How to install and configure LEMP (Nginx, MySQL and PHP) server on a Debian 6 (squeeze) VPS

Nginx MySQL and PHP on DebianVPSNginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server which unlike his ‘friends’, it does not rely on threaded handling of the requests but instead it uses a much more scalable event driven (asynchronous) architecture. This uses a very small and predictable amount of memory under heavy load. Nginx in combination with the simple and very robust FastCGI Process Manager for PHP (PHP-FPM) and the world most popular database server MySQL can give you a lot of power and performance while still using a small memory footprint.

The following article looks at how to install and configure this stack on one of our Debian based VPSes.

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What’s the difference between unmanaged, semi-managed and managed VPS hosting?

semi-managed VPSThere are essentially three types of VPS hosting in terms of management and support: unmanaged, semi-managed and fully managed VPS hosting. In an unmanaged VPS environment, the entire server administration and the responsibilities of necessary configuration and management of the virtual server are responsibility of the end user. Users need to have some knowledge in administration of Linux servers. The security of an unmanaged virtual server is entirely the user’s responsibility as well. Users have to keep the server’s services and website scripts up to date by upgrading whenever a new version is released to keep the server secure and avoid vulnerabilities.

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Install and configure SVN WebDAV server on a CentOS 6 VPS

webdav-logoThis how-to looks at how to install and configure a SVN (subversion) WebDAV accessible repository server using Apache and a CentOS VPS. What is SVN? It is an open-source centralized version control system, which can track and store the history of files and directories in its repositories with the ability to examine the history of how the data changed and if needed to recover some older versions of the data.

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VPS Hosting vs Shared Hosting

vps hosting vs shared hosting

A VPS or a virtual private server provides a complete resource isolation, meaning the hardware resources like CPU, hard disk space and memory assigned to a specific virtual server are dedicated and fully available to it at all times. In a shared hosting environment all accounts on the physical server share the resources of the host server and many resources are capped and limited in order to save the host server from unexpected overuse.

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Why is a Linux VPS a better choice than a Windows VPS

Linux VPS server better than Windows VPS serverLinux VPS hosting has become very popular among businesses, programmers and developers nowadays, mainly due to its many advantages in terms of cost effectiveness, flexibility, better performance, security, stability, reliability and functionality of course. As an operating system GNU/Linux became the world’s most dominant hosting solution for Internet hosting businesses mainly because of the many benefits you’ll get by using it on your servers.

So, why is a Linux based VPS better choice than a Windows based VPS?

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