[thelist] Dedicated server management suggestions

Hassan Schroeder hassan.schroeder at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 15:03:41 CDT 2009

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 9:51 AM, <EvoltList at no-pun.com> wrote:

Having an "unmanaged plan" without sysadmin experience (either
in-house or contracted) is a bit like buying a car without being able
to drive, no? What was their thinking? If any?

> the added security and convenience of MyPHPAdmin

/me wipes coffee off screen --

Erm, yes, well.... let's just move along quickly, here. :-)

> 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.

If they let themselves become "between webmasters" Murphy's Law
dictates that it will be exactly then that the server utterly collapses to
a state far beyond the capacity of "CPanel" or any such GUI rubbish
to restore.

One way or another, this client needs to have someone available who
actually knows what they're doing. To me it sounds like they should be
paying for hosting with included admin coverage, whether provided by
you, the "development firm" or the hosting company itself.

Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder at gmail.com

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