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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Best practices to vet hosting providers

What are best practices for vetting a hosting provider? Other than simply requiring SAS-70 certification, what would you ask to ensure a hosting provider's plant, network and server infrastructure is ...
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what's the difference between PCI and SAS 70 compliance when I am shopping for a hosting company to stick my servers in?

I am looking for hosting, ec2 is SAS 70 compliant (almost) and I would have gone straight for PCI compliant and tier 4 only but I'm considering SAS 70. What are the differences or similarities?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Exporting virtual machine from Windows Azure to Amazon

As documentation says: You can import VMware ESX and VMware Workstation VMDK images, Citrix Xen VHD images and Microsoft Hyper-V VHD images for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows ...
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Can I transfer a domain name before expiration to save money? [closed]

I purchased a domain name and hosting package from weebly.com, for a year. Now I realize that it cost me almost double the amount a domain goes for at a site like whois.com. Is it possible to ...
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need help scripting website reboot

I have a small website that crashes once or twice a week. I have spoken to both the websites original designers, who has now retired and its host and both blame the other. The website can be ...
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Is a backup of local emails necessary when migrating server?

I am planning to move a website's hosting provider but I am not too sure if I should back up all the existing emails stored locally on the user's machine. I am being a bit over cautious as I need to ...
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How to safely move mailbox to another server?

I have a hosting for my client on a shared server (website, domain and mailboxes) and I want to change the provider and move everything to another server. Moving the website is as easy as copying the ...
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Some users are seeing Server Not Found error

I run the website http://appointedd.com. I have a strange situation. Recently I've heard from some users ~6 in the last few months but 2 last friday saying they couldn't get on because their browser ...
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Using another mailserver and domain because of spam status

A customer (customer.com) kind of abused a mailing service (iContact) by sending to much promotions. They used their main email as sender (info@costumer.com). Because of that action, hotmail banned ...
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Hostname issue on server

Email from WHM/CPANEL Your hostname (HOSTIT) could not be resolved to an IP address. This means that /etc/hosts is not set up correctly, and/or there is no dns entry for HOSTIT. Please be sure that ...
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Email hosting on multiple servers

I have a domain with hosting on godaddy while the domain is registered on BigRock. My email Ids are hosted on google apps, which was providing 10 free accounts some time ago. I wish to add few more ...
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Best way to setup hosting and scale SaaS application [closed]

I'm a software developer with experience setting up hosting environments for small applications and no more than 5k hits a day type of traffic. I just built a SaaS application and I'm wondering how to ...
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Hosting Requirement for an Online Journal and Advice [duplicate]

I am developing an application that will collect journals from academicians, review it, and publish it on the site for the world to see. There would also be a blog, forum, and some form of social ...
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Moving all internal servers to the cloud

Background One of my clients is an IT-dependent workflow-driven law firm with about 50 seats. They have been audited by one of their clients (an FSA regulated mortgage lender) and told that their ...
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Uisng A/MX records instead of NS for hosting and emails [closed]

I have registered a .ma (moroccan TLD). I have a web hosting setuped at Godaddy. The issue that im having is i would like to host my site with godaddy and use outlook.com for creating emails. ...
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Hosting setup for a small application with security-sensitive data

Not sure this is the right place to ask this but I'll give a shot. I've been asked to implement a system about criminality data. The data is security sensitive, in that it contains information about ...
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Can JSP/ JSF be hosted in shared hosting plans?

I want to use JSF with Facelets/JSP in my website. Can I get Java hosting in shared hosting plans ? I want to re-develop a business website for my client's company.
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Linux hosted subdomain under Windows hosted domain

We currently have a website that is hosted on a Windows machine, since the website runs on .NET. We are planning to build an Intranet portal in Drupal. Is this possible on a subdomain? Would I have ...
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Backup solutions for Rackspace cloud sites?

What options do I have for backing up the content from a Rackspace Cloud Sites including files and databases? I know they have cron jobs, but I am not sure what options I have when it comes to that. ...
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Hosted Network Latency

Background I have a new hosted, dedicated database server behind a dedicated firewall (Cisco ASA 5505 Sec+). The plan is to have a virtual (aka "cloud") web server or two on the other side of the ...
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Suggestion for owning a web server [closed]

I've written a web application in php for a school. The problem is its not feasible with shared hosting. And my client is not ready rent a dedicated server. So i have to get them a simple server. A ...
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Switching hosting, keeping mx records

Nice to meet you all! Here is my dilemma: I have to move a website to another hosting but keep the domain. The client currently has email set up with google apps and the mx records are set up ...
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My hosting provider allows me to see the names of all other databases on their servers, is this bad practice? [closed]

I've got MSSQL DB functionality set up with a hosting provider, and recently logged in for the first time. When I added the connection, it then listed (apparently) every single MSSQL database on ...
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Domain DNS server and DNS IP record

I'm sorry for the weird question title, but I don't know how to describe the problem in just a few words. I accept suggestions for new title. Here is my issue, or actually I am not experienced enough ...
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how to remove login process from a website hosted on apache2?

I am running ubuntu 12.04 server and i try to host a website which i copied from another server. When I now try to connect locally with ip xxx.xxx.xxx.xx/mywebsite a window opens and i have to ...
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Use two website hostings for better availability

I have two VPS servers from two different hosting companies. I want to make some fallback to second VPS if first is not available (preferably automatic). I understand that if I have a single ...
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How to share domain name with multiple servers?

I have a website on shared hosting and would like to setup another host (semi-dedicated server) and use the same domain name as the shared hosting. Is it possible to have two separate servers share ...
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Renting Bandwith Overhead [duplicate]

Preface I have my own servers that have been given to me by a company I used to work for. I want to use these servers for some sites I've developed. I'm expecting a good amount of traffic and don't ...
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How to setup DNS using zpanel [closed]

I am trying to use the DNS features of zpanel and the documentation seems sparse. I had some DNS entries setup on my VPS using WHM / cPanel before my server crashed and now I'm trying to move ...
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change DNS but keep email server

I currently have my client's website hosted in china and the domain is hosted in www.net.cn I've purchased an inmotionhosting plan and i want to move the website there. For having the website ...
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Configuring htaccess file for self hosted CDN

I am trying to set up a self hosted cdn for my site, but I am having problems with the rules in the htaccess file and I can't get it to work. At the moment the ftp server that will act as CDN has the ...
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Hardware for new hosting services [duplicate]

i will start a new hosting company but i dont know what hardware will be the best for this. I'm looking for something cheap and can carry about 200-300 hosting accounts. The server will be using for ...
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hosting server changing a property of a word file

Someone today told me that a mistake while transferring a file from one hosting server to another actually changed the property of "Created Date" in one their microsoft word files to a new date ...
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Website has become slower on a VPS, was much fast on a shared host. What's wrong?

My shared host suspended my website stating system overload, so I moved my website to a VPS which has 4GB RAM. But for some reason the website has become very slow. This is the vmstat output - procs ...
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Configuring suExec to work with Apache and PHP via FastCGI

I have installed ISPConfig 3 on an Ubuntu VPS and configured it for Apache + PHP via FastCGI and suexec. I am able to upload PHP apps (e.g. Wordpress) and run them normally w/ suexec. However, for ...
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IIS7 site working with domainname.com not www.domainname.com. DNS issue?

I have my domain name registered with GoDaddy and pointing to my IIS server where I have an ASP.net MVC application deployed. To accomplish this I simply have an A record entry pointing to the IP ...
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Wordpress multisite and redirect

I come to you because I'm facing a really strange effect on my hosting. I currently manage a server contening a NGINX/PHP-CGI and a wordpress multisite in it. My sites are created using ...
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MySql calculate number of connections needed [duplicate]

I am trying to figure my needs regarding web service hosting. After trying Azure I have realized that the default MySql they provide (through a third party) limits the account to 4 connections. You ...