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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DocumentRoot - take without / infront

I'm not sure if I've posted the title correct as I'm not sure if there's a tehnical title for what I'm looking for - see below. On my localhost server I have a clone of my VPS files as I wish to sync ...
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Random ports open on VPS box

I have a VPS box I just purchased. It is running Apache and SSHD on their default ports. When I do a port scan, I get results back that say port 139 and various other seemingly random ports are open....
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Reselling from a VPS (cloud server)

I am currently administering about 15 small websites (total bandwidth never exceeds 1.5 GB/month) on a shared reseller host using cPanel and WHM. I'm about to migrate these sites to a virtual cloud ...
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VPS: How to set a limit to the monthly bandwidth

I have a VPS with Ubuntu installed, want to limit the maximum bandwidth to 300 GB at month. Currently I only use a few GB per month, just for safety I want to do this. What is the best way ? Should ...
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php with apc+memcache+squid

I have a basic php installation. I want to install apc + memcached and squid to speed up the website. I have run into various resouorces regarding this, but one thing is not clear. Should php be in ...
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yum install error nothing to do (MYSQL, CentOS 7)

I'm trying to install MYSQL instead of MariaDB on my CentOS 7. I used this command: wget http://repo.mysql.com/mysql-community-release-el7-5.noarch.rpm yum install http://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql-...
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Why is outbound bandwidth on VPS much less than reversed inbound from same host?

I have a FreeBSD 10.1 VPS in Europe using the VirtIO Ethernet device that sees significantly smaller outbound bandwidth than inbound from the same distant hosts. This problem was originally noticed ...
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No internet through VPN server

Recently I've posted almost the same thread on this forum about VPN misconfiguration. Eventually, I've resolved this question just by reconfiguring from scratch the server side, and it started to work ...
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VPN misconfiguration - help to find it:)

Hi guys I wiould like to get some help configuring OpenVPN server. I use the custom VPS server and there deployed an VPN server. So After configuring it I still get some strange error. Here's my ...
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VPS Server getting offline - CentOS

I have a VPS CentOS Server hosted by GoDaddy. The database for my website is going down once everyday. I have two websites hosted on that server, a Wordpress and a Magento website. The connection to ...
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Consolidating static websites into subdomains

I am having trouble figuring out the logistics of efficiently consolidating a few of my old, static websites, into subdomains on my primary website. I have websites all using the Ghost Blog platform, ...
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Freebsd 10 install with non standard gateway route

Some service providers offer dedicated/vps nodes with non standard gateways (ie not in the same subnet). For instance : ip add 10.0.1.1/32 with gateway 56.0.1.1 For this purpose some manual steps ...
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Fails to create a Cloud66 stack

I'm using Cloud66 and trying to set up a stack from my git repository. Cloud66 however returns the error: Analysis error: The space character ‘ ’ is not allowed in your database username or password ...
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Setting up nginx and php-fpm on CentOS 7 - which config file do I alter? I'm so lost

I'm intermediate with Ubuntu and Apache, but a total noob to CentOS. I want to setup a 1 CPU 1 GB RAM test VPS for a phpbb 3.1 forum, and I'm following this tutorial: How To Install Linux, Nginx, ...
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Can't install packages through apt after update to Jessie

Following instructions to migrate from Wheezy to Jessie, I updated my sources, apt-get update;apt-get upgrade;apt-get dist-upgrade (not all at once, but enough to check that everything was fine), and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Telnet: Unable to connect to remove host: Connection refused (Postfix - Ubuntu 14.04 VPS)

I have installed postfix following this tutorial but when I try to telnet mail.mydomain.com 110 (995,993,143 or 25) it throws the following error: Telnet: Unable to connect to remove host: Connection ...
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Load for Xen units

I'm looking for a way to check load for Xen units on a xen Node run by Solusvm. I know OpenVZ can show container load in the solusvm panel. But if I go to load in svm for the Xen Node the load page is ...
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Got blocked by server after starting TCP nodejs sever. Why?

I recently installed node on my VPS, and tried to complete a tutorial. I saved this code into server.js and hit node server.js in putty. I got instant "ban" from my VPS, I can't access it, however on ...
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Process separation on an OpenBSD server

I fear this may be a somewhat open-ended question that gets closed: Apologies in advance, but I'll give it a shot! I'm considering operating an OpenBSD VM with a number of services running on the ...
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Access db with dynamic IP using windows Application C#

I want to connect a Desktop Application (C#) with a website which is hosted on BLUEHOST Server (Shared Hosting). I have to add an IP on server to allow for remotely access to mysql database. But the ...
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Redirect with apache subdomain from oher hosting (?)

My requirement: access subdomain.example.com where example.com is a shared hosting, and subdomain is an app (schooltool) running on port 7080. I tried to configure virtualhost, but I can not set the ...
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Creating two set of child name server for two diff servers with same domain name

I have two servers, both having different ips. I am using my custom name server ns1.domain.com -> server 1 ip ns2.domain.com -> server 1 ip Now i had purchased a new vps having ip 43.XX.XX.XX, ...
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Lowering MySQL Full Text Word Length

Hello I just installed MySQL 5.6 on my vps and I realized numbers were not searching in full text searches. Then I came across this article http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/fulltext-fine-tuning....
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How to monitor and get notify which VPS within one node is sending mass emails?

How to monitor and get notify which VPS within one node is sending mass emails (spam) ? Actually I have several nodes with CentoS OS and KVM VPS clients, some of them are sending bulk emails and ...
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Server shuts down during apt upgrades (specifically libdbus)

I woke up this morning to find my VPS down. I brought it back, couldnt find any reason for it being down (nothing in the syslog, etc) so figured it was my crappy provider. I ran apt-get upgrade and it ...
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getting www to appear in address bar for site hosted on vps

Hopeful I posted this on the right stackExchange. I have a site hosted on a VPS with Windows Server 2008 (not R2). When I type in www.example.com it takes me to my site but the address bar only ...
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How to check last FTP logins using SSH?

I've just bought a new VPS (its operating system is CentOS). As this is my first experience with VPS, I don't know everything about managing and ... One of my customers told me his website is not ...
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Varnish Won't Start - “invalid number Cache”

I wondered if anybody knew what would be causing Varnish to not start? The command and output is printed below. All I've done is download the latest version, set it up using yum, then edit a port ...
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Server not responding to http or ping but ssh works

I can access to a VPS through ssh. That VPS has httpd installed on it and running to listen onto port 80. However I can't ping that VPS nor access to his apache but I can log in with ssh. This is ...
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Best way to uniquely identify a server in VPS environment?

We have two servers, live and fallback, both hosted in a VPS environment (Linode and MediaTemple, although this could change at any moment). I want them to have an identical set of shell scripts but ...
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Setting up mail forwarding on Debian 7

Does any one know of any good guides/tutorials on setting up mail on Debian 7 so the system can send emails but doesn't accept mail locally? I've played with Postfix a little but I don't really know ...
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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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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: http://freehostinganswers.com/blog/how-to-install-your-...
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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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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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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 ...