Your Virtual Private Servers is equipped with the ability to automatically
start daemons (server processes or programs initiated at boot time
that waits in the background until its service is required) during
host server reboot. This service insures that important daemons
that you rely on are restarted when a server is taken down during
scheduled maintenence and rebooted.
To take advantage of this feature, you just add
the programs you would like to run at system startup to your ~/etc/rc
file. You can either create this file locally on your local computer and upload
it to your Virtual Private Servers (in ASCII mode), or you can edit the file on your
Virtual Private Servers using your favorite Unix file editor, such as pico or vi.
The file format is quite simple. Lines that begin
with the "#" character are considered to be comments and are ignored.
All other lines are executed with /bin/sh, or in other words, are
executed exactly as if you typed the command at a command prompt.