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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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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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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Dedicated Nginx server used for css/js/images is totally cool, yet images load slow. Why?

We have three dedicated servers at our company, one runs Nginx and acts as the web server (php), another handles MySQL and Memcached and the other is used to serve static files: css, js and images. ...
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VM routing in a dedicated ESXi server

I'm trying to set up a dedicated server with an ESXi installed on it: I was given 2 blocks of public IPs Block A. 1IP = X.X.X.204, used in ESXi vmkernel port IP (and gateway pointing to ...
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Same hardware: better to have 1 VPS than OS directly on hardware

I have a dedicated server. I read here that VPS is better because it can be booted and restarted quickly. I'm not sure if this applies to my case or not, but my question is: Is it better to have 1 ...
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Extreme slowness of “Waiting” time after changing server

I just changed the dedicated server for my website. Since that my pages loads in much more time. With developers tools of chrome I can see this (image): Dns Lookup: 1ms Connecting: 50ms Sending: 1ms ...
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Migrate servers without losing any data / time-limited MySQL dump?

Is there a way to migrate from an old dedicated server to a new one without losing any data in-between - and with no downtime? In the past, I've had to lose MySQL data between the time when the new ...
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Is a dedicated server similar in setup to a VPS?

I was thinking about getting a dedicated server (I may need the extra power that a VPS can't provide) from The Planet but I don't know to much about how you would operate one. I have experience in ...
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Dedicated server with a lot of storage and good support - and cost-effective

I am from Germany and looking for a dedicated server located in the US with a lot of storage: 750 - 1500 GB. CPU speed and amount of memory are secondary, the server will host large amounts of media ...
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Choosing a server for hosting a web API [duplicate]

I'm not fully sure it is appropriate to ask here - apologies if it is not. I want to set up a webservice (REST API) using PHP on top of Ubuntu. I looked over what the hosting company I'm already ...
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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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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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Error running MySQL Daemon

I'm getting a bizarre error running my mysql daemon as the user 'mysql' here is what the command spews out, now I've checked and the instance isn't running already :S So, I have no idea why it's ...
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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 [closed]

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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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” [closed]

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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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

I have just subscribed to a new dedicated server and am getting worse than expected PHP execution performance. Execution times are twice as high as on my old shared server! I'm definitely not an ...
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Datacenter steal data from raid 1 server

I have a server (HP DL380pG8) in one of data centers in my country. As I was thinking about securing my data, I was thinking about what if, someone in data center, extracts one of disks which are ...
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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, ...