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Advantages of Plesk obsidian over the Plesk onyx

The latest version of Plesk obsidian can resolves the problems which arise during the website setup and ensure the subsequent administration of multiple users via the shared panel.

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The Plesk obsidian provides excellent security, user-friendliness, efficiency and the flexibility to its end-users. The Plesk obsidian is also available in the latest version PHP7.4

Increasing the level of security

The Plesk obsidian is more robust than the previous onyx. There was a huge difference between the Plesk obsidian and the previous version onyx the main thing was the integration of security tools Mod Security and the fail2ban. The fail2ban was previous highly regarded by the users as the third party software in onyx which was written in the phyton language.

It clears out all sort of invalid login data from the dedicated or the virtual servers. The time periods are also used to set for logins to be blocked with fails2ban in order to prevent penetration by hackers. 

Improved productivity 

The server administration software has the web stack deployment tools like Git, node.js, Redis and the optimized Docker services. With new version Plesk obsidian, the production improvement was realized and also the backup manager for web spaces was modified. The backup manager was faster when it comparing with the onyx, with more dynamic and occupies the very less space in the Plesk.

Increase the user-friendliness 

With the Plesk obsidian upgrade which has many small and the large changes in order to improve the user-friendliness. Apart from the website management and the application, server, the file manager which has given an overall makeover in it which was now more clearly structured.

Better performance 

Most of the functions are more “out of the box” that makes more readily accessible to the users including the advanced extensions like Monitoring and the Grafana. The admins, reseller and the user now easily can move the domains between the subscriptions.

In order to avoid the delay and long waiting time for the users, the page speed module has been integrated into the NGINX webservers.

Increase security for website and the email

With the SSL/TLS certification, you can secure the server from various CAs like DigiCert or let’s Encrypt. The purchase, installation and also the renewals were clearly displayed on the Plesk interface that clearly shows what has or what hasn’t yet been protected.

When it comes to the email traffic which has become more secure with the Plesk obsidian and with the implementation of SNI which refers as server name indication for mail services. SNI encrypts with SSL will connect between the client and server mail. For each and every domain a separate SSL/TLS certification will be added.

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Top dedicated hosting providers (data centers) across the globe

This article will give a piece of clear information regarding the top hosting provider across the world, Do you still feel differently in managing your website server why don’t you try out our service right out here with 24/7 monitoring.

OVH: It is a leading European cloud computing company that offers VPS, dedicated servers. OVHcloud is an open company which owns the world’s largest data. OVH are the world third largest and greatest hosting provider in Europe. In 2018 the OVH had the 27 data in 19 countries centres and hosting around 300000 servers.

Hetzner: Hetzner is an online web hosting providers and data center operators. Since 1997 the company has been providing the highly performed hosting products as well as the necessary infrastructure for private business clients for the efficient operation of the websites.

The Hetzer beside web hosting they will also offer dedicated servers, VPS hosting, shared web hosting, SSL certificates, cloud solution and managed server and lots more among others. The Hetzer internet has a domain name registrar arrangement with ICANN (for the registration of domain under.com, .net and the .org)

SoftLayer Technologies: SoftLayer was publicly disclosed in 2005

and acquired by IBM company in 2013. Providing cloud infrastructure as services (Iaas) based on the bare-mental compute offering before any other large cloud providers. It has many data center all around the world including Washington D.C., San Jose, Houston, Dallas, Amsterdam, Singapore and the headquarters is in Dallas, Texas.

SoftLayer as hosting providers will offer the best experience support and also solid infrastructure in diverse locations all around the world.

Rackspace: Rackspace is the leading cloud computing company that aims to manage the public and private cloud deployment. The company has offices in Austin, United Kingdom, India, Switzerland, and Netherland.

 It is an American managed cloud provider, offering the best expertise across the different cloud platforms such as Amazon web services, Azure, open stack and the Microsoft cloud. 

Scale way: The scaleway was founded by the Xavier Niel in 1999 which is a French cloud computing and web hosting company. It will provide physical dedicated servers and cloud computing architectures through the scaleway Dedibox. The dedicated servers may not be a new thing but most of the customers still rely upon the dedicated server for high-performance cloud ecosystem and pricing.

Liquid web: The liquid web is a leading hosting management company specially devoted to the web and the cloud professionals. Their main focus on the product, services and support design specially devoted to the mission-critical sites, stores and the applications that makes the clients gain the trust and all about the powering the business potential.

Hivelocity: The Hivelocity is a leading cloud hosting service across the globe by providing fast network connectivity and with the best hardware and quality support. Having customers over 130 countries ever since 2002, offering the services in Tampa, Miami, Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles.

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Create a DigitalOcean Droplet with SSH Key Access

DigitalOcean droplets are Linux based VM’s that run on virtualized hardware. Droplet means a new server, we can create a new server by choosing standalone or larger plans.
We can create different types of droplets based on the plans provided in the DigitalOcean account. It provides different types of OS with different versions like CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian.

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To create a DigitalOcean Droplet with SSH Key Access, you can follow these steps.

  1. Login to the DigitalOcean account.
  2. Click the green colored create button on the right side of the page.
  3. From the create menu choose the droplets option and it will show the resources page.
  4. If you have any droplets already created it will show in this resource section or if you need to create a new droplet proceed with the “Get started with a droplet ” button.
  5. The next option will show the customizations. Select the choose an image option, in this, there are four options;
    Distributions – Select the type of OS distribution like CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Fedora.
    Container distributions include Rancher OS.
    Marketplace – It includes pre-configured application images like WordPress, LAMP, Docker, etc to make easy the work.
    Custom images – It is a type of Unix like images that we can create and upload to our DigitalOcean account.
  6. The next step is to choose a plan, here we need to choose the amount of RAM, CPU cores, and storage space.
  7. If you need to enable weekly backup then check the enable backups option in the Add backup section.
  8. If you need additional volumes for the droplet then proceed with the Add volume option.
  9. Next, we need to select the region where we need to create the droplet. For this select from the Choose a datacenter region option.
  10. Select Additional options if you need to enable VPC network, IPV6, user data, and monitoring.
  11. The authentication section helps to login to the droplet using either the SSH key or the password that we added.

To add SSH Key to a Droplet

For Linux type systems we can use openssh tool which uses ssh-keygen utility to generate SSH key-pair.

ssh-keygen

Then this will generate private/ public key-pair and the default location for storing the keys will be ~/.ssh folder. The id_rsa indicates the private key and id_rsa.pub indicates the public key.

Generating public/private rsa key pair :
Enter file in which to save the key (~/.ssh/id_rsa) :

The next option will ask you to enter the passphrase for generating the key. Passphrase helps to encrypt the key and if we enter any passphrase we need to provide it whenever we use the key. We can provide a passphrase or just ENTER it.

Created directory '~/.ssh/'
Enter a passphrase or enter empty for no passphrase :
Enter same passphrase : 
Your identification has been saved in ~/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.
The key fingerprint is :
The key's random part image is ;

Then the SSH Key will be generated successfully.
In order to add the SSH key to the Droplet follow the below steps ;

  • Click SSH key option from the Authentication section and proceed with the Add SSH key option, then paste the public key there and provide a name for the key.
  • Then click the finalize and create a section and then proceeds with the Create droplet. 

So from this, we have created a DigitalOcean droplet successfully and we can login the server using the IP address given from the resource’s droplet section and SSH Key.

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How to choose right cloud services for your business?

Nowadays cloud platforms have become a common choice for hosting preferences. The rates at which an instance is offered to a developer or customer is amazing. But does these service actually charge you as they advertise? This blog will explain in brief some pros and cons of different cloud hosting available today. Cloud hosting providers can be categorized into 3 or more units depending on the feature and pricing schemas provided by the providers. One must be careful while choosing a platform as they are many charges that accumulate with the instance that is normal not accounted in pricing tables.

When looking at cloud hosting providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Compute Engine (GCE), Microsoft Azure, Alibaba Aliyon Cloud etc, they come with charges for every bit of service provided. In these providers, each instance (CPU & RAM), Disk, Traffic(Incoming & Outgoing), IP(more than one), DNS are charged separately, hence if you are looking to host a website all these should be taken into consideration. Keeping apart the charges on other resources, the price that will endorse upon the traffic will always come as a surprise as they have much policy for different regions and connection.

Whereas in Providers like DigitalOcean Cloud, Vultr Services etc they provide a package on monthly basis with prepaid billing(safer), thus you will have more control of your bills. But the disadvantage of these services is that they have limited features compared to the first list. Also adding up of space or bandwidth, user’s are forced to choose next bundle rather than increasing them individually. As of now, they offer additional disk in some regions.

Other option would be to choose dedicated cloud resource and build server or environment on them. These are provided by companies like Linode Cloud. Here the resources can be used according to the need or availability of resources. Same is provided by IBM Cloud, OVH Cloud, RackSpace Cloud, M5 Cloud etc but on a larger scale.

Apart from the above, we have many options like the storage is redundant and cloud-based while the resources are shared like Cloud VPS given by OVH, 1and1etc. The best you get of this is that they might offer unlimited bandwidth etc.

To conclude we suggest taking statistical review before switching to a cloud resource and choose one which is better according to the need of application or website.

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