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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Where is the best place to get reviews on hosting providers? [closed]

I know this is very subjective, but I really need reliable reviews of hosting providers. Thank you for not downvoting :]
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Virtual hosting in lighttpd?

Ok, here it goes... I've seen some other posts dealing with this, but it didn't help that much. I am using windows XP. My problem is with trying to get lighttpd working with virtual hosts. Now, I ...
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`find` command not available in web host, how to implement a delete based on modification time using other commands?

I'm creating a simple datebase backup solution for a client using web hosting at DataFlame. The web hosting account provides access to cron but not a shell. I have a database backup script creating ...
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DNS Solution for secondaries in a shared hosting enviroment [closed]

I'm taking part in a custom shared hosting solution, and we need help with a solution for DNS or routing. Right now, a user domain points to their share, but it must have the secondary name in it. ...
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Do local cURL requests count towards my network transfer limit?

I have a purchased a hosting that allows me 10 GB of monthly transfer. Will this 10 GB of transfer be affected if I make some cURL requests, from-a-script-to-a-script on the same server (in this case ...
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m1.medium has only 1 CPU

I created an AMI for my micro instance where I was running my application and launched a m1.medium with that image. This is a windows 2008 server class machine. I see that the instance has 3.7 GB of ...
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Hosting management [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that lets me keep record of which servers I have, domain names, ip ranges, etc. Does anyone know of a tool that does all this? Could be either web-based or desktop ...
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How to track hits/viewing activity on an image file?

First and foremost, please forgive me if this is in the wrong section. I always seem to pick the wrong site when it comes to computer questions. In the air of recent, wildly viral internet events, my ...
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Changing Servers - Redirect to new IP = No Downtime?

I am changing servers of my website. The IP of old server cannot be moved to the new one. To have no downtime I am planing to do the following, please someone confirm it will work: Setup the new ...
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Can't find file in .htaccess

In my website I'm trying to implement friendly URLs. I have an index.php file and a .htaccess file in my hosting's public folder. I'm using the following code in the .htaccess file: DirectoryIndex ...
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How to achieve zero downtime website hosting transition?

Background: I am a programmer. I still have a lot to learn about hosting and DNS. I am using a cheap shared hosting provider (DreamHost) to host a client website. They have decided that they would ...
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apache2 UserDir Deny to everyone exept me

I have set up a Debain 6 VPS for PHP web developpement / personal hosting and have a quick question : I want to host production code in : /var/www/site.com, and developpement code in ...
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Having host problems, can anyone recommend a solution or another host option?

I have a PHP/MySQL web application that gets about 600,000 hits per month. It has been running well for the last few months, but more recently the server is OOMing and crashing. The times between the ...
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Technologies that allow YouTube scale distribution?

Youtube as we know, is massive. It has thousand of concurrent users streaming at least 2 megabytes per video. Obviously, that gets to be a lot of traffic... far too much for any one server. What ...
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How to find the lowest latency midpoint between two geographic locations?

I'm looking for a geographic location (not service) to host internet services that will give me the lowest latency on connections from two other locations. How would I best determine the most ideal ...
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Bandwidth out of control, where to go next

I was wondering if someone could give me a bit of advice. I have just released a site live and it has maxed my bandwidth / space more than what i predicted. Im from Australia so space and bandwidth ...
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Domain without WWW not working

My domain is not resolving without using the www. subdomain. I can't work out why... here is my current zone file: rcnhca.org.uk 86400 SOA ns0.gradwell.com hostmaster.gradwell.com 2012 10800 3600 ...
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What capacities should have a hosting to support an average of 1000 registered users simultaneously? [closed]

How much RAM, Disk Space, Bandwidth, etc would be needed? It's just and aproximate. I have no idea how to do a real implementation of a web service and I'm not going to, but I have to write a SRS ...
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Will shared hosting work for my case?

I need to host a JSF application backed by a NoSQL database (Cassandra, which operates on a cluster of nodes). I'm going to purchase a set of VPS to maintain the database server cluster. But to host ...
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Transferring from Godaddy to Namecheap: Move sub domains, cname, MX records etc

I am in the process of transferring my Godaddy domains to Namecheap. There is public info about transferring domains but not about zone info: subdomains, cnames, MX records etc. How do I ...
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Apache rewrite rule: is it possible to redirect a request to null

I have a small issue to quickly fix with a Js that request a page that should be empty. Is it possible to redirect that request to something like /dev/null ? Thanks in advance! Pv
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Dev Server Setup for a small group of Web Developers

Looking to upgrade our aging and clunky Windows development server setup. We have a small group (5 people, all working remotely) that do PHP and Javascript web development. The options are dizzying. ...
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Why would a company treat its web server hardware setup as confidential? [closed]

Recently I was reading a blog post (in Russian) about a huge datacenter. Commenters asked to show shots of racks with equipment installed by customers. The authors declined saying that customers ...
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Amazon EC2 + EBS , is it financially smart for smaller startups? [closed]

I am trying to consider where to host my website and I am really sold on Amazon web services but I can't really decide if this is the course I want to take because of pricing. For one thing, I am not ...
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More important ping or hardware [closed]

I am not an expert so I would ask to you please. We are looking for a dedicated server for minecraft for our community, we have two options: 1. Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Quadcore 3.40GHz incl. ...
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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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When is a mail relay needed?

Let me expand... I have a client who is unhappy with their current hosting situation. They want me to move their website and domain across to my hosting platform. I can do this. However I have ...
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CMS / Server setup to easily host multiple sites [closed]

I'm looking for a simple CMS to use for a bunch of micro sites. These are generally sites that are only ever a few pages and are often for friends or simple microsites for work. What I really want is ...
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The proper term for Hosting a P2V image

I have a legacy system that has been converted P2V style to a virtual machine image. What is the proper term for a hosting solution that will use the image I have created? For some reason I am ...
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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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Changing DNS when I have different email and web hosts

I've just built a new site on a NEW host at this domain www.new-domain.com The current live site is at a different domain www.old-domain.com and different host I want www.old-domain.com to redirect ...
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How do I get the internet speed that of a hosting company? [closed]

I own a popular website, heavy on traffic and space. I can't solely trust my hosting company with backups, plus - hardware is expensive to rent. So I am looking into hosting the website in-house. I ...
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DNS Error Randomly Takes Down Site All Day [closed]

I need some help on why one of my sites constantly goes offline and back online all day like 30 times a day!. The downtime varies from 10 Minutes to 55 Minutes and its really affecting me. I have ...
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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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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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What different is there between Snapshot and backup hyper-v vps?

What different is there between Snapshot hyper-v vps and backup hyper-v vps ? can I restore my vps from a Snapshot ?
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Script to search out outdated/insecure OSS LAMP applications on web server

Some time ago I ran across a script that reported outdated/insecure versions of Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, OS Commerce, etc on a server. It did this by traversing the file system and looking for ...
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Why are some users still using the old DNS records?

I moved from my reseller hosting to a VPS about a month ago now. I transferred a bunch of client accounts and changed the nameservers on their domain names to match the new server. All of the accounts ...
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GoDaddy parker site when viewing site on mobile phone

I have this URL hosted on GoDaddy: http://timkl.com When I view it in Chrome on my Desktop it works fine. However when I view it on a mobile phone, I get a GoDaddy parker site. I'm flummoxed, what ...
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can't see hosted website

I cant get access to website hosted by my PC. when I type my ip for ex 83.12.12.123/website.html I get error Object Not Found The requested URL '/website.html' was not found on the RomPager ...
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VPS hosting for a user-generated content site like fmylife.com?

I'm in the process of creating my very first website and I wanted to make a clone of fmylife.com and bought a script called fmyscript for that purpose. The requirements to run fmyscript are as ...
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How to point domain names to a windows server 2008 Web Edition and manage subdomains ect

I really don't know where to go with this as I don't normally have to sort domains out on this level. Hers is what I want and have: I am using Windows Server 2008 Web Edition (so no DNS Role). ...
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In what country should I host my web app? [closed]

// I'm not sure if this is the right QA site, but I will just have a try I'm currently developing a web app that aims at an international audience and that will have an english interface. I'm living ...
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Need some advice on a deployment

So I am about to get started deploying a complicated infrastructure as a hosting environment for several high traffic sites. I will be using ec2 for the servers and other different services from AWS. ...
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Dedicated server hosting with your own server

Is that possible? I notice that monthly prices go up when the more powerful your server. I'd like to avoid the raise in pricing by using my own home-built rackable-server. I would like to send my ...
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How Long Do DNS Records Take to Propagate when Swapping Data Centers, and How Should I Do It?

We have hosted a site on a particular data center. Now we would like to change it to another data-center. What is the best way to migrate my web-server, and what is the correct way to update my DNS ...
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DiscountASP.NET/shared hosting [closed]

I am in the process of trying to source an ASP.NET MVC3/SQL2008 host and think I'm happy with DiscountASP.NET however I have a few questions which I can't seem to find answers to: 1) What sort of CPU ...
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What are the benefits of having an unique IP address?

I just signed up with DreamHost VPS, and their sign-up process offered an unique IP address for an additional ~$4/mo. I know what IP addresses are. Why would this uniqueness matter? Visitors are ...
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Deleted file from server using cuteftp.No local backup.How to restore

Files on server is deleted from my windows hosting server (Dedicated Hosting Server -Leaseweb.com). I deleted files using cuteFTP.Can i recover files by logging in to my dedicated server remotely. ...
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How does Dreamhost Restrict User Accounts?

Browsing around my shared hosting account on Dreamhost, I noticed that I could not create users if the name is already taken. I can cd /home/username if I created the username, but I can't cd ...