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  1. Fail2Ban versus CSF?

    Which one do you think is better? I have lot of experience with CSF on cpanel servers but not on a server without it. I've never used fail2ban before. Which one would be better for a vps that has no control panel?
  2. Is there a command I can type in to see how many people are on my website at any time? I know I can install analytic stuff but if I just want to check to see how many people are online at once how can I do that?
  3. KVM vs Xen for the end-user

    As someone who uses VPSes but are still kind of new to them, what is the difference for the end user between KVM and Xen? I know OpenVZ is used a lot, though it's often oversold (a little or a lot), but I know a lot of people prefer KVM and Xen though too. Aside from typically costing the end user more what can the end user expect from both of them? Trying to see which platform benefits the end user more than the provider.
  4. Aside from the version compiled from source being newer, is there really any downside to using the version you get when doing a simple 'apt-get install nginx' ? I cant find too much data about performance benefits of using the newer ones from source so was wondering if it was a big deal.
  5. I remember seeing this somewhere and want to add it to what I am working on. It would send an email anytime someone would login to your VPS via SSH. It looked really simple but I didn't bookmark it. Anyone know how to accomplish this?
  6. Any providers offering affordable east coast USA DDoS protection? Budget $30/mo.
  7. Best vps tutorial site?

    True. I guess I was just looking for a good central resource that had tutorials listed so I can learn to do things. Usually use Google to fix things when I break them or can't figure them out. Wanted good tutorials to teach me how to setup and manage new stuff.
  8. Best vps tutorial site?

    There are so many vps tutorial sites and I feel that most only have a little bit of content. The one I use most is Linode's library but was wondering if there was something that had a lot of content like Linode's but with different tutorials for different things. Any recommendations?
  9. Best free DNS hosting?

    Thanks guys, I'll check some of those out!
  10. Best free DNS hosting?

    Whats the best free DNS hosting for low traffic sites? I have a small VPS that will be used for just some static content and dont wish to run my own dns server. Don't want to use cloudflare for DNS either. Anyone wanna recommend free DNS hosting?
  11. Hi there. How do I find a specific file on my VPS? Like, if the file was called, "example.txt" and I am not sure what directory it is saved in, what would be the easiest way to find this?
  12. Favorite OS for your VPSes?

    Curious what your favorite operating system for your VPSes is and why. Assuming you're not relying on a control panel that is bound to a specific OS (Like cPanel), what OS do you usually choose and why? I've always been a fan of Debian, though I can't really say why. I just like it.
  13. Curious to learn what others here do for backups for their production sites. I've got a cron that runs every 30 minutes to backup the DB offsite to another VPS with another provider and the WWW directory every 2 hours. I feel this is sufficient and it's nice knowing that in a 'shit hits the fan' type scenario a current backup is available to get things back up and running again quickly. What about you all? Do you have a proper backup plan in place?
  14. Let's say you're not limited by resources and you purely want the best performance and security from your web server. On a small VPS you may be restricted to utilizing Nginx, for example, as it's more lightweight than Apache out of the box. But, can Apache perform just as well when given proper time and resources? What about lighttpd and litespeed? Hell, does anyone use Cherokee anymore? (It's actually kind of neat) So, imagine you aren't constrained on resources and you're setting up a server to host a busy site. Which web server do you choose, and why?
  15. Hey there, I'm working on a project and it'd be nice if I could easily create snapshots of my VPS data to restore easily later if need be. Basically, i'm working on a learning project and would hate to get to a point where I mess something up so badly that I have to start from point blank like I usually do (Fuck up, can't fix it, reload OS). It'd be nice if instead I can just take a snapshot as my work progresses. Probably need 256MB RAM (initially at least, can probably get everything to run in 96-128 after optimizations), 10GB storage, 50GB transfer. Nothing I'll be doing is CPU or RAM intensive, just going to be used for some development work ontop of a LEMP stack. Anyone know of a good provider for this?