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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Who is your favorite VPS Provider? [closed]

Who is your favorite virtual hosting provider? I'm looking for your thoughts on SliceHost, Dreamhost VPS, Linode, 1and1 VPS, etc and why you like the particular provider you named. Thanks!
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How can I stop a currently active DDoS attack? [duplicate]

My VPS is under a DDoS attack. I cannot access RDP, and I cannot take it offline, or access it in any way at all. What can I do? They are not trying to bruteforce, just trying to stop access to the ...
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Why would I need a firewall if my server is well configured?

I admin a handful of cloud-based (VPS) servers for the company I work for. The servers are minimal ubuntu installs that run bits of LAMP stacks / inbound data collection (rsync). The data is large ...
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Linux out of memory on VPS

On my VPS (CentOS) 4GB ram (2 + 2 dynamically assigned when needed) and i have tomcat running with following options JAVA_OPTS="-Xms256m -Xmx2048m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m". Now when i try to start ...
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Automating server deployment

I find i am constantly settings up pretty much nearly identical servers and VPSs for a number of my clients and it can be very time consuming. Often the only thing that changes between each deployment ...
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ASP.NET MVC shared web hosting recommendations? (Alternatively, good Windows VPS providers?) [closed]

I am looking to deploy a small, low traffic website I've built using ASP.NET MVC that just allows it's users to fill out a form and upload a file (.doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt). The administration side of ...
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Optimize apache/php/mysql running on VPS for heavy load

Question about optimizing an apache/mysql server on a VPS with 512m of RAM. Under normal load everything runs fast, no connection lag. However when we get our heavy traffic days (50k+ visits) the ...
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How do I set up a basic mail server for the first time?

I have a site running on a VPS, now I want to be able to receive mails at info@mydomain.com. How do I need to set up the server? And how should I set up the mail client on my PC to receive those ...
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VPS Administration for the Absolute Beginner

I have a new site that I want to build, something that I as a programmer wish existed. While there is no way this site would ever reach StackOverflow levels of success, I do hope that it will have a ...
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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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About to go live: virtual dedicated server or cloud?

I am about to launch my startup company, and we will be going live in a few weeks time. We have really tight budgetary constraints, since we are bootstrapping - and would prefer not to raise external ...
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Securing and Monitoring a Virtual Private Server

After nearly a decade (yikes) of hosting my personal websites and applications with a decent shared web hosting provider (the one in pittsburgh) I've decided its time to venture out on my own and try ...
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Which virtualization platforms should I choose, Xen or OpenVZ?

I am upgrading my shared hosting to VPS hosting, mainly to just add server administration skills to my development skills, so I'm facing a lot of new choices just signing up. I need to choose a ...
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What is the solid Windows Server 2008 VPS hosting (preferably) in Europe? [closed]

I am looking for Windows Server 2008 VPS hosting to host a few sites/apps with special needs. I spend few hours googling but I am not satisfied with the result. I looks to me that this business is ...
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Hosting: Location, location, location

What factors generally seem most important if you have issues of geography that seem relevant for providing an internet service and freedom to choose between locations. How do you evaluate them? A ...
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How can I receive more traffic? My VPS fails!

I have a web site - photo gallery. About 400 photos. Site on Gallery 3. mySQL. Hosted on VPS from myhosting.com (CPU 1792 MHz, 2048 MB RAM). Everything seems to be ok, but there is one big problem. ...
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is it possible to make some vps with a single share ip using linux? [closed]

I want to make a vps center to provide vps for users.I want to assign ip to vps BUT I wonder is it possible for vps centres to assign share ip to all vps? like share hosting
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Setting up and configuring a new VPS server

I am new to VPS servers. I have always used a shared hosting platform all my life. At the moment, we are working on a project at work thats is going to require more than just a shared hosting server, ...
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Trying to set up OpenVPN server on a vps

I'm trying to set up an OpenVPN server on my VPS for myself when I'm in public places, using this tutorial, http://tipupdate.com/how-to-install-openvpn-on-ubuntu-vps/ However whenever I try to start ...
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php-cgi got SIGKILL on burst.net VPS?

I got an VPS at burst.net, very cheap one, but this doesn't matter. The strange behavior of it is, the php-cgi process, which started using lighthttpd's spawn-cgi, dies every a few minutes. however, ...
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Server Load Check

Is it possible to trace which file or process or database query is effecting the load on a VPS? I am using Centos with 512 MB Guarantee Memory and 1 GB burst Memory, I am running 3 wordpress sites ...
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nameserver problems with webmin/virtualmin [closed]

[I've also asked this in Webmasters - it seems to fall into a grey area between here and there] I'm setting up a shiny new vps with my own nameserver. Fortunately I had a spare domain that I'm using ...
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configure server to handle a lot of requests

I have a website and we bought some advertisement on neobux.com. We bought 1000 views hoping to get more users on the website. We have a VPS with 1gb ram and 1gb burstable running apache. When we ...
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How much VPS ram would I need to run Wordpress, Apache, SVN & MySQL?

Does anyone have a ballpark figure of how much VPS ram (without burstable) I would need to have apache with wordpress and subversion as well as the MySQL instance? Apache would host a couple of sites ...
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Renting a dedicated, but getting a VPS. How to detect? [duplicate]

When renting a dedicated server, how can one be certain than he/she is not getting a VPS or some other virtual machine variant instead of a true dedicated hardware box? Which checks can be run ...
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Running Ruby on Rails App on Apache + Passenger == to much memory

I'm running redmine (a RoR app) on my server using passenger / Apache 2.2. Passenger and ruby are using way too much memory. Is there a more memory effective way to run redmine/ruby? I only need to ...
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how to start with unmanaged vps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What a beginner should know/learn for sysadmin job? I have a managed VPS, so whatever i need i can just ask my support, and they will do it for me. Now i plan to ...
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Load balancing / Failover for multiple VPS's set across different datacenters

I know many variants of this question has been asked already, but I still can't find a good answer to my needs. What I want to do is setup a few (2 at minimum) VPS's to host my web apps on. I'd like ...
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What should I know before considering a VPS or dedicated server?

I have a plan for the future for an application and web service. The client will have an application that will send requests to a server-side Java backend that will process requests, and the server ...
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Suggestions for reliable cheap VPS ($10)? [closed]

Does anyone have suggestions on reliable and cheap VPSes (up to around $10 each)? I found this link on a related question and was wondering if anyone had reviews for these services or others: ...
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Java VM problem in OpenVZ

I bought a vps for hosting my java needs. But I can't run java on it. Everything about java is correctly installed but when I try to run java ("java -version" forexample) I get this error : Error ...
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How to make this multiplayer flash game publicly available? [closed]

I have made a ActionScript 3.0 Flash game and implemented multiplayer functionality using SmartFoxServer. Now I want to put this game on my website which is hosted on 000webhost. My game works ...
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How to learn/master (tutorials) for managing a VPS? - newbie VPS user [closed]

I just bought a VPS on Jaquar PC. I am web designer migrating due to high usage and the need to upgrade. While I understand DNS, MX records and various tech stuff setting up VPS was a fairly a ...
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Dedicated server or Cloud Hosting?

This is a Canonical Question about Cloud Hosting When deploying my application to the Internet: Should I chose a dedicated server, cloud hosting or a VPS? What factors should I consider when ...
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Are vCPU the same as 1 Socket, or a single Core?

Currently I have a Hyper-v VPS with 2 (vCPU) processor. I would like to install SQL Server Express 2012 that has a limitation of 1 Socket or 4 Cores, whichever the lesser. My Question: Are vCPU's ...
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Attempted hack on VPS, how to protect in future, what were they trying to do? [duplicate]

UPDATE: They're still here. Help me stop or trap them! Hi SF'ers, I've just had someone hack one of my clients sites. They managed to get to change a file so that the checkout page on the site ...
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Secondary IP (eth0:0) acts like main server IP

I have a CentOS server, configured with 4 consecutive IPs: eth0 5.x.x.251 eth0:0 5.x.x.252 eth0:1 5.x.x.253 eth0:2 5.x.x.254 The problem is that all traffic goes out to the internet with eth0:0 ...
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moving from shared-hosting to VPS-hosting

I'm thinking of moving my social network from shared hosting to VPS hosting. I'm not familiar with VPS and have no experience. Will that be a problem? Thanks
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Choosing a Host — Reseller or VPS?

I'm developing a common-interest social networking community which is soon ready for release. I need some advice on what type of a hosting plan will best fit both my emerging website development ...
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Cloning a VPS into a local VM?

I've got a fun challenge for you all. A company I'm working with is setting up its development/release workflow and environments. The eventual production environment is a VPS hosted with a popular ...
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Use HAProxy or Nginx to Load Balance between VPS

I want to load balance + failover backup multiple vps webservers hosted on different providers. I heard that for HAProxy you need multiple server under the same subnet, plus a shared (virtual) ip ...
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Clear / Flush cached memory

I have a small VPS with 6GB RAM hosting a couple of websites. Recently I have noticed that my cached memory size is quite high - see below: Cpu(s): 0.1%us, 0.1%sy, 0.0%ni, 99.1%id, 0.0%wa, ...
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Load Average above 20 for single core vps on debian

OS: Debian 6.0 RAM:3072 M, CPU:single core. top: top - 08:56:43 up 21 days, 12:37, 1 user, load average: 28.38, 22.48, 15.95 Tasks: 8 total, 1 running, 7 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie ...
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Recommendations for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V VPS Host?

I'm looking for a well-respected, high-performing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V VPS host. For my linux hosting, I use a shared WebFaction account, so I'm spoiled by their incredible service and ...
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The CPU and memory is limited in the Cloud, So where is the scalability?

I don't understand cloud, the CPU is limited, Memory is also limited, where is the scalability? Isn't it just the same like VPS with more expensive cost for bandwidth? So what scaling advantage is ...
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How to copy outgoing messages on sendmail

I've searched the serverfault and Google, but did not find anything related to my question yet. So, I have a customer that wants to read all emails sent by his employees. I've configured a VPS with ...
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Is it typical to get brute force attack attempts on a brand new server?

I recently migrated to a new host, a VPS solution. From day one, I started getting WHM/cPanel notifications of brute force attack attempts via root on the main account, 3-4 times per day. I know this ...
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innodb memory usage mysql

I have a small vps, with only 256mb of ram, with maximum burst up to 512mb. When I configure my vps without innodb, it only uses 130 mb of ram, so that is no problem for me. But when I turn on innodb, ...
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Bulk email advice

I need to send email campaigns for my site. There are services like mailchimp but I want to send my own. Do you know any good VPS providers for sending bulk emails?. What are the issues (such as ...
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Recommendation of budget Windows VPS [closed]

Does anybody has any recommendation of the above mention subject? Share with me your windows VPS if you have.