Hosting setup whereby a server is shared among many different customers. When compared to VPS or a dedicated server, this generally means that each customer has less resources available and more restrictions are in effect as to what a customer can do on the server (install software or not, ...).

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What is difference between wordpress installed on shared hosting and wordpress hosting [migrated]

Just wanted to learn about shared hosting environment configuration. There are many Hosting services providing wordpress hosting (example: http://www.hostgator.in/apps/wordpress-hosting and https://...
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Shared hosting server sites showing up suspicious results on google [closed]

I seem to have found loads of hacked websites on a shared hosting server, or at least something really strange must have happened. The server company refuses to admit there is anything wrong, so I ...
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Unison / file syncing between servers without using root account

I have setup 3 servers one with a load balancer and the other 2 will host the websites files and I have a replicated MySQL database on both too. I have installed ispconfig on both and it's set to ...
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Making SSL work for a Ruby on Rails application with shared hosting [closed]

My problem: getting my Ruby on Rails app to run on JustHost shared server with SSL. The individual pieces work separately on the shared server: I have set up my app to work through the host's ...
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Slow shared NAS storage for VM cluster

I have a problem with a very slow virtual machines. I have two HP DL380 G6 servers in the cluster that are connected to the Synology NAS 2416+. Everything is connected via the HP 1620 Switch. On the ...
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Move Email Server to Azure

I have a website hosted on a shared server at company X(BigRock/HistGator/GoDaddy etc.). They provide x number of email addresses as part of their hosting solution. I am planning to move my website to ...
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Is a wildcard SSL required for a single subdomain?

A typical SSL cert is based on a common name for the domain (domain.com) sometimes (www.domain.com) as well. I understand what a wildcard cert is used for (*.domain.com) and it would/should validate ...
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Turning off Hostnamelookup in shared hosting [closed]

I have a linux shared hosting account with cpanel for a drupal website. While optimizing the site (with the help of information from tools.pingdom.com), I found considerable waiting time of about 400-...
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Setting up an SPF record for a shared hosting service with lots of email gateways

My website is on a Hostgator shared host, and I need to set up SPF for my email so my outgoing emails won't get bounced. So, I have to add a TXT record to the DNS for my domain, listing all possible ...
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Will many downloads render my server unresponsive? [duplicate]

For example if I have a web server with 512 MB of RAM and my server is for downloads, will many downloads make my server unresponsive? By unresponsive I mean server error 508(Resource limits has ...
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Testing domain with host file

I'm currently working migrating a WordPress installation (live on the web) from one hosting solution to another. In doing so, I am testing the new hosting solution (shared server) by editing my local ...
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Multi-site hosting - important vulnerability being missed to secure sites from each other?

EDIT #2 July 23, 2015: Looking for a new answer that identifies an important security item missed in the below setup or can give reason to believe everything's covered. EDIT #3 July 29, 2015: I'm ...
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Redirect Webmail traffic through port 80?

I have set up a website on BlueHost (shared server) and I have set up webmail in a subdirectory. But every time I use the url mywebsite.com/webmail, it gets rerouted to mywebsite.com:2095 which ...
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File permissions for shared hosting environment

I am trying to set-up a shared hosting environment where users are given SFTP access to one or multiple folders. Consider the following scenario: /var/www/ holds several directories that represent ...
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Multi-site hosting security - ensure no scripts can run as Apache user, but only as each website's user

In setting up a hosting environment with multiple sites that should be isolated from each other, I did the obvious step of having PHP be configured so it runs as the user that's associated with each ...
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Terminal Services Printer Redirection is causing problems: is there an alternative?

I'm NOT in any way a Terminal Services expert and I need help trying to get an application program working in a multi-user and multi-printer environment. Each user has their own locally (USB) attached ...
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Estimating VPS requirements for business shared hosting options [duplicate]

I'm looking at setting up some basic business-level shared hosting for some of my clients, and I am just trying to decide what server specs I would likely need. I'm expecting to throw around 20 sites ...
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How much time does it take for new A-records to start working?

I created a subdomain pointing to another IP address with an A-record about two hours ago. When I try to ping, like pinging from different locations (using online services), I get Unknown host:. The ...
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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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237 views

Website slowing down when many users access simultaneously [closed]

I'm new to web development. I have hosted my website through a free web hosting service providing free subdomain. The free hosting service says that they provide 100 GB bandwidth. I just upload files ...
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Dedicated Server or Shared Hosting? How can you tell? [closed]

I understand this might be a difficult question to answer from the research I have done so far, but here it goes: I don't have access to my so called dedicated server. This is managed by a 3rd party ...
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What are good systems for managing Drupal infrastructure? [closed]

I work in a company which is about to migrate most applications from in-house custom built Java/Tomcat applications to Drupal. Due to company policies, applications and websites need to run on in-...
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mod_fcgid: can't apply process slot after software upgrade

I'm on a shared hosting plan with a Wiki and a Bulletin Board installation. After upgrading the Wiki to the latest release my users are not able to upload files with the integrated "media manager" ...
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what're the proper DNS record settings for google apps so that my site hosted on another company can send email that won't consider spam [closed]

I'm using Google apps email and I have a website that's hosted on shared hosting company. How should I configure the DNS records so that incoming mail will get to Google but at the same time email ...
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388 views

connection issue between godaddy shared hosting and amazon ec2 mongodb

I have a site on godaddy shared hosting that is not able to connect to an windows 2k12 amazon ec2 instance running mongodb. Any ideas why I cannot connect? Thanks for your help! Error message: A ...
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Restrict a Linux user to the files he owns

Imagine a server setup of a shared webhosting company where multiple (~100) customers have shell access to a single server. A lot of web "software" recommends to chmod files 0777. I'm nervous about ...
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Distributing load from Django App

I am currently approaching stages to move my first large-scale application out of development. I have talked with some CTOs who know what they're talking about, and I have been advised to do the ...
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Server that transfers FTP to FTPS without downloading on my PC [closed]

I need to do a server to server transfer, and the data is about 1 TB in size. One server supports plain FTP, but the other mandates FTPS. Both servers are located in the US. If the data was within a ...
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Should images be stored on a subdomain or subdirectory?

I'm working on a sharing app where images get stored for 24 hours. Does it bring any advantages to store them on a subdomain http://imgs.example.com instead of a subdirectory http://www.example.com/...
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Is VirtualHost Entry Required for CNAME Pointing to Same DocumentRoot?

www.example.com. 1800 IN CNAME example.com. other.example.com. 1800 IN CNAME example.com. Which method is correct in Apache when all entries point to the exact same DocumentRoot? ...
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emulate shared hosting load

I want to emulate some shared-hosting activity in testing environment. Is particularly interested I/O performance. Need to emulate: many sql queries, http queries, and some additional activity, ...
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Is there any “best practice” for a shared servers?

I'm currently in charge of 2 really big servers (128GB Ram & 32 8-code Xeon CPU each) at my university running Ubuntu 12.04. Students are suppose to use them for big data analysis. We want every ...
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.htaccess rule to change hosts for SEO

I want to migrate one of my client's website from a free host to paid host. Currently, the site/domain is being hosted inside a sub-folder (used this tut: https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/347) at the ...
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Where to start a dedicated / VPS hosting small buisness [closed]

I hope I'm posting in the right place, this site seemed the most relevant to my question. Anyway, one of my friends and I want to invest in a hosting company, we don't really know where to start, we ...
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Shared hosting (just host) and ftp access

I have a shared hosting account with justhost, what i need is to give an FTP access to a site operator, to his website. The website is a sub-folder under the www folder. I know how to limit his FTP ...
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Single Shared Host, Single IP, Multiple Domains, Multiple Websites… (with and without SSL)

While my post may look similar to others, it concerns shared accounts at a web hosting provider all utilizing the same IP address (rather than different IP addresses). Here comes what I would like to ...
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334 views

MySQL Max Connections in Shared Hosting Environment

I am having trouble with a website that I am responsible for, which is on a shared hosting plan. I'm unable to establish a database connection because there are too many in use. These lockouts (...
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Using external SMTP server on a shared hosting [closed]

I have a shared hosting account which I use for my small business. Email from my domain always ends up undelivered or at recipients junk mail. Is there any external SMTP service that I could use which ...
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How to properly filter outgoing e-mail?

I have a platform consisting of many web servers doing shared web hosting. These servers run Linux and host tonnes of Wordpress, osCommerce, Joomla and other open source website platforms. Every now ...
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How to configure multiple domain on single hosting [duplicate]

I would multiple domain on single hosting. My project files inside this hosting plan. I run same server. How to multiple hosting (vhost) acccess to my project files? For example: my project files in:...
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Alternatives to avoid domain from being blacklisted

We outsource our web and email hosting to a web hosting company and occasionally I get complaints from our clients or internal staff that mail from our domain does not reach the intended recipient or ...
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Cannot allocate memory in Apache log on shared PHP hosting [closed]

I have site on shared php hosting. It sometime does not response. What can me help find problem which take all memory? Log Apache: [Sun Jul 7 13:08:23 2013] [error] (12)Cannot allocate memory: ...
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Shared hosting: Use own domain to send mail

My problem: I have a webhosting account on a shared server (cpanel) and am using it to send emails. When looking at the email's source in my mail client, I see that "received: from" shows the shared ...
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Does Apache running as site owner user cause a security hole?

While trying to secure a site (LAMP & WordPress) on a shared host that had been victim of a pharma hack; I was advising the site owner to follow wordpress' best practices from here http://codex....
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Monitoring solution for external cheap-ass shared hosting [closed]

Some friends of mine started hosting their first startup's code on an extremely DB-constrained shared hosting with surprisingly good customer support; this means that on a given day, while their DB ...
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Quota limit in a shared host envirionment

people! I'm studying Linux for taking the LPIC-1 exam. When studying quotas, I was wondering something: Since you can overflow a disk space creating an infinite number of 0 bytes files, setting a ...
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Shared Hosting folder access to Hosting provider [closed]

I've website running on a shared hosting account and I allow users to upload Images and I store them on the server in a folder that I've access to. My concern is whether that folder containing image ...
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PHP5.2 and PHP5.3 Maxing CPU on IIS7.5 Server 2008 R2

I have a shared server running Server 2008 R2 with IIS7.5 - the server has about 200GB ram, Several hundred websites dual Xeon 8 core hyperthreaded processors, so CPU shouldn't be a problem; What is ...
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Duplicate php files on cpanel shared hosting account? [closed]

2 php files with the same name in the same folder on my cpanel shared hosting account. How is this possible? What I remember is that when I uploaded a newer version of the file it did not ask me if ...
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How to set up a multi-user shared hosting environment?

Bear with me, this is going to be tough to word clearly. Let's say I have a VPS account and I want to resell, and host a bunch of people on my server, giving them their own separate domains. Each ...