A broad term for a service where a third party "hosts" (physically stores/runs) computers, content or services that are managed and/or maintained by the customer. Questions that are specific to the current point in time (such as prices) are likely to be closed.

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Determine if an IP is from hosting provider, or normal ISP? [on hold]

I know this problem is not fully answerable, and will probably never be 100% solvable. But I am looking for ways/techniques to determine if an IP is belongs to a normal home/business user, going ...
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SQL Large Server Hosting [duplicate]

I had a few questions about hosting a very large, like 3/4 of Google's size SQL server. I was wondering: Is the data stored on the computer (in which case I would need a lot of extra memory)? Could ...
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China hosting for wordpress [closed]

Anyone knows a china mainland hosting with good speed for a wordpress website? My current hosting in USA is very slow inside china. Or maybe there's something i can do to speed up the website, like ...
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I changed my godaddy domain's nameservers, but it continues to direct to the old host [on hold]

I've completed creating a website for a client and the time has come for the go-live. They originally had a wix website (wix is a DIY website builder) and had their godaddy domains point to it. ...
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How do I determine what bandwidth/speed I will need for a website (I know page size, # users) [duplicate]

I am trying to determine the connection speed I would need for my website and monthly bandwidth needed. How do I do this? I know: # of users per month (I'm fine with using this number as a "fact") ...
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How much RAM size I will require for VPS hosting on basis of my website [duplicate]

My website is currently on Blogger(.com). Now I am planning to purchase VPS hosting from GoDaddy, I have figured out how much disk space and bandwidth I will require but I am unable to decide the RAM ...
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URL not shows specific Host name after uploading ASP project on IIS [closed]

![I have uploaded my ASP project on IIS server with 808 port, and when I try to open webpage by IIS server' Domain name (xx.xxxxxxxx.com) at that time it shows domain name in URL, but when try to open ...
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Domain keeps going back and forth between old and new hosting service

I moved my domain yesterday from Heroku to DigitalOcean. The process went fine and the website seemed to be working fine on DigitalOcean. Today morning I noticed this error when I tried to access my ...
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A-Record to point to hosting vs. changing DNS while keeping the mail externally

I currently am dealing with a client whose e-mail is hosted on Google. We are just in the process of taking over their domain, but their current hosting company suggests a different set up than I do ...
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ESXi hosted on public IP without firewall

So I've got an interesting problem. I currently rent a couple of servers from Hetzner (a German hosting provider). Each server has a soft firewall and does something like web hosting / database. I ...
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Name-based apache setup

What I'm trying to do is to show a page when a domain is visited but if someone tries to visit directly by ip (and not using the domain) i want to show him another page. Classic name based apache ...
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Hosting backbone proximity [closed]

In your opinion, do you think consideration of proximity to a backbone is an important decision in which company you should rent servers from? Or is it a moot point in today's modern infrastructure?
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What does “1-gig switch port” mean in co-location terms?

I am looking for a place to colocate my server and I am not sure what this host sent back to me means. I know what mbps is, but what is a "1 gig switch port"? Here is the whole message: 1U in ...
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Can I send my server to a data center?

I have a server that hosts a website at home and when I'm at other places accessing my website it is very slow. My Upload speed is 3mbps and I get over 1k users a day. It has got to be incredibly slow ...
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Server taking too much time to first load [closed]

I have a VPS server with CentOS 6 purchased from MochaHost. It has WHM/cPanel installed and I have full root access. The websites that are on this server load very slowly but when I use pingdom tools ...
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How to forward FQDNs to Virtual Machines? [closed]

Is it possible to have 2 domain names pointed to two different VMs running under Ubuntu Server? My dilema is that I only have 1 public facing IP address. Here is a graphic of what I am trying to ...
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DNS - Custom Nameservers Errors

I am planning on setting up some DNS services and I would like some advice as I have errors from the site: www.intodns.com. First of all let me briefly outline my scenario. I have a VPS server with ...
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What to do if you were scammed by a web hosting company? [closed]

I was recently scammed by a web hosting company. Is there anything i can do about it? I would like to sue them but that doesn't sound realistic to me since they are not based on the same country as ...
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Migrating email host from local MS Exchange to 3rd-party host

This may be a simple question, but so far I've had trouble finding any help that corresponds well to my specific situation. The very small business I work for is planning on "phasing out" the local ...
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How many hosting packages are recommended on a dedicated server [duplicate]

I have a dedicated server with these specs: Cpu port speed Ram HDD E3-1230-3.20Ghz-8 Cores 1Gbps 32GB ...
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How can I explain the difference between a domain name and a web host?

I'm wondering if anyone has any useful analogies to describe what DNS is versus hosting. The average user "just wants a website" and sees it as one atomic unit. To be fair it is possible to buy it ...
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Benefit of data locality

What are the benefits of having a server in a country X for users in X to download data from rather than having the users in X download from a server in country Y? Can you please provide sources of ...
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My site is showing an error that I believe is generated by an unrelated website. Is this a DNS issue?

I recently transferred my domain to GoDaddy (garrypettet.com). Everything seemed to go smoothly. I have a server with DigitalOcean, managed by ServerPilot. The website was fine until a few moments ...
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Updating DNS records [closed]

I'm trying to migrate a WordPress site from GoDaddy to WPEngine. Sites on WPEngine are hosted at [sitename].wpengine.com. Importantly, the IP address for the site maps to a landing page instead of ...
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Rebooted Ubuntu Server, didn't come back up. How do I investigate the cause?

Leading off from previous question where I got excellent advice from LinuxDevOps, which I partially chose to ignore; the worse happened, and I don't know why, or how to investigate the cause. I have ...
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Advice: ideal hosting situation for a mid-sized company with lackluster IT? [closed]

I'm used to asking strictly technical questions, so I hope this "Dear Abby" style is appropriate. Potentially-Excessive Background I'm a web designer and developer, good at a lot of things and ...
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SOA architecture requires 99.9% availability -> 9hrs max downtime -> physical architecture mapping?

External architects have designed an architecture for a Service-Oriented Architecture environment. They fixed the availability to be 99.9%, equivalent to max 9 hrs downtime [per year]. Where can I ...
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How should my hosting provider handle SQL Server transaction logs?

I received a support ticket today from my hosting provider (they created it), saying that my SQL transaction log had filled up and that they had truncated it, shrunk it and reset it to Full recovery ...
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htaccess to Allow Downloads from Specific User agent and HTTP Referrer [duplicate]

i want to allow some files to be downloaded if only the user agent or referrer match the following These are the user agents uTorrent *Bittorrent* Transmission This is the http referrer ...
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Windows Server - “Not enough storage available error”

We have two IIS 7 servers that run in web garden. There's a copy of every site on each server. Files are synchronized using DFS (only source files). Images & big files are located on different ...
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make foxpro database as a server

hello there i have currently this setup: mssql 2012 enterprise , windows server 2008 R2 enterprise and i need to host a foxpro database in this server so if i forward a port through the firewall that ...
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redirecting subdomain to www gives page not found error

On my vps plesk server I have created one domain mydomain.com and for that domain I have created subdomain as subdomain.mydomain.com but if i redirect this subdomain to www.subdomain.mydomain.com ...
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Cannot load pages hosted in a local IIS server [solved]

I build an aspx webapp in .net4.0. To test it i hosted it using IIS 7.0. Now i can access the webapp on the computer , which i used to host iis, by typing either localhost\myapp or using its ...
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Immediate Effect of Update Domain Name Server

For changing the Hosting of any domain we have to update the name server of domain and it took approx 24 hours to reflect the changes on domain of new hosting. My question is that , Is this possible ...
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Running MS SQL Server DB for Ubuntu PHP site

I'm going to be developing a php site (actually more of a application), but the standards and restriction of what I'm building make MS SQL Server the most appropriate DB solution (will also be running ...
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Hosting website from own webserver to domain name [closed]

i've an domain name with no further options. Just the domain name. My site is running well on my own machine on IIS. So my localhost is showing the website. This website i want to show when i go to ...
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Will mail service affect? If I change hosting provider

I have registered my site with one service provider and I am using another service provider for hosting (by the way of changing name server), I configured and using many emails from existing hosting ...
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What are some good solutions for fully redundant IIS/MySQL hosting? [closed]

We've got a web app and public API for an iOS app that is built using classic ASP running on IIS along with a MySQL Server back-end. Can anyone recommend some options for a fully redundant hosting ...
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What size bandwidth pipe do I need? [duplicate]

I am currently hosting in a data center and paying a very large monthly bill. We are moving to a new office and I have been toying with the idea of installing a leased line and self hosting. Public ...
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Requirements for hosting a FIPS 140-2 level 1 application

I am making an application that needs to be FIPS 140-2 level 1 compliant (not certified). I was wondering if there were any special requirements for the host we chose for our app ...
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Network Latency and Timing as shown by Chrome

I'm trying to understand why a static image being served by IIS is taking ~ 182 ms to load. Using chrome I captured the following timing information. When I request the same image by opening ...
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How to host website over public ip in centos 6 server

I don't have router so i built the system as a router in CentOS 6.4 with the help of IPtables. I have a server which is connected to the Local LAN. suppose 192.168.1.1 Then i forwarded the public ip ...
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Is it really possible for hosting provider to know what you are hosting if you don't serve direct IP? [closed]

You can always configure Apache or Nginx to stop responding to request if it is accessed through direct IP, and only serve request targeted to your own domain name. In this way, do hosting provider ...
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How can i detect and diagnose local network problems on a multi-server environment?

I'm a software engineer who trying to detect (and solve if possible) weird local networking problems since 2 weeks on multi-server hosting environment. We bought 3 dedicated boxes with 32GB ram 8 ...
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My own server hosting? [closed]

Is it possible to build a server and give to a company to do all the work for maintenance etc and pay them monthly? Something like dedicated or managed hosting but using your own hardware (or tell ...
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What DNS record can redirect to a different domain?

I have a domain registered foo.co.il I have a temporary free web hosting - foo.3owl.com and I would like to define the DNS records so that when a user tries to access foo.co.il he will be forwarded ...
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Build a server, or rent a VPS? [closed]

Some friends and I are in the process of starting a company which hosts game servers, but we've run into a bit of a problem: we can't figure out how to host it. The highest-tier plans for VPSes we've ...
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Website traffic divert and remove the information in website [closed]

We hosted a website through the help of an private company(PC). Our information is available in the website. We terminated the services of the PC for certain reasons. The login and password of the ...
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What is meant by root in regards to website hosting? [closed]

I apologise in advance if this is a silly or easy question but I really need an answer ASAP. I have been asked to make some simple modification to a web page for a client. They already have a website ...
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Where to start a dedicated / VPS hosting small buisness [closed]

I hope I'm posting in the right place, this site seemed the most relevant to my question. Anyway, one of my friends and I want to invest in a hosting company, we don't really know where to start, we ...