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Linode is not a managed service. This means you have to set everything up from a-z. They have a good range of stack scripts to setup your server. Then you'll need to add your domain using the DNS manager of the linode manager page. Then you'll probably need to manually configure your server's config files to add your domain. It's a bit of a process if ...


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No you would not be foolish, or at least you would not be more foolish than many others. I work for a large hosting company and have seen there are many people with unmanaged VPS and dedicated severs running production sites for paying customers with far less knowledge than you. Often it's web design (or worse, marketing) companies who drift into hosting, ...


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Create a subdomain foo.bar.com via your control panel or do it manually on your Linode server. Then, set your DNS at Namecheap to point to your server IP when someone request foo.bar.com. In the public_html of foo.bar.com on your Linode server, you can create an .htaccess file: Redirect 301 http://bar.com/foo


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Just buy a bigger linode to expand my website. Double the power means that the server can handle twice as many users, right? Increasing server capacity is certainly easier. It sounds like you have a small enough server that it would be cost effective as well. Generally, I would recommend increasing your server first, then load balancing once that is ...


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You get a clean install on a Virtual Machine instance, and a control panel where you can do some basic config and reports (DNS, OS installation, node balancer, backups, etc). This means, you need to configure (nearly) everything by hand (or install a tool such as cPanel to do it - but I'd prefer cli over cPanel). I think if you have a good knowledge of ...



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