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Old 04-23-2013, 08:38 AM
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Quote from devioustrap View Post :
You can't compare this with shared hosting. This is essentially the equivalent of having your own dedicated server.

You have you own dedicated resources that are just yours, so other clients can't slow you down. But you lose all of the "management" associated with a shared hosting account. When you sign up for this, you're basically going to get access to a linux shell. You're responsible for loading all of your own server software (you'll have no control panel unless you pay extra) and then keeping everything up to date. For example your question about 301s is really not applicable, as you could load any web server software you want and configure it to accept any type of htaccess file.

From the sound of your post, you should probably look for a better shared account. 10k per month is not really that much.
Quote from MiniExBike View Post :
I see. So I can run apache on this server? I have big plans for my sites Smilie to be around 100k visitors per month within the next 6 months with AdWords spend and other marketing promotions (I do internet marketing for a living Smilie

This sounds like such a great deal when I've been paying the same amount per month for the crappy shared hosting...and a better shared hosting solution would be more expensive as well lol.
Quote from commonplace View Post :
So is Apache pre-installed, or does EVERYTHING have to be done from scratch? I'm on another VPS now but Apache, MySQL, etc. was already installed...
List of Free Linux Control Panels you can easily install to manage your VPS. I have personally used Webmin to control 2 minecraft servers (over a year ago) and the website to go with them (apache, php5, mysql5.5).

1. VHCS http://www.vhcs.net/
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It is written in PHP, Perl and C. The system provides full control over the server, resellers and end users.

The application can communicate with database, email, web and DNS servers, monitor traffic or diskspace used and more.
2. Kloxo http://lxcenter.org/software/kloxo
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It is a fully scriptable, distributed and a 100% object oriented hosting platform which supports Apache/Lighttpd, djbdns/bind and pure-ftpd.

The platform enables the end user to manage every aspect of a web hosting account while providing the admin the ability to manage the whole system.

Kloxo has a built-in messaging and ticket system, a backup-restore module and much more.
3. ISPConfig http://www.ispconfig.org/
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ISPConfig is a multilingual control panel that can manage every hosting related service (web, database, DNS, e-mail, ftp, stats).

It supports admin, reseller and end-user user levels with configurable quotas for every service.

The application enables taking instant backups, setting cron jobs and more.
4. OpenPanel http://www.openpanel.com/
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OpenPanel has a simple and slick GUI for controlling the websites (also, there is ab optional command line interface too).

It can manage Apache2, Bind DNS, Postfix and Courier-IMAP e-mails, PureFTPd, AWStats and more.
5. EHCP http://ehcp.net/
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EHCP is a panel that is built with PHP with features like backup-restore, SSL, script installer and more.

It is a multilanguage application and has 4 different user levels: server admin, reseller, domain admin and email user.
6. BlueOnyx http://www.blueonyx.it/
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BlueOnyx is pretty different considering how it is packaged.

It is a Linux distribution (based on CentOS v5.5) which aims at delivering a turnkey server appliance for webhosting.

It is built with PHP5-MySQL 5 and has phpMyAdmin + webmail integrated .
7. Webmin & Virtualmin http://www.webmin.com/
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Webmin is one of the most popular open source and free web hosting control panels around.

It enables you to control user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing, MySQL, e-mail servers and more.

There are lots of modules that integrate it with the well-known applications and 2 o them makes it a complete control panel:

Virtualmin: it enables managing Apache virtual hosts, BIND DNS domains, MySQL databases and mailboxes/aliases with Sendmail or Postfix.
Cloudmin: used for managing virtual systems, such as Xen, KVM and OpenVZ instances.
There is also Usermin, which is a web-based interface for webmail, updating passwords, creating filters, etc.

The application is multilingual and already supports lots of languages.

Webmin can be ran on Windows as well but not all the features are supported as some applications integrated are not available for Windows.
There are a bunch more, mainly for reselling, that I didn't list, but a simple Google search can provide you with an endless supply to try out.