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The Top 5 ASP.NET Applications for Windows Web Hosting

Posted on : 30-09-2011 | By : admin | In : Uncategorized

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As Windows Web hosting becomes more popular, options for applications under ASP.NET are becoming more common. Microsoft has created the Windows Web Application Gallery, which contains some of the most-downloaded applications for the .NET framework. From CMS applications to blogging and ecommerce solutions, the Galley offers a wide variety of free options for those who use the Windows Hosting platform. Here are five of the best for your Web site.

1. DotNetNuke – Community Edition

DNN is a CMS, and one of the leaders in the Windows community for building professional-level Web sites that have dynamic content and interactive features. If you’re looking to upgrade the state of your currently .NET powered Web site and have already made the switch to a web hosting provider that gives you room to grow, this ASP.NET application can be a great way to improve what you have with easy content development and thousands of third-party applications. Currently, over 700,000 Web sites use DNN.

2. Blogengine.NET

Having a great Web site often isn’t enough to draw in your customers or convert new prospects – a blog with relevant company and production information can provide a much-needed connection between consumer and supplier. Blogengine.NET was created to provide a simple and innovative blogging solution that can utilize the best in new .NET features. The application has support for a wide array of widgets, extensions and themes, and allows even moderately skilled .NET users to create their own.

3. nopCommerce

Along with a great CMS and content-rich blog, you also need a secure and scalable e-commerce solution for an online store. nopCommerce supports Authorize.NET, PayPal, Google Checkout, and 2Checkout, just to name a few, as well as tools to manage discounts, coupons, storefronts, wish lists and customer histories. Basic Only basic Web site and computer skills are required to start using nopCommerce, and the program runs in Medium Trust, making it both versatile and easily extendable when needed.

4. Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS is used as the framework for www.asp.net and www.wired.co.uk, along with over 85,000 other sites on the Internet. This CMS is known for its ease of use as well as pure .NET architecture and has no problems integrating with existing systems. Its active community means that support is always available.

5. mojoPortal

This ASP.NET application is designed to be mobile-friendly, and is a full-featured CMS written in C# ASP.NET. From blogs to forums and calendars to polls, surveys and ecommerce, mojoPortal can do it all. Anyone with the skills to make an ASP.NET UserControl can implement features in mojoPortal.

Microsoft has been making significant progress into the hosting platform market with their Windows Web hosting. As a result, they’ve encouraged developers to create applications that will bring greater functionality to the .NET framework. From CRMs to blog engines and ecommerce portals, the company has gathered the best in one place for ease of access, meaning you need only to choose what selection of applications works best for your Web site needs.

Retrieved From :-http://myhosting.com/blog/2011/08/top-5-aspnet-applications-windows-web-hosting/

Prepare the DNS Server

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Preparing the DNS server involves adding the DHCP information to the DNS server and verifying that the DNS entries are working. This task is optional.
The example environment uses Active Directory with DNS and DHCP.
Prerequisites
Perform all preceding proof of concept setup tasks. See Auto Deploy Proof of Concept Setup for the complete list.
Procedure
1. Log in to the DNS server.
2. Add the DHCP reservation IP addresses and the associated host names as static DNS entries.
Be sure to add entries in both Forward (ARecord) and Reverse (PTR Record) Zones.
3. Log in to the console of the Windows system on which vCenter Server is installed with administrator privileges, either directly by using RDP.
4. Open a command prompt and perform an nslookup of ESXi host names to validate that the DNS entries are working.
Use both forward (Short and FQDN) and reverse lookups.
5. Log out of your DNS server.

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Howto- Configuring BIND master and slave DNS servers

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DNS (Domain name system) servers are one of the most crucial parts of hosting servers on the internet. DNS servers give us the ability to connect to websites and other types of servers by using words and number instead of IP addresses. Without DNS servers users visiting a website would have to connect using its IP address (say for example http://88.192.77.211 instead of http://www.unixmen.org). It can be somewhat hard for people to remember IPv4 addresses this becomes even more apparent with many web servers switching to IPv6. I don’t know many people that could easily remember a 32 digit address of each website they visit.
BIND (Berkeley internet name domain) is one of the most widely used DNS servers; it comes standard in most Unix like operating systems. Installation at first can be somewhat overwhelming; however once you understand some of the basics you can begin to get a clearer picture of how BIND and DNS servers in general work. In this article I will cover some of the basics of BIND and give a brief description of how it works. Please also note that this tutorial is for red hat distributions only (RHEL, Fedora, CentOS, etc).
Before you begin it’s recommended that you have atleast two servers (ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com), one to act as the primary or master name server and the second to act as a slave. The primary server can handle recursive or iterative queries and it is where all of the zone files are located. These zone files contain DNS records and are transferred to the slave servers using iterative queries (also know as a zone transfer). These DNS records are then stored on the slave servers for a period of time and when a client requests information about a domain name, a recursive query is used to communicate with the slave servers and then respond back with the details. Think of a recursive query as something that is used to resolve a domain name and an iterative query as a one way query used to update the slave.
Of course you can also have many more than just one slave which can be useful for hosting companies with a high level of traffic, as by increasing the amount of slave servers that you are using you are also increasing level of availability to clients. You are also increasing the level of fault tolerance by not limiting your DNS servers to a single point of failure. In essence if slave server one goes down temporarily for whatever reason (upgrading, power failure) slave server two will still be able to handle the traffic and take over the duties of name server one.
To check whether you have BIND installed you can start out by using rpm
rpm –qa bind
It’s also a good idea to install bind utilities which contains tools such as dig which is used for issuing DNS queries and troubleshooting problems with your DNS servers.
yum –y install bind-utils
Next you will need to start the BIND service
service named start
You can also check to see if the service is running using netstat
netstat –tap
Next you will need to open the /etc/resolv.conf file and place the IP address of your master and slave DNS servers at the top. In this example 10.0.0.1 will be the IP address of the master and 10.0.0.2 will be the IP address of the slave.

nameserver 10.0.0.1
nameserver 10.0.0.2
You will then need to open up the /etc/named.conf file. This file is used for configuring how BIND will run, such as the port number used, the level of security and where the zones are located.
Inside the options {} section place the following line to allow the master server to transfer all the zones to the slave server.

1.
options {
2.
allow-transfer { 10.0.0.2; };
3.
}
Next you will need to generate a RNDC key with a tool called rndc-confgen. This key is used for encryption when communicating with an external name server.
rndc-confgen –a –c /etc/rndc.key
This creates a key file in the /etc folder which can be included into the /etc/named.conf file with the following lines. You will also need to make sure that the name inside controls matches the name inside the key file “rndc-key”.

1.
controls {
2.
inet 127.0.0.1 allow { localhost; };
3.
keys { rndc-key; };
4.
};
5.
include “/etc/rndc.key”;
Depending on your version you will either have several zones inside your named.conf file or they will be included in a file called named.zones or named.rfc1912.zones. These zones are used for specifying the root, master and slave locations.
Root zone

1.
zone “.” IN {
2.
type hint;
3.
file “named.ca”;
4.
};
The root or “.” zone is a file which lists all of the root DNS servers. If you are familiar with the hierarchy of DNS servers the root servers are at the top of the list and have the greatest authority. By default the root server details are listed in the named.ca file.
localhost zone

1.
zone “localhost” IN {
2.
type master;
3.
file “named.localhost”;
4.
allow-update { none; };
5.
};
The localhost zone is created by default in /var/named/named.localhost. It is used for replying to queries with the IP 127.0.0.1 for any domain name queries as localhost. This can be useful for certain applications running on the same server that need to access localhost.
Reverse mapping zones
zone “1.0.0.127.in-addr.arpa” IN {
type master;
file “named.loopback”;
allow-update { none; };
};

Reverse mapping zones are used for translating an IP address to a hostname using the in-addr.arpa domain. In this case when the loopback IP 127.0.0.1 is queried it will return the host name localhost.
Creating a zone
By now you should have almost everything setup necessary for running a master server, except for the zone and zone files. These zones are much like the default ones already created, except in this case we will add some information to them to make them usable from the slave server. In this case we will be using the domain name unixmen.com and 10.0.0.3 will refer to the web server where the website is located.

01.
zone “unixmen.org” in{
02.
type slave;
03.
file “slaves/unixmen.org”;
04.
masters {10.0.0.1};
05.
};
06.
zone “3.0.0.10.in-addr.arpa” in{
07.
type slave;
08.
file “slaves/10.0.0.1.rev”;
09.
masters {10.0.0.1};
10.
};
Adding these two zones similar to before will create forward and reverse zones. You will also need to create the proper zone files inside the /var/named/slave directory with the appropriate DNS records as seen below.
/var/named/slave/unixmen.org

$TTL 1D
@ IN SOA ns1.unixmen.org. ns2.unixmen.org. unixmen.org. (
2010082500 ; serial
5M ; refresh
2M ; retry
1W ; expire
5M ) ; minimum
IN NS ns1.unixmen.org.
IN NS ns2.unixmen.org.
; Master name server
NS1 IN A 10.0.0.1
; Slave name server
NS2 IN A 10.0.0.2
WWW IN A 10.0.0.3

Most parts should be self explanatory if you have ever setup a website domain name before, but incase your not familiar with some of the terms I will list them below.

TTL = Time to live
SOA = Start of authority record
NS = Name server record
A = Address record (For IPv6 this is AAA)

It is also worth mentioning that the serial is simply the current date. It’s also a good idea to create a reverse mapping zone for the forward mapping zones you just created, although it isn’t required.
Finally make sure that you save everything and restart named.
service named restart
If you are switching name servers it may take a day or two for your records from your previous DNS server to expire so that your server can start to use it. In the mean time there are a few ways you can test to see if your installation is working such as using dig.
dig unixmen.org
or alternatively to check what name servers the website is using.
nslookup unixmen.org
To setup the slave server you will need to configure bind similarly on the second sever except for a few slight differences. Firstly you will need to setup the options to include these lines.

1.
options {
2.
allow-transfer {“none”;};
3.
recursion yes;
4.
}

As the slave server does not need to transfer zones you will need to turn transfers (or iterative queries) off. As I also explained earlier recursive queries allow the client to connect and by default recursion is turned on, but you can also force it on using the recursion yes; line.

You will also need to place in all of the zones inside the appropriate zone files or the named.conf file, except you will not need to create the files containing the SOA and DNS records because the master will automatically transfer these over and store them inside the selected files for you.

01.
zone “.” IN {
02.
type hint;
03.
file “named.ca”;
04.
};
05.
zone “localhost.localdomain” IN {
06.
type master;
07.
file “named.localhost”;
08.
allow-update { none; };
09.
};
10.

11.
zone “localhost” IN {
12.
type master;
13.
file “named.localhost”;
14.
allow-update { none; };
15.
};
16.

17.
zone “1.0.0.127.in-addr.arpa” IN {
18.
type master;
19.
file “named.loopback”;
20.
allow-update { none; };
21.
};
22.

23.
zone “unixmen.com” in{
24.
type slave;
25.
file “slaves/unixmen.com”;
26.
masters {10.0.0.1};
27.
};
28.
zone “3.0.0.10.in-addr.arpa” in{
29.
type slave;
30.
file “slaves/10.0.0.1.rev”;
31.
masters {10.0.0.1};
32.
};
Once you have finished configuring both servers you will also need to configure both bind installations to run on boot up.

Retrieved From :-http://www.unixmen.com/linux-tutorials/1881-configuring-bind-master-and-slave-dns-servers

Choosing the Perfect Domain Name for your Business

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If you’ve started building your website, or even if you have one up and running, you’ve probably heard about the importance of choosing a domain name that gives you the best chance of being found, one that speaks to the services your business provides. The right domain name can let you be found more easily by search engines, and ideally will be easily remembered by regular customers and potential buyers alike.

The most important question you’ll initially face about your domain name will be whether to use your brand name or a generic name that includes a keyword relevant to your business. If your brand name is short and easy to remember, or has a keyword in it, such as www.joesconstruction.com, then branding is likely a good choice. If your name is not descriptive of what you do, a keyword-rich domain name may be a better option.

Why What’s After the Last Dot Matters

In addition to choosing your domain name, you will also need to choose what top-level domain you will use. TLDs, as they are commonly known, are the part of the domain names that come after the last period in the name, for example “.com”, “.ca”, or “.gov.” There are many types of top-level domains available, and they are separated into different types such as generic categories, country codes, and internationalized domain names. The .com TLD is the most common and easily recognized, but often the most difficult to obtain, as many names have already been taken. Other options include country-code top level domains such as .ca or .uk, which can be of benefit if your business operates in or ships to another country. In some cases, such as the .ca TLD, you will need to confirm that your company does in fact reside in or ships to Canada. Other options for TLDs include .org, which is intended for organizations of any type, or .net, which is commonly used for business that deal in network or Internet applications.

Why More TLDs Are Better

Just buying the .com version of your chosen domain name often won’t be enough to corner the market space. While this is the most common TLD on the market, if you leave other popular domains unclaimed, it is possible for another business or individual to take all of them and register them using your brand name or keyword. In the case of a branded, trademarked name, you may have a copyright case if another domain name chooses to mimic your own, but this will depend on the country in which the domain was purchased – some systems of law do not include copyright or trademark protection. If your budget allows, buy up as many TLDs that match your chosen domain name as possible, and then redirect all of the domains to your chosen main page TLD.

The Use of IDNs for SMBs

IDNs or “internationalized domain names” are those that contain more than simply the ASCII characters used by the Domain Name System. An approved IDN contains non-ASCII characters such as those in another language or those made up of symbols, which are then translated into an ASCII format. If your business operates in a country that uses non-ASCII characters as language, an IDN can help to ensure that local Internet users will be able to easily find your Web page without having to memorize any domain names which are not in their native language.

What to Do If Your Name Is Taken

Especially for .com TLDs, many of the best names are already taken. This means that even if you have an incredibly clever and unique idea for your domain name, you may not be able to register it because another business or individual arrived before you. In some cases, simply using a different TLD will solve the problem, but if you need the .com version, the option does exist to buy out the domain name from the holder. Services are now available online that will attempt to contact the owner and ask if they are willing to sell the domain name, and for what price. There is no law concerning a maximum or minimum price for domain name sales, so there is no guarantee of success.

The right domain name and TLD can help your SMB make a name for itself online by being easily search-able, relevant, and simple to remember.

Retrieved From :-http://myhosting.com/blog/2011/08/choosing-perfect-domain-business/

How to Setup a DNS server with BIND on Windows 7

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Content

Introduction
Objective
Checklist / Item required
Steps
Result
Conclusion

Introduction

BIND is also open source software that implements the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. You can run your own DNS server for your own purpose or for enhancing your internet experience.

Objective

At the end of this howto, you will be able to host your own DNS server on which you can use to speedup the internet of the host computer or other machines connected to it.

Checklist / Item required

Notepad+ installed.
Bind9 software.
Windows 7 with UAC disabled.

Steps

BIND installation

1 . Download latest version of Bind from http://www.isc.org/software/bind

2 . Extract the zip files to any location.

3 . Now open the folder and run BINDInstall.exe. Under “Service Account Name” put your windows username. Then put your password in the next two box like in the picture below. Click Install.

Windows 7

1 . Click Start button and type “advanced system properties” inside the box.

2 . Click Environment Variables.

3 . Now under System Variables look for Path, highlight Path and click Edit.

4 . Under Variable Value, put at the end of line:

%SystemRoot%\sysWOW64\dns\bin

and click ok on everything to close all the windows.

Setup

Configuration Files

1 . Now this is the hardest part of the tutorial. Firstly download file called named.root from

ftp://ftp.internic.net/domain/

2 . Copy the downloaded file to the DNS\etc folder.Depending on your Windows version, for 32 bit the location is

C:\Windows\System32\dns\etc

and for Windows 64 bit

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dns\etc

3 . We will generate a BIND key by running:

rndc-confgen -a

4 . Next will generate a file called rndc.conf by runnning:

rndc-confgen > C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dns\etc

(depending on the Windows version)

5 . We will open the file rndc.conf using notepad+ and copy the highlighted lines

and close the file.

6 . With notepad+ create a file called named.conf and paste the lines into the file.

7 . At the top of the line, type:

options {
directory “C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dns\etc”;
};

8 . Uncomment the lines by removing the # sign as in the picture.

and save file.

9 . Create another file called resolv.conf and type 127.0.0.1 at the top of the file. Type your DNS server from your ISP to the next two nameserver. For my machine, I use google dns address which is 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. Press enter at the end of the lines. Save the file.

Windows Service

1 . Click Start button and type ” services.msc ” inside the box.

2 . Locate ISC BIND and double click. Go to Logon Tab and please select “Local System Account” and check the box under it.

3 . Go to general tab and click Start button. The service should start or check the log if it fails to start.Click ok and close the window.

Network Configuration

1 . Click Start button and type Network Connections inside the box.

2 . Choose your internet adapter, right click and select properties.

3 . Look for Internet Protocol Version 4 and double click.

4 . Now select ” Use the following DNS server addresses” and type 127.0.0.1 in the first box. Click Ok and close then box.

That’s it!

Results

We have to verify the functionality of the DNS server. Fire up Command Prompt box and type

host websiteaddress.com

and verify the details.

Next, run these commands

dig websiteaddress.com

and observe the Query time.

Now run the command again and you will see a much lower query time. Repeat with other website to see how much time you can shave with BIND.

Summary

This guide does not promise a faster internet experience for all user. While the improvement of speed in browsing may be increased by a small percentage, the fun is in knowing that you have managed to run your own DNS server. How cool is that.

Retrieved From:- http://www.misterfahrenheit.com/2011/09/04/how-to-setup-a-dns-server-with-bind-on-windows-7-part-2/

How to setup your new VPS Ubuntu server

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On the VXTIndia blog there’s a recent post that gives you a very complete guide to setting up a VPS server running Ubunut with all of the software you’d need to get a (more than) complete server up and running.

Every time you purchase a new Linux VPS, you need to go ahead and set it up for use. Even though we manage to do one server a month, we always seem to forget one thing or the other. So we decided to write down the things that we do. I thought it would be a good thing to share it with everybody as well, so that we could get a few comments about what we’re doing wrong, and people who do it the first time can probably pick up a few things from here.
Steps and software involved in their process include:

Updating to the latest Ubuntu packages
Creating other users for the system
Installing the web environment (including PHP, MySQL, phpmyadmin and Apache2)
Minin for monitoring
Configuring IPTables
Installing Fail2Ban
All of this comes complete with the additions you’ll need to make to configuration files and the commands to get everything installed (via aptitude).

Retrieved from:-http://www.phpdeveloper.org/news/16790

Setup DNS on Ubuntu VPS

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Setting DNS of Ubuntu VPS with Bind9 – Do you want to build custom unmanaged VPS based on Ubuntu Linux? Well this trick may be so useful for you to setup and configure unmanaged VPS from very beginning. As part of my trial-n-error period on building a VPS unmanaged.

We’ll talk about how to configure Bind 9 DNS so we can connect Domain to resolve to our VPS. Yup, we’ll configure NS1 and NS2 to point to VPS runs Ubuntu.

Please correct me if I’m wrong or if you have any ideas to add, do not hesitate to write comment.

Configuring NS1 and NS2 on Ubuntu VPS

Assuming you have had your own VPS with SSH username login and password.
In this guide I use VPS runs Ubuntu 11.04 Server Edition (ubuntu-11.04-server-amd64)
In this guide we’ll use cachecluster.com as an example. Replace this with your own domain name
Windows users: Download Putty tool
Pasting any text on putty: use mouse right-click
Step 0. Don’t forget to setup your domain on your domain registrar (like GoDaddy) and add following host name:

ns1.domain.com -> your main IP address
ns2.domain.com -> your 2nd IP address (or if you have only 1 IP then add it again here)

Step 1. Launch up Putty >> enter hostname / ip address and SSH port (default is 22) >> click [Open] >> login with your username and password

Step 2. Now we’ll firstly install Bind9 -in case you don’t have it installed yet- by typing following command (as I’m not in root, I’ll add sudo):

sudo apt-get install bind9

Step 3. Now edit named.conf.local file. Use following command (delete sudo if you loggin as root):

sudo nano /etc/bind/named.conf.local

Step 4. Add/type following line: (replace cachecluster.com with your own domain name)

zone “cachecluster.com” {
type master;
file “/etc/bind/zones/cachecluster.com.db”;
};

zone “3.2.1.in-addr.arpa” {
type master;
file “/etc/bind/zones/rev.3.2.1.in-addr.arpa”;
};

Once done, press [Ctrl]+[O] keys to save followed by hitting enter. Then exit by pressing [Ctrl]+[X] keys.

Step 5. Make zones directory by typing following command:

cd /etc/bind
mkdir zones
cd /etc/bind/zones

Step 6. Now lets make cachecluster.com.db file. Type this:

sudo nano cachecluster.com.db

then add following lines (replace xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with IP Address of your vps):

; BIND data file for cachecluster.com
;
$TTL 14400
@ IN SOA ns1.cachecluster.com. indo.cachecluster.com. (
201006601 ; Serial
7200 ; Refresh
120 ; Retry
2419200 ; Expire
604800) ; Default TTL
;
cachecluster.com. IN NS ns1.cachecluster.com.
cachecluster.com. IN NS ns2.cachecluster.com.

cachecluster.com. IN MX 10 mail.cachecluster.com.
cachecluster.com. IN A xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

ns1 IN A xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
ns2 IN A xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
www IN CNAME cachecluster.com.
mail IN A xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
ftp IN CNAME cachecluster.com.
cachecluster.com. IN TXT “v=spf1 ip4:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx a mx ~all”
mail IN TXT “v=spf1 a -all”

Once done, press [Ctrl]+[O] keys to save followed by hitting enter. Then exit by pressing [Ctrl]+[X] keys.

Step 7. Now we’ll also define reverse DNS lookup:

sudo nano /etc/bind/zones/rev.3.2.1.in-addr.arpa

then add following lines:

@ IN SOA cachecluster.com. indo.cachecluster.com. (
2010081401;
28800;
604800;
604800;
86400 );

IN NS ns1.cachecluster.com.
4 IN PTR cachecluster.com.

Step 8. Now add your domain at /etc/resolv.conf:

sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf

then add following lines:

search cachecluster.com

Once done, press [Ctrl]+[O] keys to save followed by hitting enter. Then exit by pressing [Ctrl]+[X] keys.

Step 9. Now we should restart bind service using this command:

sudo /etc/init.d/bind9 restart

Step 10. Well basically we’re done here but lets run some test to make sure your DNS setting is fine using following command:

First we’ll install DNS Utility:

sudo apt-get install dnsutils

Now run the test:

dig cachecluster.com

If everything is correct you’ll see something like this:

That is it. You’ll skip all those steps if you are using CPanel WHM installed on CentOS. But sometimes we’ll getting so spoiled by using such control panel and setting up VPS server from scratch will be very challenging.

Retrieved from:-http://www.pressbyte.com/4581/setup-dns-ubuntu-vps-quick/

HOW TO MONITOR YOUR VPS RESOURCES IN VIRTUOZZO POWER PANEL

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While using VPS, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the consumption of system resources. This is a good way to avoid a stray program from having a memory leak or freezing up the CPU and rendering the entire VPS in a close to unusable state. To begin, select “Resources” under the “VPS Management” tab on the left side of your Virtuozzo screen. This will take you to the screen giving a simplified overview of the resources being consumed.

The CPU monitor is first. A 0.0 load means that the CPU is currently idle. A 1.0 load is at maximum, and immediate action should be taken if the CPU load reads greater than 1.0. The System Usage tab is a general view of system resources, obtained through averaging various portions of the system. Additionally, both memory and storage information is given as well. For a more advanced view of the system performance, scroll up to the top and click “Extended.” This gives a greater level of detail for specific attributes and more levels to view performance. All of the tables listed can be expanded or collapsed so you can access the most information about your machine. Once you have finished, you may click “Top” to return to the main Virtuozzo screen.

Retrieved from:-http://www.vpshosting.com/vps-video-tutorial/monitor-vps-resources-virtuozzo-power-panel/

How To check Your Virtual Server’s Traffic Stats In Power Panel?

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You have to follow the following steps to find out your virtual server‘s traffic stats in power panel :

A. First you have to log-in to your Virtuzzo power panel(VZPP).

B. Click on the “traffic log” option.

C. You can see the traffic statistics page, Which enables you to view information on all incoming and outgoing traffic for your virtual private server over spending time period in the past.
D. After scrolling down you can see the following page.

E. You can specify which period you want the traffic details for.
F. Simply select the period you want to view.

G. Click on “refresh” button.
H. Scroll down.

I. At the bottom of the page you can see a breakdown of all incoming and outgoing traffic in the specified period.
J. Scroll back up to the top.

k. Click on “Top” button to return to the main screen.

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Dedicated Servers In Virtual World A Must For Efficient Functioning Of Online Portals

Posted on : 30-09-2011 | By : admin | In : Cheap Dedicated Server

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Virtual Private Server is a flexible, scalable, and economical hosting solution which can suit the requirements of almost any kinds of websites. As a solution of the perfect proportion, private servers serve those hosting service providers, who can do with a private server, without having to move to a dedicated server. The, shared hosting is such that the site is hosted on a machine with a group of other sites, where the sites and their domain make use of the shared resources such as RAM, disk space, and the CPU. If VPS is available, the site uses what it requires. If, this is not working, it is only due to the limitations of the VPS.

A VPS is a flexible solution that falls in between shared and dedicated hosting, not only in price but also in the path it runs. Like a dedicated server, a site hosted on a VPS gets its own RAM and disk space; however, like a shared server, it uses the same processing capacity or central processing unit as a certain number of other websites. Thus, while your site’s performance isn’t reliant on shared RAM and disk space, it is dependent on a shared processor. Moreover, the distribution of processor share does vary from provider to provider which warrants the use of windows dedicated server or linux dedicated server.

With IT budgets increasing and businesses increasingly embracing technologies such as cloud computing to recoup their economical falls after the recession, many CIOs are still wary of data security matters while hosting their data externally. This is why even more businesses are choosing the option of using the virtual private servers or even the cheap dedicated servers, to enjoy the financial advantages of virtualisation without psychological stress about sharing their server.

With each isolated server, businesses are relaxed that their data will be stored securely when hosted externally in the so called cheap dedicated server. However, there are more advantages to opt virtual private servers over traditional in-house storage beyond security, particularly as the technology develops and also more features are now being included by providers.

While moving the data to third-party servers, it does not lose control over the operations – just the opposite in fact happens. With customisable server design, the users are allowed to retain full control over their storage space, RAM and IP addresses, as well as offering them the independency of being able to upgrade services temporarily if more resources are required during top periods. This flexibility means businesses selecting linux or windows dedicated server won’t have to worry about paying for extra processing and storage during quieter times, only paying for what they really use.

While selecting a provider for selecting VPS, it’s important to consider all the advantages offered by each solution above just looking for the cheapest price. Selecting virtual private servers with business continuity should be an important consideration for businesses requiring to secure their data against all negative possibilities, including service failure, that can instantly switch your server over to new hardware as well as offering unlimited bandwidth in the cheap dedicated server. This means your businesses will never be in the position of being unable to complete an operation. The software that comes included in the virtual private server is another selling point, as those with pre-installed security and maintenance programs, with other extras, which lead to significant savings in cost and time. Virtual private servers are an effective solution for businesses of all sizes.

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