Category Archives: VPS Hosting

Plesk::How to Edit Crontab

1) Login to Plesk
2) Click on Domains
3) Click on Crontab
4)  You will notice list of system users. Select system
5)  Click on Schedule a Task icon
6) After that you will need to mention the following :-

Minute : 0 to 59
Hour : 0 to 23
Day of the Month : 1 to 31
Month : 1 to 12
Day of the Week : 0 to 6 (0 for Sunday)

7) You must Enter the email address for notification

8) Click on OK

Advantages of Smart FTP

If you are a customer of one of the web host uk companies, as you can use the simple and cost effective solution for backup through FTP. Following are few of the advantages of Smart FTP which are given below :-

1) Data Security : Smart FTP utilized SSL certification to protect usernames, password and file content.

2)  FTP Space : As per requirements.

3)  Easy Selection of Files and there are many more features included in FTP.

How to start Apache web server?

You must use the chkconfig command for configuring Apacheweb server to start at boot:

[root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig httpd on

Use the httpd<code> init script in the <code>/etc/init.d directory to start,stop, and restart Apache after booting:

[root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.d/httpd start
[root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.d/httpd stop
[root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.d/httpd restart

You can test whether the Apache process is running with

[root@bigboy tmp]# pgrep httpd

you should get a response of plain old process ID numbers.

Differences between basic hosting and VPS Hosting ?

VPS Hosting provide much better performance than a shared or a reseller hosting account.VPS Hosting provides us the privileges which are more or less compared to a dedicated server such as SSH Root access to VPS, custom installations etc.

It is possible to install any custom applications or softwares on the VPS Hosting package. However, there are some applications such as Java and others which require more resources when compared to softwares and applications such as PHP or MySQL.

Applications and software installation are all dependant upon the configuration allocated to your VPS. Hence, many companies provide wide range of virtual private servers to help you select the best configuration as per your requirements.With VPS you will get administrative rights which will provide you with complete rights on the VPS. Some of the applications / softwares supported on a VPS are as follows:
PHP, MySQL, Apache, cPanel, Plesk, Virtuozzo, FFMPEG, exim, ZendOptimizer, ioncube, Ruby on Rails ( RoR ), python, Imagemagick, FTP, Perl, .htaccess, Mod rewrite, Server Side Includes, SpamAssassin, SSH Server, phpMyAdmin, Awstats, Webalizer, Horde Webmail, Microsoft® FrontPage extensions, Fantastico ( Standard ), Custom Cron Jobs, BIND DNS Server, Linux Firewall, Application Vault ( Optional ), Postgres SQL, ODBC, Windows Firewall Service Pack 1, Microsoft FTP Server, MailEnable Standard, Microsoft ASP, ASP.NET, SpamAssassin ( Only with Plesk ), Microsoft IIS 6.0, MS Exchange Server ( backend server with no mailstore mounted ), SQL Server MSDE ( Requires Plesk Power Pack ), MSSQL 2005 Express Edition, Lighttpd, FastCGI, RubyGems, AJAX etc.

VPS:Burstable RAM

Burstable RAM is the memory which is available beyond the guaranteed RAM.Burstable RAM is basically shared RAM amongst each VPS on the hardware node. It is divided equally among each VPS and is there for when each VPS needs it. For example your VPS might have 256mb guaranteed ram, and 1024mb burstable RAM.

This means that after you have used up your guaranteed RAM, there is still 768mb burstable ram available for burst usage – IF there’s enough free memory on the host server.Burstable RAM, means that you can go up to that much usage, but it must only be for a short time. In other words, you can burst to that plateau of RAM, but cannot always remain at that level.

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