No matter what you're doing in life, whether it's work or hobby, the aim is the same. How do you do what you're doing better and faster? How can you be more productive?
Well, when it comes to managing multiple Linux servers in shared or VPS hosting service, the goals don't change. So what's the most effective way to manage all your servers to make them more productive? You actually have a range of options you can try, and that's exactly what we'll be covering in this article.
Here at ServerSuit, we're always looking forward. We're constantly looking to innovate and improve our service to make sure you get the full set of features with ServerSuit so, even if you don't use all of them, you will always have them within reach. Just this year, we've rounded out ServerSuit's trove of applications, with integrated mail servers, backup and restore, support for custom scripts, FTP client as well as made improvements to our live server monitor and, of course, small improvements and bug fixes.
Of course, our work hasn't stopped and we're very close to rolling out a few exciting updates in the coming weeks, including much-requested native support for Ubuntu! Our end goal is to cover every Linux distro, and this gets us that much closer.
In addition, we've reviewed feedback regarding our interface, and we're happy to say we're working on an entire UI overhaul that should significantly improve user experience as well as give our application a fresh coat of paint, giving it a much cleaner, sleeker, look.
As always, a great thanks to our followers and subscribers and please look forward to these updates in the very near future!
"This has gotta be a joke," you're saying reading this title. Well, that's exactly what I'm thinking everyday that I use this "operating system."
Data security has been our top priority from day 1. We know that in today's environment, you can't take security for granted. So what do we actually do to protect your servers and data (and ours, for that matter)?
As a first, basic, line of defense, we don't even store your root password in our system. After we require the root password for first time activation, the password gets deleted from our servers and an account with an auto-generated password gets created and used. In turn, that new, generated, password is encrypted and can't be retrieved by anyone- including our staff. Our front end servers have to decrypt it using your ServerSuit account data to get you connected to your server.
Everyone has heard about DDoS attacks at least once. Maybe you’re a CSI episode where the whole crew is tripping over a magical, evil, DDoS attack.
But there really isn't anything magical about DDoS attacks, or even anything particularly sophisticated about them.
When regular users go to your website, they’re using your server resources to produce webpage for them, process their data requests, and so on. The more users you have using your server, the more data your server has to process. Given enough users, eventually some will have to wait for your server to process previous requests. If that happens they're recieve a timeout message basically saying the server is unreachable at the moment.
What's the difference between managing a couple servers or a couple hundred? Well... maybe that's an obvious question. Obviously, the more servers you have the more you need to keep in mind about each of them: their individual settings, the software each of them need, when to update, when to backup, what to copy, etc.
Keeping up with all that information will undoubtedly cost you time and money that will keep piling on as you store more data and expand your equipment.
Fortunately, solutions already exist and we'll go over some of them in this article.
In the earlier days of the Internet, very few could afford themselves to own or rent servers. Best you could have done was buy a shared hosting server to publish your website and probably not much more... unless you were pretty rich or had a rich friend. Happily, that was a really long time ago and I hope those times are gone forever. Nowadays, you can rent a virtual private server (VPS) for just a few bucks a month and configure it to do whatever you want it to. But if you're a "dabbler", and not an IT professional, you might ask "well, what would I wanna do with a private server?"
As it happens, quite a bit! Running your own server is easier than you think, while carrying a lot of potential.
No one. Not a single human being out there wants to get that call from the office telling them the server is down. In fact, you could say you’re lucky if the call even came in! It might be your personal server, and there’s no one else over there to catch it when it’s down.
Better hope you’re home because, if you’re not, you gotta run to the closest PC… if not all the way back to the office. Factoring in travel times, the server has already been down for hours before you can even see what went wrong. Which is a huge no-no in a world where uptime is everything.
The most apparent part of optimizing server performance is actually being aware of what’s happening in the server. That’s why you’re looking for a server monitoring app to begin with- and why we made one! However, if you’re trying to get the most out of your server, it would be nice if your server monitor didn’t, itself, undermine its performance!
It’s fair to say that a big reason any of us are even running Linux in the first place is due to our belief in FOSS (Free Open Source Software). The widespread availability of- and belief in- shared software is what the Linux community is built on.
But, whereas the sheer flexibility of FOSS is downright brilliant, there are still unavoidable logistical hurdles. If we want to get an app onto our server, whether it’s Apache web server or VirtualBox, we gotta head over to a hosting site that- hopefully- has the app we’re looking for and its latest version. We gotta patch into our server, locally or remotely, extract it and wait for the installation.
What if you have multiple servers that need the same set of apps?