Which versions of server software come pre-installed on DV Managed?

  • Plesk Onyx or cPanel & WHM
  • CentOS 6 x86_64
  • Apache 2.2
  • MySQL 5.5
  • PHP 5.4
  • Perl 5.10
  • Python 2.6
  • Ruby 1.8
  • Postfix 2.8
  • YUM package management

See our Community article for a complete list of installed packages.

What control panel is installed on DV Managed?

DV comes with your choice of the Plesk panel or cPanel. Both provide an easy-to-use interface, as well as an integrated provisioning and content management system, so you can manage all your server operations in one place. Both allow users to create and maintain domains, databases, email accounts, FTP users, and more. Both also provide access to built-in webmail, statistics, and one-click installers for WordPress, Joomla, PhpBB, Magento and many more web applications.

Can I choose one and then change my mind later?

Unfortunately, no. Once provisioned with either Plesk or cPanel, a DV service can’t be re-provisioned in place. To change control panels, you would need to start a new DV service and migrate your files to that new service. Our CloudTech server admin team offers migration services (for an additional fee).

Is it possible to get a DV service without LAMP or any control panel pre-installed?

Yes, that would be our DV Developer plan. It gives you the additional flexibility of choosing an operating system: Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, or CentOS. If you are not sure which plan will work best for you, our Sales Team can help you decide.

What web apps are available with DV Managed?

DV Managed, with either Plesk Panel or cPanel, includes more than 200 useful applications. Each app can be installed directly on your sites with just a few clicks, without the configuration hassles and other complications of traditional software installs. Popular apps include:

  • Wordpress - state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
  • PinnacleCart - feature-packed PHP shopping cart and website builder application.
  • Drupal - open source content management system and blogging engine.
  • Joomla - content management system and web application framework.

Can I get root access to my DV?

Yes. Root access is enabled. For security purposes, we do not send your default password via email. So, you will need to log into the Account Center and use the "reset" feature to create a new root password.

Can I install any third-party applications or hosting software I want?

Absolutely. Although Media Temple cannot assist in the installation of third-party applications, you are free to install and use whatever software you wish, subject to the (mt) Terms of Service.

How do I enable developer tools on DV?

Some developer's tools, such as YUM, are pre-installed on DV. Others can easily be enabled via the "admin" section of the Account Center. These are required in order to compile and develop applications using tools such as "make" and "gcc".

What is Parallels Power Panel?

Parallels Power Panel allows you to manage your virtual environments—Containers and virtual machines functionally identical to standalone servers, with their own IP addresses, processes, files, user databases, configuration files, applications, etc.—with the help of any standard Web browser on any platform. You can find more information in the Parallels Power Panel User Guide.

What is virtualization?

Virtualization technology allows the resources of a single physical server to be efficiently divided into multiple, virtual servers, each running their own operating system along with dedicated memory, processor, and storage resources. Virtualization isolates each DV environment so that any issue affecting one DV server will have no impact on neighboring DV servers. It enables us to offer multiple resource levels, so that you select and pay for only the amount that you need. Virtualization also makes it much easier for us to automatically up-scale or down-scale your resource package instantly when you click the button in the Account Center. DV provides dedicated processor cycles, dedicated memory, and dedicated storage. So you can choose the resources you need, share nothing and control it all. Parallels Containers is the most efficient OS virtualization technology available. You can also keep a close eye on your server's performance with real-time resource statistics including memory, cpu, and network utilization available inside your Account Center.

Any more benefits of virtualization?

  • Faster support and increased diagnostic capabilities by Media Temple support technicians.
  • Web-based remote start/stop/reboot capabilities.
  • Granular resource monitoring.
  • Service monitoring with customizable notifications.
  • Rapid up-scale and down-scale of resources.
  • Rescue/emergency maintenance mode features.
  • Detailed bandwidth reporting.
  • Network spike protection.
  • Media Temple managed kernel upgrades.

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