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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Setup proxy server on remote host using SSH?

I need to be able to browse the web with Firefox using the IP from my dedicated server. Is there a way I could do this without having to use SSH on the local machine? I mean, I want to setup the ...
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Is it possible to do a clean install of Ubuntu on a remote dedicated server?

Someone set me up with a dedicated server to play around with and I was wondering if I could do a clean install of Ubuntu remotely without losing my privileges, etc once it's reinstalled. Is this ...
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Is it possible that my VPS is outperforming my dedicated server?

VPS specs: Linode 512 (more info) Dedicated server specs: Dual Atom (more info) john -test on the Dedicated server john -test on the Linode
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Server configuration [closed]

I currently use Linode VPS (512) for my image sharing site. I'm looking to move to an unmetered dedicated server as the cost of my needs on Linode is huge. I have around 60-70GB/day of outgoing data ...
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Optimal Ethernet speed for dedicated web server 100Mbps vs. 1000Mbps

I'm busy upgrading my dedicated web server. The server only serves web users over the internet. It seems to me that any NIC speed over 100Mbps may be overkill considering all traffic is coming from ...
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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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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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UK Service provider w/ dynamic IP Allocation

Can anyone recommend an ISP in the UK that allows for dynamic shifting of IP's across servers? Basically, I've been working on a test project (as possibly easy to tell from my previous posts) with ...
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What are the ups and downs of CentOS and Ubuntu Server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: CentOS vs. Ubuntu I'm setting up a new dedicated server, and, though I'm mainly familiar with Ubuntu, I'm thinking of trying other systems. I've played a little with ...
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MySQL memory usage monitoring and logging

I have noticed that my dedicated server is using 336mb for mysql. The server only has around 10 domains that are regularly visited throughout the day (there's roughly 10 more but are hardly ever ...
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What is a good alternative to webmin for dedicated server management? [closed]

I'm using an extra computer I have as a dedicated server, and I'm trying to figure out a few things. First of all, which distribution of linux would you recommend? I love ubuntu, but I'd like to see ...
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Email setup on dedicated servers

Am thinking seriously of renting a dedicated server. Now I know how to setup apache and the underlying scripting engines and databases but I'm a bit clueless with how the emails would work. ...
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Server powerful enough [closed]

I am planing to buy this dedicated server: Dual Core ATOM 4GB RAM 1.5TB HDD Will this be ok to run lets say a php website with about 5.000 unique visitors / day ?
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Managed hosting firewall vs managing own firewall

I posted on stackoverflow as to the overall benefits of managed hosting vs non-managed hosting. The more I think about it, it seems to boil down to one question: should I use a managed host because ...