Discussion in 'Hosting Discussions' started by DaveL, May 3, 2019.
Probably a silly question, but is Centminmod a replacement for Plesk?
No Plesk is a full control panel Centminmod is not that. Centiminmod is optimized for preformance.
Ah ok. Been trying to read up and it and getting no where fast!
Centminmod is a server stack optimized for applications like xenforo. Its created by eva2000
I saw this in the faq which confused me
The goal of the Centmin Mod menu based installation was to make it easier to manage without the aid of a control panel. Centmin Mod definitely doesn't work with WHM/Cpanel, Plesk or DirectAdmin
Let me put it this way:
highly optimized package suited for xenforo
includes all the best modules and server software
better performance means less server resources needed
works through command line. i.e. no admin panel. There is a learning curve.
This is why I advised to hire someone like MattW or mysiteguy to set it up.
Centiminmod is a high learning curve if you do not know certain tasks trough command line you will need help, this will cost money.
Thanks. I think it's something I'll give a miss. Hopefully moving from shared to vps will be a speed increase!
Dont forget with plesk you can setup ngnix proxy and additional cache. So while not 100% optimized you can create a nice boost.
Ah, will have to start looking into that, thanks.
You can even download Lightspeed add-on for more performance boost.
If I were you I would not use cPanel or Plesk. They are both resource heavy and since you are looking for an entry level VPS, I would recommend using DirectAdmin.
As I mentioned before I registered my domains at Aionets.com, recently (about 3 months ago) I ordered a Cloud Server (2 VCPU and 4GB of RAM) from them with DirectAdmin license. Since I didn't want to pay alot, I did not order a support plan and I asked then for FreeBSD to be installed as my operating system. Now I am almost managing everything myself using DirectAdmin and sometimes I ask their support for basic stuffs and they are pretty helpful. Good enough for me.
After 3 months I am in love with FreeBSD/NGiNX and PHP-FPM
Including the DirectAdmin license I am paying 9.95 USD/month with no limitation on domains
Sods law! Still waiting for my VPS to be set up. Contacted Strato (Thanks again Google Translate!) and they are sending a PIN to my home address as a security measure! Hopefully Germany to UK post wont take too long!
Thanks for that. In the grand scheme of things, my forum is small - just slightly too big for shared hosting.
My PIN was done by phone i needed to provide a phone number and bank account.
I had to provide bank account details when I signed up, so they have them details. I did email back asking if I could send them a copy of my driving licence to try and speed things along.
Well i paid with ideal (Netherlands bank payment) so you pay like x amount and you are done.
In the end I went with Contabo - Very impressed with what you get for the price and the customer service is top knotch.
Buddy, I think you can try the cloud VPS because loading speed will become faster than shared hosting if traffic increasing more and more.