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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.

What is Managed Hosting?

Managed Hosting is a dedicated server that we set up, monitor, maintain, secure and patch for you. We will also install and maintain some Web applications, listed here. We also offer custom support services with Managed Hosting for an hourly rate. Managed Hosting accounts remove your root/system-level access but let [...]

What software do you install on Managed Hosting accounts?

The software that comes installed on your Managed Hosting account depends on your account’s operating system. Click the appropriate link appropriate for your server’s operating system below.

Windows

Plesk 11.0.9
MySQL 5.1.56
Bind 9.8.3-P1
MailEnable Standard 6.60
ASP 7.5.7601.17514
ASP.NET 2.0.50727.4927
ASP.NET 4.0.30319.1
Perl v5.10.1
PHP 5.2.17
PHP 5.3.19
Python 2.6.5.12

Linux

VPS CentOS 6

Plesk 11.0.9
Mysql 5.1.67
Bind 9.8.2-0.10
Postfix 2.8.4
Apache 2.2.15-15
PHP [...]

How often do you patch applications I install on my Managed Hosting account?

We check for updates to your applications weekly, and then apply the patch to your application.

If you do not want us to patch your applications, please contact support via chat. For more information, see Get Support for your VPS or Dedicated [...]

What can I install on my Managed Hosting account?

Because you do not have root/system-level access, you cannot install applications requiring that level of access yourself, although we can install them for you for a fee.

However, you can install any applications yourself that do not require root/system-level [...]

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 [...]

Requesting a Power Cycle for Your Server

If you cannot reboot your server, manually (more info), you can request a power cycle for your server.

To Request a Reboot or Power Cycle

Log in to your Account Manager.
Click Servers.

Click one of the following based on the type of management interface your [...]

Securing Your Server Against the Heartbleed Vulnerability

Due to a major security flaw in OpenSSL, you should update your server to the newest version of the software. The following versions of OpenSSL are affected:

0.9.8
1.0.0
1.0.1 through 1.0.1f

NOTE: Only customers using dedicated and virtual private servers need to complete the steps listed in this article steps. These steps do [...]

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 [...]

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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