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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How to get a decent wordpress setup using a linode VPS or other hosting solution? [closed]

I am currently running Wordpress on a linode 512 VPS. The setup is as follows: nginx, php-fpm and wordpress. The blog seems to be getting slower loads and I've recently lost the ability to install ...
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Blogger custom domain - pitfalls of domain pointing?

This is quite a common topic to come up - wanting to use a custom host for a blogger blog. My personal reasons are due to issues concerning iframes, SEO and the specific address of the blog. I have ...
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Host's sysadmins - can they view files?

Just a quick question. When using shared hosting, can system admins (employed by the host) access your files and read your database connectionstring details? Can they also access your database, and ...
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Hosts that allow email marketing? [closed]

I work for a company that heavily relies on email marketing to make money and we're running into a problem. We are trying to spin up a new email server and are finding it difficult to find a hosting ...
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Recommendation of budget Windows VPS [closed]

Does anybody has any recommendation of the above mention subject? Share with me your windows VPS if you have.
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New service decision: IPv6 or IPv4?

While hosting new service these days, what would be best decision. IPv4 or IPv6 ? If we decided to launch it on IPv4 address: How easy/difficult to get IPv4 address (considering they getting ...
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net.tcp WCF self hosted service can't connect through IP but it connectes through localhost

I have windows server 2012 with IIS 8.5 When I try to access the silverlight project in the same machine using address http://localhost/silverlightproject, everything goes right but when I use the IP ...
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Java hosting and e-mail server on VPS [closed]

I can't find a good tutorial for this, I looked at https://www.howtoforge.com/ but there is only a weak tutorial on how to setup JDK and Tomcat in a Linux environment. For me this isn't a problem, a ...
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Name servers not resolved leading to DNS lookup failure

So it's difficult to give a short title to this but I'll go over a brief back story... So I have the domain repo-itechy21.tk and have hosting with 000webhost. (ew) it's been a good 30 hours and my ...
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I can't recive emails and all outgoing emails go to spam folder [closed]

I recently bought a VPS server at OVH.com to host the web of one of our business and I'm having problems to correctly configure the DNS to be able to send and recive emails. Right now i can't send ...
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Is it possible to set a PTR record for Github Pages hosting?

Icelandic domains (.is) require that their domains support reverse DNS, which means configuring PTR records on the hosting server. Is it possible to set up a PTR record for GitHub Pages site hosting? ...
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I'm hosting reseller and I got spam problems. Please help to solve

Our provider suspended our account with 5000+ clients and their sites. The reason was that the whole IP range was blacklisted by SpamHouse, but our provider did not explain what emails, form what IP ...
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Website hacked again

Final Update: Things have been peaceful for the past few weeks and taught me much more about website security and risks. Here's my version of story - I was using an older version of wordpress and ...
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Optimize .htaccess file

I'm trying to optimize my .htaccess file to avoid performance issues. In my .htaccess file I have something that looks like this: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} bigbadbot [NC,OR] ...
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best solution for php application hosting? [closed]

I am building a number of PHP online applications ( CRM for example ) that i wanna make it available for paid subscription ( i may say a SAAS applications ), something like Zoho.com, but of course ...
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What is mean ETA in web hosting industry? [closed]

All of our servers down. Our web hosting provider says "We do not have an ETA of when this problem will be resolved." What is mean ETA?
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finding the best network latency between two countries

I know there are many tools to test for bandwidth and latency, but they all rely on having at least one host from which you can run those tests. I wonder whether there's an online source or some ...
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Wkhtmltopdf on shared hosting (execute)

I use Wkhtmltopdf at the moment, and installed it on my shared hosting. I found out that my shared hosting does not support to op exec files. Is it possible to run Wkhtmltopdf on my shared server in ...
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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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Windows 2008 - DNS Configuration setup

How to setup the correct IP addresses? I have one static external IP address. 88.10.0.76 And I have one local Server computer with IP: 192.168.0.100 The IIS and Mail server is running on computer ...
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How to map localhost:8009 to external firiendly URL?

I've installed Atlassian Confluence to my dedicated server (hosted on softlayer.com). I use Windows 2008R2 with IIS7. By default, Atlassian Confluence is installed and works fine on localhost:8009 (...
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GoDaddy, changing dns from another hosting just for the website

I have a domain registered in Godaddy, and a hosting plan in a website called AspNix. Right now, the dns in Godaddy is showing the dns for aspnix, and i am hosting a website and email accounts in ...
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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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Single IP with multiple DNS

I have taken new account for dedicated server at SoftLayer.com. As per the terms and conditions they have to allot some set of dedicated IPs. After new account creation, I have hosted one web ...
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Ideal permissions scheme for multiple Apache/PHP sites

I'm hosting multiple sites from one server where each site has it's own user and www directory in their home dir. Currently our web server runs as user nobody(99). We're noticing that to run several ...
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Need to migrate hosting service without email service downtime

I have a client, who uses Gmail with his own domain for email, he updated his mx records and everyting. now we need to switch hosting providers without any email downtime. Email service is really ...
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Hosting a /dev/random dependent service

I have developed a game that requires shuffled decks of cards to run. Since it uses /dev/random to generate shuffled decks, I was wondering what sort of concerns should I take into account before ...
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What are good systems for managing Drupal infrastructure? [closed]

I work in a company which is about to migrate most applications from in-house custom built Java/Tomcat applications to Drupal. Due to company policies, applications and websites need to run on in-...
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Hosting a JEE application on my own server with custom domain [closed]

I have a website which purpose is to help people build routes and use various map tools. The site is all static with lots of javascript source files which do the logic. However i want to convert this ...
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Any objective VPS performance tools available?

Because: there are so many variables when it comes to VPS hosting (noisy neighbors, SSD/HD, host server specs, number of VPSes on host, etc...) VPS hosts like to use fluffy specs (vCPU) to sell ...
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How do you have one IP address and many websites?

How can I have it where I have one IP address that sits on the Internet but many web names? For example, when a hosting company has a shared IP but I get unlimited domain names (along with everyone ...
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Using Private Server (Located at Office) in Domain [closed]

My Client is asking for redirection of the domain to their private server with public IP and use the control panel for sub domains and etc... Is it possible or not, if yes what is the best approach. ...
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Determine if an IP is from hosting provider, or normal ISP? [closed]

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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I changed my godaddy domain's nameservers, but it continues to direct to the old host [closed]

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 to benchmark hosting provider?

I'm about to choose some hosting provider for my project. Is there any way to get information about speed of their servers, network speed? I think it would be very interesting to see such (average) ...
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Need flexible Drupal hosting, but can't afford an administrator

I can't afford an administrator to manage my server, so I'm looking for some sort of managed solution, but I'd like to have some flexibility. I'm building custom modules for my clients, but the ...
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GPU (Specifically NVidia) Cloud Computing Centres [closed]

In the CPU computing world, you have giant cloud providers like Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2 and Rackspace. You have also smaller companies that provide dedicated hosting services. Amazon EC2 has ...
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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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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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Java Application Hosting

I've made a webapplication which runs on glassfish v3 on my computer. It's not a big application and i am not expecting a lot of traffic. All the hosts supporting glassfish is very expensive (about $...
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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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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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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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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 ...