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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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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CentOS 6.5 Server Lockup

Today one of our CentOS 6.5 KVM nodes from OVH crashed after 46 days of uptime and we were unable to find the reason why, we had this issue before with the OVH kernel on another server but this one is ...
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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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Secondary DNS on OVH VPS Hosting

I was given DNS's to use for my new VPS hosting: vpsXXXXX.vps.ovh.ca sdns1.ovh.net I understand that the first link is meant for me as a primary DNS connection, the IP address of the DNS matches ...
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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 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 [closed]

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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Can't update linux kernel on VPS

I recently started using VPS from OVH: http://www.ovh.co.uk/vps/vps-classic.xml This is likely problem very specific to this one provider. My goal is to install and run Docker on it, for this I need ...
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Namecheap + ddclient - 400 Bad Request Error

I just registered a domain on namecheap, and want to self-host through ddns. I have my host setting setup as: @ 127.0.0.1 A (address) www http://domain.com HTTP Redirect So ...
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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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463 views

MySQL Workbench: 'Disk Space in Data Dir' limited to 20G [closed]

I have an OVH private server (Ubuntu 12.04, 8 GB RAM, i3-2130, 2x500 GB HDD) and I'm dealing with MySQL administration. I have installed MySQL Community server 5.6.16 correctly and it works fine(it ...
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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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Unable to Connect to SMTP Host

I am trying to configure Postfix on CentOS 6 server, and the problem is that I cannot receive mails. I tested it on http://mxtoolbox.com/ and I get an error Unable to Connect to SMTP Host. I check ...
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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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217 views

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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Unable to make work both private and public ip network on openvz container in Proxmox

I'm using Proxmox 3, it is a fresh installation. For those who know, I'm using OVH Vrack 1.5 (along with a previous Vrack 1.0). My server has two interface eth0 and eth1, I succeeded to configure ...
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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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Setting 2 IPs on Ubuntu 12.04 with two network adaptor card

There is a VPS runing ubuntu 12.04.3 server on vmware esxi 5. It has 2 valid static IPs and two network cards eth0 and eth1. but only one of the assigned ips is pingable from outside. (both ips ang ...
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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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Can't run webrick on port 80

I try to figure out how to point a.b.c.d:3000 to my domain name. Here, a.b.c.d is my IP address. As per this post: How to use DNS/Hostnames or Other ways to resolve to a specific IP:Port I get the ...
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Problems with IP Block Proxmox on OVH

I am using Proxmox. That should be clear by the title. I have developed a software program in vb.net that generates network configurations, and I just copy and paste to the correct files. I am using ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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Are there any features in Linux that are essential for hosting Ruby on Rails?

I'm on a project where we're going to be hosting a Ruby on Rails app on a Linux server we own. Are all flavors of Linux equally capable of hosting Rails apps? If not, what features are present in some ...
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Our server hosting provider asked for our root password

I work at a company that develops and hosts a small business critical system. We have an "Elastic cloud server" from a professional hosting provider. I recently got an email from them saying that ...
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How to expose a IIS website outside the domain

I have been programming remotely over VPN on my dev machine which is running Windows server 2003. My dev website is hosted on IIS 6 and can be accessed internally within the domain like ...
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Figure out clients that have the wrong mail server

My company is currently in the process of migrating our mail servers from one machine to another. Now most of the clients are currently using the following POP server : mail.username.zyx Wich will ...
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What constitutes valid justification for more IP addresses?

I host a small website with a well known VPS service. They provided me with one IPv4 address upon registering and said additional addresses would require justification. I requested one additional IPv4 ...
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Fallback Hosting [closed]

I have my site hosted on my own servers, but I am worried about potential crashes. What I would like to do is set up a fallback website hosted through, for example: GoDaddy. So in the event of a ...
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How to set up a server without a hosting control panel [closed]

Question cannot easily be narrowed so has been removed - please delete.
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hosted servers: multiple providers?

We have a hosted dedicated server, and we're looking at adding another one. We think our current provider is a touch expensive, so I'm also gathering quotes from other providers. I was asked if we ...