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  Post #16 (permalink)   03-01-2017, 04:41 AM
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Hello,

I have only used a Managed VPS in the past, but now i am looking into trying to manage my own VPS. I have never had the opportunity to login to a unmanaged VPS and am feeling a bit apprehensive. I have a company in mind that i can choose either KVM or OpenVZ with SolusVM. I have three domains i will be setting up on the VPS, all three are my personal websites. Two of them i have coded using simple html and one will be relatively small phpBB or SMF forum.

1. Between KVM or OpenVZ which one is better to use as a beginner, or does it make a difference?

2. Is SolusVM relatively easy to use as a beginner?

3. What would you advise as the first "Must Do" steps after logging in and seeing SolusVM?

4. How will i know when the OS needs to be updated?

Thanks for any guidance in advance.
Hello,

My thoughts :

1. KVM
3. Apply updates / enforce security / setup a backup / write down ip configuration.
4. Depends on the OS but that should be checked everydays.
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I would say that the best way to learn (and the cheapest) is OpenVZ. I say this because with OpenVZ you stay away from the configurations (network, drivers, etc). The OS after installing is ready to roll.
With KVM you can also achieve this, but I believe that this should be a second step for you.

By the way, when you're referring to SolusVM is the control panel that it's supplied by your provider, correct?
Yes, SolusVM is what i am finding to be offered as a default install on VPSs

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Hello , KVm with virtualizor powered unmanaged VPS is very easy to manage.Almost like a managed server such installing softwares reload os rdns etc..
What do you mean by ''virtualizer powered''?

Thanks to all of you for responding. I am learning a lot from your experiences. Since i currently rely on end user support by my Reseller hosting company, i have not had to learn indepth about each aspect of servers. One day down the line i hope to purchase servers and offer hosting on my own. Couple of years away, though. My experience in hosting is related to security of forums and blogs. I have done contract work doing MINOR security penetration testing for individuals. Note i said minor, i am in no way an expert. I learned computers when all that was available was a 70 pound computer and little to none graphics era of the internet. But you would be surprised at how much of that era is used in todays world of hackers.
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Can I ask why you are looking for a VPS and not a good shared host?
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If you are not sure on unmanaged server, then can i suggest you get a managed server.
Just because it is managed does not mean you cannot learn from it and you have the security of server admins if you get stuck.
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Can I ask why you are looking for a VPS and not a good shared host?
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If you are not sure on unmanaged server, then can i suggest you get a managed server.
Just because it is managed does not mean you cannot learn from it and you have the security of server admins if you get stuck.
When i was with WiredTree i had a managed VPS and really enjoyed the time as it gave me the opportunity to learn about the mechanisims of a VPS. But my long term goal is Colo and i need to learn as much about servers as i can before offering server space to clients. My intentions are not to host on a large scale, but i want to at least be able to say to clients that they are on a server(s) owned and operated by me directly, along with a support crew.

But in a nutshell, i love to challenge myself. I have self taught myself photography, darkroom, mountain climbing with ropes and gear, long distance backpacking, finding edible plants in the wild.
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I apologize for double posting, but i think something is not working. I tried to thank the last two posters, but it will not accept my thanks for easyhostmedias post.
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I apologize for double posting, but i think something is not working. I tried to thank the last two posters, but it will not accept my thanks for easyhostmedias post.
Sometimes the Thank You button catches a bug.
I can only recommend either to refresh the page or reload the browser. Happens to me sometimes, too.
 
 
 


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As already said by members so I will focus on different thing.

KVM is stable and easy to manage, No crash issue or major security issue.

Unmanaged is not so bad as people think. You have control over your VPS while managed VPS does not give you much control unless you ask your DC to do not change anything without permission.
 
 
 
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