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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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

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 ...
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Server impact of common shared files across hundreds of sites

I am working for a client running a HostGator Dedicated Server with hundreds of sites on it. Since there will be some common files between them I am contemplating doing the following: creating a ...
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Domain problem. Strange

We have domain http://www.armtimes.com. Almost always we can't access domain with www or without. Depends when we trying. Random time. Also ping doesn't go. When I change in hosts file and setting ...
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High usage media server performance question + Backup solution

I have a fairly busy media related website which allows my users to stream / download large MP3 files (50-200Mb), at busy periods I have around 250+ concurrent streams / downloads. I have over 500GB ...
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Beginning the process of searching for dedicated server

I need help about choosing the right dedicated hosting service, one which will suite my needs, and what equipment I will need. All I can tell you is that while most of the computers will be dells ...
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Server co-location in Hong Kong [closed]

We are building a website that need to be dedicatedly hosted at some point. We are physically located in Australia, but the colocation/dedicated hosting is ridiculously expensive in Australia, ...
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What is Virtual Rack?

I was looking for a good dedicated servers hosting but I found one of the providers offering virtual rack and gave good specifications with good price too, I looked for it and all what I found is ...
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HTTP transfer speeds start fast then slows to a crawl

We just got a new dedicated 1 gigabit server running IIS. The CPU is 15% or less, the RAM (4 GB total) has 3 GB unused... We are pushing 110 mbits per second... Speeds are really slow.. And, if ...
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Proper path for a website on a dedicated server?

I have a dedicated server that I need to setup one website one. Where should it be located? I thought it should be: /root/public_html But I think that folder falls in the '/' partition and it only ...
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Best Server Hosting Technology for unscaled code

Ok so i changed my question to make it more clear. If I have a social networking site with 1000 users online at the same time what would be a better solution. A dedicated server with one box? or a ...
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Dedicated hosting for email marketing

I do have my my own application but I am looking for a company that would host my application. I am interested in a dedicated service. I do not have intention to spam, my intention is to create an ...
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Will having 3 servers + load balancer help in my situation?

I want to upgrade my server because of the high mysql loads causing slowness + whenever there were backup processes running on the DB, the DB would be inaccessible, so wanted some solution. My current ...
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In cPanel, clicking on phpMyAdmin leads to “downloading of index.php”

I have a dedicated server with cPanel WHM 11.26.8 on it which when I select phpMyAdmin, opens a new window and then tries to download index.php (which is always thankfully empty!). It doesnt happen ...
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Need to upgrade my dedicated server. Is this a good deal? [closed]

I'm looking to upgrade to a better dedicated server at my host LiquidWeb and would like some advice. I currently have a Pentium 4 3GHZ Hyperthreaded, 2GB RAM, and 2 120GB Hard Drives and have been ...
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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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Cold Fusion Hosting

This may not be the place for this question but I am sure several people have some good insight to it. I am a LAMP developer and have recently been given the task of porting a clients existing Cold ...
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2 dedicated servers, one for the database server, and the other for webserver?

i wanted to buy 2 dedicated servers, and have one for holding the mysql database and the other one for running the web application, im not sure if thats a good idea. p.s. in terms of accessing data i ...
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Guide to setting up a RHEL5 dedicated web-server for a LAMP website?

I'm setting up a dedicated webserver which will host just one website, ours, which runs on PHP/MYSQL. What all steps should I undertake to make sure everything is configured properly? Is there a ...
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Is using cPanel a risk from the security point-of-view?

A hosting provider is giving us the option of setting up cPanel on our dedicated server. Although I definitely find it useful and convenient to use, is there a security risk in using it?
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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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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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Redirect /directory to /directory/?

I am using a (dv) server from Media Temple, and I have wordpress installed on the root of my domain. I have a directory called support that holds a standard xhtml webpage, but if the user enters the ...
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Determining “equivalent power” / “equivalent processing power” / “equivalent computational ability” (for a processor)

Certain software that we're planning to have on a dedicated server lists the following as the minimum requirements: Dual 2.6 GHz Quad Core Xeon i7 with hyper threading (16 total virtual processors) ...
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Best server for me? Nginx/Apache/LightHttpd

I need to setup my new dedicated server (Intel Atom E220 1.6 Ghz ONE CORE, 2 GB RAM) And my website is not a usual one. It has many concurrent processes(php) that's because some php request take over ...
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Postfix configuration / Multiple virtual host

I rent a server couple of month ago, but i never managed to configure correclty postfix. I explain, i have 4 domains, hosted appart from the dedicaced domain and i want to recieve/send mail to my ...
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Which one to go Dedicated server or Cloud Hosting?

We are going to outsource a solution from the data-center (for some reason), it is a web solution built on .NET and SQL server and it has scheduled night services. I searched for Cloud Hosting (IaaS) ...