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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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.
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Best way to migrate data between two linux VPS

I need to move my site from one linux VPS to another VPS, and I just need to copy over the public_html folder and probably the databases, however it is quite large(over 20gigs) so ftp is a bad choice. ...
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Some questions regarding Hostname

I just bought a new VPS hosting plan and i have a few questions. Hope someone here can clear the doubts for me. 1) Is it necessary to have a real domain for a vps hostname? I suppose i can just ...
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Do you find using a VPS worthwhile?

I am currently on shared hosting, and have been recently looking at the idea of switching to a VPS instead. From what I have gathered, a VPS allows you more control over your server setup. But at the ...
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VPS solution to match cloud scalabilty and reliability

Having this architecture in mind: server 1: webserver - floating/surges of CPU load and BW consumption server 2: dbserver - floating I/O from webserver and steady/heavy I/O from batch-process server ...
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Can't route back down ipsec tunnel from VPS

I am trying to establish an ipsec VPN from a Draytek router on the edge of our corporate network to a VPS on Digital Ocean. I've set up the VPN on the VPS using this script on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine. ...
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How to point 2 different domains to 1 IP address (Apache)?

I have two different domain names, which I want to host on the same private hosting I have. I want them to point to the same IP address and yet have different content (of course). How can I do that? ...
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Benchmarking hosting providers IO with Bonnie

Ok, because of a bunch of projects I'm working on I've access to dedicated Servers on a 3 hosting providers. As an experiment and for educational purposes I decided to see if I could benchmark how ...
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How to use cPanel/WHM to configure multiple domains (on CentOS VPS)?

I have a managed VPS, running CentOS/cPanel/WHM, with one domain currently running (let's call it testsite.com) on a pair of IPs. I got a second IP pair from my host, and a new domain name, call it ...
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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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difference between DEDICATED SERVER and VPS

what is the difference between them or they are same ?
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Swap memory exhausting server even site has small visitors

I have CentOs 6.5 running on a 32bit VPS host. It is running only php-fpm, nginx, and mysql. I have a site that gets on average 20 visitors per day, but I am recently getting this message from my ...
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How to check login history fo remote desktop connections to my Windows Server 2008 R2

I experienced a strange event when my RD connection got disconnected from my server, and wasn't able to reconnect a couple of minutes. When I was reconnected PG admin was closed, and I didn't close ...
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Data encryption on VPS

I know there is no way to completely secure a running system, however I'd like to do do what ever is possible. I'm not sure how to phrase the question, but basically, I'd like to secure the data on ...
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Is there a preferred flavor of linux for hosting web applications?

I'm working for a startup and we are using a Virtual Private Server to host the web application and have been given a plethora of Linux flavors to choose from. Which flavors are better for which ...
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Changed SSHD port in VPS can't login

I altered the SSHD port on my unmanaged CentOS VPS to 0062, now I am unable to SSH in and get the error: Network error: connection refused. Does anyone know how to get in and fix this? And why ...
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How to reduce the memory usage of mediawiki?

I have a VPS running apache that keeps running out of memory at Dreamhost. Dreamhost says that the problem is the wordpress configuration, but I think that's their stock answer. I've looked and the ...
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Is there difference if you are running 32bit Linux on low end VPS instead of 64bit in memory consumption?

Is 64bit Linux using more memory than 32bit version? I'm interested in this because I'm going to install linux to low end VPS, which has not that much memory etc., so if it is possible to save memory ...
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yum: memory alloc (12 bytes) returned NULL

I'm trying to set up my first ever VPS on CentOS 5.6 (128 MB RAM) and was following some tutorials found online, but I've ran into a problem I can't fix. The VPS is bought from a hoster, so I can't ...
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How do you add a domain name to a VPS?

I have a VPS with allgamer.net (I use it to play minecraft). I also have a domain name with networksolutions.com What I want to do is attach that domain name to the VPS. I want to run a wiki on my ...
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What is the difference between VPS and cloud hosting?

I have tried reading several resources on the internet about cloud computing and VPS but can not see the difference of it. Can anyone explain what is the difference between cloud computing and VPS? IT ...
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How do you host multiple public facing websites on a VPS?

We host about 30 websites using typical shared hosting plans using ASP.NET and SQL 2000/2005/2008. I am now wondering about hosting all of these websites using our own virtual private server. This is ...
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how to set a limit to growth of a /home/httpd/…/stats/ error file

I've got a VPS account. The file: /home/httpd/..../stats/...-error_log is logging so many errors that it fills up the 20 GB hard drive space within a 24-hour period which amongst other problems ...
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How to find out the virtualization type of an linux VPS?

Having access to an VPS, i need to know which type of virtualization it is running from the terminal. How can i know if it is OpenVZ, Xen, KVM, etc?
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How do I add eth0 on centos 5 that is using openvz

I have a vps account with CentOS 5 installed. It uses OpenVZ for virtualization. Now I'm trying to install pptp service (using this guide) on it. I'm currently on Step 6 but I don't see any eth0 ...
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High Load Average, low CPU and Memory Usage and minimum wait time for IO Operation (5%)

I have a VPS with the OS centos 5.7, and it is behaving very weirdly. My VPS is located on a 2-core machine. For a 2-core machine, the load average I can see is very high, as evident when I use the ...
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Tomcat running but not opening any ports and don't log anything

I have installed tomcat6 on Debian and it was running properly after installation from apt-get, but not after restart. I launch by /etc/init.d/tomcat6 start (or restart), but netstat do not show ...
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Updating Network Solutions Virtual Private Server

Just got a VPS from Network Solutions, it's got Red Hat 4, PHP 5.16, Java 1.4, no Yum and a whole bunch of packages I'd expect to have from a fresh install. Anyway, obviously I sound like a spoiled ...
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Looking for Windows VPS with full admin rights [closed]

I am looking for a Windows VPS provider that will allow me to install any applications that I want on it. I tried the GoDaddy VPS plan, but it wouldn't let me install the windows updates that were ...
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I have some questions regarding VPS and what I should order?

I have a classifieds website, with around 50thousand ads put in every month. I don't have any more statistics than this. I use PHP and MySql currently, and I am about to install Sphinx or SOLR on ...
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Firewall on VPS - use windows built in, or 3rd party?

First time VPS user, and still a beginner at Windows Server 2003. Is the built in (simple) windows firewall considered sufficient if all I'm going to do is expose a few ports and block everything ...
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Correctly configure nameservers with cPanel

I just bought a VPS with cPanel/WHM. My hosting provider gave me 3 dedicated IP addresses with my plan. I read on the internet that I should use 2 IPs for my nameservers and the other one as the main ...
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dd test indicated that it took 51 second to transfer 1 kilobyte, VPS hosting provider claimed not responsible, how? [closed]

I did a dd test on my VPSs, for your information, I am purchasing a VPS with 5 node from tmdhosting. My result: Last login: Wed Apr 10 22:04:46 2013 from 115.85.128.54 ...
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Looking for a nice VPS for $15~30 [closed]

I need a nice vps for around 15~30$ monthly. What providers do you recommend? I found mochahost.com but that provider seems to be bad when looking at the reviews
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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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My VPS windows server 2008 R2 is blocking IP [closed]

A client can not connect to the VPS because the server blocks it. He has to change several times his IP to conect. This is a serious problem. I have a rule in the firewall where I allow his conection ...