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I would like to ask about setting up my own server with Ubuntu, at the moment I am paying for hosting on a VPS running Ubuntu which I pay £50 per month for starters which as the site grows it will go into the £100's but at the moment I work from home and would like to have my own server but I do not have a clue which way to turn ....what would I need ? just the hardware and Ubuntu to run my website ? the control panel I use is Plesk which is costing more fees onto of hosting fees do I need all this ? what would it cost for set up ? please.

Please see the following details of my server at the moment.


vCPUs: 2 vCPUs Memory: 2 GB System Drive: 100GB Snapshot Backup OS:Linux Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit MySQL

Thanks for you time

Best regards


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This is a very complex question. There are literally dozens of factors to consider. If you have to ask such a question you'll probably be better-off paying someone to take care of all the details. But that's just my opinion :-) –  hmayag Oct 16 '13 at 0:44
Hmayaq saying that if i had to ask such questions I would be better off paying for the service I have plenty of cash to pay but thats not the point and nobody in the world would ever learn anything if every answer was like yours ...so that to me is negative feedback but thats just my opinion I dont need to set up a server myself I would pay for setup and installation no problems and I have served a few commands through SSH etc bit of knowledge in MySQL etc I just really needed to know what Ubuntu package I would need to manage the server is it just Ubuntu. –  Mark Oct 16 '13 at 10:12
In regards to your question, it is too broadly stated. If you needed advice on what packages you need to setup a specific server, you should have asked so. Please edit your question to –  hmayag Oct 16 '13 at 16:48
describe more accurately what you need to know and someone will help you. –  hmayag Oct 16 '13 at 16:49
Do you want to host a site locally (on the server)? If so, do you have a static IP address from your ISP? –  Pieter Oct 17 '13 at 6:59

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