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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Debian server reboots after every login

I have a Debian Wheezy vps on the cloud. Today I tried to login using the VNC console provided by my vps service provider but everytime I login the server automatically reboots after 5 seconds! Has ...
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Why does `df` indicate no available space when used is much less than total size, on my VPS? [duplicate]

My VPS display this with df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/simfs 100G 46G 0 100% / Does anyone have a idea to fix this ?
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Why is my bare-metal 16x 2.93GHz cores computer performing poorer than a VPS with 4x 2.5GHz cores?

I have a written a piece of multi-threaded software that does a bunch of simulations a day. This is a very CPU-intensive task, and I have been running this program on cloud services, usually on ...
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radtest no response from outside localhost

I have set up freeradius in a Microsoft Azure VM. When I radtest from 127.0.0.1, it sends Access-Accept. But when I run radtest from another computer, freeradius doesn't respond. I am running ...
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VM inbound traffic only works with outbound traffic at same time

I've recently configured a VM on a low-end rental VPS service to try to improve load times for a web site I'm running. (The web site makes use of high-reliability technologies that require full access ...
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Massive DDoS hitting my VPS, no idea what to do [duplicate]

for the past few days there has been a massive amount of connections hitting my VPS. I am not sure whether my VPS is actually being attacked or just being used for DDoSing someone else's server. ...
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VPS freeze every few days

I have a recurring problem with one of my applications/servers i'm responsible for. I basically had one VPS with all the stack needed to run my application (nginx + postgresql + ruby + ruby on rails + ...
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How can I trace the cause of php-fpm terminating?

I have VPS (4 core, 6GB) running centos, nginx and php-fpm, with very little traffic (I have never published the url). Every few weeks (at different times), php-fpm terminates with only the following ...
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nginx redirect ip to domain name

I am trying to deploy a website with nginx and gunicorn. Nginx is serving static files and acting as a proxy to gunicorn. Here is the content of my /etc/nginx/sites-available/herbop file server { ...
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Sending mail from vps that receives forwarder trafic from another provider

Currently, I utilize two hosting providers: one has shared hosting and here I registered domains, another has one vps server. I redirect requests to my.site.com from shared server to vps using record ...
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Choosing a server for hosting a web API [duplicate]

I'm not fully sure it is appropriate to ask here - apologies if it is not. I want to set up a webservice (REST API) using PHP on top of Ubuntu. I looked over what the hosting company I'm already ...
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MYSQL DB not starting

I have VPS where I run apache and mysql and since yesterday I can't launch the mysql server anymore: sudo service mysql start start: Job failed to start output of error.log at /var/log/mysql/error....
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softhether VPN server: PPP server not responding

I've created a Softether VPN server on a VPS. Connecting works great (over L2TP) but when I lock my iPhone (and wifi/4G gets disconnected) it sometimes doesn't reconnect. I then get this error message ...
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Port number required after url name?

I have followed along a digital ocean tutorial to deploy my node.js app onto VPS. Everything is working, but instead of reaching the app from myDomain.com, it's only available through myDomain.com:...
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Is it normal for a VPS provider to claim DoS attacks often? [closed]

I have been using a well-known VPS service for over an year. Everything is good except one thing that once in a while, there will be some DoS attack. And when it happens, my server becomes ...
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Windows Azure: Open all ports to external world

I have tried all options from google. But it seems i'm missing something... I'm trying to open at least one port... But it just doesn't open it. iptables is empty, server is default python -m ...
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Backing up remote Ubuntu VPS via rsync — is it possible and reasonable? Any alternatives?

I have a VPS on Digitalocean. They do provide 2 ways of backup (snapshots and "regular backups"), but neither of them can be downloaded from them. My goal is to find a reasonably universal way to ...
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installing lampp or installing separately for those components [duplicate]

Should I install lamp package or Should I install separately like apache2,mysql and php packages? What installing method is better for VPS server optimization, fast and safe to run website? ...
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VPS - Server goes randomly down with gap in all logs

We're running several (leased) dedicated servers at a provider in The Netherlands. Everything runs smoothly and most of our virtual servers have a high uptime (99,99%). Except for one server, which is ...
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Qemu qmp snaphot-drive

what is the correct method to use qemu qmp snapshot-drive ? Is there any other way to create snapshot of qcow2 based VPS without using virsh snapshot-create ? They seem to corrupt the filesystem on ...
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DNS not working in OVH VPS [closed]

Hello I tried to connect my domain fumesy.com with my VPS. I bought domain from namesilo. When I try to point it to the DNS I have (vps208704.ovh.net and sdns2.ovh.net) I receive a error: This is ...
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Mail send by server gets denied by mx.hotmail.com [duplicate]

I got an notice that some clients werent receiving their emails, all clients used hotmail accounts, while i looked into logs i got this part Sep 25 07:52:51 s22090 named[25045]: client 127.0.0.1#...
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nginx time to first byte

I running several project on one machine, below with all the info. on nginx config if PHP project use fastcgi cache, Node.js project use proxy_pass , and all project use gzip. I'm new to maintain ...
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Can't use external IP on Hetzner VPS

I've changed my virtual server model on Hetzner recently. The new one has an external IPv4 address on which it's accessible from the internet (as it should). But I can't use this external IP in ...
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GLUE Records inconsistences [duplicate]

I have configured a DNS server into a vultr VPS in order to be authoritive for my goddady domain example.com This is the current configuration of my DNS zone: ; DNS Servers @ IN ...
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SPF Not Being Recognized

I'm working on setting up a VPS on Vultr (Ubuntu 14.04). The hostname is setup on the server as host2.sethta.com. I've almost got everything setup how I want, but Google is rejecting emails from the ...
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High server load with no processes using CPU?

I'm new to managing servers, and I've run into something that's stumped me. I received a warning from my VPS provider informing me that my load usage was very high. I hadn't run into this problem ...
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Properly configuring DNS for email sending on multi-domain hosting VPS

Background I have a VPS, with one external IP hosting <10 domains (DOMAIN.TLD). Each domain receives and sends email. Each domain has associated DKIM / SPF / MX entries. The PTR record exists and ...
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Reverse DNS in bind 9 failed and VPS

My Ip address is 1.2.3.4 (single ip for mail and dns server) and my domain name is example.com, I use Centos 7 and bind 9 output of command: `host 1.2.3.4` is: `Host 4.3.2.1.in-addr.arpa. not ...
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Using IPs for websites also for their name servers [closed]

My new web hosting company (managed VPS) suggests I use the two IPs assigned to my websites as the name servers for those same sites. (One IP is dedicated to one site, the other IP will be shared ...
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PHP script fails causing 500 internal based error with almost no log information [closed]

I have a php web application and constantly throws the same error when i try to load its URL , the reason i posted here, is because i get closely to no errors from logs the only one i get in apache ...
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DNS Setting for POP3 and SMTP email [closed]

I'm new to server configuration, I have used rented webservers a lot, but I tried venturing myself with a VPS to run my own web/email server. All is good, I installed VestaCP to help me with dealing ...
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Is it bad to use swap with SSD when running a server out of memory?

I have DigitalOcean VPS, which has 2GB of memory. I'm soon running or am about to run out of it. How big is the performance hit if I use big swap? DO use SSD has harddrives, and I'm not the one who ...
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Optimizing mysql and apache ovh vps [duplicate]

My website is 100% mysql php so it gets slowdown and sometimes server shutdown. I'm using VPS Classic: The best cheap VPS - $2.99/month - OVH (VPS Classic 4 - 4 vCores and 8GB RAM). I want some ...
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Staging and Production on same or different VPS?

I'm starting a web business with a designer friend. We are trying to find the best possible way to host our websites on a VPS. We are dividing our workflow in two parts: first we create a staging ...
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Apache 2.4.7 processes pages but data takes 1 minute to get delivered

We are having a very peculiar issue with a simple, new Ubuntu 64 bits LTS 14.04 LAMP VPS installation. It features only one website (under construction), which is based on WordPress. I have installed ...
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How to list open but not used (by a process/program) port?

I have a VPS with debian wheezy installed on it. A firewall is active on the it with all ports not allowed by default. The firewall can be managed through the web interface of the provider of the VPS ...
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Backup of running KVM qcow2 VPS

I want a robust method of taking backup of KVM VPS of qcow2 file, while running. After searching for a long time I found that we can use rsync for live backup. I used following command for rsync: ...
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VPS Email Setup - Can send but can't receive [closed]

Set my first VPS up yesterday and brought a domain name from 123-reg and got the domain working properly. However today I set up an email account via cPanel. The email account can send out emails but ...
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Linux says my space is full with 2.4/50gb used

Today I ran across a problem and I'm not sure if it's a wrong configuration of my hosting provider, because I haven't changed anything about the file system. df -h says: df -h Filesystem Size Used ...
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VPS server restarting MOD_SECURITY?

My VPS server has been acting up lately, for example last weekend the PHP module Imagemagick simply stopped working and I had to do a PERC uninstall / reinstall. Today my server has been totally ...
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Non Azure VPS connecting to an Azure SQL Server

Ive got a VPS running a web application where its performance is being slowed incredibly by the SQL Server that is installed alongside it. I want to use Azure SQL Server to host the database there and ...
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Tunneling VPS Traffic Through VPN

I am trying to tunnel the traffic coming from a VPS through a VPN but it doesn't seem to be working. The current .ovpn file that I am using seems to work fine on my local machine, but when I launch ...
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Using a VPS as an OpenVPN client

I am trying to tunnel the traffic coming from a VPS through a VPN but it doesn't seem to be working. The current .ovpn file that I am using seems to work just fine on my local machine, but when I ...
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How to decide on which server to install memcached?

I have two separate servers: Server A is a nginx web server Server B is a MySQL server Both servers are on a private network. How do I decide where to install memcached? What factors should be ...
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VPS imap-login error

please, could you help me with my problem? I installed VPS. Everythings ok, except email and I cannot figure, why it doesn't work as expected - Squirell mail returns when trying to log in: ERROR: ...
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Backup server for Subdomain

I have a subdomain and two different server. I want to create a backup server for this subdomain so when first server can't reached or not respond, second server automatically answer requests. main ...
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how could I change the IP address dynamically

I bought many IPs for my VPS machine. But I don't get how to change the IP with the interface eth0, eth1. And it seems only eth0, eth1 can be seem with ifconfig And the machine will lose connection ...
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Empty /var/log/btmp file - Doesn't fill when a bad login occurs

I'm on a VPS which runs Debian 7.0 64bits. And my problem is that all the SSH attempts of connection which failed doesn't appear on my /var/log/btmp file. So when I do : sudo lastb It (only) ...
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What packages can I update in OpenVZ contained guest?

Recently I bought low cost (1$/m, 256 MiB) VPS based on OpenVZ virtualization. There are pre-built guest Debian 7.0. I like stay with more recent Debian stable release - 8.0. Is it safe to: sed -i '...