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Are Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Processors Server-Grade?

Many web hosting companies are now offering Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors under "cheap dedicated hosting." But my laptop has an Intel core i3 processor, which makes it more likely a desktop ...
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How are large websites served to millions of users? (e.g. Google)

I appreciate this question might be vague/too broad, but I'm looking for the basic principles/a summary. How does a site like Google, or Facebook, for example, deal with the billions of page views it ...
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What “access rights” could be blocking access to a gitlab repository?

I'm trying to setup gitlab (6.5.1) on a fresh clean server. Everything appears to work, but git is unable to push to any project. Following the commands from the newly created project page and pushing ...
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Problems installing OS on Dell PowerEdge R410

I have inherited a Dell PowerEdge R410 and no disks. I have downloaded the Dell Systems Build and Update Utility for the R410 and booted from the optical drive. In the management console you have the ...
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Amazon EC2 instance ssh problems

I`m new to EC2 and I'm having some problems setting up my first instance. I followed this guide: http://www.robertsosinski.com/2008/01/26/starting-amazon-ec2-with-mac-os-x/ with the difference that I ...
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Permanent case for shipping 2U servers? [closed]

My organization ships servers (2U) to multiple sites (back and forth) and the original server boxing is becoming worn. Can someone please recommend a more permanent case? Thanks.
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Automated power up of servers in data-center

I'm looking for a device/software/mechanism through which I can push one button, and all servers in the data centre would be turned on. However the servers need to be turned on in a specific order, ...
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Ram recommendations vs SQL DB size

we have a medium sized SQL db of around 40GB, and are about to move it to a new box with server 2008 r2 x64 some expensive contractor blokey has just come in and said we need 72gb of ram so that the ...
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How to setup Apache 2.2.3 to send “last modified” etc

and to tell browser to reload an object (and/or a page... everything on the site) only if is been modified since last visit time??? htaccess, httpd.conf... have you a ready directive right for my ...
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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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Hardware Drivers on Servers, update or not?

I recently got into a debate with a coworker about whether or not to update hardware drivers (such as NICs or RAID controllers). I have always followed the motto, "If it aint broke, dont fix it." ...
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Where to set up a subdomain?

So I have a domain, lets say example.com, with godaddy.com. My website is hosted for free at zymic.com. I configured the Nameserver at godaddy with the Nameserver addresses from zymic and it works ...
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RAID -> LVM -> DRBD am I doing it right?

So I've setup RAID1 with an LVM on that and then used the LVM as a physical disk for DRBD. I'm planning on mounting the DRBD to /mnt/data and then moving all config and data files for apache2, mysql, ...
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How to split the Siebel 7.8 file system?

A little background information In each Siebel server there is a special folder called the "Siebel file system", a repository of unstructured content used by Siebel applications which contains ...
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nginx deny user agent causes error when not encapsulated in quotes

I'm trying to deny some user agents I constantly see probing my nginx web server. If I have this in my .conf file ## Block http user agent - morpheus fucking scanner ## if ($http_user_agent ~* ...
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Having trouble keeping a 1GB RAM Centos server running

This is my first time configuring a VPS server and I'm having a few issues. We're running Wordpress on a 1GB Centos server configured per the internet (online research). No custom queries or anything ...
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What would be the best method to provide my server environment as a software package to be installed on a different server?

I have some software running on my AWS cloud and I would like to be able to offer this software package as an on-premise solution so that anyone can configure it on their own servers. What would be ...
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virtual san appliance in esxi? why?

I am looking at different SAN solutions (Starwind, Lefthand, OpenFiler, OpenSolaris, etc.) for my small office and I understand that there are many virtual SAN appliance (VSA) solutions which can be ...
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Windows 2000 Server Recovery after HDD crash

I have here a Windows 2000 Server that I am desperately trying to resurrect after a HDD crash. The HDD crashed with the Seagate BSY Bug. After unblocking the firmware via the TTL/Serial port, we ...
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How to copy system/apps settings from one server to another?

I have an instance of Windows Server 2012 running my website. This instance is 100% configured, with every single detail and fix I ever needed to perform. The problem is that now due to financial ...
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How can I automate bios configuration on dell servers?

I have n amount of virgin dell custom servers (DCS24). These are refurbished machines and already delivered, so configuring the BIOS from the provider is not an option. iDRAC/BMC is available on these ...
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Designing server setup for 80 req/sec site - will this do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? I am tasked with designing a server setup for a site that has to handle about 5k requests per minute (80 - 90 per second). The ...
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Setting up Server 1 to parse and pass requests for static files to Server 2 and computationally intensive requests to Server 3

Problem: Our REST API is for requests for static images and requests for other computationally intensive tasks, such as rendering new images. We noticed that our Apache-Django server gets bogged ...
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Resources invitation policy in Kolab 3.4

When anybody reserves a resource, it's automatically accepted. I'd like it to be manually accepted by the owner of the resource, so I do: Create "fool" resource in kolab-webadmin with email ...
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Intranet Setup for Small business any resources?

Want to setup an intranet for a small business setup. Current Setup 28 computers running Windows ( few older pc's run Windows Xp but most run Windows 7) Spare Dell Pentium 3 which can run ...
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Use IP address or FQDN [closed]

I am preparing servers infrastructure consisting MYSQL , LDAP , PHP and FTP. I have all servers have static public and private IP(LAN). Now while configuring SSL i am facing problem of FQDN. For ...
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What is a good solution for failover when all I have is 2 physical servers?

I have 2 physical servers, each with 32GB RAM and 2 quad core procs. Each will run VMWare, 4 VMs each, one DB, 1 app server, 1 task queue server, and one general purpose server. One will run my web ...
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HP DL385 Base System Device

I have an HP DL385 with two Operon 280 CPUs and 16 GB of RAM running Windows Server 2003 R2 64 bit. Windows device manager show a yellow question mark for the Base System Device. This device is the ...
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How to connect a Mac laptop to a server via the serial port?

I'm a applications guy trying to set up a Dell c6100 server that doesn't boot. We'll have physical access tomorrow. The box has a serial connector for console access. We'll have a MAC laptop. Are ...
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Survey of actual hardware and software setups for websites, along with site usage information?

I'm looking for blog posts / articles by various site owners that give exact specifications of their hardware, software and network setups, along with the site usage information. I'm working on a ...
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1answer
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Hyper-V Snapshot Management Plan

So I have a few servers running Hyper-V (they are 2008R2 Servers). This is mainly for a Test Environment, and im basically looking for a way to keep "States" of a Server (Lets pretend each VM is a ...
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How to restore windows server raid 1 setup?

I have a machine that was running software windows raid 1. Somehow, after restart raid configuration failed and now two drives are separate volumes. I can't find an option to restore raid ...
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Replica Lag In Multiple Servers

I was reading an article about youtube in it's early years http://highscalability.com/youtube-architecture and came across the term Replica Lag. What exactly is that?
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Why is /tmp not written to /var

My CentOS 6.5 server has the following setup; $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/dv1 8.0G 713M 6.7G 10% / /dev/mapper/vg00-usr 9.9G 2.5G ...
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Looking for tool to create server configuration [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that will help me to define some configuration for example in JSON file or something containing what to install and how to setup the whole environment like install nginx, ruby, ...
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Simple instructions for setting up Seafile in Windows 2008 R2 on AWS?

I need to setup a corporate alternative to DropBox. After a bit of research, Seafile looks like a good bet. Also, I will need to host my file server in the cloud. Eventually I will want to by a ...
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Installing Exchange Server 2013 Filtering Management Service Error 2201

I'm currently trying to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 x64 machine. The setup goes smoothly until the step "Mailbox role: Transport service". There, the setup hangs ...
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Ideal Varnish & nginx setup to ensure cache consistency across multiple instances

Looking for the ideal setup involving nginx as our top layer load balancer that distributes load across multiple Varnish instances. What is the best way to distribute this load? One way would be to ...
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Webserver - Memory-bound or CPU-bound? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites I'm installing a social network using Zend Framework & MySql, with lots of plugins & queries. I ...
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PHP 5.4.9 Mysqli issue

On Ubuntu 12.04 server I had PHP 5.4.9 installed from the source: ./configure --prefix=/etc/php --with-apxs2=/etc/apache2/bin/apxs --with-config-file-path=/etc/php ...
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Hardware Requirements for my Exchange 2007 Environment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? I have a 2000 user base in Exchange 2007, with 6 databases, the biggest one is 300GB. In our ccr environment, we have 2 MB, 2 ...
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Dedicated database server or local database server for performance

We have a dedicated server that contains 3 virtual server with iis 7.5 on it. There are 50 real ip addresses pointing to the server, with some of them assigned to the virtual servers. I wasn't sure ...
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What is the best IP/Subnet set up strategy for a multi-server webhosting setup?

Sorry for the mixed-up title, but let me try to explain better: We run a hosting solution, which until now has supported shared hosting and VPSes. Easy enough. We are now getting larger clients ...
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When is it appropriate for a server to handle multiple functions and when should servers be dedicated to a single task?

I have one fairly powerful server running VMware ESXi to allow for multiple virtual machines to handle different purposes. Currently I have 7 set up: PHP Development PHP Staging RoR Development RoR ...
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Setting up new cloud server

Complete server noob trying to setup a new cloud server account here. I've only dealt with shared-hosting accounts in the past, so I don't have much experience as a network admin setting up servers. ...
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Red hat installation does not detect hard drive

I have an HP BL460C Gen 8 having real hardware RAID. I am trying to install Red Hat Enterprise x86_64 bit on an HP ProLiant (iLO 4) server with an Array of 2 hard drives configured as RAID1. The ...
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Multiple Microsoft Windows servers on single IP

I have 2 physical servers where each server is running Microsoft windows server and each is hosting multiple websites. Is it possible to run both servers on same IP address? and how is it done?
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setting up dell compellent array from command line

So we have a few compellent storage arrays. I have little knowledge of these things but I am improving. so my basic question is I want to configure the server via cli and make some script which does ...
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Windows Server 2008 Certificate Authority setup

Help!!! Our Root CA expired on 2/28/2014 and the original server has been reloaded with an OS. I am in dire need as many of our external sites are now not working - no surprise! I have not ...
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serving same content from domain and subdomain

On apache server I set up a domain.com and a subdomain media.domain.com. I need the media subdomain to serve exact same files. I added inside sites-available/domain.com following <VirtualHost ...