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I bought a Media Temple VE server with a ubantu Natty OS and originally set it up with Node.js and MongoDB. I haven't really done anything with it for a while and it's just sitting there. I have a few friends that need a web site hosted, and I was thinking maybe I could spin off this server I have and set it up to handled shared hosting and I can use it as a reseller server.

Not quite sure where to begin or if that's even possible, but if it is can someone help point me in the right direction?


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Check out – mbrownnyc Mar 1 '12 at 22:30
Yes, it's possible. It's a horrible idea, though, with your current familiarity with the software and systems involved. – EEAA Mar 1 '12 at 23:11
Erik - Yea that's what I figured.... I didn't know if there was an easier way – Bill Mar 2 '12 at 14:27
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Just a suggestion - an easier place to start might be a dedicated virtual (dv) server from Mediatemple, seeing as they have a lot of tools for reseller hosting built right in.

The (ve) server is designed mainly for experienced Linux users who can start from a blank-ish slate.

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