.
If I am not wrong, Virtualmin just helps you set up web site accounts easier but nothing is provided for your end user in terms of a control panel. You will need to install Usermin for that to happen.
If you managed to successful install WebMin, Virtualmin and Usermin and all the underlining services it requires, your user should be able to read emails and do some basic file management using the usermin interface.
If you actually intend to do a business or charge your users/clients then you need to invest something like Cpanel/WHM, DirectAdmin, Plesk or Ensim as your control panel. They would be more full fledge and goes beyond the basic set up and would be a lot easier to use.
Since you be hosting customers, it might be a good idea to host your own DNS servers, at least it provides a level of professionalism to your business.
I do hope that you know what you are getting yourself into at least on the technical front or else you get a lot of angry customers.
Make sure that you don't just get the cheapest server but one which would guarantee at least a good performance for your customers.