I've been looking a VPS solutions for quite a while, mainly because i would love it if i could have one server, and know that none of the sites could interfer with each other that much (if you get what i mean). Also because i like playing and getting to grips with things.
I have what i consider a good knowladge of Unix type operating systems (currently running Redhat, Fedora Core 3, FreeBSD and trustix on various servers) But to setup a VPS i wouldnt have a clue where to start, so i guess i should start simple.
Ive grabbed a machine and formatted the HDD so its a blank computer Whats next?
It might sound like a stupid question, but i dont want to install say freebsd to find that you carn't setup VPS on a freebsd server or that there are certain things that i need to do during the install to make it work correctly.
Anyway, As i said, i have a good knowladge on unix type operating systems, and i regulay fix problems, do updates, install new software and install the operating systems from scratch, i jsut dont know where the heck to start with VPS.
If the best thing is to vist and read a perticular website then just point in in that direction...
BTW, i would prefer for now if any software i need is free, as untill i feel i know what im doing, and i decide im actually going to USE a VPS and not just mess about with it.
I would suggest visiting the webmin.com website, downloading webmin and installing the rpm (took me only a few minutes). Once it's installed and u login, you will find within your tools, i believe it is in the Network tab, that will allow you to install Virtualmin (which is the part which allows for managing domain accounts. Do that and now you have your own free VPS
Originally posted by athens I would suggest visiting the webmin.com website, downloading webmin and installing the rpm (took me only a few minutes). Once it's installed and u login, you will find within your tools, i believe it is in the Network tab, that will allow you to install Virtualmin (which is the part which allows for managing domain accounts. Do that and now you have your own free VPS
Virtualmin is a Webmin module that simplifies the process of setting up and managing virtual servers which is not the same thing as VIRTUAL ***PRIVATE*** SERVERS
Thanks. Well then, i guess the only difference would be that he would also have to buy Virtuozzo to make it complete? At least the above suggestion will give him practice before he goes out and buys VDS and management software
Something that has not been suggested is using a FreeBSD Jail - start with "man jail" on your FreeBSD server...
It is trivial to set up - but does have some drawbacks - cost free
The first time I set up a jail it took me around 2-3 hours and that included reading the example in the mapages and following a nice howto I googled.
The great part about a freebsd jail is that it has an incredibly small footprint - under 200Meg of system files required in the jail. It is virtually the same as running a full FreeBSD server and you can install from ports anything into your jail.
Drawbacks - only a single IP address possible per jail.
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Thanks bdsnyder i will check those to sites out and have a play
Athans, as i understand it Virtual Servers (virtualmin) all sites can use the same resurces, where as with using a virtual private server, site 1 and site 2 instead of just been shared on they server they run link another server inside the server (does that make sense).. kind like this...
Server - Site1
- Site 2
Virtual Private Server
Server - Sub-server A - Site 1
- Sub-server B - Site 2
I dont know, i migh of compleatly messed up that explanation, but i do know the differences
There is free Virtual Private server software available. However..I will warn you now...just thinking about installing new things with Plesk around makes it go haywire. If you must have Plesk..I would forget about this idea altogether. I would only consider Plesk on a Virtuozzo VPS..which is exactly what I have.
Two VPS's have helm, One has Plesk and I have Plesk local on a win 2003 was well.
This is just my opinion, though. As always...do what you want.
I can't disclose it becuase they won't talk to me...and as far as I'm concerned...I'll deal with a NOC directly. Theplanet is one such NOC that can provide Virtuzzo licenses...just click on "buy" and view the different procing structures. 16 of the big VPS's is about the reasonable limit for even high end servers...so anything higher than 30...you're really asking for trouble...and you'll have it. Guaranteed.