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Where do I begin in Web Hosting?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by citidm, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. citidm

    citidm Registered

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    Hello,

    I am a web designer and developer looking to expand my offerings to my clients. I figured I'd learn more about web hosting. I got a reseller vps account so I can learn about the process and play with my own websites in the process so not to mess up client sites.

    My Questions:

    1. How does it all work? Name Servers, DNS Zones, Creating new accounts, packages etc? Example, For a new site that just buys a domain name, what would be my first step from there? Then what would be the steps that follow? Note, I will be charging my clients for the hosting.

    2. Web site migration? How to do it? I know to back up files and databases. But beyond that what is the flow or process? What are the steps to follow? Is there a cheat sheet I could Use?

    3. What is the best way to learn about server administration? Any good tuts? Best Books? Note I'm using CentOs.

    Lastly, is there anything else I need to focus on? I am new to this aspect but willing to put in the time and effort, I just need to be pointed in the right direction.

    Thank you all in advance.
     
  2. foxtangocharlie

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    I am interested in the same thing. There is tons to learn and I just need a little push. What is the best place to start?
     
  3. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    I recommend starting with our documentation at:

    cPanel Documentation

    It's quite extensive, and includes information about creating accounts, setting up your name servers, transferring accounts, and managing your system. Note that as a reseller, you are limited in your access to Web Host Manager. Some of the options referenced in our documentation are only available to users with root access.

    Thank you.
     
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