In the web hosting industry, a dedicated server refers to a server which is leased in its entirety to a single customer, usually an individual or small business.

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Permanent site-to-datacentre VPN for a hosted Windows Server

I’m looking to setup a permanent VPN connection from our office to a Windows Server provided by 1and1. We’re looking to get SQL log shipping setup between the hosted 1and1 server and our office. I’m ...
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Spam Issue - Dedicated Server [closed]

I am in-charge of a dedicated server with Plesk Control Panel installed on a Windows Server 2008 Web Edition. The issue that I am having is related with the emails setup on the same server using ...
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VPS vs Dedicated server, security- and performance-wise

I've been search the web for information and advice on the whole "VPS vs Dedicated"-question. All I can find on the subject is based on economy and a bit performance. So here goes: What are the pros ...
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Dedicated server vs VPS: advice on scaling site

We could use advice on a scaling/ops issue. We have a simple mobile app that runs on Rails 3.2.12 and uses MongoMapper instead of ActiveRecord. There is one database call that sporadically performs ...
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Is there a chance to block images spiders / bots on dedicated servers without using robots.txt or .htaccess?

We know that we can block certain spiders from crawling websites pages using robots.txt or .htaccess or maybe via the Apache configuration File httpd.conf. But that requires to edit may be a large ...
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Correctly configure nameservers with cPanel [closed]

I just bought a VPS with cPanel/WHM. My hosting provider gave me 3 dedicated IP addresses with my plan. I read on the internet that I should use 2 IPs for my nameservers and the other one as the main ...
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What to upgrade, RAM over capacity [duplicate]

I'm currently running a series of sites on a single VPS. My RAM usage has been continually going over capacity and, even after upgrading, I seem to be using all of my allotted RAM and burstable RAM... ...
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In DNS check, what “different subnets” and “number of MX records” warnings mean?

In DNS check tools like intodns and dnsstuff, what are the following warnings means and how to avoid: Different subnets : WARNING: Not all of your nameservers are in different subnets. Number of MX ...
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Do I need to have multiple MX records that point to different IPs that are in different subnets even if I only have one dedicated server?

I own and operate a single dedicated server that offers shared web hosting space to my clients including email services. Is it possible to have multiple MX records for each client domain, and have ...
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NGINX config help, Multiple Servers

I am having an issue with NGINX , this could quite possibly be an easy fix then again could not be I just don't know that much about NGINX. I have my NGINX config below which works great. But I have ...
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POP / IMAP server under attack : what risks and how to secure?

Since yesterday (7am), our POP server is under a dictionnary attack : this is what I found in /var/log/mail.log : Mar 26 10:31:36 serv pop3d: LOGIN FAILED, user=monday, ip=[::ffff:91.121.**.***] Mar ...
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WHM, default Exim config - sent mail not being delivered to Microsoft Exchange

I'm having a huge headache with email over the past week and i'm ready to take a lump hammer to the server! We have a dedicated server with WHM installed and currently using the default exim ...
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How to virtualization on dedicated server with apache? [closed]

I have yet to get a straight answer from anyone, technical support from everyhost declines to tell me exactly how it works, and everyone else just says to just "make an apache virtual server" without ...
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how to connect my server to internet [closed]

We have a project which very resource consuming in databse part and we found that database hosting which is satisfied our needs is lot money consuming. We want to built own server and connect our ...
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There is another site pointing to my site without my permission [duplicate]

I have a site 'aaa.com' for instance on a dedicated server. And there is another site 'bbb.com' which became able to display all my site content. It was able to get all the traffic that is coming from ...
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cannot use any yum command: no space left on device

if i use any yum command, i get Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module> yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True) ...
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Need to know how to route non 80 port to a sub domain

I have my domain hosted in my own server. There are two applications running on my server that are accessible via example.com (IIS on port 80) and example.com:8080 (Tomcat on port 8080). Now I would ...
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How can I handle big traffic spikes on my dedicated server?

I have an E-Commerce site, which gains a sudden peak of very high traffic when I turn on different ads campaigns. From this moment on, my current dedicated server (Hostgator, 4GB Memoray, 100mbps ...
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Protect dedicated server with cloudflare [closed]

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 based dedicated server with LAMP installed. I host several websites, but for now all websites are on same IP, configured using Apache Virtual Hosts. Everyone can attack my ...
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Setup simple email forwarding and smtp server for app

I've moved one of my web sites over to a dedicated server. I'd like to move all my other sites over as I can pretty much do everything I need to do, except setup an email server. This is usually a ...
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Remote Installation on Dedicated Server

I have a question in my mind. I am reselling dedicated server from OVH and Server4you. I have notice that they have remote installtion feature. Only we need to select which os we want to install and ...
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Locked myself out of root access

I'm very new to owning a dedicated server. I'm learning and was configuring one I bought with OVH. I was configuring what I thought was other SHH users. It was a sshd_config. I appended this to the ...
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Fast format option for HDs recommended in dedicated servers?

I'm learning about dedicated servers and have a very simple question. In windows server 2008, is it a good practice to fast format your HDs for the first time? Or should i perform a slow one? Which ...
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How does one set a dedicated IP address to a minecraft server on Windows Server 2008 R2? [closed]

So I bought a dedicated server from staminus.net just for running a Minecraft server. On Minecraft, the default port is 25565. I am wondering how one makes it so that there is no port on the IP ...
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adjusting php fpm configuration

Lately my server (i7-2600 @ 4x3.4ghz, 8GB Ram) is getting really high load averages. Ive cached the most popular pages and tried to remove them aswell to test if they are the fault, but it gives no ...
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Get dedicated server for the websites and keep shared hosting for the database, good idea? [closed]

We're thinking about moving from a shared hosting to a dedicated server (a managed one, we don't want to manage/maintain it for now). I keep reading that it's best to have a server for the websites ...
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Right dedicated server specifications for my usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites We are going to move from our current shared hosting to probably a (managed) dedicated server, and I've ...
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What server specs would be needed to handle an ASP.NET website with the following usage? [closed]

I'm currently re-developing an ASP.NET website for a client and they want to upgrade their server hardware, but they're not sure to what. The current server specs are: AMD Athlon 3200+ with 2GB RAM, ...
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Someone parked a domain on my server/IP - should I worry? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there anything I can do about someone who has pointed their domain at my ip? I'm running a dedicated server with own static IP for a while now. Some weeks ago I ...
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Netscan detected from host [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My server’s been hacked EMERGENCY Portscan attacks from somewhere I am using Hetzner's dedicated servers. Today I have got a message: We have received information ...
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How to check the number of requests being served by server

Can any one help with the command to check the number of requests being served by apache web server. I know some commands to test the load of server, like top command to check the load on server and ...
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Performance issues with new dedicated server [closed]

I have just subscribed to a new dedicated server and am getting worst than expected PHP execution performance. Execution times are twice as high as on my old mutualized server! I'm definitely not an ...
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Is a vlan for one server unnecessary?

DETAILS I've been researching web hosting solutions in Japan. Based on this question one of the services available seems to be a VLAN. I've read about the advantages of such a system for a large ...
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What is this service called in English?

DETAILS I'm not familiar with server administration and am trying to find the name of a particular service offered by a Japanese website provider. The service is for a dedicated server. I have ...
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connecting to my dedicated server on the internet [closed]

I have a dedicated server with a public. I was having issues getting webdav working so I thought I would try to net use the drive and see if that worked. It did work and I have a mapped drive to my ...
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Trying to understand correct operating levels of my server

I'm trying to establish what thresholds my dedicated server should be operating in. The server is an Intel(R) Xeon(R)CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz with 16GB RAM running RedHat with Apache 2 and MySQL. It has ...
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RAID10 without write-back cache = horrible write performance?

I have just provisioned a dedicated server on singlehop. I'm running it through some tests to know what to expect performance-wise. On the I/O side (with 4 1TB disks in RAID 10) I get: write-cache ...
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routing eth0:1 directly to kvm VM

Ive got a Dedicated Server with 2 Public IP Adresses and would like to route all eth0:1 traffic to a KVM Guest via iproute2 or even iptables. Outgoing Traffic should also be routed to eth0:1 - eth0 ...
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Combine multiple network interfaces to connect to a dedicated server

this is an underpaid employee writing, who's apparently responsible for all the IT stuff in a very small (non-IT) company. Today said company got a bunch of PCs/workstations, a switch, a computer ...
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Dedicated server running VPS how should I back it up? [closed]

We are renting a dedicated server and running a vps within it. We would like to back up the vps so if there is an issue we can restore quickly either from another server or from the current server. ...
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virtualbox instances dedicated-server with custom dnsmasq

I have dedicated server where I planned to run virtualbox virtual machines. Since the VMs are managed with vagrant/chef I may end up with many different ones. I thought it would be a great idea to ...
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centos dedicated Server unresponsive for the first time

server was unresponsive for an hour so i rebooted it and checked /var/log/messages and found this. can anybody point out whats wrong ? Sep 28 07:39:35 www kernel: INFO: task mysqld:22749 blocked for ...
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How to shorten DNS propagation effect

Atm i have a domain example.com, it uses dedicated server, and it uses "ns1.example.com" and "ns2.example.com" as nameserver. Now i want to change to another dedicated server (with different IP ...
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managing same domain name with multiple sub domains with different physical servers

I am having one primary temp domain www.product.com For each client i need to have separate sub domain mapped to same server with same port(80) through virtual host. www.client1.product.com ...
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Geolocating webserver considerations?

I run a community forum where the majority of users are in the Pacific Northwest. We are looking for a new dedicated server and I'm wondering if it is worth it to locate the server as close to the ...
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Renting a dedicated server, should I rent a physical firewall aswell?

I plan to rent a dedicated server to host a commercial application, which should house esentially everything necessary to run on a single machine (frontend, backend, databases, analytics, backup ...
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Does SQL database perform significantly better on a dedicated machine vs Azure cloud

I'm looking into splitting our database server and application server and am evaluating offerings from Rackspace and Azure specifically around the database server. We are a Saas Web application and ...
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pg_hba.conf entry for host

Im getting this error with postgre in my centos vps Unable to connect to PostgreSQL server: FATAL: no pg_hba.conf entry for host "::1", user "xxx", database "xxx_xxx", SSL off in Here is my ...
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Issue Starting MySQL Daemon

I have just come across the most random error I've seen my MySQL daemon spew out yet, everything was working fine, then all of a sudden it randomly crashed and it now outputting this when I start it ...
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Why do modern routers not require clock settings anymore?

From my Cisco books (CCNA level) I learned that in a WAN connection one router must be configured as the DCE and the other as the DTE. In real life I have a DS-3 between two routers. There are no ...