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

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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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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Any disadvantage to short DNS TTL? [closed]

Any disadvantage to short DNS TTL?
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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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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 "ns1....
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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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Why do hosting companies charge so much just for RAM?

I'm a little confused. I realize hosting companies 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 to a hosted machine is so much? ...
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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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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 (Force....
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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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Limit simultaneous connections per IP with Apache2

I am hosting a public heavy CPU web service, and I would like to configure Apache2 to only allow 1 simultaneous connection per IP address to the location at hand, to prevent single clients from using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is RAM so expensive from hosting companies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: why do hosting co charge so much just for RAM? Why is the cost of RAM so expensive from hosting companies? Just curious if anyone works at one and could explain it to me. ...
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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 eukhost....
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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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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 ...
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Free java hosting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Anyone know of any Free Java hosting services? Could anyone tell me some free hosting on which I can run my java web application even for a day? I don't want free forever. ...
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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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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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How do you host multiple public facing websites on a VPS?

We host about 30 websites using typical shared hosting plans using ASP.NET and SQL 2000/2005/2008. I am now wondering about hosting all of these websites using our own virtual private server. This is ...
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PHP shared hosting with opcode caching (eg APC)? [closed]

Basically I'm looking for a cheap hosting solution that actually enables opcode caching. I'm having a hard time finding one. Is there a reason for this? Anyway, anyone know of one?
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Some questions regarding Hostname

I just bought a new VPS hosting plan and i have a few questions. Hope someone here can clear the doubts for me. 1) Is it necessary to have a real domain for a vps hostname? I suppose i can just ...
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VPS solution to match cloud scalabilty and reliability

Having this architecture in mind: server 1: webserver - floating/surges of CPU load and BW consumption server 2: dbserver - floating I/O from webserver and steady/heavy I/O from batch-process server ...
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Network Question

I have a question about whether something is 'possible' by default or requires additional setup. Lets say I have two systems behind a firewall and they are in the same domain and subnet. System 1 has ...
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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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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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Finding hosting provider, basic criteria?

i am a professional in web software development but know little about hosting. I selected Bluehost because of good reviews. Every day i experience between 30 min and 2 hour downtime, which is in ...
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Dedicated Server Tutorials

I have never setup a dedicated server before except at my house but nerver attached a domain name to my ip address. I will be using windows 2008, iis7 and asp.net, sql server express 2008. I need some ...
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How to show a maintenance page for website when our network is down

We host our ASP.NET web sites internally (within our DMZ). When we are doing network maintenance, etc we would like to have our sites display a maintenance page, but our network is down so our hosting ...
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How many sites can be served with 50,000 dns queries?

Some DNS services offer to host your DNS for free with a limit like '50,000 DNS queries a month'. Does each website visit trigger a lookup? What volume of traffic can be served with 50,000 ...
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User account for running websites on linux

I have seen many blogs and articles recommend me that do not run the website on Linux under root user. Should I create different account for running website? How about backends like MySql like ...
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Intranet radio station over network

My company runs shopping centers around the country and from time to time we receive complaints regarding the music selection playing in the shops. I'd like to build a centralized music streaming ...
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Webserver Hosting Location

We're entering into the european market and i have a question about hosting our .eu site. I know the IP address of the domain can affect SERPs, but I dont want to have a different server because it ...
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How can I point a Google Sites URL to a different host?

I have a Google Sites partnership with some Premier Edition accounts. Currently, my domain [www.foobar.com] points to a WYSIWYG-managed site "Powered by Google Sites." I want to keep routing my e-mail ...