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Slicehost vs Linode [closed]

Slicehost.com vs Linode.com Which one do you recommend? Are there any major differences between these two? What are your personal experience?
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Linode Distro (How to Choose?) 64bit? [closed]

I have made the leap to Linode (360MB) and wanted to get some feedback on which distribution to choose. I'm going to be running LAMP (with P being PHP). I am mainly curious about security, ...
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Why doesn't Linode ever have to shut down for updates?

I've been using Linode for over a year now, and, unlike some lesser-known VPS hosts I've used, I've never been required to shut down my VPS by Linode. The only restarts have been ones I've initiated. ...
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How to backup a linode 360 VPS?

I have a php/vbulletin/apache server running a 360 instance of linode. I am wondering what is the best way to remote backup the server in another location? I'm guessing I have two options, FTP and ...
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OOM killer killing things with plenty(?) of free RAM

The OOM killer seems to be killing things despite having more than enough free RAM on my system: (Full resolution) (Full resolution) 27 minutes and 408 processes later, the system started ...
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How do I install CoreOS on Linode?

I'm trying to install CoreOS on my linode server, I followed the guide for installing custom linux distributions here: ...
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Is my Apache2 setup leaking memory?

Recently, I've noticed that my apache uses absurd amounts of memory on my Linode server (80MB more than it used to), and restarting apache2 seems to fix the issue. I run SVN over apache, as well as ...
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Why is uploading to S3 so slow?

I am using s3cmd to upload to S3: # s3cmd put 1gb.bin s3://my-bucket/1gb.bin 1gb.bin -> s3://my-bucket/1gb.bin [1 of 1] 366706688 of 1073741824 34% in 371s 963.22 kB/s I am uploading ...
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Which VPS configuration would be better?

I currently have a VPS at HostingRails.com, and am rather disappointed with the service so I have been considering switching to linode instead. I have three rails applications (my live application, ...
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Get high I/O rate alert from linode.com,how to location problem?

Today I get an alert mail from linode.com "Your Linode, Randy, has exceeded the notification threshold (1000) for disk io rate by averaging 1571.81 for the last 2 hours.". Last time I get alert ...
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DNS security (hijacking?)

I am hosting my website on Linode and am also using their DNS/naming servers. (ns1.linode.com etc.) It occurred to me that I never have had to authenticate that the domain is mine when I added it to ...
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Is my VPS server secure? Steps needed to make it secure, if not?

I'm running on Ubuntu and I'm currently on linode [Disclosure: Referral Link]. I have followed this tutorial and have successfully set up Virtualmin on my linode and its a breeze creating websites and ...
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How to get pcre 8.x on Ubuntu 10.04 (Linode)

I'm trying to set up Bug Genie 3.x on my Linode server, and it is complaining because I have pcre 7.8 instead of 8.x. Doing an apt-get update and upgrade doesn't help and says that I have the latest ...
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Linode hosting & Godaddy

I have registered a domain name with godaddy.com, also I have rented out hosting space at Linode.com Linode has given me a permanent IP. How do I link this IP to the domain name at godaddy.com ?
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How can I completely delete the contents of my old VPS?

Ubuntu 9.10 | VPS I'm getting ready to stop using my old VPS host (linode) and am a little concerned about my old data remaining on the VPS. Is there a command I can run from the command-line that ...
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Can I host multiple sites on a single Linode server a la Dreamhost?

I currently have Dreamhost, which is nice because I can host multiple domains. Is it possible to host multiple domains on a single Linode virtual host, or would I be limited 1:1 (1 virtual host : 1 ...
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Connect Linode servers to a disk on another server

I have three servers with Linode: A DB server and two web servers running Wordpress. The DB server also has a disk image called 'Shared Media', which I'd like to be accessible from the web servers ...
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My VPS crashed and I have no idea why

I have a VPS with Linode right now. I was alerted by my monitoring service that a site I was hosting had gone down. I used Lish, Linode's method of getting direct out-of-band access to the console ...
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Simple upstart script for nodejs + forever on Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu Sever 12.04. I have a nodejs application which I want to run like so: NODE_ENV=production PORT=3001 APP_PATH=/var/www/myapp forever -a -l /var/www/myapp/forever.log -o ...
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Is Amazon EC2 for me?

I'm working on an image hosting website tailored to a particular niche. The website is made with Django. I'm currently planning to run it on Linode. So far so good. The problem is: I will need to ...
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DNS zone transfer (AXFR) failing

I'm trying to migrate all of my domains from DNS Made Easy to Linodes DNS Manager. The easiest way I figured was the "Import a Zone" option on Linode, which works with AXFR. I then did the following ...
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DNS Settings and Switching Name Servers: Will this work?

this is kind of a follow up of this question, although this is more of a specific question regarding a solution I came up with, inspired by one of the responses. I currently have an old website on ...
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Linode Reboot - /dev/xvda has gone 220 days without being checked, check forced

When rebooting a Linode server, and logging into the lish I am seeing: /dev/xvda has gone 220 days without being checked, check forced. When trying to reboot the server. I had run a routine command ...
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Linode w/ Google Apps - how to get mail from PHP working?

I have a CentOS Linode instance that I'm running as a LAMP stack. I'm also using Google Apps for email. I have my MX records pointing at google's servers and everything is working in terms of relaying ...
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Multiple segmentation faults on Linux host

I have an old Slackware 9.0 mail server on a VM at Linode.com. It has around 130GB of mail hosted on it, in Maildir format on partitioned, separate Ext3 filesystems (largest one is 92GB). I'm in the ...
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Do these Apache settings “increase performance” and/or “prevent excessive resource consumption”?

Linode's guide to hosting a website suggests these Apache settings: <IfModule mpm_prefork_module> StartServers 1 MinSpareServers 3 MaxSpareServers 6 MaxClients 24 MaxRequestsPerChild 3000 ...
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running freebsd on linode

How do I setup a linode to run FreeBSD? There is an example for NetBSD and references to successful attempts at getting FreeBSD to run but no actual document I can find.
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Added line to bashrc, now bash is not responding

I added the following line to the end of my ~/.bashrc (This is on a Linode box) and logged out of my ssh session. source ~/.profile Now when I log in, the shell is unresponsive. I never get to the ...
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How long does it take to set up a web server on a Linode?

I've always used shared hosting in the past but now I'm thinking about moving to a Linode for my new web sites. However my knowledge of Linux and Apache is quite limited. I wonder how long it takes to ...
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How to setup FTP on Linode?

It does appear that WordPress requires an FTP server to be installed to upload the files from the web interface. I have installed WordPress blog. I need to install some plugins but i m getting a box ...
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Setting up VPN on Ubuntu VPS @ linode

I'm really struggling with this because I'm not a network admin, only a mortal programmer. Linode gives you an external and internal IP for use with other nodes on the linode network. In my case I've ...
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know about web app to monitor server activity?

I have running some servers on rackspace and I want to know if there is a web application like linode-graphs as you can see in the image ? I want to see graphs of server activities like: ram cpu ...
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Share bandwidth between Linodes

I have 5 linode instances, most of them are in moderate use. Recently I opened a site that takes up a lot of bandwidth, and the linode that its on is being hammered with traffic spending my precious ...
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Netstat shows two sshd's listening, but only one pid

On my Linode sudo netstat -tulp gives me: Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name tcp 0 0 *:ssh *:* LISTEN 2030/sshd ...
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Why is my VPS crashing (and how can I find out for myself)?

Edit: While this appears to be due to a power outage at Linode's Fremont facility, I've still had a problem with this in the past. Any help would be appreciated. I want you to teach me to fish. ...
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DNS Server usage at Linode.com

Until now i used old fasioned LAMP webhosting for 3 websites. I have 1 domain for each of the websites. Yesterday i bought myself a linode and to my surprise linode has DNS servers available for its ...
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How to automatically forward mail with Postfix/Dovecot?

I set up Postfix/Dovecot with MySQL on a Linode instance from this tutorial, and I am now trying to forward all email that comes to someaddress@mydomain.com to anotheraddress@anotherdomain.com ...
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How to set up my Linode server to run multiple programs on different subdomains?

I just got a linode account and some domain names. With these raw materials in hand, here is what I'd like to do: example.com -- static hosting gitlab.example.com -- install gitlab here ...
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Linode Lish Shell Vim and Nano rendering troubles: lines not appearing / cursor positions wrong

I'm using a linode VPS and I just cloned one of my servers to my development server as I've done many times before. As usual SSH is inaccessible until /etc/network/interfaces is correctly updated. I ...
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VPS etiquette, and how server resources are meant to be used

I'm renting a tiny Linode to mess around with, host my site and learn more about Linux. It's a VPS with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of storage. I've never owned a computer that wasn't sitting in front of ...
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Linode vs VPS.net vs other solutions [closed]

We have a large web application running on linode and part of it running on VPS.net. From our experience, Linode has been much more reliable. But we're recently decided to move the entire application ...
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duplicity fail: not promping for password: “Running 'sftp user@host' failed”

I have two linode VPS accounts and I want to back up one onto the other (the reasons are mainly for fun and to practice server administration.) the short version Duplicity isn't even asking for my ...
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How to find out whether Linode NodeBalancer takes nodes out of rotation

Sometimes my NodeBalancer takes a node out of rotation and I would like to find out about it so I can reboot it. How do I do this? This is the background: I have two websites of the same type, which ...
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How do I know the credentials by which I SSH into my Linode VPS?

I have been handed a user/pass to login into the web-based front end on linode.com but this user/pass doesn't work for SSH.
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Using ZFS or XFS on a Xen guest running Linux

Background: I'm investigating the viability of using a filesystem other than ext3/4, with the ability to run snapshots for backup and rollback purposes. The servers under consideration are mailbox ...
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What and where is my bootloader on a linode instance?

Using a virtualized instance on linode.com, I don't see where my bootloader is. In the usual place where I would find grub, i.e. in /boot/grub/menu.lst, I don't see any files or directories below the ...
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How to setup test environment behind VPN?

I have a Linode VPS that I use to host multiple sites. I run Ubuntu 10.04 and Apache 2. What I would like to do is have my live sites (example-site.com) and test sites (test.example-site.com) on the ...
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Original sender is not correctly identified when spam is forwarded

I have a forwarding rule with Postfix that forwards all messages to my main email address. When a spam message is sent to one of my emails, it is forwarded but the sender is shown as being the ...
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Linode vm with Ubuntu 9.04 can't find vim-full package

I have fresh linode with ubuntu 9.04. When I try to install the full vim with this command sudo apt-get install vim-full i get Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done E: ...
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Starting Linode instances via StackScripts based on Nagios events

I'm developing a web application (django/gunicorn/nginx) that needs to be scaled out according to load. The app will be hosted on Linodes so I intend to use StackScripts (and maybe Puppet) to start ...