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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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 ...
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Comparing outgoing mail options, self hosted VS google apps in my situation

I am setting up a small site that has the need to be able to programmatically send mail from time to time. Password resets and things like that. I'm already using google apps to handle my domains ...
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Does shared hosting hold some benefits over a VPS? [closed]

I was looking a for a windows host for my ASP.NET MVC app and the prices in softsyshosting looked very decent. However i fail to understand, why do they offer codename "Enterprise" Shared hosting at ...
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How to prepare for a huge spike in traffic for launching a website hosted on Heroku?

I am getting ready to launch a site I've been working on, and am talking to some bloggers. It's planned to go live next week and press will write about it when it does. But the thing is, this is my ...
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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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What would be the cheapest way to host host large amount of data online? [closed]

I would like to keep large amount of data in an Internet accessible place. Starting at, say, 80TB and increasing the storage gradually. 80TB, ->160TB after maybe a year, ->240 after one more year or ...
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Tranfer and host multiple domains on a dedicated server

We have a dedicated server hosting one website, say www.example.com and another 20 websites hosted on shared servers elsewhere. How can I transfer those multiple websites and host them on our ...
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Run Windows based hosting among main Linux dedicated server

I have a Linux dedicated server which runs a bunch of PHP applications. I tried to migrate to Windows Server dedicated server last week, but I lack the IT knowledge in Windows and there are too many ...
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Virtual Private Servers/Cloud hosting - Suitable for CPU intensive tasks?

Can anyone with experience of deploying CPU intensive applications into 'cloud' environments (like e.g. Linode), comment on whether these environments have been suitable? It seems to me that with ...
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Checking serve speed, using ping test? [closed]

To cut a long story short I'm locked into a cheap hosting package for a 2 years, and on their site they say there hosting is "fast and reliable" (its not). I'm looking to get some server speeds stats ...
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How do I copy my current website to VPS linux? [closed]

I have my current website on shared hosting. But recently we are shifting to VPS hosting. I am quiet new to this term and when I talked with their sales team about what is VPS and can I remotely ...
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How is a public ip adddress accessible anywhere from the internet?

If my machine has a public ip address, then any one from any corner of the world can access this ip address. How does this happen? I mean where is my ip address updated or where does the requester see ...
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How Do I Set Up a Subdomain with a Separate Webhost and Domain Registrar?

I have looked at all sorts of solutions online and come up with nothing. I cannot ask the webhost for help because it's not my hosting account; I am setting it up for a client. My client has a ...
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Django hosting on linux - what's the most memory-efficient technique?

I've got a VPS (Ubuntu 10.04, 512MB) on which I host 10-15 django sites, most of which have intermittent traffic. I'm wondering what the best hosting technique is in this situation, where the ...
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5 domains point to 5 directories in a server … how can i do that?

I have 5 domains lets say Domain1.com domain2.com ... domain5.com. Domain1.com to go to /www/domain1 folder on my server. Domain2.com to go to /www/domain2 folder on my server. ... I have ...
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How to access site from outside, hosted on IIS?

I hosted a web site on IIS (Windows 7 Professional) running on port 81 because I have Apachi installed on port 80. I can easily access site from http://localhost:81/testsite on server machine I can ...
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Is there any way to get control back over a hijacked domain name?

I recently started making a website for a company and they gave me ftp and cpanel access to the hosting which used to work alright. This domain was purchased by their former developer, so he was the ...
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How to redirect domain A to domain B using A-Records and CNAME records only

I have 2 domains hosted with different hosts. I need to redirect Domain A to Domain B. Unfortunately I can't do a 301 redirect from Host A, but can only modify/add DNS entries (A-Records and CNAMEs) ...
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Amazon EC2 estimation

I'm a software/web developer and for the first time I have to set up a cloud system to host one of the websites I have coded. I found very difficult to estimate the costs for an Amazon EC2 cloud ...
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Web (jsp servlet) application hosting

I have a jsp servlet application which allows users to listen meida files(audio video). I have 2 solutions. 1 st solution-. upload media files to youtube and keep the url in my database. when a user ...
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Database server migration and SQL Server 2008 licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? We currently have a dedicated server that hosts a number of websites and also has SQL Server 2008 Enterprise running on ...
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Admin 100's of VPS's

I have (so far) about 50 VPS's that I have to deploy and have my clients manage thought some sort of control panel. Initially I thought I'd install ISPConfig 3 on each one of them and use their API ...
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How do you host a big data web application? [closed]

Affordable alternative to Linode. I am using linode to serve my web application. The application serves, what I consider big data using ~ 30GB for our model US State and we serve a few hundred ...
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Why my server is up and down successively? [closed]

Our server has just been hacked few days ago, we made a complete backup of it, but, from that time, we get erros while trying to access our websites hosted on it : some times, everything works ...
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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. ...