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Dedicated Linux

Dedicated hosting reserves a Web server for a single customer where the customer has exclusive rights to their server's bandwidth, memory, and storage space. With a dedicated server, traffic and usage patterns of other customers do not affect performance.

Because of their available bandwidth, versatility, and consistent performance, dedicated servers are used for a variety of purposes, including gaming, database management, and traffic-intensive Web sites.

Securing Your Server Against the Heartbleed Vulnerability

Due to a major security flaw in OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f customers may be contacting us to have their openSSL version to be updated to the newest versions.

NOTE: Only our dedicated and virtual private server customers need to complete these steps.

To check your server’s version of OpenSSL, run the [...]

Comparing Dedicated Hosting Control Panels

Hosting control panels offer unique interfaces, workflows and features. This chart outlines the differences:

Plesk
cPanel

User Interface

Site Preview
X
X

Operating System

Fedora®

CentOS
X
X

Windows® 2008 R2
X

Ubuntu
X

DNS

Addition/ Deletion
X
X

Automated setup with new site
X
X

Virtual DNS support
X
X

Subdomains

Addition/ Deletion
X
X

Redirects
X
X

Software firewall
X
X

Web Server Scripting

ASP
Windows Only

Perl®
X
X

Python™
X
X

SSI
X
X

CGI
X
X

Java™
X
X

Database

MySQL®
X
X

MSDE or MSSQL Express Windows Plesk Pack Pro(must be installed after upgrade)
Windows Only

PHPMyAdmin
X
X

Mail

Manage email accounts
X
X

Supports Webmail
X
X

Forwarding
X
X

Auto-Response
X
X

Mailing lists
X
X

Spam filters
X
X

Antivirus
X
X

SSL

Manage SSL certificates
X
X

FTP

Manage [...]

Critical Paths for Your Linux VPS or Dedicated Server

The file directory on your Linux VPS or Dedicated Server contains a number of critical paths that house applications, language frameworks, and tools. Some paths are common across servers, while others differ between control panels and versions.
Below are the locations of important Linux binaries:

perl
/usr/bin/perl
php
/usr/bin/php
sendmail
/usr/sbin/sendmail

NOTE: You can [...]

Rebooting or Requesting a Power Cycle for Your Server

You can request a power cycle of your server in the VPS and Dedicated Server Control Panel.

Log in to your Account Manager.
Click Servers.
Next to the server you want to use, click Launch.
From the Support section, click Request Power Cycle.
Review and confirm your request.
NOTE:Please allow up to 30 minutes for your [...]

What software is installed on my Linux dedicated server?

The contents of your dedicated Linux server depends on what kind of Linux distribution you are using. Below is an overview of the packages deployed with your server, prior to optional control panel installation.

Dedicated servers with Parallels Plesk Panel installed will have different configurations. For more information, see the SWSOFT [...]

Getting Started with Your Linux Server Using cPanel

This guide will help you to get started with your Linux Server running cPanel as your hosting control panel.
NOTE: The PDF format guide requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader at Adobe’s website.

Getting Started With Your Linux Server Using [...]

How do I run updates on my dedicated server?

All updates regarding patches, software, and bug fixes are the responsibility of the dedicated server administrator. We recommend keeping all services and software up to date with the latest stable version available. Review the documentation provided by your software vendors to ensure that all updates are compatible with your [...]

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