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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.

Managed and Fully Managed Support Index

Posted: 10/3/15 in VPS Linux

Our Managed VPS accounts offer the flexibility of a server, but with a simple interface and a lot of the heavy lifting taken care of for you. For more information, see Which features does my Self Managed/Managed/Fully Managed server offer?

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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 [...]

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

Posted: 1/12/14 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. For [...]

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 [...]

Adding Resellers in Parallels Plesk Panel

Posted: 2/1/14 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 [...]

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 [...]

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