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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Adding a custom SSH port to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS through UFW

I am trying to configure a Ubuntu 12.04 based VPS and I have changed my ssh port from 22 to 803 and everything worked fine. After this I've installed UFW and now I can't login using SSH. Before I ...
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Can I back up my Xen-based VPS Remotely?

I have a Xen-based VPS instance of Ubuntu Server 12.04. I'd like to maintain my own offsite image of my install. The vendor does offer a variety of backup options for additional costs. I'm doing an ...
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Move single ip address accross network or virtual machines

I'm currently trying to set up a small development cluster inside our enterprise network. We have a system to provision "disposable" virtual machines and move them to any of our 12 servers if needed. ...
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VPS inaccessible after a few seconds of boot

I got a debian VPS last day and installed on it a few things (nodejs, nginx, redis) and as of last night it's mostly inaccessible by ping, after each reboot it works for a few seconds and then goes to ...
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Long connecting, wait and receive time for my Apache VPS. Can I reduce them?

I have an Apache VPS. When I'm testing my blog posts page loading times on Pindom tools, it shows long connecting (192ms), waiting (73ms), and receiving time (899ms). My some pages loading time goes ...
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I moved my (wordpress) site to a new server. Why adminer cannot login to MySQL?

I just moved my wordpress site to another vps. Everything worked fine and i used sequel pro to connect to database (via ssh) and import my data. The strange thing is that i tried to connect to MySQL ...
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Proxmox 3.0 installation on any VPS

I have an account on digitialocean.com I create a droplet debian wheezy. I installed proxmox 3.0 manually via command line. At the end of installation I restarted the server but again it uses default ...
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Can't establish connection between my VPS and itself

I have a VPS with two IP addresses: 74.117.158.92 and 74.117.159.204. If you ping them, you'll find they are both responding. I can also ping google.com etc. from either of them. But I cannot ping ...
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Error in mysql “max_allowed_packet” VPS godaddy

I am getting error "Serious session error detected. Please notify administrator, this problem is most probably caused by small value in max_allowed_packet MySQL setting. " This error generally ...
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Setting up VPN on a VPS

I want set up a VPN in my Xen VPS with one static IP. What I should set in /etc/pptpd.conf as localip and remoteip. I followed this tutorial: ...
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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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504 bad gateway with Nginx

I have a J2EE application hosted on a linux VPS server. I use nginx as the web server and tomcat6 as the application server. At times, the website keeps waiting to load or sometimes even throws a 504 ...
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Investigating a phishing complaint

UPDATE: Seems it was a fake email, so not really that urgent, but the questions are still valid. So I received an email about a VPS I host (I'm a VPS hosting company, this is a customer VPS) being ...
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MX DNS one IP two domains

I have two domains: 'example.com' and 'elpmaxe.org' and a server - 'server.example.com' At the moment the mail for 'example.com' is hosted elsewhere so I have set up postfix, dovecot etc to be able ...
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Can't access VPS through Firefox to finish WordPress Install

I know, I know! I shouldn't be able to straight out of the box, but I'm running a VPS with CentOS and Apache. My control panel is Kloxo, which I have no problem with. I can access my VPS through SSH ...
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Error 500 on file upload

I am using WHM 11.34.1 (build 7) on a VPS running CentOS 5.3. I have created an account and uploaded a website to it. When I upload a file using PHP file the server lays out error 500. I have checked ...
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How to determine what is using all my server resources

I am having issues where my hosting account keep crashing due to running out of memory usage. I have a VPS Linux hosting account with 1Gb RAM. Recently whenever I make any changes to my site and ...
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Linux mail on VPS: suspicious process running under …

I am constantly receiving mail like so on my VPS: >N 1 root@server9987 Thu Jan 24 18:39 341/30060 "lfd on server9987: Suspicious process running under user apache" N 2 root@server9987 ...
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Maintaining name servers when redelegating the main domain

Just wanting to make sure I don't seriously bugger something up here, I'm 70% sure I'm doing the right thing. We have 2 hosting accounts, one is shared hosting, one is a VPS. We are just about ready ...
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Tomcat 7 on Ubuntu 12.04 server does not run on browser

I am new to linux. I have set up my VPS with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit. I have successfully installed Tomcat and successfully started it with /usr/share/apache-tomcat-7.0.34/bin/catalina.sh run. But ...
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how to find default gateway on virtuozzo VPS?

trying to install tinc on VPS but config need Subnet which is modem IP i think as they entered 10.0.0.1/32 on demo. but on my vps ping of either 10.0.0.1/32 or 192.168.1.1 don't replay. if i put ...
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Secure socket tunneling protocol service fails to start

I'm trying to start Secure socket tunneling protocol service on my VPS. My VPS has 1GB RAM, 1 CPU and Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter edition. I've tried using Services Application, and net start ...
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Setting up a VPS and I keep getting DNS errors

I'm having some trouble with a VPS setup and DNS errors. Here's my current setup: I have set up a WHM, under the name control.companyname.co.uk (anonymised). The hostname of the WHM is set to ...
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Nginx doesn't start

I try to start my Nginx and I get the below error after the below command: sudo /etc/init.d/nginx start Starting nginx: start-stop-daemon: unable to start /usr/local/nginx (Permission denied) My ...
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Apache has no rights to unzip file uploaded by DirectAdmin created FTP user

I know similar things have been asked a thousandfold, but I can't seem to figure it out.. I have recently started renting a VPS. It runs DirectAdmin. I created a reseller account in the admin ...
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RNDC: Connection Refused

Just got myself a new VPS, not the first I can assure you. Upon adding any DNS entry, I am prompted with this: WARNING: key file (/etc/rndc.key) exists, but using default configuration file ...
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multicast network based on bridges between two hardware servers

+------------------------+ Internet +----------------------+ | Server_1 | | | Server_2 | | VPS1 ---- br0 __ | (router) | __ VPS4| ...
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Munin graphs picking different data from munin-nodes

I am using Munin graphs with multiple VPSes at the moment and most of them are running Ubuntu version 10.04 LTS or greater. The issue is, im installing munin-node from the the default repo BUT some ...
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E-mails sent from webmail, don't reach recipients and we don't get any feedback

We own a Linux VPS Server with Virtuozzo container and qmail mail server, we have changed our webmail client from Horde to roundcube a while ago. Then we switched back to Horde client. Now when we ...
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installing tomcat on a vps

I have just bought a Linux VPS and the current setup seems to be apache. The HTML files are stored on /var/www I want to install tomcat on this server. I don't understand where I should install ...
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IPSec VPN access to VPS

I would like to be able to be able to tunnel a local IP address (i.e 192.168.1.211) through my router that supports IPSec to a remote VPS (i.e. 106.187.34.207). Network map is here: ...
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Memory not being freed on VPS

I had a VPS with DirectAdmin running on CentOS 5.7 with 512 MB RAM with Apache and MySQL. The problem I was having with it was that it was using around 115 MB RAM upon boot and this was rising to 200 ...
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How to fix RVM exhausting Virtual Memory on VPS?

I'm trying to install ruby via RVM on an Ubuntu VPS with only 512 MB memory. When running rvm install 1.9.3 I get the error: ERROR: Error running 'make ', please read ...
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Allow apache user to edit files

On my VPS, at the moment, I'm hosting multiple websites on different virtual hosts using apache2. The creation process of each new website is as following: adduser websitename su websitename mkdir ...
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EncFS and automated back-up

When using EncFS to encrypt a file on a VPS, will the file be stored encrypted or unencrypted in the automated back-ups taken by the host? (Assuming that the file is unlocked when the back-up is ...
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Active Directory Domain Services on remote VPS

I really need help with configuring Active Directory Domain Services on a remote VPS. Situation we have a remote Windows Server 2008R2 VPS and i just installed the Active Directory Domain Services ...
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Solutions to deploy rails 3 app on cPanel shared host

I have a ruby on rails 3 app running on my local machine, and I'd like to deploy it onto a cPanel shared server now, where I have shell access. I know mongrel isn't supported as of now on cPanel, but ...
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CentOS VPS Not showing the website in Apache

I'm having the following situation: My domain have the DNS settings working properly and it is "pingable" from outside the network, the problem is when I try to open it using a browser, nothing shows ...
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Very Slow tmpfs Read/Write speeds

I have attempted to use a tmpfs to speed up some heavily accessed files. I wanted to test the read and write speeds of both the HDD its self and a tmpfs. My results where strangely low for what I was ...
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Recommended VPN approach for SOHO

I need to implement a VPN solution in a SOHO environment. So far I know of several alternatives: -Hire a VPN provider -VPS with OpenVPN. -Run a dd-wrt OpenVPN enabled router. I'm searching for a ...
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Stopped httpd is starting alone

I'm using an Argentinian VPS at Dattatec. Well so far this days was working great. Suddenly, we started to have a lot of httpd processes, when there were not new / a lot of new customers coming to the ...
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I cannot SSH to my VPS, Cannot Access PHPmyadmin

My VPS suddenly started behaving strangely. I cannot SSH to my VPS.. I use Tunnelier and it says "Toterm Error: Connection Attempt Failed. Reason Windows Error 10061: No connection could be made ...
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Performance Problems Started - How to Debug (Ubuntu + Django/Python)

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 10.10, with a Django application running on top of it (MySQL database, Redis datastore, apache + mod_wsgi in daemon mode). Over the last few days, we've been experiencing ...
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Virtual Server hitting memory resource limits?

I have an Ubunto 10 VPS with 768RAM running virtuozzo & plesk. I host two basic wordpress blogs on it and the most visitors I've had to the site are 2000 for one day and 1200 for three days (incl ...
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VPS - Few Questions from Real Beginner

As I'm real beginner I decided to go with managed services as recommended in this question, I already have a VPS with cPanel/WHM. I'm planning to launch few startups - don't worry, I have funds for ...
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skillset to manage a VPS

The hosting company I'm talking to said that it would be difficult to manage a VPS without prior experience and training. IF can't afford a managed VPS, what do I need to learn to manage my own VPS ...
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Copy files from a user account to another with PHP on VPS (Cpanel,WHM)

I need to create a script installer on a VPS with Cpanel api and WHM access (btw: hostgator), which will do the following: When user registers on my site - with my custom installer script), the script ...
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How do I now access my site for an installation

I have just rented a virtual private server with DirectAdmin. I have an ip address, lets say its: 178.239.60.18 Now I have made a new domain on the server. It resides in a folder called: example. ...
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Xen server change from eth0 to eth1

I have a Xen server (solusvm slave) and the eth0 is broken. I switched it to eth1. The main IP now works, but the VPS IPs no longer work. How do I get them to work?
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Cloud VPS requirements

i'm planning to sign up for a VPS account to use for websites and SVN repos and similar. What i'm currently plans to host is: 2 Java Servlet webistes with low traffic (Tomcat/JBoss/GlassFish) ...