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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Choose hosting (separate IP for each website) [LAMP] [on hold]

Sry guys for asking maybe dumb questions. I'm just new to all the hosting stuff. I need you to direct me in right direction. What I need is a web hosting which has separate IPs/servers for each ...
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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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Red5 RTMP Server for Streaming Site

I tried to set up my own rtmp server with red5 and I want to use my own local red5 rtmp address for my streaming website (like ustream with video whisper), so my users can stream and watch streams ...
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What kind of server do I need? [duplicate]

First of all, please don't mind the simplicity of my question as I'm not an IT expert. I have a website project which will estimatedly attract 1000 concurrent users. I have employed 2 IT experts who ...
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Remote boot ubuntu desktop machine [migrated]

I've setup ubuntu 14.04 on my iMac at home (as well as SSH & portforwarding). I can connect via SSH when the machine is on, connected, and not suspended. Similar to many hosting providers (i.e. ...
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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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Tuning Apache2 prefork MaxClients ServerLimit

I have a machine with 128 GB Ram that is using Apache2 as Webserver (in this machine there is no Database Server, the Database Machine is a 64 GB Ram machine that can handle 2000 max connections). I ...
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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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Hosting discussion forums on Windows 2008 Server / IIS, what software to use? [closed]

A plan to look into hosting discussion forums related to our product, on our own servers, has arisen, and I can't seem to find any pure .NET or Windows-based discussion forums. Since we're a pure ...
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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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Is it possible to use Docker to separate web sites for users?

I manage servers where users have their own websites on it that can be accessed by FTP (like an hosting company) and instead of working on isolating LAMP stack processes, I was wondering if it was ...
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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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459 views

Looking for some advice for adult web hosting solutions [closed]

I'm about to embark on a web application in the adult web-space. As the product is web-based, it requires hosting. Does anyone know if there are legitimate hosting providers that allow the hosting of ...
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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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One database for two websites [closed]

I'm starting a project where I need two different websites to interact with one database. They have different domains and different source codes. My servers providers are Hostgator and Linode. ...
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3answers
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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 ...
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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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Looking for a solid business email provider in the EU [closed]

Small businesses these days are often pretty reliant on email but don't have the ressources to host a safe and secure service themselves. I am looking for an email provider for a SMB customer: I'm ...
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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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Dedicated mail server for sending bulk emails

I developed an email list manager web application (PHP w/ MySQL backend) for a client. The web application quickly evolved to support the sending of bulk emails to solicited email addresses (not ...
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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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108 views

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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DNS - Custom Nameservers Errors

I am planning on setting up some DNS services and I would like some advice as I have errors from the site: www.intodns.com. First of all let me briefly outline my scenario. I have a VPS server with ...
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What to do if you were scammed by a web hosting company? [closed]

I was recently scammed by a web hosting company. Is there anything i can do about it? I would like to sue them but that doesn't sound realistic to me since they are not based on the same country as ...