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    server help needed

    1. What the difference between shared, virtual and dedicated servers.

    We are currently on a shared hosting plan and are having major problems. We are currently trying to change hosts which have us on another shared hosting plan but their management area only uses ftp which is connected to the original place until we get things changed over. Unfortunately support seems to be kinda nill.

    2. If we switched to a dedicated server, what would come with it? I know nothing about working on the server portions itself. So what do I do...need help desparately.

    Thanks in advance
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    A:$

    a virtual server is just like a dedicated server (e.g. you have the whole server to yourself) but virtualized so you may(will) have several dedicated servers all running on one machine (or virtual appliance). An important note on VPS or real dedicated servers is backup, they wont get backed up unless you pay extra for it or rent another server and do it yourself.

    both will cost more though cloud based virtual is quite affordable

    if you have a true dedicated server you have complete control of the server down to the kernel level so you can do OS upgrades etc (as do modern cloud based server instances e.g. VMware stuff ), most traditional VPS's have a shared kernel so you cant do that.

    It depends what the problems you are having actually are, uptime? slow? it may be that just moving to a better shared host will be enough for your needs? need more info about the actual issues you are having.
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    MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)

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    Thanks for the help firepages, but I don't think I could describe it if I wanted to...we are trying to move from yahoo hosting to aiso and so far it's taken a month where it should have probably taken a day or two. I know nothing about servers stuff only that I need php, phpmyadmin and a file manager. With my last site I had friends who set up my hosting with everything I needed, but they've long since retired and can no longer be found. Thanks anyway.
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    http://www.blahertech.com/landing.php has everything you need. It comes with Cpanel, which includes PhpMyAdmin, Php, MySQL, file access, and everything else you need. If you go through the funnel, you can select to transfer you name. If you need help transferring files and/or a database, customer support will help. It's one of the cheapest deals out there, and the same data center and hardware is used by a few fortune 500 companies in the area.


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