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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Server Hosting from your House - $200 to $300 per month range

I'm a developer lacking some infrastructure knowledge. What is the fattest pipe I can get to my house in the $200 to $300 range? I'd like to host a few servers at my house. Then if my company gets ...
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Website hosting from home - IIS6

I'm wanting to host a few websites from home, primarily because I'm using some BETA Microsoft software (.NET 4 and EF) and don't want to install it on my production server which is hosted at ...
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How much network latency is “typical” for east - west coast USA?

At the moment we're trying to decide whether to move our datacenter from the west coast to the east coast. However, I am seeing some disturbing latency numbers from my west coast location to the east ...
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Self-host an application or outsource it? [closed]

Assuming you have the ability to influence IT purchasing in your organization, what criteria and process do you use to evaluate outsourcing decisions? In a basic "host a commercial application ...
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What are some pitfalls of hosting a website from home?

So, it's not terribly difficult to host a website from home. It doesn't seem to make sense to pay a 3rd party to host some low traffic websites, so in some cases hosting from your home computer makes ...
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ASP.NET MVC shared web hosting recommendations? (Alternatively, good Windows VPS providers?) [closed]

I am looking to deploy a small, low traffic website I've built using ASP.NET MVC that just allows it's users to fill out a form and upload a file (.doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt). The administration side of ...
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Asp.net 3.5, IIS7 and SQL Server 2008 Hosting recommendations

I am looking for some suggestions for asp.net hosting on IIS7 with sql server 2008. I am assuming within this price range for windows shared hosting will be the go although vps would be great. We are ...
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How does geography affect network latency?

I have the option of hosting our database/web server at a managed hosting company on the East Coast (US) or one on the West Coast (US). Our company is based out of New York City, and both hosting ...
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Changing hosting provider - how to migrate mailboxes? [closed]

I am going to move from one hosting provider to another. It's pretty easy to move website for me but I don't have experience with migrating mailboxes (I don't even know if this question is ...
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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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About to go live: virtual dedicated server or cloud?

I am about to launch my startup company, and we will be going live in a few weeks time. We have really tight budgetary constraints, since we are bootstrapping - and would prefer not to raise external ...
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When are DNS “glue” (or “host”) records needed?

I kind of know why glue records are needed (cyclic dependencies), but when are they needed? Are they only needed when setting a domain's nameservers to my own machine on the internet - like ...
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How Long Will A DNS Change Take

If I'm going to make a DNS change to an A record for my domain (changing from one IP to another), how long can I expect until people are moved over to the new info? Is it simply <= the TTL? I ...
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Latency in Internet connections from Europe to USA

I'm looking for a (cheap) Web hoster. Basically all the hosting providers that I can find, and match my requirements are located in the USA. But my target audience is in (Western-)Europe, I know for ...
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Opinions on hosting servers in-house

I've read a half-dozen threads here about the pros and cons of hosting in-house, but our situation is a little different than most, so I figured I'd just open a new question. In short, we're a small ...
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Hosting a server for websites, ftp and random use at home? [closed]

I'm wondering what's the best option for me if I want to move all my hosted websites (from a hosting company) to a server at my own home? Basically, the needs I have are: be able to host websites ...
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I am on Rackspace Cloud. What is Bandwidth Out and Bandwidth In?

Can someone give me very easy to understand examples? And how to calculate? Suppose someone views a page off of my web server. This page is 400kb. How much is the bandwidth in and out for me?
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What is the solid Windows Server 2008 VPS hosting (preferably) in Europe? [closed]

I am looking for Windows Server 2008 VPS hosting to host a few sites/apps with special needs. I spend few hours googling but I am not satisfied with the result. I looks to me that this business is ...
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Hosting: Location, location, location

What factors generally seem most important if you have issues of geography that seem relevant for providing an internet service and freedom to choose between locations. How do you evaluate them? A ...
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Locking down a box on the Internet [closed]

I'm a developer who is looking to put a new service on the Internet. I am new to administering systems and frankly I seem a little lost at where I should start with putting something on the web. My ...
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Website hacked again, what to do? please help

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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why do hosting co charge so much just for RAM?

I'm a little confused, I realize hosting co. are there to make money, but why is it that RAM is so cheap these days and the monthly cost for just adding more ram is so much? why doesn't someone come ...
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Need a good colocation host

I'm looking for a good collocation host in Los Angeles. I've looked at quite a few hosts, but found precious few reviews. Has anyone had particularly good or bad experiences that can point me in a ...
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How to give user permissions on ubuntu server?

i have an ubuntu server and i give hosting to some users and i use the next command to create users and their ftp accounts: sudo adduser nameofthepage This command creates a directory with the name ...
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Move primary domain hosting from GoDaddy, but keep email & subdomains there w/ non-GoDaddy registrar

Given a domain registered through DotRegistrar, with GoDaddy as the current host (shared hosting) I need to figure out how to move the hosting for the primary domain to another hosting provider ...
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How necessary is a static IP when running a webserver from home

I'm considering hosting at home not through a third party. Some of the content will be software that need to run reliably 24/7. Currently I buy the domain then redirect it to the IP of my webhost, so ...
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different hosting account, same URL?

Our client has a website at www.myclient.com. They want a new site created at www.myclient.com/newsite and for us to host it. Is it possible to have www.myclient.com hosted on one server/network and ...
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Hosting Website Issue

I have a web project which I want to post in to our company`s hosting server: IIS Vs.6.0. The name of the server which is running our whole websites is: testing.test.com and domain is testing.com I am ...
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Multiple domains on single host plan on GoDaddy problem with redirection

I have a goDaddy account for hosting and on that host i have multiple domains. goDaddy offers me only one 404 redirect for all of my domains: * example2.com/gadf (nonexistent link) is redirected to ...
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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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Backup solutions for Rackspace cloud sites?

What options do I have for backing up the content from a Rackspace Cloud Sites including files and databases? I know they have cron jobs, but I am not sure what options I have when it comes to that. ...
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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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Does routing distance affect performance significantly?

When I say routing distance, I mean on a global scale. For instance, if my target audience is in China, do I look for a host within China?
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What do I need to know about running my own dedicated server (with windows 2008)

I'm thinking of getting my own dedicated server with the following stats: Processor: Celeron 440 2.0 GHz Memory: 1 GB Primary Hard Drive : 160 GB SATA II This will be running ...
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What should I know before considering a VPS or dedicated server?

I have a plan for the future for an application and web service. The client will have an application that will send requests to a server-side Java backend that will process requests, and the server ...
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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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Any disadvantage to short DNS TTL? [closed]

Any disadvantage to short DNS TTL?
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Suggestions for reliable cheap VPS ($10)? [closed]

Does anyone have suggestions on reliable and cheap VPSes (up to around $10 each)? I found this link on a related question and was wondering if anyone had reviews for these services or others: ...
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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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How to make this multiplayer flash game publicly available? [closed]

I have made a ActionScript 3.0 Flash game and implemented multiplayer functionality using SmartFoxServer. Now I want to put this game on my website which is hosted on 000webhost. My game works ...
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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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Choosing a Host — Reseller or VPS?

I'm developing a common-interest social networking community which is soon ready for release. I need some advice on what type of a hosting plan will best fit both my emerging website development ...
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Transition domain to new web host without waiting for DNS propagation

I was considering switching to Amazon EC2 to host my website to handle more traffic. It seems like I would have to update DNS records to point to the new server but I was wondering if there was a way ...
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Cheap windows shared hosting service [closed]

Hi I have recently purchased a domain from go daddy, now I am looking for a cheap windows hosting. Following are my requirements Shared Windows hosting Should be cheap in price Should have at least ...
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cPanel Open source alternatives

The cPanel license is around $500/year, so I'm considering open source (preferably free) alternatives. After brief searching, I found ISPConfig. Anything else that people use and are satisfied with? ...
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What are the different classes of Internet Connection and how do they differ?

I'm looking for the technical differences between consumer and professional Internet connections. By "professional" I mean: The kind you can get at a datacenter The kind you can get at an office ...
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Productive uses for an idle web server?

I have been renting a Windows 2008-based Virtual Server from 1&1 for the past few years. It is located in a well-connected server farm, has 10 gigs of space, and unlimited Traffic. I used to host ...
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Multiple instances of Apache

I'm running a VPS and have several websites being served under 1 Apache instance. Issue with this is that I'm working on a Django application which would probably require me to restart Apache. Is ...
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Expecting High traffic on website..How to manage

I am expecting high traffic on a corporate website i am managing.At present the website is hosted on godaddy shared hosting. As it will be an IPO for my clients company so i don't have any idea what ...
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Should our web-app go Cloud or multiple VPS?

Let's say we have a web-app and there's an automated/under-the-hood process which updates the DB. At the moment, they all ran in the same server. We'd like to separate the batch-process from the ...