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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centos mysql keeps crashing, what to do?

I recently got a dedicated server under CentOS with OVH. Everything has been working fine since 2 months, but starting a few days ago mysql keeps crashing and that causes various problems with my ...
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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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Backup to track fraud on Dedicated Server running Apache and MySQL

Background: i am running a Dedicated Server with WHM/cPanel and i would like to know what to backup. My old VPS was hacked into using a security vulnerability in TimThumb and i was unable to track ...
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how to host my site on many vps?

i have a php search engine, running on apache, hosted on centos 5 vps, no mysql, nothing really, just a bunch of php files, i have in average 600 visitors, i need more bandwidth, i want to host my ...
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Amazon EC2: VPS/VDS or dedicated

Are Amazon EC2 instances VPS/VDS or dedicated servers?
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Clone remote CentOS server to local test server?

We have a dedicated server running ContOS 5.5. The server runs our Magento store and a basic php website with mysql. I have a spare rack server in my office (HP ProLiant DL360 G4) that has more than ...
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Dedicated hosting : How to install the PHP?

Due to some insufficient memory limit we bought a dedicated server. We installed most of the things by using putty. But we are unable to install the PHP package. If we try to install it's saying ...
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How to sync 2 dedicated servers?

I am launching my website next month and getting two dedicated servers. One the main server and the second is a backup incase the first goes down as I need 100% uptime. I will be using php/mysql and ...
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How to remove RAID 1 (soft)?

I have been told that my dedicated server (which I use for hosting my websites) has RAID 1 (software), which makes my two disks of 750gb each, act as one, which is good for both speed and instant ...
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Setup my domain at Whois.com as nameservers for a Dedicated Server with Kloxo

this is my first time at ServerFault, I'm a stackoverflow user. I'm faceing the next problem and may be its me, but I can't find proper guides to set up a domain and nameservers for a dedicated box. ...
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Determining “equivalent power” / “equivalent processing power” / “equivalent computational ability” (for a processor)

Certain software that we're planning to have on a dedicated server lists the following as the minimum requirements: Dual 2.6 GHz Quad Core Xeon i7 with hyper threading (16 total virtual processors) ...
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Recommendations for managing dedicated server DNS

I've rented a dedicated server for several years with a number of domains. I've got a coding background so am comfortable with that side of the tech, but I hate that I still don't truly understand DNS ...
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Cpanel nameserver error? Missing nameservers reported by your nameservers

I've got a new dedicated leaseweb server with WHM/Cpanel. There's only 1 IP. I've registered the main domain iworldcreation.com at whois.com. It has two private nameservers assigned: ...
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DNS propagation: A record and IP change on domain panel and VPS?

I'm moving my website from a VPS to a dedicated server. In my Domain administrative panel there is a DNS zone where i've changed the A record from the previous IP address to the dedicated server's ...
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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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Load balancers and going with dedicated over ec2

One mental block I have is load balancers, and I like how AWS/ec2 handles this for you. BUT, I like dedicated servers for the performance and cost benefits etc. I'd love if someone who is well ...
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Host gave me 5 IP's how do I add them?

Hi I recently picked up a dedicated server. My host gave me 5 ip addresses to use :) but I have only access to one...what do I need to do to have access to all 5? I use the kloxo control panel and ...
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Dedicated Server, Multiple VMs on the back, HyperV Up Front… Where do i put TMG?

As a follow up question to How Do i host multiple servers on HyperV with only a few public IP Addresses I am now trying to figure out where to put the ISA/TMG Server? Should it be virtualized, ...
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Cloud server vs VPS vs Dedicated for web App

So I am not very into servers and I have few questions of which I don't know where I can get answers from and I hope someone here could easly help me out. So I have a web app currently hosted on ...
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How to setup my linux web server for hosting php sites? [closed]

I have buy a new server and I got dedicate IP address. How can I setup the server to host multiple sites on that server. Which is the best linux distribution for this and some free alternative to ...
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xen 4 on (hetzner) dedicated server freezes

I have a lot of trouble trying to host xen 4 on my dedicated server. I first tried centos, it had only xen 3, but everything went amazingly smooth - I had win xp up & running in few minutes. ...
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Apache prefork.c and other settings

Intel C2D E7400 2048 MB DDR2 RAM 250 GB 7.200 RPM Debian 5 - 32bit This is my dedicated server. I'm using it to host a vBulletin forum. What would be the best prefork.c, worker.c and mpm_winnt.c ? ...
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High usage media server performance question + Backup solution

I have a fairly busy media related website which allows my users to stream / download large MP3 files (50-200Mb), at busy periods I have around 250+ concurrent streams / downloads. I have over 500GB ...
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traceroute timing out in hop 5 for hostname

For some reason, traceroute to hostname (and any domains hosted on this server) always times out on hop 5, right between the two shown below: 76.246.22.2 (Request timed out.) ggr7.sffca.ip.att.net ...
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Dedicated server configuration - some tips -Xenserver/Debian

I am migrating from a vps based hosting to a dedicated hosting (8GB RAM/1TB HD). I need to run multiple Drupal and Ruby based applications? what would be the recommended configuration. I was thinking ...
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Dedicated Server or Terminal Server

Asked this question by a software provider. How would I know? What's the difference?
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Is it ok to ask a client to host a server

if the server doesn't traffic any sensitive information? I am currently doing a college project for a client where I need a dedicated server with a graphics card. As far as I know no such hosting ...
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Can you recommend me a dedicated server company that has fast servers? [closed]

I currently pay $170 for my Quad Server. The transfer is unmonitored but the speed is really slow. Can you recommend me a couple of better alternatives, preferably with no setup fee? Thanks!
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Identify if windows server is dedicated or vps [duplicate]

I have offers for vps and dedicated hosting. The price for dedicated server is around $100/month which makes me think whether I am really getting a dedicated machine or just scammed to give me vps in ...
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Server suddenly stopped responding with no apparent reason [closed]

I've no idea what happened, suddenly my server stopped responding, the only thing I got is a screenshot from the console. nothing special in /var/log/syslog or /var/log/kern.log I need a little ...
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HP ProLiant DL120 G7 boot stuck due to disabled raid controller

After I have enabled RAID I disabled the B110i raid controller in the BIOS. Now it is stuck on a POST message and I can't do anything. Pressing F9 to re-enter the BIOS settings does nothing. It ...
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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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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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Tortoise SVN / Subversion push updates to Windows 2008 Server

I am googling like crazy trying to find a solution for this - but not having much luck! I have TortoiseSVN and Subversion running on my local Windows XP machine. I make changes to my website and ...
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Unable to access Plesk panel from Leaseweb Dedicated Server

I have purchased a dedicated server from Leaseweb, package included plesk control panel but I could not figure out how to access it from my web-browser? I have tried http://ipaddress:8443 and also ...
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Need advice on setup for large Silverlight site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? Hopefully someone on here will be nice enough to give some advice on what setup we should go with. I'm not a sys admin, just ...
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windows hosting

I'm weighing my options on hosting apps that are built on the .NET stack. 1) Continue hosting in my office - I've got 4 web servers and 4 db servers and a few miscellaneous app servers. All are on ...
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Where can I find a reliable resource that compares different providers of Microsoft VPS and Dedicated Servers?

Where can I find a reliable resource that compares different providers of Microsoft VPS and Dedicated Servers?
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What should we take care ourselves, if we want to move from Rackspace dedicated hosting to AWS

Our applications are hosted in Rackspace dedicated servers. We are planning to move them to AWS services like EC2, S3, etc. Currently Rackspace takes care of backing up data, monitoring stuff, I don't ...
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In cPanel, clicking on phpMyAdmin leads to “downloading of index.php”

I have a dedicated server with cPanel WHM 11.26.8 on it which when I select phpMyAdmin, opens a new window and then tries to download index.php (which is always thankfully empty!). It doesnt happen ...
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How do you keep existing server configuration when migrating from different dedicated server hosts?

I am trying to migrate from my old server (Server 1) from provider 1 to a new server (Server B) at provider 2, keeping the process as seamless as possible. One of the first things I noticed in the ...
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Trying to scale my dedicated server for high traffic

I have a quad core xeon, 8GB ram, and only 2 x 1TB SATA drives right now. I am trying to figure out how to scale my application to handle as much load and traffic per day as possible. I have an ...
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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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Centos Dedicated Server Security [closed]

We have clean CentOS 5.6 setup and virtualmin on it, that's all. What type of security steps would you suggest are appropriate? http://www.wiredtree.com/supportservices/servershield.php this page ...
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connecting disparate Virtual / dedicated servers to create a private LAN over the public net

So I have a few VPS's and dedicated servers with a few different hosts. All have multiple IPs allocated to them. How can I go about creating a private LAN to connect all these together? It needs to ...
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Apache and MySQL taking all the memory? Maximum connections?

I've a had one of our servers going down (network wise) but keeping its uptime (so looks the server is not losing its power) recently. I've asked my hosting company to investigate and I've been told, ...
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Linux Server eating all my memory

I run all of my websites on a 512MB dedicated virtual server, which up until now has served me very well. On 10 Jan, for some unknown reason my memory consumption went up from averaging around 50% to ...
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What is more important with a gaming dedicated server the processor or RAM? [closed]

I am just wondering what is more important for a dedicated server that will be running game servers (such as Minecraft, CS, Battlefield, etc) the processor or RAM? or does it change depending on the ...
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Choosing between a dedicated and virtual dedicated server for my startup

I'm about to launch a startup site I've been working on for some time, and I'm just now looking over hosting plans. The site's main feature is fairly processor-heavy (a lot of text processing), so I ...
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Dedicated Server or Actually Virtual?

Is there a way to know for sure that your remote-ly hosted server is actually a dedicated, and not just a virtual, "faking" to be a dedicated? What are some possible shell commands to run to test ...