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Virtual Private Servers (VPS) uses servers that offer many of the capabilities and features of dedicated servers, including admin (root) access and dedicated IP addresses, but at a lower price. With VPS, servers are shared; however, accounts are effectively isolated allowing the user full control over the server space.

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 [...]

Adding Resellers in Parallels Plesk Panel

Posted: 1-2-2014 in VPS Linux

You can create additional reseller accounts in Parallels Plesk Panel so that other users can log in and access different administrative tools and manage their websites.

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 [...]

What software is installed on my Linux Virtual Private Server (VPS)?

Posted: 9-13-2013 in VPS Linux
General

The contents of your Virtual Private Linux server depends the Linux distribution you are using. Below is an overview of the packages deployed with your server, prior to optional control panel installation. Control panels such as cPanel, Simple Control Panel and Parallels Plesk Panel will alter the packages deployed.

Virtual servers [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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