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 can I set up a load balancer to direct all Search Engine Bot traffic to one server?

We have a simple load balancer set up on Rackspace to 3 web server nodes. After reviewing our traffic and expenses, the largest bandwidth hog is Google Bot. Since on Rackspace we pay for bandwidth ...
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Change domain (vhost?) on Gandi simple hosting

I have a Gandi Simple Hosting account and a domain (domain 1) which I also registered through Gandi. Gandi hosting is unfamiliar to me as it uses instances that don't have IP addresses. Currently I ...
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Reach self hosted server from LAN

I have a self hosted server with Apache2 pointed with the domain example.com. I have also some virtual servers www.example.com, cloud.examle.com, etc. This server is in my LAN, and when I try to ...
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Is it possible to have multiple <Directory>'s in a vhost.conf?

My webserver is running Plesk and for each new site a vhost.conf file is created that has some include_path and open_basedir settings in it: <Directory /var/www/vhosts/website.nl/httpdocs> ...
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Can an organisation take over a domain?

Basically I am working with a church who has a new pastor. The churches website hosting is paid by the church bank account and the domain name is up for renewal. The company are telling us that the ...
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Would image hosting site need 1gbps or 100mbps port [closed]

Hello guys, i just need some advice.I want to start my own image hosting.However i am confused whether it would require 100mbps port speed or 1gbps.Files uploaded by users will be 15mb in ...
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Setup Sub-Domain on same server [shared windows hosting] [closed]

I have a domain name registered lets say example.com. My hosting plan with (m6.net) allows me to setup unlimited domains and sub-domains. Now I want to setup test.example.com I set it up using ...
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DNS nameserver with cloudflare

I originally bought a domain from namecheap.com then I bought hosting at inmotionhosting, where I pointed the DNS from namecheap to inmotionhosting... now I signed up with cloudflare and pointed DNS ...
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Use Amazon EC2 as a backup server

I would like to use Amazon EC2 as an emergency backup database+web server in the event our primary host becomes unavailable. I feel like I wouldn't have trouble setting up a Windows instance, install ...
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Can secure and normal web pages be hosted in the same domain?

Can secure and normal web pages be hosted in the same domain? My sites has index.php account.php work.php Right now all of them are accessible from http:// In future I wish only one of the pages ...
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Network setup: resolve subdomain to internal server's VM through other servers

This is my problem: I have two subdomains: foo.company.com bar.company.com These will be used for projects hosted at our office. The setup at the office is just one server (10.10.10.9) with 2 ...
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Domain name in email body considered spam

I had a customer domain who got their password compromised and spam was sent from their email account with links back to drive-by files that had been uploaded to their web space. The server ended up ...
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Prioritize webhost for a domain?

I have a sub domain( I do not own the domain) but using Cpanel I am able to set A,NS,Cname records for a sub domain. What I want to do is to associate the subdomain with two webhost and prioritize ...
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How would I put together a site requiring several TB? [closed]

Lets say I have a site with unmetered 100MBPS bandwidth (i assume its bits?) and the ram i require. Most plans i see offer HDD that hold 250gb and 1TB. But what happens if i compile/generate enough ...
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Using firewall in routed or transparent mode

For the last years we've been using a Sonicwall PRO 2040 firewall in a relatively small hosting environment. But we want to upgrade to a faster box which also support IPv6 and preferably we'd like to ...
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Yahoo Hosting: Custom Error Pages (IE)

So one of my clients uses Yahoo Hosting in a shared environment. Absolutely horrible, can't even upload a .htaccess file. They have an option where you can setup custom error pages by uploading a a ...
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Hosting a site on amazon ec2

I have recently bought an amazon ec2 instance. Now I want to host a website. I have googled and found some useful info but there is some confusion in my mind. Suppose domain name is ...
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How to shorten DNS propagation effect

Atm i have a domain example.com, it uses dedicated server, and it uses "ns1.example.com" and "ns2.example.com" as nameserver. Now i want to change to another dedicated server (with different IP ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Setting Up DNS and Web Server (IIS) to host personal website?

Okay, I have a server, (Windows Server 2008 R2 to be more precise) and I have installed PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, for web hosting purposes. I have set up a static ip address internally. I have ...
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Geolocating webserver considerations?

I run a community forum where the majority of users are in the Pacific Northwest. We are looking for a new dedicated server and I'm wondering if it is worth it to locate the server as close to the ...
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Exchange 2010 certificate errors

I have a problem with my newly setup Exchange environment for our hosted customers. First off, when configuring the outlook client, it gives a certificate warning although the certificate has been ...
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Host data transfer limit calculations and network protocol headers

OK, this might be a really stupid question, but... I'm building a web app that utilises websockets. There's fairly rapid messaging going on, so I've been taking a look at the network traffic with ...
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Which address should I give my registrar NS or SOA?

I'm hosting my apps in amazon ec2 server and using route 53 for hosted zone, I created a Hosted Zone for my domain. I'm wondering which addresses should I provide to my registrar, NS or SOA for ...
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Can i rely over the “SSL on Shared Hosting”? [closed]

My site will be using the APIs like Paypal and also making Facebook Apps. So lets say for Facebook, they allow only https for Apps to work with them. Mine is only hosted on http site. So can i solve ...
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Domain name to point to 2 different servers

I'm looking to setup cheap redundancy for a website, such that I signup with 2 separate shared hosting accounts. The likelihood of both being down at the same time would be small. Is there a way to ...
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How to spot webhosting resellers posing as actual hosts? [closed]

Recently I began work on an eBook about the hosting industry and there is a key issue which I often encounter with many of my clients. I wanted to ask what are the best methods for a person to check ...
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Redirecting domain to a folder

I have a domain www.mydomain.com. It is hosted on Apache. When I hit this domain, it takes me to the Apache default page. Now my domain works as follows: www.domain.com/support ...
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Does Google provide hosting servers means like vps or dedicated servers? [closed]

I want to make it sure does google provide hosting servers like virtual private servers or dedicated besides free hosting that is available from sites.google.com Does google have something like ...
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Setup a constant web application availability on Windows Server

I am a part of a team that is building an ASP.NET web system. We need to guarantee, that when the main hosting server with IIS is being updated, web site visitors get the special message that the ...
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Best Way to Backup Multiple FTP and DBs?

I have a VPS with http://knownhost.com which has been a great company but I plan to switch to http://wiredtree.com soon. I was wondering what is the best and safest way to backup 5 complete websites ...
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Apache 2.2 mod-vhost-alias with multiple document roots

I’m a beginner in working with apache and in need of your help. My task is to build a dynamic webserver (Debian 6.0.4, Apache 2.2, one public IP) which can host multiple websites and files (like ...
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Europe - where to buy domain name? [closed]

I have read, that for a website with global ambitious is better to buy hosting at US provider than the local one (I am from Central Europe) - mainly because of shorter loading time of a website. I ...
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How do you run a proxy on a minecraft server? [closed]

I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this, and this is a highly specific question but maybe one of you are smart enough to help me work through it. I've bought a virtual minecraft server ...
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How to add a subdomain and avoid to create a new folder?

On my shared hosting, I have just created a new subdomain static.example.com but it has also create a new folder www.example.com/static/ . How can I avoid to create these new folders every time I ...
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When is the right time to put a load balancer in place?

I have a shopping site with 1m products, to be honest I have a lot of questions - most of them probably subjective, but this one I think fits. When is the right time to get a load balancer? We have 1 ...
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How to find hosting company via IP?

I need to update a website of my client. The original developer is not contactable now. And my client doesn't have any information about the hosting company. The domain is registered thru Network ...
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Supplier is trying to sell me a hardware firewall: do I need one?

As per the title, my software supplier is trying to persuade me to upgrade to a dedicated server with a hardware firewall. (We're currently on a shared Rackspace virtual host, running Ubuntu.) Our ...
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123-reg: Enabling PHP in their Starter package [closed]

One of my clients has been with 123-reg for years and wanted to continue to use their hosting. Upon starting a new 'Starter Package' I have been unable to do the simplest thing and enable PHP. The ...
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Strange requests being made to my site

I've recently started hosting my dev site from my laptop and I see these requests being made on my domain. I've no idea what these are. Please help. ...
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Website farm apache best practices

I've set up an app which builds new websites. I am creating virtual host files automatically when a user signs up. Is there a "right" way to enable the virtual host and reload apache from the web ...
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Dust prevention for home servers [closed]

I found some posts on here about dealing with dust relating to servers but nothing that specifically addressed my question. I have several servers at home for research and as you can probably guess ...
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Security in shared hosting vs VPS 'virtual appliances'

I have to change my hosting provider. Right now I have a shared hosting account but I'm considering trying the LAMP stack appliance from turnkeylinux.org. I'm very comfortable with using linux, I've ...
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Blogger custom domain - pitfalls of domain pointing?

I've posted this on StackOverflow, but on reflection this seems a more appropriate location. This is quite a common topic to come up - wanting to use a custom host for a blogger blog. My personal ...
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Got a malware on my hosting provider which infect JavaScript files .. how do I find the entry point?

This morning some sites which are hosted on the server as me started triggering malware alerts and started to redirect traffic to external sites. I've found out that a line of packed javascript was ...
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How to use Apache with Windows DNS Server

I have recently bought a domain, and I have set up Windows DNS Server on my Server 2008 R2 machine to handle the DNS. To obtain the info you might need use this: ...
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What things do you look for when picking a server hosting company?

We are going through an RFP process of changing hosting companies for most of our servers (~10 fairly powerful workhorses and database servers). When the existing company was picked I wasn't at the ...
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shared nameserver or unique name server for every domain created on one dedicated server?

is this recommanded to use single shared name server for different domains hosted on single dedicated server. like using ns0.sharedNameServer.co.uk & ns1.sharedNameServer.co.uk or every domain ...
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Redirecting email from from domain registrar to hosting comapny mailbox

I have the domain example.com registered with company A I have the hosting with company B (ServerGrove) Company A offers me simple parking, and company B offers me mailbox service. What I would like ...
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What are volume servers?

I am currently reading a lot literature about data centers. I often read the term "volume server" which seem to be some kind of standard server that we can rent today. However, I am not really sure ...
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Custom WHM PORT

I saw many webhosting companies are changing WHM Port and limiting it's access with the browser user-agent to be only accesses by a specific user-agent. They are using User Agent switcher addon via ...