I need Litespeed
I have been using a VPS for my CMS's (Joomla,SugarCRM and OpenAds)
I recently moved to a shared hosting using litespeed, and it was incredible!
I have never seen my site load so quickly and I was very :D .
Unfortunately, my CPU usage was high, so they had to shut my site off and suggested I move to a dedicated server.
SO this was the price I was quoted:
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Dual Core
2GB DDR2-667 Memory
2x 250GB SATA 7,200RPM HDD
Hardware RAID 1
1,500GB Premium Data Transfer
$369 per month, with $249 setup.
* Fully Managed (24x7x365 monitoring & support)
* Free DirectAdmin License
* Free LiteSpeed License
* Free 20GB Remote Backup
At the moment, I don't have the budget for this. So I wanted to know as a real novice with only a resellers cpanel experience, if I would be able to easily install litespeed and manage it myself.
1) What type of server would i need to lease( Managed Server, Private Server?)
2) What other software must I install with litespeed?
3) Is it easy to manage for a novice?
4) which License do I need?
Thank you in advance!
LiteSpeed is very easy to manage, and you can always as for help here. There are some server administrators familiar with LiteSpeed can help you if something cannot be fixed by yourself.
If you want to manage the server yourself, no need to order managed server.
You should have a hosting control panel like directadmin or cPanel, it will help you a lot.
For LiteSpeed license, 2-CPU should be the best choice, but if you are on a budget, 1-CPU should work well for you as well as you site is PHP/MySQL powered.
Thank you for your reply.
So I can just lease any dedicated server w/ directadmin
and from there, I can install litespeed?
Cpanel or DirectAdmin
I have heard DirectAdmin is better for litespeed, is this true?
and what operating system would be most optimized?
Yes, you can install LiteSpeed yourself. DirectAdmin or cPanel both are good. DirectAdmin use less resource I believe.
I suggest you go with the most popular operating system. Linux, maybe CentOS 5.
That server setup is okie but too expensive.
Yes, what you are being offered is perhaps *way* more hardware than you need if you are just graduating from a VPS or shared hosting, and aren't running HUGE sites, and also therefore very expensive.
Benchmark them against even some of the dedicated server big boys and you see that they are perhaps too pricey:
And yes installing a control panel (there are lots, inc some good free ones) and litespeed is pretty easy.
Setting a server up right (eg to be secure etc) takes more work and learning, of course, but certainly is doable for non rocket scientists.
I agree with brrr too.
medium size server would make more sense since he is in budget too.
I would recommend an entry level from Softlayer who Is a leader in dedicated servers.
Then hire Platinum Server Management (PSM) to manage your server for 30 dollars a month (Excellent Company!)
Then buy a one or two core Litespeed license,
Thats an ideal solution and would run you about $220 a month(Its REALLY worth it)
If you need a cheaper server than Softlayer(A Premium prover) can give you check out Volumedrive
Hello, not sure what the forum rules are on this so please correct me if I am off basis.
It does not seem like you need a dedicated solution to me, you have a few sites that survived well in a shared enviroment until now.
Like mistwang suggested Directadmin is your best choice for an optimized control panel.
Like the previous poster stated Softlayer is a great datacenter, in fact they are ex employees of theplanet which another person here recommended, but softlayer did it better. We currently host all our customers in Softlayer and have never been happier.
In regards to your needs, we currently have several servers which have been sub-devided into what we call Virtual Dedicated Servers and not the more common term of VPS/Virtual Private Servers.
The difference is VPS providers oversell their resources in order to offer extremly low price points which in turn leads to degraded performance and generally gives the customer a bad perception of what Virtualization is all about.
With Virtual Dedicated Servers we have built our servers with massive specs and sub devide each system into a set of customers so you get every last bit of resource that you pay for. This ensures that your performance will not degrade and you will not be affected by other customers.
Another benefit of this is that you will be able to scale your websites as you grow, saving you money upfront. If at any time your websites do require the power of a true dedicated server the VPS can be live migrated to the new server with little to no downtime.
To speed up your sites even further and enhance the reliability of your hosting if you choose we can host your VDS from an iSCSI array. Which is 100+ Disk SCSI Storage array.
I would be glad to discuss pricing and help you get setup with a solution that is not only more affordable than what you are currently looking at but will better suit your needs in terms of reliability, performance and administration worries.
Please PM me if you are interested.
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