VPS is the acronym for `Virtual Private Server`. Hosting companies provide customers the ability to rent computing resources, which are used to create and run virtual machines that are controlled by the customer, but run on the hosting company's hardware. Such a VM is known as a VPS.

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Varnish usage thresholds of usefulness

Can anyone point me to what usage thresholds make Varnish worthwhile? Specifically, I'm wondering about a couple situations: over nginx on a VPS with 2GB RAM, SSD (non-AWS) over lighttpd on an AWS ...
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Handling emails in a separet email servers

This is a problem about maintaining an all-email VPS server. First, I have two VPS hosts right now, both running CentOS 6.5, 32bit system. one for web hosting and other for email only. The reason ...
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Two small VPSs or one bigger VPS? [duplicate]

I have a relatively busy WordPress site (http://ndsmcobserver.com). I'm currently on Linode 2GB plan, but performance is pretty sluggish, especially when performing searches and working every night ...
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Wordpress on VPS keeps crashing because of daily visitors growth

I run small local news Wordpress blog on CentOS 6 64bit VPS 4GB RAM. Recently, website experienced daily visitors growth from 5K to 10K-15K. Site started crashing with 504 Gateway Timeout. Error log ...
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domain does not have ping in CentOS VPS [closed]

I have a VPS with CentOS 6.x, DirectAdmin control panel, and CSF. There are about 40 domains on it, but one of them did not load since yesterday (itgates.ir). When I ping this domain, is there not any ...
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I Why use putty over windows cmd? [closed]

I am relatively new to the server world. When I began using VPS for my hosts I remember using Putty to ssh. But, now I use Conemu, and right now I even tried to log into my server using cmd. ssh ...
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CentOS VPS : how to enable PermitRootLogin

While logged-in in to "root" via ssh I disabled PermitRootLogin setting in /etc/ssh/sshd_config file. It was advised to do so in the Cpanel's security adviser. Now I want to re-enable it for short ...
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Rsync from a local laptop to a VPS with correct ownerships

So I have this workflow which works but is clumsy" RSYNC to ultrapress.co rsync -azP --delete /Users/rocketadmin/Sites/vagrant-local/www/wordpress-default/wp-content/themes ...
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How do I send a different subdomain to a different IP, if two IPs are on the same VPS?

I have a VPS with three IPs. They're all on completely unrelated IPs (one is 23.226.xxx.x, another is 107.161.xx.xx, a third is 167.88.xxx.xx). If I go to beta.mydomain.com (for example, that won't ...
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Can't update linux kernel on VPS

I recently started using VPS from OVH: http://www.ovh.co.uk/vps/vps-classic.xml This is likely problem very specific to this one provider. My goal is to install and run Docker on it, for this I need ...
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Exim, VPS and another e-mail server - can't send e-mails

I have the following setup: a VPS, which is hosting my website (mydomain.com); a hosting plan on Hostgator (which hosts several websites and takes care of mailing, including receiving mydomain.com ...
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How can I migrate a VPS from one provider to another while keeping configurations? Can I just use `rsync / destination:/`?

How can I migrate from one VPS to another, while keeping the configurations? I saw this question Best way to migrate data between two linux VPS But that was only to migrate the data. I have set up ...
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Non-heap memory leak JVM

I have a glassfish v4.0 set up on Ubuntu server running on oracle java virtual machine and jvm process resident memory size (got via "top" command) grows up until jvm doesnt have memory to create new ...
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Share a single uploads folder between 2 users through a Symlink or similar

One of the VPS's we're running contains 2 accounts that both share a database and SHOULD share an uploads folder. Both accounts are directadmin generated web accounts on a Centos 6 server. The second ...
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Debian - OpenVPN connects but no internet - Forgots iptables

I have Debian 7.2 VPS server which I use as Nginx/MySQL/PHP/Mail host and VPN for private use. For VPN I installed OpenVPN. After installation I was able to connect to VPN, but there was no internet ...
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mails doesn't fire from php script - some issue with vps configuration

I am unable to fire any email from the php scripts on my vps server. I went to check in the logs and found this: Mar 26 05:53:30 corporatepixels sendmail[23772]: STARTTLS=client, ...
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NFS on Godaddy VPS

I'm having big trouble trying to setup nfs sharing folder between 2 VPS I have on GoDaddy, Tried to follow lots of step-by-step guides to do this, but I can't start NFS service, I get this error when ...
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Emails in a VPS solution [closed]

A little of my own background, I'm a webdeveloper and used to the likes of shared hosting, at my new job I have become accustomed to working with our own servers (running CentOS) and the Linux ...
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Any way to distinguish VPS from Dedicated from client's perspective? [duplicate]

I've been putting up with an over subscribed VPS for too long now. I want my own box. The box I'm now renting isn't nearly as powerful, but it's all mine, and is more than enough power for my ...
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stop late fetch newly written files

The question also posted here I m running a server which is serving some image files. Now these image files are checked if available on disk and if they are not they are processed from the original ...
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G-WAN 4.3.14 maxes CPU on VPS even when idle

Testing gwan_linux32-bit (4.3.14) on a Digital Ocean VPS instance results in the CPU being maxed even when there are no http requests. The VPS instance has 1 core and 512 MB, running 32 bit CentOS ...
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Setting up a virtualized Windows server to host 2 - 3 users (running QuickBooks)…?

Apologies if this is a dumb/obvious question, but I've been surprised at how complicated what I'd hoped was a simple transition is turning out to be. Disclaimer: I'm a Mac/Linux guy so am not ...
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McAfee anti-virus for linux server? [duplicate]

We have a CentOS server for our web startup hosted on softlayer.com. Knowing how secure Linux is even without anti-virus programs: Do I still need to install McAfee as advertised in softlayer's site ...
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how much openvz burstable memory can be used

I want to buy a VPS having openvz virtualization. Now the applications that i m currently hosting( glassfish, mysql, mail) requires around 600~800 MB of RAM. Would I be able to run my applications ...
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Tracing system calls is slow on a KVM VPS?

I run a website on a KVM VPS and I noticed that processes appear to run extremely slowly when being traced. For example, I ran ls on my home directory, which contains 72 files and directories. With ...
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RAM increases when adding more sites to VPS

I have a vps running Ubuntu 12.04 with nginx,php,mysql & APC. I notice the ram increases each time I add a new site to the vps. Is this normal? cause I added 50 sites and it ended up using 1.5GB ...
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Why does SSH client and FileZilla turn unresponsive after a minute

Mine is Centos based VPS with Cpanel. When I connect to this server from my PC using SSH or open FileZilla to transfer files they both turn unresponsive after I leave them idle for a minute or so. ...
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getting www to appear in address bar for site hosted on vps

Hopeful I posted this on the right stackExchange. I have a site hosted on a VPS with Windows Server 2008 (not R2). When I type in www.example.com it takes me to my site but the address bar only ...
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KVM: RAM Usage vs. actual consumption on VPS [duplicate]

My VPS hoster is worrying about me consuming more than booked as guaranteed RAM. My VPS is most of the time almost idle, no DB or caching in background. It's only an nginx for hosting static files of ...
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Email not getting sent through the script on vps parallels

We have a web site hosted on the vps parallels server and we are trying to send mail to the email id which is hosted on godaddys email plan xyz@ourdomain.com , but we are unable to send mail through ...
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Switching hostnames on VPS - implications on existing sites?

Please excuse my ignorance, but I'm more on the design and build side of websites than the hosting and servers... Ok, so I have a VPS that was initially setup by my hosting company to house a ...
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Wordpress + postfix + unsolicited emails being sent even if the email account wasn't created [duplicate]

I run a blog on wordpress. Recently I received a abuse complaints from the server which when verified returned this: ============================================================ Received: from ...
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When should I consider a dedicated server instead of cloud VPS?

Currently I have a web app running where I have 9 VPS servers connected to a Load Balancer. As my web app has been getting traffic, I've been purchasing new VPSs to handle the load. Managing so many ...
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Elasticsearch throws Could not reserve enough space for object heap

It seems that Elasticsearch stops working this morning. When i launch : sudo service elasticsearch start, it says : Starting ElasticSearch Server Done But when i check the status, it gives me : ...
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Ports blocked on ubuntu 13.10 vps

I have been searching all over for an answer, i got a cheap vps server running ubuntu 13.10 and installed webmin which should allow me to go to serverip:10000 But i can't connect to it and ...
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Elasticsearch stops working suddenly

I have deployed Elasticsearch on a development ubunto VPS. We use that VPS only to host Api for mobile apps. Everything worked good till today, elasticsearch stops working. I tried to restart it, it ...
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Too many httpd processes on my Cpanel VPS [closed]

For months my VPS has been doing fine. But since last week I saw Mysql server stopped two times and I was told that it was some load issue. I don't want to upgrade due to budget issue. Yesterday when ...
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Website down. Apache seems to be working, sort of… Doesn't even display it works page, just a Index of/

http://imgur.com/Sl3i5JF I am running an apache web server on a Ramnode vps (ubuntu) and it was running fine till this morning. I go to visit my site now and nothing is up. I directly type the ip ...
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Two small or big VPS [duplicate]

I have 1 VPS with 1GB of RAM & 1CPU. But on the next week, I will need about 150,000 entires no DB per day. Now I know that my MYSQL restarts when you ask allot of queries at the same time (don't ...
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I can't log into my VPS. Email server up, SSH down, HTTP down

I can't log into my VPS. SSH gives the following error. All the web servers are down. They connect, but do not serve content. However, the email server is still working. The server responds to ping as ...
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How to configure a FQDN the right way for my multisite VPS? [closed]

I have a new VPS with 1 site. Very soon there will be a lot of sites here. First problem from today: I noticed that emails that database backups that are being sent to my email are marked as spam. ...
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Best Apache2 + MySQL config for VPS Server [closed]

I've bought a VPS Server with 1v core and 1GB ram, but yesterday I tried to host a website using Apache2 + MySQL... Everything went wrong! I had around 400 unique vists and the server was dying, full ...
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Nginx + php-fpm - Each php-fpm process 70-100% cpu when running

I have a situation in which the following is taking place: We are on linode with 8-core, 8gb of ram , 2.6 ghz - using nginx + php-fpm - we are getting extremely high graphs of cpu usage (which we ...
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How to setup multiple VPS or virtual machines on a VPS hosting account? [closed]

Let's say you have a Linux VPS hosting account and you wanted to add several VPS's inside that VPS or virtual machines, how can you do this? A scenario could be that I wanted to install an IIS server ...
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Can I check 'mailq' with vzctl from node?

Can I check 'mailq' with vzctl from node? I need to find out if VPS owner from one node sends SPAM messages. Any other way to check if VPS client sends SPAM ?
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Masking CNAME/A Record Requirements from Clients

I'm reselling hosting services to non-technical clients. With regards to associating domains/IPs, the host I'm reselling requires that once a VPS is deployed i then go to the domain's registrar and ...
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Is a VPN right for restricting server access?

I would like to set up a Few QA servers for a web application, under the app domain, however I would not like these servers to be accessible to just everyone from the Internet. Ideally, the QA team ...
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How to set up reverse DNS on Ubuntu 12.04 VPS

As far as I can remember when setting up my VPS and mail server on it, I had configured the mail server correctly. However, a few of my clients get SMTP errors, host mx1.zonnet.nl[62.58.50.9] ...
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Dropbox crashing CENTOS server

I have a CENTOS 6.3 Rackspace VPS, running the latest version of dropbox and using the dropbox.py command like tools. It is a webserver running WHM/cPanel My problem is that my sever is only 512MB, ...
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ERROR: PleskFatalException: Unable to connect to database: mysql_connect(): Connection refused (auth.php:142)

Today when I'm trying access to my VPS the plesk give me this error message ERROR: PleskFatalException: Unable to connect to database: mysql_connect(): Connection refused (auth.php:142) The message ...