Mario from 6sync provided me with a trial account to test 6Sync based on what I had previously wrote. Over the last couple of days I have explored some of the capabilities and features available. This post captures my observations about creating a Linux server on 6Sync.
Creating a new server is really easy. You choose a plan, select a distribution, provide a hostname and select an appropriate support option (currently only one is available). That’s it. A few minutes (if that) later, you get an email that provides the details on how to connect to your new server instance. 6Sync has really optimized this process to give you the ability to quickly get started.
Management of your server is handled through Biscuit. Alternatively, if you are more familiar with cPanel they have an option to enable that for an additional cost. For this installation, I wanted to check out the features and capabilities of Biscuit.
Within Biscuit, you have a cookie jar where your server(s) are listed. At a quick glance, you can tell how they are currently configured, if backups are enabled and whether the server is online. Clicking on the manage button next enables you to view recent actions, IP address information and server statistics like CPU, external network and disk utilization. Resizing a server’s resources up or down is easily accomplished by choosing an appropriate plan and pressing the upgrade button.
Biscuit allows you to control DNS entries for your domain, provided that you point your authoritative DNS servers to those offered by 6Sync. Adding the necessary DNS support for Google Apps for email is accomplished with the click of a single button. If you need to add other DNS records, adding them is very easy and requires that you understand what you are doing or contacting 6Sync’s support team.
6Sync has done a remarkable job of making it quick and easy to create a Linux server.