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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Which one is Better: One dedicated server or multiple virtual private servers?

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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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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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 are the ups and downs of virtualmin and kloxo?

I'm looking at both virtualmin and kloxo for managing a CentOS 5 server that I'm setting up, and I'd like to know what the ups and downs of each are. It will mainly be a web server, and I don't have ...
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What is a good alternative to webmin for dedicated server management?

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 ...
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Where I can lease a Dedicated Server, and own them after 12 month renting [closed]

Do you know where I can rent Dedicated Server, and after 12 month, I get it free.
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Localized servers for various continents without manually dumping the datas?

Would you explain me how is possible to set up a configuration like this (example) (LAMP): 1 Main server (in europe for example) with database, static files, php, etc. Other servers in others ...
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Getting a hosting provider if i use NoSQL technologies

My current system is being developed in codeignitor and MySQL. But we are adding Redis, Solr and either Cassandra or mongodb for some data structure storage. So the big question i am lost now if this ...
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new to server hosting, what do i need to know? should I?

I am planning (mostly hoping) to create and manage my own server for some python web apps, Apache/PHP/MySQL as well as a minecraft server. I have never hosted anything more complicated than a ...
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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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SSL and IP addresses on a dedicated server

I've just moved from a shared web hosting server operating on WHM/cPanel running six domains with 1 dedicated IP address. 1 of the 6 domains has an SSL certificate. I have since moved to a dedicated ...
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One Big Server or more mini server?

I will need server for supporting large/mid files download. Do you think it's better to have a 1 big server or more of minor power? Let's consider the bandwidth price too.
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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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An efficient setup of several VPSs on one box?

I hope its ok to ask this question on serverfault, its not an actual fault but more of an implementation advice request. I would like to have a dedicated server that I can deploy my own VPSs on. ...
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Looking for European dedicated server hosting provider [closed]

Our company is looking to deploy some servers in Europe, and given that were are in the US, our knowledge of overseas hosting facilities is limited. We need dedicated servers that are in Spain, ...