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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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 ...
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What is IPKVM and why would I need that to install SQL Server on my Web Server?

I have a dedicated server, and will be installing SQL Server. However, my hosting company said they can connect an external CD ROM drive and give me KVM over IP to install SQL Server. My question is, ...
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How to get a list of web sites sitting on a given IP address?

does anyone know how to programmatically quiery the list of web sites sitting at a given server IP address? And, by the way, how to prevent others from seeing what other sites your server hosts??
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Spam Issue - Dedicated Server [closed]

I am in-charge of a dedicated server with Plesk Control Panel installed on a Windows Server 2008 Web Edition. The issue that I am having is related with the emails setup on the same server using ...
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What is this service called in English?

DETAILS I'm not familiar with server administration and am trying to find the name of a particular service offered by a Japanese website provider. The service is for a dedicated server. I have ...
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Dedicated server running VPS how should I back it up? [closed]

We are renting a dedicated server and running a vps within it. We would like to back up the vps so if there is an issue we can restore quickly either from another server or from the current server. ...
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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 ...
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Benchmarking hosting providers IO with Bonnie

Ok, because of a bunch of projects I'm working on I've access to dedicated Servers on a 3 hosting providers. As an experiment and for educational purposes I decided to see if I could benchmark how ...
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Dedicated IP vpn for linux

I have a linux redhat enterprise 5.5 86_6x server inside my network . My network hasn't dedicated IP and i want to use this server as web server in internet. can i use a dedicated IP vpn for my linux ...
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hosting country for a global site

For a high traffic global web site is it efficient to change the hosting country to out of US ? I have to make a decision between colocating our own servers nears us vs dedicated server solution at ...
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Network attack on dedicated server [duplicate]

I am using a dedicated server hosting for one of my project. I got a mail from my server provider that their monitoring system noticed a network scan (or network attack) from an IP address. The ...
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Is there a chance to block images spiders / bots on dedicated servers without using robots.txt or .htaccess?

We know that we can block certain spiders from crawling websites pages using robots.txt or .htaccess or maybe via the Apache configuration File httpd.conf. But that requires to edit may be a large ...
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POP / IMAP server under attack : what risks and how to secure?

Since yesterday (7am), our POP server is under a dictionnary attack : this is what I found in /var/log/mail.log : Mar 26 10:31:36 serv pop3d: LOGIN FAILED, user=monday, ip=[::ffff:91.121.**.***] Mar ...
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How to check the number of requests being served by server

Can any one help with the command to check the number of requests being served by apache web server. I know some commands to test the load of server, like top command to check the load on server and ...
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Hard drive on server which hosts public_html folder is full. What to do?

The dedicated server is running Cent OS, has 2 x 1TB hard drives. One domain is hosted on this server. I've been uploading files to the public/html folder no problem, but I've reached the maximum ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the benefits of going with an open source stack?

What are the benefits of going with an open source stack in terms of price and service (not technical)? I am a .NET developer; our team is developing an application in ASP.NET MVC. For some reason we ...
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Managed Hosting vs Co-location

I am working on a project that will require for us to upload huge HD video files to a server. For simplicity, I was considering Managed Hosting at Rackspace with Cloud Files. However, the main work ...
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Intel S3500 SSD vs 15k SAS HDD

I have recently been thinking of requesting SSD Drives from my hosting provider however its a $300 per month upgrade for 4 x 300GB Intel S3500 SSD's My hosting company told me they do not use SSD ...
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Strange “/var/lib/mysql too full!” message, with almost empty partitions

I've just encountered a strange problem on my server : it's a basic LAMP server I've just setup and when I try to restart MySQL, I get the following error. /etc/init.d/mysql: ERROR: The partition ...
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Should i separate MYSQL from PHP and NODE JS to another server

I am a PHP Programmer and working on community website. I am using Apache NodeJS Php and Mysql on server: 24GB RAM Intel i7 950 8Cores 8Threads 3.06GHz, 120GB SSD HDD 12GB SWAP (dedicated server) OS: ...
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Hosting multiple socks proxies on a single server

I have multiple public IP addresses assigned to a single NIC in a Windows Server 2012. I want to be able to use each IP as a socks proxy server which has to be accessible from other Internet users. ...
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There is another site pointing to my site without my permission [duplicate]

I have a site 'aaa.com' for instance on a dedicated server. And there is another site 'bbb.com' which became able to display all my site content. It was able to get all the traffic that is coming from ...
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Fast format option for HDs recommended in dedicated servers?

I'm learning about dedicated servers and have a very simple question. In windows server 2008, is it a good practice to fast format your HDs for the first time? Or should i perform a slow one? Which ...
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Trying to understand correct operating levels of my server

I'm trying to establish what thresholds my dedicated server should be operating in. The server is an Intel(R) Xeon(R)CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz with 16GB RAM running RedHat with Apache 2 and MySQL. It has ...
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Boot Custom ISO on Remote Dedicated Server [closed]

My telephony service has given me an ISO so that I can host my own PBX server. Say I have a dedicated server that I can SSH into at Rackspace. How would I get this dedicated box to load my ISO and ...
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shared nameserver or unique name server for every domain created on one dedicated server?

is this recommanded to use single shared name server for different domains hosted on single dedicated server. like using ns0.sharedNameServer.co.uk & ns1.sharedNameServer.co.uk or every domain ...
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Learning basic deicated server administration [closed]

I have no idea if this is the right place to ask, but I'm a bit desperate. I have been working for a few days now to set up a EC2 instance with cPanel. I realized fast that this was not easy, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Setting up a domain with a dedicated server

I have a dedicated server with a bunch of stuff on it already. Basically, I am accessing it now with the free domain I got when I purchased the server (http://example.com/directory, etc). I also have ...
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Solr capacity on a single dedicated server

I have Solr running on a large Amazon EC2 Ubuntu instance. There are a number of other Rails services running on this EC2 instance too. Today, Solr choked and had to be restarted. Here is some more ...
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How to configure dns server for new server

Scenario: I've purchased a new server with ABC company. In return they've given me two IP Address e.g (10.10.1.1, 20.20.1.1) I've already a domain (www.example.com) working with a different company ...
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Running SQL Server 2008 on a dedicated server

What do I need to know about running SQL Server 2008 on a dedicated server as far as licensing goes? What would my cheapest option be? Also, for a fairly small web application, would shared hosting ...
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Best way to add a second server to existing site in case of downtime?

Well my $379 dedicated sever just went cold again for the second time this month. I need to find a way to get another server going at a different provider that I can just flip on in case this happens ...
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Will a low-end dedicated server be enough for my application?

I'm looking for a Windows server for my startup search application, and need some advice. The application downloads a few megabytes worth of text from a remote server and processes it (regular ...
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Setting up an IPSec VPN between dedicated web server and remote server

I'm currently developing an e-commerce website, and I need to setup a VPN between the dedicated web server and a remote server that control the stocks, the product list, etc, and that is located in my ...
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Multiple ip-adresses setup in server and what are they needed for

Hello i am new to dedicated servers, and i have recently rented one. This server runs CentOS and i have a plesk parallel pannel. There is only one ip adress configured in PLESK, but i have 2 ip ...
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Hosting a bunch of sites on a server with Verizon DSL?

I have 50 demo sites (running on .Net 3.5) that are very resource intensive. So shared hosting or using a Virtual Server is not working out. These sites are not production and do not use a lot of ...
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Windows web server and SQL Server on same dedicated server

I'm currently trying to decide on the best approach to handle hosting a few moderate traffic websites for production e-commerce and online applications. We'd like to move to a dedicated server and are ...
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What's involved getting domain name pointed at my dedicated server (Win2008)?

I am paying for a dedicated server (2.66GHz Duo, 2GB RAM) from GoDaddy.com; it is running Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition, and I have a static IP address. The server is being used to host a web ...
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azure, ec2 or dedicated hosting

for a scalable high traffic web site (asp.net) which platform is more powerful with minimum price ? amazon ec2, microsoft azure or using dedicated servers,..please share your advances. Best Regards, ...