07-19-2016, 07:15 AM #1
Must have applications/services on your hosting servers?
Not sure I can get more shares from hosting experts here but I would start a new topic to have some recommendations to help my VPS hosting.
What are your must have applications or services that you run on your servers?
cPanel, plesk or directadmin is a must?
The rest really depends on your server and what purposes you want to use for, but those are my absolute must have on every server? What's yours?
07-19-2016, 09:33 AM #2
For me a perfect VPS for web hosting will be :
- Debian 8.5 Jessie 64bits with Plesk Onyx
Because all the applications I need are included with Plesk :
Absolutely needed :
- Bind9 (DNS)
- php7 + php5.6
- mail server : Postfix +Dovecot
- AntiSpam : Magicspam + Spamassasin + ClamAV
- LetsEncrypt SSL
- Cloudflare CDN
And why I use Plesk :
- backup manager -> ftp or dropbox
- Slave DNS-Manager
07-21-2016, 11:46 AM #3
- Managed Support for VPS
- Web Stats Software
- Email Server
- Ability for me to upload additional software
- Ability for me to do Manual Backups
- Automatic Backups
07-25-2016, 09:58 AM #4
I use Plesk Onyx with Ubuntu 14.04 (will upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 in October when Plesk Onyx is released to market with full support)
I use the following environment / extensions:
- Plesk WordPress Toolkit
- Firewall, mod_security, fail2ban, CloudFlare ServerShield
- Datagrid reliability and vulnerability scanner
- Plesk Security Advisor (for turning on SSL & HTTP/2 for all sites in one click)
- Let's Encrypt SSL (see Security Advisor)
- git (I don't use FTP(S) since years, only git & deploy)
- Google Authenticator (for Multi-Factor-Authentication)
- Plesk Mobile on iOS (for log-browsing or server restart)
- DropBox Backup (for Plesk and WordPress)
- SSH (incl. SSH Key Manager)
I deploy changes via git from my Mac (either from shell or via Eclipse), Plesk automatically updates my sites.
Programming languages I use:
07-25-2016, 11:30 AM #5
07-25-2016, 12:19 PM #6
- Cloudlinux security & Mod Security
- 256-bit SSL
- Magics spam
- Samsung SSD Drives
- DDR3 RAM (upgrading to DDR4 soon for the new master reseller plan and upgrading old servers)
- Cloud Flare SSD
- Xeon E5
- R1Soft backups
07-26-2016, 02:38 PM #7
07-26-2016, 03:53 PM #8
07-27-2016, 01:58 PM #9
Additionally to having my git repos also on my workstation & laptop, I use the Backup to Dropbox extension with daily backups for my whole server.
07-27-2016, 02:36 PM #10
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07-27-2016, 03:15 PM #11
https://www.docker.com/. Since Docker requires some advanced knowledge about how to configure and secure your servers properly, its better to use Plesk Onyx with Docker integration. There you can run any Docker based app with just one-click! Currently there are >300.000 Docker Images listed in their registry.
Git is the most used source code management tool worldwide. >70% of developers use it as their primary source code management tool. You have full version control (keeping track of all changes you did on your files), you can rollback any time and multiple people can work at the same time on the same files (merging). There plenty more things you can do with git, but let's keep it simple for now.
Plesk Git Manager allows you to put your webspace/websites into a git repository and it can automatically publish changes if you like. You can also use other Git repositories like GitHub and let Plesk pull the changes and deploy your site.
Does this answer your question?
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07-27-2016, 03:54 PM #12
Why don't you use cPhulk or CSF?
What is Docker and Docker?
There are thousands of software which are already available as docker container and instead of configure each service on your VPS, you just have to download the container and to run it.
It's really useful for software like redis, memcache, nodejs etc ..
07-27-2016, 04:01 PM #13
Here is a very good list with the most popular and downloaded Docker images worldwide - including their vulnerabilities: http://docker.datagridsys.com/dockerscan/
To name a few:
So using Docker apps is great, but you should also have a look at security and keep your containers up-to-date - as you hopefully do it with your server as well.
07-27-2016, 05:42 PM #14
07-28-2016, 09:33 AM #15
The OS depends on what one is about to host on the server. cPanel is good for websites and managing L.A.M.P. hosting environments, that for sure, but it is not a must! Nginx is a good HTTP server. As far as for Docker, it is a OS virtualization, which is nowhere near as good as technology (I do not comment Docker itself) as Kernel-based Virtual Machines, Xen or the free version of VMware ESXi.
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07-28-2016, 10:07 AM #16
08-01-2016, 03:10 AM #17
08-01-2016, 03:27 AM #18
Example : you are running a web hosting with 100 users on a dedicated server, if one of them have thousands of visitors in few minutes, instead of making all the server slow, with cloudlinux, only this user website will be down.
It's a powerful isolation solution for web hosting. It"s very similar to a container technology.
08-01-2016, 03:32 AM #19
CloudLinux is an OS which allows for providing shared accounts. It works perfectly with WHM/Cpanel and has a lot of features which help.
I cant think of a better alternative than Cloud Linux.
01-11-2017, 03:08 AM #20
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