If you’re thinking about selecting Linux as an operating system for your dedicated server, you may be wondering where to begin. At ReliableSite, we do our best to make setting up your dedicated Linux server as easy and stress-free as possible. This includes having the option to have an experienced ReliableSite technician install the Linux operating system and configure it for you. If you decide to handle this aspect yourself, we also empower you by offering a wide range of free Linux source code and tutorials on our website.
A dedicated server solution is perfect for complex, high-volume websites that require serious amounts of processing power and storage. Some examples of websites that may require this service could be sites that have been around for a while and generated tons of pages and media, multiplayer video game servers for your own pet project, voice or video chat servers, or any other project requiring peak performance at all moments. In essence, if you need a lot of storage, processing power, and/or bandwidth, you need a dedicated server.
The first time the server is run, it should create a folder named ShooterGame/Saved containing various configuration and save files. If the server has run at least once but hasn't created this folder, it may not have been able to create new folders and files there. Verify that the folder where the server is installed is readable and writable by the user account that actually runs the server. (For Windows servers, check the status of User Account Control)

The typical installation of CentOS as performed in this tutorial will be based on the CentOS 7 DVD ISO image. You can burn the image to a DVD or copy it to a bootable USB drive. The installation covers the process of installing CentOS 7 on UEFI based machine. The same installation procedure can be successfully applied on old BIOS motherboards or on UEFI systems with Legacy Mode or CSM (Compatibility Support Module) option enabled.


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Most hosts offer at least some form of managed services, given that the hardware is living in its own facilities or datacenters. Even if the hosting provider insists on hardware and infrastructure management, they’re usually plenty willing to butt out of your web server if you ask nicely. There will be more pressure and demands on you to keep everything running smoothly and securely, but your host will continue offering technical support if you run into a jam.
However, all customers need to be compliant with our Terms of Service. For eg., Your website should not utilize more than 25% server resources for a duration longer than 90 seconds. Also, the web hosting plan should not be used for file storage or sharing. While it is rare, we might have to suspend your account, if the resource usage is affecting the customers on the same server.
Sometimes it is just best to keep things simple by getting quickly deployed bare metal hardware with direct access to all the server resources, which gives you full control and flexibility. This will allow you to have your own virtualization layer, such as Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) or Xen or to build the optimal software stack you need for your application, with direct hardware access.
We not only install your operating system's security patches, we also proactively check and confirm they are updated for limited security risks. Additionally, we update your cPanel so you always have access to the newest and most stable cPanel & WHM features. Our 2-hour hardware replacement guarantee is an additional peace-of-mind service, where we replace any faulty hardware within 2 hours of notification.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 was released this week, on Tuesday, December 6th, and contains a number of updates to the May 2011 release of RHEL 6.1. Functionality enhancements in RHEL 6.2 include optimization in virtualization, resource management, High Availability (HA) configuration, identity management, storage capabilities, and overall server performance.
Our network’s lightning-quick, punchy response to almost anywhere is ensured by InterNAP’s Flow Control Platform technology. The InterNAP Flow Control Platform (InterNAP FCP) monitors all of our 10-gigabit carrier connections for latency, jitter, packet loss, BGP blackouts and more, for each destination network. If there is a better path available than the current path, then a route change is made and the better path is used to reach that specific destination network. The selected route used for each communication will be the fastest of any of our direct connectivity to Level 3 Communications, XO Communications, Cogent, American Internet Services and others.

This one isn’t even close. Not only can InterServer wow customers with a $40-per-month server, but they will throw in five IP addresses, managed support, data migration, around-the-clock monitoring, and four-hour provisioning without any setup fees. The Intel Dual-Core Atom server is understandably small and low-powered when compared with InterServer’s other configurations, but having your choice of operating system and control panel makes the company an easy pick for an affordable dedicated Windows server hosting environment.
Moving your website to your dedicated personal server removes the risk of being affected by security vulnerabilities of other people’s websites. With shared hosting plans, your website is on the same server as other customers. With a dedicated server, your website or websites are the only sites on the server which means that security issues such as malware, intrusion hacks and viruses will never get through due to another website owner’s lack of security. If your business is getting high levels of traffic, your visitors could suffer due to bandwidth limits that are associated with shared plans. While shared plans are great for small websites, a dedicated server is essential for businesses that are outgrowing their current hosting services.

Being an open source, what lacks in CentOS is its branding and artwork due to copyright distribution laws. But, in spite of it, many Red hat developers still work on CentOS. CentOS is not involved in legal issues unlike Red Hat Linux, i.e. Red Hat is a licensed version and is available only to paid subscribers and it releases its source code under the general public license.


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After making some comparisons, it really comes down to the purpose of use for each operating system as well as the size of your business. For smaller businesses as well as beginners, Ubuntu is a safe choice. Given their huge user base, Ubuntu has a wealth of online resources, tutorials, and online forums, along with a large community of open source developers. This makes finding solutions to problems much easier.

By default, yum, the CentOS package manager, has fewer packages that you can install compared to some other OS's such as Ubuntu. The plus side of this is that limiting the scope of what software can be automatically installed may improve compatibility and stability concerns. The downside is that it is an extra inconvenience to compile and install software manually if you do need software that cannot be installed by yum.
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Managed Backup is included with your dedicated server solution. It includes differential daily backups and full weekly backups, with two-week onsite retention. If you require more frequent backups or longer retention periods, we can design a backup solution that meets your business needs. Our backup engineers will work with you to design a backup protocol to reach your recovery time objective (RTO).
We are committed to customer satisfaction and want to make sure that every programmer feels right at home. Keeping this in mind, we support PHP 5.2/5.3, Perl, Python and Ruby on Rails. Coming now to databases, We support an unlimited number of MySQL databases which will deliver several breakthrough capabilities that will enable your organization to scale database operations with confidence.
A dedicated server also offers administrators a greater range of control over server management and monitoring. Experienced admins or those who love tinkering with settings will love the wide range of optimization options available to make your site as blazing fast as possible while still holding up under heavy traffic. Root access to your private server also allows the installation and management of virtually any software you would like. 
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