I was looking at staminus dedicated hosting offers, and after I asked them about secure port packages prices. I would like to know, after I purchase a dedicated server, how to install secure port? Does it work like a protected DNS?
One failure cited by a recent PCI compliance report was that of the Plesk non-https login at port 8880. I believe we can resolve this by adding a firewall rule to block access to this port but wanted to check first if this will have any negative consequences elsewhere. Or is there a better way to achieve PCI compliance on this point?
I am seeking a little input from others who use multi-CPU machines with large memory as web servers and mysql servers.
I will be more than happy to give additional information I might have overlooked if you need it. Just ask.
We are starting to run more and more dedicated hosts running joomla applications. I've been trying to find the very best settings for both performance and security that I can for the servers to function well specifically with their joomla applications.
Serves are not used for *anything* else at all.
The servers are strictly used to serve up web pages. No need for anything other than what apache/php, joomla requires and a few other things such as ffmpeg, etc.
I would like to remove all tools which aren't needed for such a server, leaving a bare minimum server which is less susceptible to hacking.
I've never messed with the root account so wonder if I can simply not allow any access as root other than terminal, perhaps not even su by giving another account full root access and of course, while allowing the system to continue to function properly with the many things which must run as root.
I would like to do this on all of my public machines which are of course behind firewalls. I also have load balancers and cache devices in front of the web servers but at this time, they are not activated so aren't in the realm of this question.
Development is done in a separate environment and the data is pushed to the web server via private network to the web servers. This means no need for shared tools, FTP, or anything else which users would need in a shared environment.
The servers are 8-way IBM, running linux and apache, php/APC. Servers have 32GB of memory and I can install up to 64GB.
Databases are run on separate machines which are also dedicated only to running mysql databases. Same machines as above.
Machines all run multiple network cards bonded as a single IP.
So, my questions are;
How can I best utilize my hardware to take advantage of their memory capacities.
For example, on the web servers, I'd like to find the best settings for httpd.conf which takes advantage of the machines resources.
On MySQL servers, I'd like to do the same as the above, taking the best advantage of the hardware/memory.
For web serving and for joomla, I seek the very best security settings I can possibly get. I say best because since they aren't used by users, there is no need to have a lot of tools and access to these machines so it should not be a problem to tighten these machines up a great deal.
Any input from those who have such experiences would be very welcome as I've been finding no one place for help on this.
I'm trying to find a good hosting provider to host our company's website as our fallback option in case of disaster. One or two dedicated servers should do it, but it'll need the space/bandwidth to host a database of around 60-80 gigs, with the ability to rsync newer copies of the database on a regular basis. We also need to store a Tomcat website, which will take up much less space, but also need to be rsynced to be kept up to date on a regular basis, though less often than
Also, we probably need Red Hat Linux specifically, as opposed to other flavors of Linux.
Of course we need root access to install the other apps we'll need. My paramount concern is the security of our companies data, much of which not only has to be protected for our companies sake, but also for laws such as HIPAA, etc. Cost is a consideration, but security, dependability, and flexibility (root access to our machine, ability to rsync between sites) is more important.
I was wondering if anyone's got suggestions for me, hosting providers they've liked for these purposes? I'm looking at Media Temple's dpv Nitro option right now ...
I work for a small web design firm with about 100 clients/domains and we are starting the search for a new hosting provider. We need a managed dedicated server with an offsite backup. We are also looking for a company that knows what they are talking about. If we have a Linux or server question they need to be able to give us a quick straight answer. Also, if they could help us transfer all our hosting accounts from our current server over to the new one that would be a BIG plus.
We have been thinking about Rackspace or 1and1.com but were wondering what the community thought. Any recommendations?
I'm working on a research study at the University of Toronto and we would like to set up a website and dedicated secure server. I would like some recommendations on start packages that would be appropriate with prices. I'm hoping some could over their own experiences.
I am just colocating servers and managing them myself, and renting services off of them. In the future I would like to start offering dedicated servers as well. I am wondering if many companies do this, or if its more of a general practice to just setup as a reseller? The worst part that comes to mind is thinking of how to do billing for the bandwidth per month. With my setup I would only be offering flat bandwidth packages (like 2TB a month) but even so, I cant think of anyway to automate it so WHMCS knows if they went over, if so, how much, etc.
I use shared web hosting service to get my website online. I'm wondering how many people use dedicated servers or virtual private servers instead and pay from $20 to several hundreds of dollars? Will I face any big problem with shared web hosting package which makes me choose dedicated servers?
Does anyone know of a dedicated servers in USA/Canada that allow IRCd, and the price is UNDER $70/mo.
A server that has atleast 1GHz of processing power is good, such as a (Dual) P3 or a Celeron, or anything better. It needs atleast 512MB of ram, and atleast 10GB IDE/SCSI (SCSI preferred, not needed) HDD. And with atleast 1TB+ bandwidth.
Netdirekt has a $50 server which is what I need, though its in Germany, I prefer a USA/Canada server.
Currently I run my forum with a host that is having too much downtime for my liking. I run a new forum on vBulletin with 210 + members with 1-5 new members. My main requirements are PHP5, MySQL5 and OpenSSL. What would your suggestions be for a host / server specification? Unfortunately as I am not using any advertising so my monthly budget is rather low ($50). We currently have a dedicated server with a 2.4ghz processor and 512mb ram but I would be more than happy to move to a vps if it would be more reliable.
I'm looking for a UK based server that allows the following:
-Legal Adult Content -IRC until it becomes an issue -Download Sites -Legal Bit Torrent
Need somewhere that has servers with over 4gb of ram (that should be everywhere these days, but you never know). Need CentOS 64bit offered. Anywhere in the UK is fine. 100mb port. At least 1500gb of bandwith. Fairly cheap bandwidth.
I know thats a pretty loose description i know, but does anyone have any suggestions?
We’ve been asked to offer a technical proposal for a new established TV station, and the IT manager of the station has a long list of requirements, we covered it all, only one issues lift as we never done it before:
They want about 20-100 GB server for hosting and they want to have a mirror server, incase the 1st server was down, so it would redirect the visitors to the mirror server, I'm thinking of getting them a dedicated or semi-dedicated server, but how do you do the mirror issue. Some one said to get two dedicated servers, but::
1. How we make it that when one is down, it automatically directed to the other, I believe there is software’s for that, so were do we install this software: the original server or the mirror server.
2. Should they be from two different companies and to different countries?
3. The web site will be with CMS and DB, how do you make sure that the mirror server have all the new data that was updated in the 1st server’s DB, do they have like shared DB or something, and how..
Any other information, links, or suggested hosting sites for reliable dedicated server (with big bandwidth) would be greatly appreciated.. thanx
I am starting photo sharing site.For this i am searching for good Windows dedicated server provider.My budget $400-500 with server management & firewall.I am confused in take 2 servers (1 DB & 1 Web) or 1 server.I am thinking if i take 2 server it must be $500+ for good processor.
I have 2 choices :-
1) Take 2 server
2) Take 1 server with separate Hdd for Web & DB server with raid(I have i doubt here can i take 2 separate size Hdd for raid 2 x 500GB for photos storing 2 x 73GB 15k for DB with raid 1)
In these past many years I have used 7 major data centers which provide collocation and dedicated servers.
Out of these 7 provides, what would make a client impressed?
One is off course the level of reliability, the network must be up without anyone bothering it.
Second is the level of security, when someone is bothering it, their team must be extremely responsive to provide help to restore service back to normal, it doesn't matter if there is an additional fee for it, availability is crucial.
Third would be the response time, which is critical, because this gets personal. When a client needs an "urgent" help, if the provider successfully responded the urgency in a timely manner, it will build an great sense of trust.
It's like you as the provider is storing up "trust funds" into your clients. If you keep doing this, when something bad happens, you will have enough trust funds deposited into your client's faith, so they will eventually understand the situation.
From these many years of using many major provider, I can only experience an amazing level of service from one single provider, which are always dependable and are able to respond to my inquiries within minutes, not hours.
A client expect a reply in minutes when they are leasing a dedicated server or even collocating their servers with a provider.
So far, only one seems to be able to provide such an excellent service.
This is not a rating about a particular provider, but I would like to give an input to dedicated server providers on what's important when it comes to building a good client relationship.
Willing to do an extra mile help would definitely a big plus which I also experience with the same provider.
Lastly, I would like to leave my total satisfaction review for the one provider which surpasses my expectation being their client. The one and only provider which I personally experienced an outstanding level of service is ThePlanet.
With their pricing, the level of service I received as a client is outstanding.
I am currently using hostmonster.com and I've noticed that my service is starting to go downhill. The site is taking longer to load and I've read that in some cases they will terminate your account without notifications.
I am a photographer and my website will be growing in the future. I am looking for a site that I can host my high res images and maybe video streaming for my wedding events. Should I go with a semi-dedicated server?
What are some cheap reputable semi-dedicated hosting companies?