hosted by liquidweb

Go Back   Web Hosting Talk : Web Hosting Main Forums : Web Hosting : Web Hosting and Administration Books

Forum Jump

Web Hosting and Administration Books

Reply Post New Thread In Web Hosting Subscription
Send news tip View All Posts Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
New Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1

Web Hosting and Administration Books

I work in a small company (<100 employees) and have been charged with setting up our own Intranet web server and Internet facing Web server.

Can anyone please recommend me books that teach how to set up and run web servers as well as security issues, SSL, digital certificates, how to restrict access to the Intranet web server to internal clients, etc?

I am quite knowledgeable about networking and have some web programming knowledge but know little about the systems, hardware, configuration, administration, etc.

Appreciate your help.


Sponsored Links
Web Hosting Master
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,137
Windows, Linux or OS X Server?

Hydro Host Affordable UK Web Hosting - cPanel
Shared Hosting Reseller Hosting Domain Name Registration - Affiliate Program

Web Hosting Master
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Jakarta
Posts: 1,098
What about the O/S platform - Windows Based or Linux Based?

Web Hosting Business Guide Book - Getting & Managing Your First 1,000 Clients in Web Hosting
Enter Your cPanel Login & We'll Back It Up, Every Day! - SiteAutoBackup.Com
Got WHM instead? Enter your WHM login and we'll backup everything, everyday. It's simple.

Sponsored Links
Web Hosting Master
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 1,571

There's no really good books because by the time they were printed they would be out of date. I'd suggest getting the basics set up and then talking to a company like TouchSupport for any other set-up and the initial security "hardening" before you go"on-line" with anything.
I haven't used them but have heard they are the best and US based and will do as much or little as you need.

The hackers are SO bad today that they would be in any system set up by someone like you (even if you read many articles and did everything you could find) in less than 5-10 minutes. So convince your company it's worth the money if you don't want rootkits or bots using your company's system to send spam, spread viruses (or worse if you have sensitive information)
There's countless stories of someone like you having the feds kmocking on the door because you are trying to hack the CIA or something and you don't even know it was a bot or rootkit buried deep in your server the first day you went "on-line".
Fighting them is a day-to-day battle nowadays.

Web Host Extraordinaire!!!
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Posts: 15,163
Really the best way to learn is by doing and being resourceful enough to find the answers you need. Google is an excellent tool and used well you can generally figure just about anything administration-wise out.

Find some people who are experienced admins and see if you can genuinely befriend them (make sure every conversation isn't you begging for help). If you genuinely want to learn this - having these contacts will be a godsend.

Michael Denney - MDDHosting, LLC - Professional Hosting Solutions
LiteSpeed Powered - Shared, Premium, Reseller, and VPS
For high-end shared accounts ideal for business, check out our Premium offerings! - Providing Quality Services since 2007

Web Hosting Master
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 919
What OS are you planning to go with also maybe a simple Google search will get you what you're looking for.


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux Administration Books lilrichieh Web Hosting Lounge 6 01-19-2009 04:35 PM
Books about web hosting and server administration HostGamma Web Hosting 6 11-26-2007 04:48 PM
Server Administration Books Adam A Flynn Hosting Security and Technology 3 07-21-2006 02:56 PM
Books on System Administration??? netsolutions Hosting Security and Technology 8 05-29-2002 03:38 AM
Linux Administration Books alpha Running a Web Hosting Business 7 01-14-2002 05:16 AM

Related posts from
Title Type Date Posted
Man-in-the-Middle Attack Targets Microsoft Outlook in China Web Hosting News 2015-01-19 12:31:47
Jetfire Networks L.L.C. Listing 2014-11-21 22:02:25
Server Protected with Default Password Enables Hack Web Hosting News 2014-09-05 09:51:28
DOTCOM Act Advances, Delays NTIA Transfer to Multistakeholder Internet Governance Model Web Hosting News 2014-05-01 08:34:00
Obama Confirms Top Secret Cybersecurity Policy Directive 20 Web Hosting News 2013-04-23 15:23:35

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Postbit Selector

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Log in with your username and password

Forgot Password?
WHT Host Brief Email:

We respect your privacy. We will never sell, rent, or give away your address to any outside party, ever.

Web Hosting News:
WHT Membership
WHT Membership



Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion! is the largest, most influentual web hosting community on the Internet. Join us by filling in the form below.

(4 digit year)

Already a member?