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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Disable IPv6 on Debian VPS (Virtuozzo!)

Note: This question is still unresolved - the answer was auto-accepted. I have a Debian Lenny VPS, that's running virtualized by Parallels/Virtuozzo. Currently, the network interface doesn't have an ...
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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 save and exit crontab -e?

How to save and exit crontab -e? i tried every method listed here and none works, i have a centos 5, vi comes by default with yum and i installed nano Solved just changed the default editor export ...
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Run two separate web servers on a single VPS

A friend and I are considering paying a monthly fee for our own VPS. We currently have our own individual hosting, but it is limited and does not allow us to do things like schedule tasks and install ...
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Why do some hosts provide consoles instead of true ssh logins?

I have two OpenVZ VPSes running Ubuntu. In one, I connect with ssh console-ABC@ip-1 and see this text: Last login: Sun Sep 4 03:41:41 2011 from 82.208.149.201 Starting PowerConsole v1.1 <> ...
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VPS or dedicated server for a web server?

I currently have a small dedicated server at ThePlanet and I want to do an hardware upgrade. On this server I am hosting a php web application. I have done some comparaison between ThePlanet, Amazon ...
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persistent storage on Amazon EC2 and other questions

i come from the land of VPSes, and all this cloud hype confuse me. i have been reading through the amazon EC2 guide for the past 2 days, but i still have few sketchy points i'm not understanding. if ...
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Subdomain on another host (another IP, another provider)

Let's say my main domain is domain.net and i'm using it on a Media Temple (gs) server. I have my blog on the subdomain blog.domain.net Now I want to host my blog on my new VPS from Linode. So, I ...
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Which VPS configuration would be better?

I currently have a VPS at HostingRails.com, and am rather disappointed with the service so I have been considering switching to linode instead. I have three rails applications (my live application, ...
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Security in shared hosting vs VPS 'virtual appliances'

I have to change my hosting provider. Right now I have a shared hosting account but I'm considering trying the LAMP stack appliance from turnkeylinux.org. I'm very comfortable with using linux, I've ...
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How do I enable swap file on my server?

I've followed this but when I run:- #swapon /swapfile1 I get::- swapon: /swapfile1: swapon failed: Operation not permitted The system is extremely slow with 1GB of RAM trying to run ...
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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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Our VPS is being used as a Warez mule [duplicate]

The company I work for runs a series of ecommerce stores on a VPS. It's a WAMP stack, 50gb storage. We use an archaic piece of ecommerce software which operates almost entirely client-side. When an ...
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Setting up domain on VPS

I recently rented a virtual private server, I have installed apache with php and everything and it works fine, but I'm not sure how to setup my domain. I have a domain at godaddy, so do i need to ...
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Server load high, CPU idle. NFS the cause?

I am running into a scenario where I'm seeing a high server load (sometimes upwards of 20 or 30) and a very low CPU usage (98% idle). I'm wondering if these wait states are coming as part of an NFS ...
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VPS exploited for Bitcoin Mining. How to identify the flaw?

An ubuntu VPS I run to host a few basic websites seems to have had apache hacked for bitcoin mining. In my apache error.log I see the following. [Sun Dec 15 06:27:58 2013] [notice] Apache/2.2.22 ...
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Multiple VPS with mirrored database and filesystem

I've developed interest in VPS clusters lately and it seemed like a great idea to try to set up a multi-VPS setup, which I will describe below. It isn't really meant for production use, but more as an ...
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What are the options for establishing a VLAN to support database sharding and replication?

Background: I'm writing a web application that will be available to the world at large on a software-as-a-service basis. As input to my choosing a database platform, I've been reading up on 'NoSQL' ...
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Migrate Hosted VPS server to my own server

Is it possible to direct copy an entire VPS host to my own server? My current VPS is in the US and the response times from/to Denmark are bugging me a lot. I have previously had my own server, ...
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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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Best VPS Service in Europe? [closed]

I know we've had a lot of "Who's your favourite VPS provider?" type questions, but most of the top providers reside in the USA (Linode and Slicehost) come to mind. What about providers that aren't ...
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How do I apply multiple subnets to a server with one NIC?

I am trying to route multiple IPs through one physical NIC on my dedicated server for use with Proxmox KVM VMs. I have a dedicated server which is currently running Debian 4.4.5-8 with 3 available ip ...
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EC2 vs VPS for hosting [closed]

I started out with Amazon EC2 as a monthly host for my project. I am running a 'small' Windows 2k8 instance with SQL server. This is the HW that I am getting: 1.7 GB memory 1 EC2 Compute Unit (1 ...
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Very poor VPS performance: my problem or the host?

I have a Linux (CentOS 5.6) VPS which I use for hosting a few unimportant projects, but am currently really struggling with the performance. What can I do to find out if the problem is my ...
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RAM burst, myth or reality?

Often when buying a VPS, we are faced with a number of features. These include the RAM. In XEN virtualization RAM and swap is (or should be) dedicated. In OpenVZ, how important is "burst"? I ask ...
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Is there any way to recover files in /usr/local directory on Ubuntu?

We are running Ubuntu server on VPS. Some files were removed accidentally by placing unnecessary space this command: rm -r /usr/local <directory to be deleted> I know, that in most cases this ...
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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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How can I completely delete the contents of my old VPS?

Ubuntu 9.10 | VPS I'm getting ready to stop using my old VPS host (linode) and am a little concerned about my old data remaining on the VPS. Is there a command I can run from the command-line that ...
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Bash Completion Problem with sudo on Ubuntu VPS

I have a VPS from Linode. I deployed Ubuntu 10.04 server. I added a user and put it sudoers file. when I write as a user apti <TAB> it comletes with tab to aptitude <TAB> but when I ...
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Do i need swap memory on my CentOS vps?

Do i need a swap memory for my centos vps? Will it increase performance and if so how do i go about setting it up? I've found this link ...
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Is nginx good for dynamic content?

I want an alternative for apache, lighthttpd has memory leaks problems so i can't go for it, i keep reading that nginx is good for static content but is it good for php-mysql dynamic video sharing ...
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I want to version control my entire slice

I'm renting a slice (i.e., a VPS) from Slicehost. I've a spent a day or two filling up /usr with my favorite packages, /etc with configs and init scripts, and so on. Now I want to: save this whole ...
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Making sure executable is always running?

I have a vps running Windows Server 2008 R2. I have an executable which always needs to be running. Even if I am not logged in. Say there is a problem and the server is restarted unexpectedly, I ...
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How to point MX record to my VPS

I own a domain and I host a website on github pages. My A record points to github. I'd like to host mail on a VPS (which only has an IP address), but apparently, I cannot use an IP address as an MX ...
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Need a helpful/managed VPS to help transition from shared hosting

I am looking for a VPS that can help me transition out of a shared hosting environment. My main OS is Ubuntu, although I am still new to the linux world. I spend most of my day programming PHP ...
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Why does 'top' indicate low memory usage, whilst 'free' indicates high memory usage?

Why does 'top' indicate low memory usage, whilst 'free' indicates high memory usage? Mem: 262144k total, 225708k used, 36436k free, 47948k buffers Swap: 262136k total, 40k used, ...
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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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Is it possible to migrate CentOS from (Mac) VMware Fusion into (Cisco VPS) VMWare ESXi?

Is there any solution to clone CentOS (full mirror) from Mac VMware fusion to VMWare ESXi on Cisco VPS server?
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VirtualHost not working - always shows default

I have been trying to get this work for hours now. I am trying to set up virtual hosts with Apache on my VPS. I have the following virtual host file in my sites-available folder : <VirtualHost ...
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How to correctly set up DNS with custom name servers and IIS for multiple domains

I just obtained a Windows Server 2008 VPS. Rightly or wrongly I followed instructions from the host to set up custom name servers. So now I have ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com. The are both ...
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Confusing memory usage in Parallels VM

I have a Parallels VPS with 1GB of RAM. Okay, hoster says it has 1GB but I can't check it as "free" and other similar commands return 13Gb which I guess is a size of physical memory. When I execute ...
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What free OS should I use on my VPS? [closed]

I looked a bit but didn't see any duplicate of this so my question is which free (open source) OS do you use on servers and why do you use that OS? Background I have a VPS at Linode. There is a ...
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Virtual Server: RDP under attack?

My newly acquired windows 2008 virtual server now has 3.500 entries (in three days) in its security log, most of which are of event ID 4625: "An account failed to log on". The login attempts appear ...
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SPF Setup - Sending from VPS and Google Apps

In follow up to my question here, how on earth do I setup a SPF record?!? I understand that I have to add a TXT record to my DNS entries but what to put in that TXT entry is what's confusing me... I ...
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Subversion server running on VPS incredibly slow: how to diagnose?

We're running a Subversion server on a Linux VPS over HTTP (so the URL is http://repository/svn/project/trunk) but it is stupidly slow. By slow I mean at most about 4KB/s checkouts and checkins. Test ...
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My VPS crashed and I have no idea why

I have a VPS with Linode right now. I was alerted by my monitoring service that a site I was hosting had gone down. I used Lish, Linode's method of getting direct out-of-band access to the console ...
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is it wise to switch from VPS to EC2?

My web needs are simple. I use debian os, apache, mono+xsp+mod_mono for aspx hosting, mysql, nagios, some bash scripts for backup purposes and occasionally random libs like encryptfs which i may not ...
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Have I pushed the limits of my current VPS or is there room for optimization?

I am currently on a mediatemple DV server (basic) 512mb dedicated ram, this is a CentOS based VPS with Plesk and Virtuozzo. My experience with it from day 1 has been bad and I only could sooth my ...
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Memory for SQL Server 2008 Web

I am going to upgrade the shared hosting of my web site to a VPS mainly because my database is getting too big, > 200mb. The basic VPS plan on CrystalTech where I am hosting has 512mb ram, disk space ...
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Opening port 5432 on ubuntu

I am trying to open port 5432 on ubuntu using ufw using sudo ufw allow 5432/tcp I then use nmap to see if port 5432 was opened and i get this: root@domain:~# sudo nmap -sS -O 127.0.0.1 Starting ...