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What database server will benefit from 4 CPUs

I use MySQL server on Debian GNU/Linux machine with 4 CPUs (Linode 4096) and there are performace issue on havy load (in the middle of the day) but machine is not overload only queries are slow. What ...
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Company server setup - security and ssh

I currently manage a server at RackSpace for my company, and am planing on switching to Linode in the next month or so, for a better server and to save some money. In the process of switching, I am ...
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Change user password within user with root account

I'm logged into (ssh) my ubuntu server into a non-root user account. I can not directly ssh into the server as root, because I disabled it. I have the root password. I need to change the user password ...
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How should I manage a domain that has certain nameservers but MX records pointing elsewhere?

I am with a small business redesigning other companies' websites. Often we will host their new website on our Linode account but they will have their email handled with some other provider. One ...
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How to restore after sudo killall sshd?

I have a Linode virtual server that I made go down yesterday. Basically, I killed sshd using killall sshd First time I issued this command, I forgot sudo so it just dropped my connection. Next ...
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Is backing up to Dropbox ideal? [closed]

I am currently setting on a new CentOS server on one of my Linodes, and are debating with myself on how to back up the data. The server is running DirectAdmin, which will compress all data (e-mail, ...
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Host Multiple Sites on One IP Using Apache

I have a LAMP server which hosts multiple sites. That server has a static IP address. What I would like to do is to point different domain names to different virtual hosts. For example: Domain ...
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Secure copying (file transfer) between two Linux servers in the same datacenter (Linode)

I have two Linodes in the same data center. I want to copy files from one to the other each night or on demand (for about the next month, until this project is finished). So I'm thinking about using ...
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Site extremely slow - unresponsive - on Linode

I recently moved to linode from a managed/autoscaled host. MY site is extremely slow - unresponsive most of the time. I was on the 512 mb, 20gig storage, 200 gig transfer plan but upgraded thinking ...
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linode server bandwidth

I am ready to deploy my startup on the web so i would like to start small and get a VPS from linode as i see many good reviews and see how its going... the thing is that on their website they state: ...
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`Which php` isn't working on linode servers (Ubuntu 10.04)?

Currently trying to configure a linode server running on ubuntu 10.04. I utilized a stackscript (Default drupal profile) which seemed to run successfully. The log indicate so as well. Then ssh'd ...
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Why no first user setup as sudo on Linode (Ubuntu 10.10)

The standard setup for Ubuntu is to create two users, root and a first user. The first user always gets full sudo access and root login is disabled (for security). Linode doesn't do this, it just ...
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cannot access django development server running on Linode from outside

I just setup a django development server on a Linode and wanted to access it from outside. The server is running on port 8000. But the linode is not allowing me to access this port from outside. I ...
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Using cloudflare as the only load balancer

Say I have 3 vps nodes in linode to serve traffic on a single website. Linode themselves provides a node balancing solution: https://www.linode.com/nodebalancers But I use cloudflare and was ...
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remote connection to mysql failing

Whenever I try to connect to my mysql database remotely I am receiving Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet', system error: 111 as a response, Currently my ...
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Migrate to AWS from Linode

Migration to another server is not easy when we have a large database. We want to move our database in Linode to amazon RDS database, i tried to pg_dump and pg_restore and it succeeds but it consume a ...
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What are some techniques companies like Linode use to prevent spamming from their VPS's?

I apologize if this seems open ended. I'm currently investigating Linode, and this item is one of the things I was asked to look into. I suspect this may look like I'm a spammer myself, but that's ...
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ubuntu linode server 404 error with django mod_wsgi [closed]

I have configured a linode server with apache2 and mod_wsgi.. the server is running wsgi is running postgre is running and syncdb was successful what I am having trouble finishing is actually ...
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postfix error unused parameter

I need some help with the configuration of postfix. Doing it first time. I'm following this how-to and configured each step carefully. Can anyone help me with this error pls? Service postfix ...
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Server reboots, no idea why [closed]

I'm by no means experienced with system administration. I have a Linode vm mostly for the fun of it, hosting a webserver (nginx -> nodejs) and a Minecraft server I share with some friends. I ...
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multiple ip for a server not reachable

FYI: I've read everything on Serverfault related to this question and have faced a different issue. Simply put, I've got one server (apache2) with couple of sites on it. It currently has 1 ip. I'm ...
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Linode setup via Chef [closed]

I'm working on setting up a Linode VPS from scratch but instead of doing it manually I wish to use Chef so I can easily automate it in the future. The question I have is: I realise you can set up ...
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Switching Servers, SSL domain, one vps?

Feeding off of this post. I have a domain with Dreamhost and i've purchased SSL certificate for it. I am moving over the server files to Linode but and setting the DNS in dreamhost to point over. ...
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How to use linode as a download proxy?

I've got a linode(it's in Tokyo), it's usually faster to download files to the linode and then copy it to my computer via ssh than I download the files directly, this is what I used to do: ssh ...
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Adding more graphs to the Linode dashboard

Linode offers system monitoring graphs as shown below. Is it possible to add more graphs to the Linode dashboard by way of collectd? Say to view Memcache eviction rate. Just to give you an idea ...
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Simple reverse dns

it would be $ORIGIN 113.168.192.IN-ADDR.ARPA. for a 255.255.255.0 netmask but what would the origin be for a netmask of 255.255.128.0
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Python can't find namedtuple on Linode Ubuntu 9.10

I have a Linode running Ubuntu 9.10 with a Python version of 2.6.4rc2 When I try to import namedtuple I get an ImportError. What could be going wrong? This is a part of the standard library.
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Redirection of subdomain working, but server not found error : Linode [duplicate]

Here is my virtual host : <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost ServerName policy.domain.com ServerAlias www.policy.domain.com DocumentRoot /policy ErrorLog ...
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deploying meteor on my own domain (ubuntu)

I want to deploy my meteor app on my Ubuntu server, I used meteor.sh and everything went successfully, But i simply can't launch my app from the browser I'm putting my ip address and getting a 404 ...
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Ubuntu server hanging and can't find cause

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 512mb VPS server running on Linode. I have it setup to serve about 6 Wordpress powered websites. For a few weeks now it has crashed daily, 2-3 times. Linode automatically ...
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Linode Fedora shows an incorrect time

My fedora 17 linode VPS shows an incorrect time. The current real time in Dublin is 15:13 but my linode shows the time below which is out by 3 hours and 45 minutes: cg@lin:~$ ls -l /etc/localtime ...
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How to change Linode IP to open different website?

I have a LINODE 512 account (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) where I have got 1 IP. Using /etc/apache2/sites-available (enabled) I have hosted 4 websites, which is working very well. But the IP address I have got ...
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Setup nginx for serving static only via a subdomain

All I want to do is to set up a nginx server to serve static files ONLY. This nginx server sits behind a HAProxy, and HAProxy directs all the requests for static files to this nginx server. I have ...
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Keep-alives are not working for websites with NodeBalancer in Linode

I have following configuration in my linode slice NB <----->web1+web2+web3 Here's the configuration screenshot from linode: We need NB in http mode since we need few things that plain tcp mode ...
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set up linode without a domain name

I read somewhere that a linode can be set up without a domain pointing to it, but I was unsure of how to tackle that. I noticed in the getting started guide it has an entry about updating your ...
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Reset Linode root password

I've recently been put in charge of a Ubuntu server in the Linode platform. This webserver is running a production Rails application with a MySQL database. I need to ssh into it to download a copy ...
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Why doesn't Apache see my webmail subdirectory

I recently setup a new website on my linode box, everything is working fine. Except I can't seem to have a webmail subdirectory on my site. Whenever I goto http://mysite.com/webmail the browser takes ...
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Switched Hosts from Inmotion to Linode but Redirect Still occurring

We recently switched servers from inmotion hosting to linode and everything is going well except when you go to www.oursite.com it redirects to www.oursite.com/zen which was behavior that was set up ...
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Server with only private IP has no Internet access

I have two servers (VPS at Linode) of which one (db) has only one static private IP, so I need to access it via the other one (web). Now that works fine, but I discovered that I cannot access anything ...
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Feedback request: Linode for Magento hosting?

i install and customize a self made application for web pages which uses spring+jstl and the admin uses flex. Also i want to add to my offers an ecommerce cms, so i have decided to start with magento. ...
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SMTP Server recommendations

I have been running a webapp on webfaction shared plan and using webfaction smtp server fine. But I am migrating to linode vps and when I try to send emails using webfaction configuration (my ...
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Ok, i know i messed things up pretty bad… virtualmin sub domain user taken over root login

ok, here is the scenario, i was playing around the import wizard and imported a subdomain i had created on a linode and now im having trouble cause the user i assigned to the subdomain is root. Now ...
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MX record set up using Zoho mail and Linode DNS manager

I've decided to try Zoho's email service given that it's free up to 10 users. I'm having difficulty getting my mx records to jibe correctly with Zoho. Unfortunately Zoho's documentation is over ...
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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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Linode Kernel Headers

I am trying to install the Idera (R1soft) linux agent on a Linode running Ubuntu 12.04LTS. The agent requires a driver which in turn requires the kernel headers. Linode uses custom kernels though so ...
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Configure Citadel to be Used For sending email using smtp

Sorry for this foolish question, but I have less knowldge about servers. So bear with me! I have configured Citadel as directed in linode documentation and can login using the front-end for accessing ...
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Nginx 1.4 on Debian 7 via apt-get

I cannot for the life of my figure out how to install nginx 1.4 via apt-get on a Debian 7 linode. I added the following to /etc/apt/source.list: deb http://nginx.org/packages/debian/ squeeze nginx ...
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Linode Munin Nodes

I have 3 servers in Linode. All of them are configured with private lan network. All 3 are able to ping each other. I have install a Munin master server in one of them and Munin node to all of them. ...
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Connection refused when running rhodecode through nginx

Instead of seeing the rhodecode page when visiting repo.xxx.com I get a 502 (Bad Gateway). Here is the nginx error.log entry. 2013/03/14 21:48:33 [error] 11207#0: *3 connect() failed (111: ...
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VPS Web Server - Single or Multiple Users

I want to start the process of learning to manage my own server and leave cPanel / WHM behind. I've just purchased a VPS (Linode) running Ubunutu. I'm going to he hosting multiple sites on there under ...