• coloacation for my websites

    From dream master@44:100/0 to All on Sun Jul 26 13:17:38 2020
    so i was thinking about doing co location for my website so i have
    lessrestrictions. what would be the optimal hardware setup
    and best distro for alinux system? i am not a linux guy but
    will have some one i know setup theapache and everything el
    se. all my sites are 95% wordpress..
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  • From Havok@44:100/23 to dream master on Sat Aug 1 20:30:51 2020
    mint being it is the most like windoses.

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  • From Nelgin@nelgin@endofthelinebbs.com.nospam to dream master on Mon Nov 2 21:57:13 2020
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    Reading between the ansi...I would recommend going with a VM rather than colocation.

    1. Colocation is going to cost you a lot more per month.
    2. If the hardware breaks down, you're on the hook for it.
    3. If your hardware breaks down, you can't just migrate to another site
    4. unless you have very popular, powerful, high cpu websites, a dedicated server is overkill.

    Plus side.
    1. The server is all yours.


    With a VM you don't have to worry about the hardware, all that is provided and maintained for you, you just have to deal with the OS updates and initial setup. You can get a 2nd VM to mirror your content and use DNS to instantly change to another site if you want to do upgrades, tests, or failover in case one site has issues.

    For a Linux server, if you want stability and longevity over recent updates
    and features, then CentOS would be the way to go. Huge support community, not the most up to date software but very stable, time tested.

    Otherwise I would lean towards Ubuntu, again no bleeding edge, but more up to date and offers stable, long term support.

    There's other varieties you could go for though I wouldn't call those niche, they all have their differences and you can spend half a lifetime trying different versions.