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AH-DominicAH-Dominic Member
edited June 2012 in Help

Hi,

I currently have my personal website running on Apache w/ MySQL/PHP etc. Would you recommend keeping it as that set up, with no control panel or is there another way you'd do it?

It currently is hosted on a VPS w/ 512MB RAM (Xen)

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  • AmfyAmfy Member
    edited June 2012

    @netomx said: huh? what do you want?

    seems like he's asking if he should install a control panel on his vps to manage a personal website?

    hm, but yes... not really sure if thats right :P

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  • netomxnetomx Member

    @Amfy

    Well I dont think you need it, but it seems you have a lot of RAM for just a page.

  • AmfyAmfy Member
    edited June 2012

    @netomx said: Well I dont think you need it, but it seems you have a lot of RAM for just a page.

    I'm not @dominicl :P

    But yes, you're right, he has a lot of ram for just a single page. Hmm, but if he's using apache with the php5-module he needs that amount of ram if he gets some visitors

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  • If your running one website, don't use a control panel.

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  • You don't need a panel for that, but I'd recommend having a look at lighttpd instead of Apache.

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  • LiamLiam Retired Staff
    edited June 2012

    512mb is an overkill. My personal site uses 50~ mb ram most of the time.

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  • Sorry if I was not clear - I was basically asking if Apache w/ no control panel was good for my website. I.e. would you recommend anything else other than Apache such as nginx/lighttpd etc etc.

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  • CoreyCorey Member

    or nginx

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  • @Daniel said: If your running one website, don't use a control panel.

    That's not always true. Someone who knows little about systems administration might find using a panel a lot easier to use than a shell.

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  • @Corey said: or nginx

    Yea, was thinking about that. Would you recommend it over apache?

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  • @dominicl said: Yea, was thinking about that. Would you recommend it over apache?

    Is your site running fine with Apache? If yes, why change it?

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  • @gsrdgrdghd said: Is your site running fine with Apache? If yes, why change it?

    Yes, it is, I was just wondering other peoples views.

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  • PhilPhil Member

    lighttpd / nginx would improve memory usage and probably performance. But if you are not used to these solutions, you may need to learn alternatives to Apache specific syntax/features (access control through .htaccess, rewrite rules...).

    About the control panel, I would not install one if you are comfortable enough with the command line and only have 1 site to manage. Usually raises memory usage and may open additional security holes.

  • What are the advantages of using Apache vs Lighttpd? I can find plenty online about Lighttpd being better than Apache.

  • @antiven said: What are the advantages of using Apache vs Lighttpd?

    Apache is a swiss army knife. Lots of features.

    Nginx and lighttpd are more specialized. Not nearly as many features but if you don't need those features, nginx/lighttpd are often faster.

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  • CoreyCorey Member

    I think nginx is a lot easier to administrate as well.

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  • BluBoyBluBoy Member

    OP many of us are running much bigger sites (and multiple!) on a single 128MB RAM VPS.

    Most people here would say 512MB and cPanel is wasteful. If you are willing to do your own research, learn about administering a linux server (you'll need to know how to install, upgrade, navigate and secure your box from the command line). Then have a look at nginx (plenty of guides online) and downgrading to a smaller VPS.

    ... If you are lazy and CBF RTFM then continue doing what you're doing.

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  • I changed from Nginx to Apache just because of the rewrite rules. Simple rewrite rules are easy to convert but there was this one time i had to convert close to 3 pages of rewrite rules for a custom social website, so no thanks. I have been very happy with Apache.

  • BluBoyBluBoy Member

    @cosmicgate ... This sounds like all those organisations who have written broken code that only works in IE6 and refuse to fix the code (and thus never upgrade from IE6).

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  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    @dominicl don't change if you dont need to. spend your extra time somewhere else.

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