Linux server maintenance and management

This project was awarded to yunusyb for $60 USD.

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I am looking for an excellent Linux server admin to work with on an ongoing basis.

Since we have multiple developers working on the same server, first project would be to help with short consulting for best practices of managing the server and setup of SVN "small plan" ( SVN by an outside provider- [url removed, login to view]).
We are hosting an ecommerce site + content sites on a cloud server, need your help to secure the following:
Security/server hardening
Performance optimization
Backups/Contingency plan.

This is part of hosting company recommendations:
"Best Practice Recommendation:

One of the most powerful features we provide at SoftLayer is a dedicated Private Network between your hosted servers. Under the Private Network tab of the portal, you will find a link labeled VPN. One of the first things we suggest is enabling your user account to access the private network via an SSL or PPTP VPN connection and accessing your server via remote desktop or SSH over the private network. We also suggest disabling remote desktop or SSH access over your public IP addresses on the server(s). Detailed instructions for your respective platform are outlined in the following SoftLayer "

Please respond only if you are an experienced Linux administrator, I would need to count on you for an ongoing support.

Thanks for your time.

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