hey Rick and Usman
www.1and1.com linux VPS package, 4 cpus, 2gig ram +1yr SSL = $70 upfront $10 a month for 6 months. after 6 months it is $20 a month. not knowing any better the plesk software ordered on top of already given parallels software for managing the VPS. *shrugs* a few bucks more a month, but to late now. i used it, i learned, it, cost is not much more than a book or like. will more likely change things at a later time possibly then again, maybe not.
as far as all the commands. and links. www.1and1.com VPS does not offer much. and need to find third party repo's (repositories) to upgrade AMP (apache, mysql, php). by default the repo's are not put into 1and1 default OS packages that can be installed.
managed parallels / plesk panels for VPS is not really managed at all. the equivalent of about 20 various activities / resources in moodle. WAMP from www.wampserver.com gives more options, by just linking directly to config files. and reading in line comments of the config files. if i can figure out were the settings are and how to easily bring up a "file explorer" via what windows has. with a WYSIWYG editor ((atto / tinymce)) editor for some text file settings. through file explorer. it would be golden to me. needless to say www.1and1.com only give "minimal" install of the varius linux OS'es and nothing extra. so i am needing to go through and finding various SSH commands, basic programs, to get things up and running to make it easier to adjust things / find things, and overall maintain the VPS. i may not be cracking down on security, but enough to work with it.
a week maybe a little more of effort now. = less effort / down time later. the better. i know at this stage it may require a full "re-image" other words , format and reinstall of OS, and reinstalling software and set settings. a little effort now so, it does not happen later the better.
a lot of what i posted in last couple posts of mine. were "repeats" over and over again. when i went through moodle forums searching. it is the "basic" need to know. i am also dealing with the "waiting game" of things transferring over from godaddy to 1and1, also waiting game for 1 more day, so my satellite account resets monthly usage. running right on 100 to 200mb i am guessing before they put me on dial up speeds. to many moodle + youtube videos this month, and reviewing / finding various moodle courses.
were all this is heading to..... or rather what lead to this thread....take your pick.
i been creating a ((moodle -> course -> activity -> database))
- moodle.org/plugins = everything BUT, blocks, authentication, enrolments) = approx 563 entires
- been downloading plugin versions that should work with moodle 2.7 (some older plugins from 2.4ish and up as well)
- that (activity ->databse) needs to handle third party plugins outside of moodle.org/plugins (example github.com)
- i been taking these downloaded files and uploading into the (activity -> databse). so i have a file history,
- the database lets me take notes of why and why nots something was good/bad, not worth it, security issue, paid / free, other GNU type license, etc...
i got through about 200 to 250 records of the download/upload, and just initial installing of those plugins (nothing more than that, when i began getting issues with godaddy.
i know, i will need to physically / manually (grunt work) upgrade, install, moodle upgrades and third party plugins. and at most the auto check for version (within moodle currently), is going to give me a reference of what i need to check. with that, i need a way to easily FTP / SSH / other. of files and folders to and from VPS account. due to (auto upgrade / auto install) *shakes head no* is a no go (within reason).
me needing to learn about Linux of a LAMP package is a requirement. i over estimated things of what to expect. (moodle has spoiled me) no big deal. needed to learn, just taking a little longer than i care for. and some of these plugins for moodle require a bit more knowledge setting up some stuff in VPS. and what requirements that are needed for specific software installed within the VPS. we all been there done that in some shape and form. over the years. does not matter if windows, moodle, linux, apache, mysql, php, email server, jabber server, chat server, flash/red5 server, bios version, hardware versions, driver versions, a basic plugin for moodle, etc... same stuff just different day, each thing having there own quirks.