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What is a Virtual Dedicated Server?

Occupying the space between the shared and dedicated hosting formats, a Virtual Dedicated Server offers many of the capabilities and features of dedicated servers, including administrator (root) access and dedicated IP addresses, but at a much lower price. Users share a server, but because each virtual dedicated server is effectively isolated from other accounts, the user has full control over the server space.

Also, Virtual Dedicated Server plans feature very high performance and available disk space and bandwidth.

We partition our servers in such a way that each Virtual Dedicated Server operates almost entirely independently of the other accounts that share the server space. This means that with a Virtual Dedicated Server, you will enjoy consistent, high performance, even when usage peaks on the main server.

Virtual Dedicated Server are particularly useful for companies and individuals that run higher-traffic websites or complex applications and thus need the bandwidth, consistent performance, and flexibility of a Virtual Dedicated Server.

Critical Paths for Your Linux Dedicated/Virtual Dedicated Server

The file directory on your Linux dedicated/virtual dedicated server contains a number of critical paths that house applications, language frameworks, and tools. Some paths are common across servers, while others differ between control panels and versions.

Below are the locations of important Linux binaries:


NOTE: You can use the Linux which command to return the location of binaries defined in your PATH environment variable. Its syntax is shown below:

which <application name>

Below are the locations of important control panel-dependent paths:

HTTP Document Root           /home/<username>/public_html/
HTTPS Document Root         /home/<username>/public_html/
CGI-BIN                               /home/<username>/public_html/cgi-bin/
HTTP Logs                           /usr/local/apache/domlogs/

Parallels Plesk Panel version 7.5.3 and below
HTTP Document Root           /home/httpd/vhosts/<domain>/httpdocs/
HTTPS Document Root         /home/httpd/vhosts/<domain>/httpsdocs/
CGI-BIN                               /home/httpd/vhosts/<domain>/cgi-bin/
HTTP Logs                           /home/httpd/vhosts/<domain>/statistics/logs/

Simple Control Panel
HTTP Document Root            /home/<username>/public_html/
HTTPS Document Root          /home/<username>/public_html/
CGI-BIN                                /home/<username>/public_html/cgi-bin/
HTTP Logs                            /var/log/httpd/

Parallels Plesk Panel version 7.5.4 and above
HTTP Document Root              /var/www/vhosts/<domain>/httpdocs/
HTTPS Document Root            /var/www/vhosts/<domain>/httpsdocs/
CGI-BIN                                 /var/www/vhosts/<domain>/cgi-bin/
HTTP Logs                             /var/www/vhosts/<domain>/statistics/logs/

What can I install on my virtual dedicated server?

You may install any software over the top of the server’s kernel. This includes updating software like Apache and GCC. However, you may not install anything that modifies or upgrades the kernel on your server—this includes operating systems.