Irrespective of whether your web server is hosted on a machine in your garage or in a data center 15K miles from you, Linux hosting necessitates network access to your web server. You can access your web server remotely in numerous ways. There are both secure and un-secure options but the Internet being the modern Wild West, we would seriously recommend accessing your web server only using secure means. If you just need a command line interface to your web server you can use Secure Shell access or commonly known as SSH. If you are the kind of person who believes in the idiom, “seeing is believing” then you can setup a VNC server on your server and remotely “see” everything that is happening on the desktop. In addition, it is a good idea to configure logs for your web server, which not only allows you to keep track of the load on the web server but also give you early indicators of failure. Finally, monitor your Linux host regularly.