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using my machine as server



2:00 am on Jan 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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This must be very simple question for server administrators but i am new to this situation, my story is,

I have developed a content management system for my clients that can handle several sites simultaneously. So far i have been running that cms into cheap shared server. I expect in the future more peoples will subscribe to my cms and i will need a dedicated server, with all those ssl, vps capabilities etc.

I have two options either hire one dedicated box from a company or setup my own server. I know that i cant afford a full fledged server running on my own, what my options are;
- use my own computer as server, install necessary software like Apache, Linux and upgrade RAM etc.
- Get a decent internet connection with IP address, in my country it will be difficult to get more than 1 mbps unless i pay very high sum.

* The reason why i am liking this option is cms performance on shared server wasn't that bad and with mediocre server it should do poor, i guess.

* Also keeping my cms (which i have developed with months of hard work) on some one else machine isnt that too much risky?

Guys here can you please suggest me options which are not too much burden on the pocket and how do you make sure that company who is hosting your software wont steal it.



5:39 pm on Jan 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Rather than paying for a "dedicated server" which can be pricey, just get a VPS (virtual private server) which gives you most of the same benefits.

Search for vps hosting, and you'll find lots of choices.



2:33 am on Jan 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

thanks Gene, for your reply i am thinking about VPS now, do vps server ensure complete data protection and privacy?

Can you PM me some good and trustworthy vps providers that charge reasonable and less


7:38 pm on Jan 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

I'll pm you a few VPS hosts worth looking at.

Your other question about the data privacy as it pertains to your specific question, i.e. protecting your rights to your own CMS software. Someone else can perhaps weigh in on that one.

I will say that you're better off with a VPS, because with a shared host, you can literally "go up" a folder level and "see" everyone else's directories on the box, and perhaps even see the subdirectories of their public_html folder. This may not be true of all shared hosts, but I've experienced it on one a few years back.



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