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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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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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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Can we call a VM as a 'dedicated' server?

I've noticed our 'dedicated' web server is running on an MS VM. I don't like it, cause we can't tell if another VM is running on the same machine or not, other than taking the word of the provider. ...
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Transferring data from old dedicated server to a new one

I have a Windows 2003 dedicated server account with WebFusion and they are just awful, I'm not afraid to say. I would like to transfer to a GoDaddy Windows 2008 dedicated server in the next week or ...
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Configuring firewall centOS

Hi I am trying to configure my ip tables...but I can't seem to make this work... I'm not sure why (this is my first dedicated server) -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --...
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dedicated server and unix sockets

I have an OpenVZ VPS and for some reasons I have run out of the non-TCP sockets: cat /proc/user_beancounters uid resource held maxheld barrier limit failcnt numothersock 40 ...
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Deleted file from server using cuteftp.No local backup.How to restore [closed]

Files on server is deleted from my windows hosting server (Dedicated Hosting Server -Leaseweb.com). I deleted files using cuteFTP.Can i recover files by logging in to my dedicated server remotely. ...
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Any way to completely remove sensitive content from the HDD before returning CentOS dedicated servers?

We are going to return a few rented CentOS dedicated servers and I was wondering about any way to remove sensitive content (a few folders) from the HDD before returning these servers? Maybe some ...
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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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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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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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Dedicated server or Cloud Hosting?

This is a Canonical Question about Cloud Hosting When deploying my application to the Internet: Should I chose a dedicated server, cloud hosting or a VPS? What factors should I consider when ...
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How to “tape the door” of a windows machine upon leaving?

When I was in grade 8, my entire class took a road trip to Quebec in order to "learn french". We basically just ran around Montreal speaking english and having a blast, but come night time, the ...
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Migrating domains with 1&1

I currently have an old dedicated server with 1&1 and planned to get a Dynamic Cloud (even though it's not technically in the cloud) server with 1&1 still. I have 26 domains, which all seem ...
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40 tcp clients simultaneously - extreme lag

I own a dedicated server at nuxit, which "guarantees" a 20mb connection. I run a game server there which i have programmed myself in java. The game does not consume a lot of memory/cpu/bandwith (...
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Effect of latency for database-backed application

I have a dedicated server on OVH. Due to high load I think I need to move my database to a dedicated server. So I will have 1 dedicated server with Apache and PHP and another 1 with only the database....
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Are Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Processors Server-Grade?

Many web hosting companies are now offering Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors under "cheap dedicated hosting." But my laptop has an Intel core i3 processor, which makes it more likely a desktop processor ...
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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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Is it possible to install more than one version of .NET on a server?

We have a server in our office that has been converted to a remote server by assigning it a dedicated IP address. A major government organization is connected to it 24x7 and this server is processing ...
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When does colocation become more cost effective than renting dedicated servers?

The company I use ranges from $136-$495 per month, per server, ranging from low-end (AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+) to enterprise (Intel Dual Xeon X5650, A/B Power). The biggest pro for renting a server is ...
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How do I know if it is an actual Dedicated server? [closed]

I am looking at this offer & I cannot understand whether it is an actual dedicated server (as in dedicated "hardware" server). http://www.ovh.co.uk/products/eg_ssd.xml I am worried, because ...
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RAM meanings when renting a dedicated server [closed]

8 GB DDR3 RAM v.s. 4 x 2048 MB DDRII PC667 RAM What is the main difference between 8 and "4 x 2048" They both equal the same amount of RAM right? And what is DDR3 and DDRII?
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How to verify if a dedicated server is really dedicated?

I ordered a dedicated server 1 month ago and I want to make sure my server is dedicated and not a VPS or Shared server. Are there any tools I can verify that my server is running on bare metal and ...
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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 a ...
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Deploying a website builder website [closed]

I want to create my own custom website builder hosting platform for a niche market. I have plans on hosting 100's plus subdomains off of one primary domain. Here's my goal: Allow register user to ...
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How to remotely install server via root

I would like to know if it is possible to remotely install a server OS via root. If it is possible, how can it be done? This question might be strange or impossible, so I have listed my assumptions ...
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How to remove nameserver IPs in WHM 11.30.2? [closed]

As explained on this page: http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/WHMDocs/NsIps When visiting: WHM > DNS Functions > Nameserver IPs You see a table with 3 columns showing Nameserver, ...
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Correct way to setup my DNS (on GoDaddy) to work with RackServer?

I have one server on RackSpace (with a dedicated IP address). (it is essentially a blank Linux box) I have a domain name registered on GoDaddy What is the best way to setup DNS so when i go to my ...
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Any guides for setting up basic services on clean VPS/dedicated server?

Do you know any guides to basically set up a server (VPS or dedicated) for working as (mainly) web server ? I mean installing and setting up basic services like: apache with php, mod_rewrite, etc ...
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Which one is Better: One dedicated server or multiple virtual private servers? [closed]

We are building a huge real estate website (startup) with the next year goal of having about 30.000-40.000 visitors/DAY and 9.000.000-10.000.000 pages per month. This inferior estimate is based on ...
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When can I know that I need a second dedicated server? [closed]

If my website is running on top of a dedicated server using PHP and MySQL. When can I know that I need a second dedicated server? and is it easy to make my website runs in two servers? will it cost me ...
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Amazon EC2: VPS/VDS or dedicated

Are Amazon EC2 instances VPS/VDS or dedicated servers?
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Keep IP addresses when migrating to a new dedicated hosting service

I wonder how generally work the IP addresses on dedicated servers providers? The IP addresses are generally rented so you have no option to keep the IP's if you move to another provider? I see that ...
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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 X.X.X.1)...
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Document and best practices for configuration of a dedicated server (Centos) to serve just one website

I have just bought a dedicated server and they provide me a IP address, access info as root and machive with Centos 5. I would like to serve my django app in that machine but because I have no ...
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Yum, OpenSSH and dedicated server over ssh

Quick question: In RHEL5.5 there is OpenSSH 4.3b2 but I really need jailed root functionality (available from 4.8b1 I think). I am working on a dedicated server over ssh. Is it safe to yum remove ...
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Windows 7 on dedicated? [closed]

I'm interested in purchasing a dedicated server. I've honed in on the one that I want - http://www.hetzner.de/en/hosting/produkte_rootserver/eq4 but I really want to use a windows OS. Though Hetzner ...
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VPS vs Dedicated Server - RAM & Processor [closed]

First off, take a look at these two packages. One is a dedicated server package, the other is a VPS: Dedicated Server VPS My question is about which will have superior performance. I intend to run ...
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Q9650 vs. i7-870 for Server

One of our dedicated machines we use for hosting in London has exceeded the CPU usage, so I contacted the datacenter last week for a quote on an upgrade. We are hosting game servers, and most of these ...
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Kernel Errors in logwatch

We have a dedicated server running CentOS and Plesk. We've had the following show up on our logwatch and wondered if it is anything we should worry about? --------------------- Kernel Begin ---------...
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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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What is a good, cheaper, alternative to a fully load balanced dedicated server?

First a bit of background - We have a full redundant setup for a client consisting of 2 web servers (win 2008), 2 database servers (SQL server - one active, one passive), an SSL load balancer and a ...
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VPS for each webapp?

I'm trying to understand how to use the VPS and how to use the resources I have. I need to run several webapps, each on a separate domain. I have 1 dedicated server. Should I split it to different ...
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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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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 is the difference between a cloud server a virtual server and a dedicated server?

What exactly is the difference between a VPS (Virtual Private Server), a Cloud Server, and a Dedicated Server? I'm having trouble finding a concise explanation that isn't littered with advertising.
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Should a well-optimized ad server be able to run fine on a single dedicated server?

This is a completely hypothetical question that myself and a colleague have been wondering/debating about, and we thought some of the knowledgeable people at SF could shed some light. Say, for ...
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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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Best way to duplicate a server?

We currently have a dedicated server with one company that utilizes cPanel/WHM and are moving to a new dedicated server also with Cpanel/WHM. I can get it so cpanel is installed then migrates the ...
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Named Begin errors in Logwatch

We have a dedicated server with Fasthosts and are getting the following information via Logwatch. We're trying to work out the 'Named Begin' section as on a daily basis there is hundreds of unmatched ...