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Taking control of your web site with a Virtual Private Server!

My first attempt at creating a web site started with Homestead.com back in 1999. I was in high school then, and the Dot-com Bubble was still growing. Homestead, like all early web hosting providers, was a shared web hosting service. This meant that users had very little control over what could be done with the web site. Even web hosts that targeted the tech-savvy web developer had their limitations. The machines powering these web sites ran a single operating system instance and provided only the most common services: web server, FTP, and perhaps CGI-Perl, PHP, or MySQL. Continue reading

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