Selecting a Virtual Server Setup

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When you want to setup your web server, you have a few different options.

The first is shared hosting, which is very cheap but does not provide a lot of flexibility.

On the other end of the spectrum, you could rent or buy your own server and have it hosted. The problem is that this will cost quite a lot of money, and give you a lot of pain and frustration as you try to manage it.

In between is a VPS – Virtual Private Server. It offers all of the benefits of owning your own server, but the hardware is virtualized which makes it a great value.

In this video, we’ll show you how to setup a VPS with Linode, http://www.linode.com/

You can sign up for an account in just a few steps, install your operating system, and be up and running in minutes.

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Jim Hoskins

Jim Hoskins is an expert teacher at Treehouse. Twitter: @jimrhoskins

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