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I am novice but helping myself to learn more about server management. I want to run my sites on dedicated servers, also I want to manage it myself.
Can you please help me with
Also I am planning to run centos, so what all processes will you keep active for optimized performance? Here is a list to help you with:-
A datacenter will usually provide better backup power, connectivity, and air conditioning, all three of which are essential.
If you do run it in your home or office, you'll need a business-class connection with at least 1 megabit bandwidth up and down.
As for the processes running, that's a given. You need to look at every single process that's running and determine why you need it. If you don't need it, get rid of it. It's a black and white choice. Bluetooth? not on a webserver. Sound program? not on a webserver. and so on. You need to do this anyway, it's just a good server security/admin practice. Only ever run the bare minimum programs that you need. Everything else is off. (To look at it another way, turn everything off. Then add only the stuff you need).
You should ask your question the other way around: "What are the minimal processes needed to run a secure webserver", because the less processes are running, the less entry points potential hackers have to access your system.