[thelist] Dedicated server management suggestions

Jon Molesa rjmolesa at consoltec.net
Thu Jun 11 12:31:37 CDT 2009

*On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 12:51:07PM -0400 EvoltList at no-pun.com <EvoltList at no-pun.com> wrote:

> Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:51:07 -0400
> From: EvoltList at no-pun.com
> Subject: [thelist] Dedicated server management suggestions
> To: Evolt <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
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> Greetings, all.
> I seldom have clients who use a dedicated server (as opposed to shared 
> hosting) for web hosting, but have one right now (for a Drupal site) with an 
> "unmanaged plan"-- LAMP config.   I am not a system admin, and I really do 
> not like using shell access and command line -- but will if I must. I prefer 
> the added security and convenience of MyPHPAdmin for managing databases, and 
> love having a control panel for the other stuff.
> Besides, I think that not having these tools is limiting to the client (a 
> nonprofit), who then must always have available someone knowledgable about 
> using shell access.  With something like CPanel, they could do their own 
> regular backups, for example; and are not so stuck if they find themselves 
> in between webmasters.
> The development firm who has contracted me to assist with the Web admin of 
> the site, and has asked my advice about managing the server: should they add 
> GUI management software or move to a shared account.  I always believe in 
> doing what is best for the project/client, not what is most convenient for 
> myself.

Of the 2 choices, I'd go with adding GUI software.  I hate shared

> Ideas?
> Thank you.
> T.y.m.e.
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