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Discussion in 'Web Hosting Discussion' started by Sobi, Mar 6, 2013.

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  1. Sobi Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    If you are planning to start an e commerce business and want to stay in the business for long then you will require a stable server for managing and running your site. I can tell you from my experience that you cannot go wrong with a Linux dedicated server. Linux is no longer the geek friendly OS devoid of a nice GUI! A lot of people choose the Apache server. What you get from this platform is flexibility and enhanced security.
     
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  2. igame New Member

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    But for a person starting off its better to recommend managed webhosting that provide a control panel such as cPanel. If you buy managed hosting your host deals with most of the technical side of your server and you can still tinker around with your server, and they are still there if you get stuck. It's also very important to make sure your server is secure if your running an ecommerce site that is why its important to make sure your server is running the latest os with updates and running a good firewall like CSF, its possible to buy one time services which harden your security on your server. You end up paying more but its better for you in the long run.
     
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  3. pussinboots New Member

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    I definitely agree with you.I feel Linux is more secure and it has many enhanced and flexible features.I use the Linux Dedicated Server from 9cubehosting.com and enjoy the independence in software and hardware maintenance to my server.I chose them since they provided reliable service at low cost.They also provide a good freebie package that is very economical for me.
     
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  4. theidlebrain New Member

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    Linux servers are hard to configure. You better get a technician. If it is unmanaged server I'm pretty sure I'll mess things up. :p
     
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  5. izy New Member

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    Oh, as i noticed this thread, let me tell everyone of an alternative web server, Saetta Web Server. It's a commercial web server, like Litespeed (just to name a competitor).
    Litespeed follows the path of Apache, so it shares the same advantages and disadvantages of Apache. Apache is a very good web server. However, it has its age and its outdated model. If you use it in a dedicated server it's going to waste a lot of resources. The fork per request model is useful for shared hosting providers and to have a very stable and configurable software, but it requires a lot of memory and is also expensive in CPU power. Apache doesn't really aims to performances. The advantage of Apache is in its spread. The amount of plugins (modules), options, examples, testings for its stability, system administrators and users are unique.
    For example .htaccess files are a reason for the success of Apache, but also another reason for its low performances (scan+parsing configuration model). There are many better webserver than Apache, even free. Like Nginx or lighttpd.
    Also, as any programmer :p i'm against GUI interfaces for apache et all. They are often outdated and mess up all the manual edits in configuration files.
    Reading the documentation of the used web server is the first step towards a successful configuration.
     
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  6. zoey New Member

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    One of the better things that you need to know about is that of course, trustworthy and safety are really well documented when talking about Linux servers, and this is really one of the more important things you need to talk about when concerning finding out as much as you can on the benefits of the Linux server.
     
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    I am expert in windows but sometimes Its really difficult to fix small issues ;/ so I think both(Linux/Windows) is difficult until you learn it.
     
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