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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Direct connection between multiple clients on OpenVPN

I've spent my entire day learning about VPN, and have been working with following setup: 2 VPS Servers at the same data centre in Texas. (Texas1 and Texas2), 1 VPS in England and 1 VPS in Atlanta and ...
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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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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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Can a hosting provider access files inside our VPS accounts?

I'm curious how VPS accounts work. I know my shared hosting provider can look through my files since they've changed things in the past. If I purchase a VPS account, like from Linode or Slicehost for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I tell who/what shutdown my CentOS VPS?

CentOS 5.7 VPS (running on OpenVZ) My VPS shut down this morning and I'm not sure why. I contacted my VPS host and they indicated that the server "was off". They powered it back on but I'm confused ...
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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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difference between DEDICATED SERVER and VPS

what is the difference between them or they are same ?
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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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how much RAM for heavy static content serving?

I want to make a server for my static content. I need to serve some 3-10 mb files - a lot. (I will also put on this server some .js and .css and images from my websites). I thought of nginx and G-WAN ...
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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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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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Ubuntu on VPS becomes unresponsive: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 22s

We have a VPS running Ubuntu, on Xen. The problem is this, about once a day, for about 20-50 minutes, at a random time, the server becomes completely unresponsive to the outside world. After this ...
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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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pg_hba.conf entry for host

Im getting this error with postgre in my centos vps Unable to connect to PostgreSQL server: FATAL: no pg_hba.conf entry for host "::1", user "xxx", database "xxx_xxx", SSL off in Here is my ...
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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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Which PHP script is overloading my VPS?

Is there a way to get the PHP script filename that is currently hammering my VPS? For example, when I view "top", I see: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 7622 itil ...
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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 ...