So I want to purchase a dedicated server from a company but I have no idea how I'm going to manage, control, or secure it.
this will be my first ever Linux server and I plan to run it as a chat and instant messaging service.
So I'm wondering how do I control a dedicated server that I'm renting from a company (over the net) and also how do I secure it properly so that no one can steal my keys or exploit whatever software I use to control it?
Is there a way that I can actually see the other computer screen over the net? (actually looking at the desktop of the dedicated server and controlling it as if it were my desktop)
Thanks to anybody that helps.