There is no such thing as a perfect server, but this particular one is as close as you can get to being perfect. This tutorial will walk you through how to install the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server with all the services available typically that you get from ISPs and hosters.
It contains the installation of Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. It also installs the free web hosting control panel called ISPConfig2. Here’s the link to the tutorial.
Selecting the right web hosting company is the first step to ensuring a successful online presence. There are several approaches in choosing a cheap web hosting solution for websites. Let’s suppose you registered a domain name and you need a quality cheap website hosting account from a reputable Canadian web hosting company.
The two common methods are: to directly contact the web hosting companies and purchase a desired plan without putting any effort in researching the available packages. The other method is to perform a thorough research from review websites.
In most cases, every hosting provider tries to increase sales with less emphasis on quality of service. Website hosting companies usually hide the negative aspects in their products and promote a single piece of information with less on facts.
The best approach is to perform due diligence by researching web hosts from review websites. There are numerous hosting review sites that provide consumers with the latest and up to date reviews of cheap web hosts as well as dedicated server providers.
Webmasters are getting much more involved. They write reviews about each package or each company whether they are promoting cheap website hosting or dedicated servers.
A decision can be made by comparing the different packages of different hosts on the basis of bandwidth, storage space, and other additional features. Depending on the criteria, whether price and features, a web hosting provider can be given preference over one another.
In a nutshell, the best way to go for a web host is to visit a hosting review site that will give you a true picture of reality and will afford you the most suitable web hosting plan for your website.
If you noticed some strange behavior in this site the last day or so, I was in the middle of moving from one hosting company to another. What a difference a day makes. Notice how fast and responsive the site is now! It’s like night and day. It’s all good. The move was a lot more involved that I thought it would be. Learned something new about the move.
Moving WordPress was a bit tricky since I had way too many plugins. I had 32 at one point. So, I cut the plugins by 1/3. I’m running 12. Still too many plugins in my opinion. I’ll cut it down some more. I’m trying to limit the number of plugins since they tend to slow the site down.
I installed WordPress using Subversion. I need to update my shell script to get ready for WordPress 2.9 which is just around the corner. Anyway, the site is back faster than ever. Thanks to my new host.