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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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 ...
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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? [closed]

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, ...
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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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What is more important with a gaming dedicated server the processor or RAM? [closed]

I am just wondering what is more important for a dedicated server that will be running game servers (such as Minecraft, CS, Battlefield, etc) the processor or RAM? or does it change depending on the ...
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Securing a freshly installed LAMP + Virtualmin server

I just installed LAMP and Virtualmin on my Amazon EC2 instance. My domain name is mapped to the external IP and now everything is working well. But I feel like it is not very secure. When I visit my ...
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Should I bother setup up and administrate a dedicated server myself?

I have a software engineer background and I am not very familiar with linux. My aim is to be able to: Create an environment for software development (SVN, jira, etc.), Have a place where to host ...
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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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May I use CDN for whole website (PHP, Apache, MySQL) or just for images and CSS, JS files?

May I use CDN for whole website (PHP, Apache, MySQL) or just for images and CSS, JS files? What's the best choice > cloud-hosting or dedicated-hosting? Does CDN has that support? Witch hosting you ...
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What is the best way to back up dedicated web server? (Amanda versus Rsync)

I am trying to establish valid back ups for my web server. It is a linux box on CentOS. I have asked around and "rsync" was suggested by some of the server fault community. However, my coworker at ...
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Cloud hosting vs Dedicated vs VPS :: disk IO

I am disappointed with the unreliable disk I/O in VPS (no matter what the virtualization and cpu/ram specs, shared disk often becomes a bottleneck). Can someone tell me whether the disk in cloud ...
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How to take snapshot of non virtual server and restore it in VM?

Is is possible to take a snapshot of a non virtual server (Ubuntu) and restore it in a virtual machine? I'm asking because I'd like to have an exact copy of my production server to use as a dev ...
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Amazon EC2 performance vs desktop

I'm wondering how to compare performance of EC2 instances with standard dedicated servers and desktop. I've found only comparance of defferent clouds. I need to find a solution to perform some ...
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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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Which hosting controller should I install in a dedicated server, that can handle PHP 5.3?

Hey everyone, I'm new to server administration, so I'm just trying to find a good hosting controller that let me do/have these things in my new dedicated server: - Create hosting accounts, each one ...
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Cost effective way to host site / VPS / yourself?

i am paying about 55 USD for a VPS every month that makes it about 660 USD a year. For the current traffic, it's good enought but, my question is, wouldn't i be better off, if i would buy for example, ...
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Run php in background

I connect to a dedicated server with SSH. Next I'm trying to execute in php -d max_execution_time[=0] -f index.php . How can I close (even shut down) my local machine, but my php script on remote ...
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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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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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Set up new dedicated server

I'm a newbie. I just bought a new dedicated server which running windows server 2008 r2 and have an ip for example 128.98.34.112. I bought a domain xyz.com without hosting from godaddy.com and i want ...
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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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Server hosting - location, price, performance [closed]

I plan to run a site, am located in central Europe but my visitors will be located in US and UK (plus some EU countries) in the first phase, if it becomes successful it will expand to the rest of the ...
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How do I allow local network access to a second dedicated webserver line?

In my office we have two separate internet lines. One is for the general office internet, and the other is a dedicated line for the webserver. I've tried to connect the dedicated into our switch using ...
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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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Should my dedicated static IP address point to my domain?

I purchased a dedicated static IP address from my hosting company to host my domain name. The IP will point to me domain when I ping it. However, when I conduct reverse DNS lookup, my dedicated IP ...
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Move grid hosting to dedicated?

I have been using a grid hosting solution to host a site of mine for some time. it is a drupal site with reasonable traffic. I have a vps with the same host which provides 0.5GB of memcached, but ...
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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 ...