I am considering getting a dedicated server, but as i've never had one before, i'm unsure, windows would be no good to due to the socket connection limititations, so if i get one it'd have to be linux. I dont have a lot of experience with linux, (used suse a few times before).
The host i'm looking at seems to have plesk with it, is this an equivalent to cpanel or something similar, also what would be my responsibilities to the server apart from setting up my site?
Also could anyone tell me the difference betwean a linux dedicated server and a "volume" dediated server?
Also would i get a server with an o/s installed and have to do everything else myself via remote desktop or would i just connect to a link emailed to me and that would take me straight into my control panel (similar to cpanel)
You'd have to connect via SSH if you get a dedicated *NIX server
Plesk is another control panel similiar to WHM/CPanel - I don't like it personally, But maybe thats just me - to each their own.
Probably in your welcome email they will include something like "Your Control Panel is accessible here:"
As for the "Volume" bit - where do you read that?
Originally posted by lisaandderek The host i'm looking at seems to have plesk with it, is this an equivalent to cpanel or something similar, also what would be my responsibilities to the server apart from setting up my site?
Yes Plesk is simular to Cpanel.
The responsibilities depends on the support provided by the host and if the server is managed or un-managed. Since you have not managed a server before would I recommend that you are getting a server with at least some kind of managed service included.
so with ssh would i be uploading my content using a dos screen or would i use ssh client or something, also if connecting via ssh, how would i go about editing permissions on php files, at the moment the only way i have done it is through cpanel and right clicking via ftp?
Just out of curiosity, why are you wanting to go dedicated? Unless you are going to be using alot of resources, you may look into a VPS or a reseller account, of course, this does depend on your requirements..