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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What is the difference between a cloud server a virtual server and a dedicated server?

What exactly is the difference between a VPS (Virtual Private Server), a Cloud Server, and a Dedicated Server? I'm having trouble finding a concise explanation that isn't littered with advertising.
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Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’

Overnight one of our servers had too many connections. Upon rebooting I now get the following via Plesk: ERROR: PleskFatalException Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/...
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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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Renting a dedicated, but getting a VPS. How to detect? [duplicate]

When renting a dedicated server, how can one be certain than he/she is not getting a VPS or some other virtual machine variant instead of a true dedicated hardware box? Which checks can be run (...
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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 processor ...
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Dedicated server or Cloud Hosting?

This is a Canonical Question about Cloud Hosting When deploying my application to the Internet: Should I chose a dedicated server, cloud hosting or a VPS? What factors should I consider when ...
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Amazon EC2 + EBS , is it financially smart for smaller startups? [closed]

I am trying to consider where to host my website and I am really sold on Amazon web services but I can't really decide if this is the course I want to take because of pricing. For one thing, I am not ...
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RAID10 without write-back cache = horrible write performance?

I have just provisioned a dedicated server on singlehop. I'm running it through some tests to know what to expect performance-wise. On the I/O side (with 4 1TB disks in RAID 10) I get: write-cache ...
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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 X.X.X.1)...
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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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Why do modern routers not require clock settings anymore?

From my Cisco books (CCNA level) I learned that in a WAN connection one router must be configured as the DCE and the other as the DTE. In real life I have a DS-3 between two routers. There are no ...
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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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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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When should I consider a dedicated server instead of cloud VPS?

Currently I have a web app running where I have 9 VPS servers connected to a Load Balancer. As my web app has been getting traffic, I've been purchasing new VPSs to handle the load. Managing so many ...
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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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How do you keep existing server configuration when migrating from different dedicated server hosts?

I am trying to migrate from my old server (Server 1) from provider 1 to a new server (Server B) at provider 2, keeping the process as seamless as possible. One of the first things I noticed in the ...
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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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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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Correctly configure nameservers with cPanel [closed]

I just bought a VPS with cPanel/WHM. My hosting provider gave me 3 dedicated IP addresses with my plan. I read on the internet that I should use 2 IPs for my nameservers and the other one as the main ...