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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What exactly is controlling single HTTP requests speed? [closed]

As you may know using multiple HTTP threads when downloading a file from a server can significantly increase your download speeds if not max it out. What is control of determine the throughput of ...
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My Ubuntu VPS is not using available swap, even if OOM. What to do?

I recently added 1 GB of swap to my Ubuntu virtual private server to prevent MySQL crashes on RAM overloading. I followed this tutorial. I use htop to monitor resources. When I use loadimpact to test ...
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Nginx ignores HTTP Authentication for WordPress login directory

I am running WordPress in a subfolder of my domain for testing and development purposes on a VPS LEMP-stack. In order to password-protect the wp-login.php with an etxra layer, I used HTTP ...
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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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How to check if I can spam email with my VPS [closed]

Last time, I did have a problem with my VPS regarding being used as a spam mail server. Now I just did the backup and how can I test that I can use my server to spam or not ?
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Setting Up a Load Balancer on VPS with Replication

I'm looking for some expert advice on how to go about setting up a load balancer across a VPS, configuring two other VPS for PHP/MySQL replication and then linking them together. I've looked into ...
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uk vps server route to thailand? [closed]

I'm just a Javascript developer using node.js... My host has got me a vps sever in england. I have had someone test my site loading in england and it is lightning fast. I've also had someone test in ...
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ERROR! Server quit without updating PDI file

My hosting provider migrated my vps instance and after the migration I encountered this error. I check the error (/var/lib/mysql/*.err) file and I got this: 140113 11:01:57 mysqld_safe Starting ...
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tmpfs is getting unmounted somehow

I have reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 onto my OpenVZ VPS. I downloaded the teamspeak server and installed it via the instructions here. I added the line to /etc/fstab: tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults ...
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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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DNS propagation: A record and IP change on domain panel and VPS?

I'm moving my website from a VPS to a dedicated server. In my Domain administrative panel there is a DNS zone where i've changed the A record from the previous IP address to the dedicated server's ...
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vps: smtp working on server client (roundcube) but cannot be configured on desktop client

I've bought a VPS and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I'm using Zpanel for my Control panel and everything seems to be configured well. I can even send and receive mails on my server itself, via the ...
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Checking Dedicated server resource usage from its VPS

I'm using a VPS from a hosting provider. My VPS has 6 cores. In the past few weeks, i usually used upto about 4-6 cores at any time point. My web pages used to load very fast (about 2-4 seconds). But ...
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Unable to upgrade to PHP 5.4 on my VPS

I'm able to see in phpinfo.php that I've PHP5.4 installed for use. Now, I'm trying to install symfony2 via composer. When I begin installing composer, it gives me an error stating that php5.3 is ...
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PuTTY “Server unexpectedly closed network connection” error before login - CentOS 6.3 VPS

I can't seem to login to my CentOS 6.3 Server VPS, neither PuTTY nor the SerFISH Web SSH service seem to work. It started after I tried to login using X11 forwarding in PuTTY. Now even with every ...
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How to detect ethernet uplink speed on CentOS 6 OpenVZ VPS

I recently purchased a VPS which was advertised as a 100Mbps uplink but the promotion promised a free upgrade to a 1Gbps uplink. I'm trying to find out if I received the upgrade with various methods ...
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php5-fpm maxes out all cores (nginx+php5fpm+wordpress)

We have a 16 gig linode running with 8 cpu cores and I'm trying to debug an issue that when I try a load test that the server starts to freak out around 250 requests a second on a pretty basic ...
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Crontab is Not Running Crons [duplicate]

I have crontab setup on my CentOS VPS and it is not running... Here's the cron file: * * * * * php -f /var/zpanel/hostdata/zadmin/public_html/pingrglobe_com/crons/1min.php * * * * * php -f ...
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How to remove an old domain name and add a new domain name on a server? [closed]

I have a VPS with the domain name sample.net. We want to change it to sample.com. It's a live server. I have purchased the sample.com domain. I have VPS CPANEL, so what is the best process/option ...
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how should I change my production environment (VPS) when using vagrant

I currently have a debian VPS hosted in a "traditional" ISP and a php application running on it. Then I have a couple of virtualbox vms running on my workstation for testing and I rely on a mix of deb ...
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Anyone knows how to install davfs2 on a free (vps.me) vps server? [closed]

Our security regulations requires me to save logs outside the vps server. I need to install davfs2. The following procedure works on my laptop but not at an Ubuntu 13.04 server from vps.me :~# ...
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Is there a right way to use one VPS backup file to build a clone VPS with it?

I tried many times to restore a tar ball from a different server to a fresh installed VPS with the same Linux Debian version (exactly the same) but every time when I restore the tar ball on a ...
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Is it really possible for hosting provider to know what you are hosting if you don't serve direct IP? [closed]

You can always configure Apache or Nginx to stop responding to request if it is accessed through direct IP, and only serve request targeted to your own domain name. In this way, do hosting provider ...
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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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Tweak Nginx and PHP-FPM for memroy usage

I switched to nginx to help me with less memory on VPS and High and speedy performance at the same time. But Now I have a problem of memory usage? Even If I add more memory to my VPS at the end of a ...
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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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bash script to create user then create ssh keys

Please note I am a total linux newbie, please bare that in mind when answering this question as I have very limited knowledge of linux. OS: Debian Squeeze I am using ZSH and have created a function ...
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Creating an email address using a vps, but without cpanel

Scenario: I have a vps server without control panel. I have set up a domain 'example.com' with a virtual host on the vps I have set up a mailgun account and verified 'example.com' so that I can use ...
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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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openvz / centos 6 vps yum failing with error

Installed new openvz container with centos 6.4 64bit Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.32-431.el6 will be installed --> Processing ...
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How to configure sendmail to send emails from multiple domain names

I have two domain names(eg. aaa.com and bbb.com) hosted on one vps with sendmail. My problem is that when I register in aaa.com I get the email from bbb.com. Please tell me how to configure ...
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System load average is extremely high

I own a website which is running on a VPS since last week. From monday until saturday, everything is going smoothly. The website has around 4.500 unique visitors a day, and the load average and ...
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Finding IP address of an FTP account before DNS is updated

Ive gone through serverfault.com for various similar questions, but couldnt find the relevant one. I am at sixes and sevens with regards to server relate stuff. So my client have a vps and already ...
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Is possible for a vps service with own ip addresses to have ports restricted? [closed]

I am looking for a cheap vps service, and i found some, but the most appellative i found for what i need ("fileMedia") has a really bad translation on its page and there is something which is leaving ...
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Build a server, or rent a VPS? [closed]

Some friends and I are in the process of starting a company which hosts game servers, but we've run into a bit of a problem: we can't figure out how to host it. The highest-tier plans for VPSes we've ...
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Second IP for VPS on VmWare ESXI?

I bought a VPS Server run on vmware ESXI and this server just had one IP; Now I decided to ask from the reseller to give me another IP; He says in order to do that he have to remove my account and ...
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Transfer website from shared hosting to vps [closed]

I want to transfer my website (let's say www.mydomain.com), which is currently running on a shared hosting, to my VPS server, which I recently bought. I created a domain in the DirectAdmin of my VPS ...
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Unable to install Plesk 11 under Ubuntu 13.10

I just bought an VPS with Ubuntu 13.10 and I want to install Plesk 11, but it seems it refuses to install. The command: wget -O - http://autoinstall.plesk.com/one-click-installer | sh throws this ...
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Problems with IP Block Proxmox on OVH

I am using Proxmox. That should be clear by the title. I have developed a software program in vb.net that generates network configurations, and I just copy and paste to the correct files. I am using ...
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Virtualizing a Windows VPS

We have a Windows 2008 Server VPS which we have outgrown, and the host is no longer allowing upgrades to VPS resources. They used to offer a backup product for the VPS, but have discontinued it, along ...
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Is restarting a VPS used as a web server regularly good? [closed]

I have Debian 7 32bit on my VPS. It's a relatively low-end VPS: 50GB HHD, cached to an SSD 2.3GHz CPU 1Gbps connection 128mb RAM My first thought to this is yes, as a VPS is really a computer with ...
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Where to start a dedicated / VPS hosting small buisness [closed]

I hope I'm posting in the right place, this site seemed the most relevant to my question. Anyway, one of my friends and I want to invest in a hosting company, we don't really know where to start, we ...
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How to send emails stored in /var/spool/mail/root to a gmail inbox

I am new to managing a VPS. The host name for my vps is vps.techbreeze.in and recently I discovered that if i try to send a mail to an address like say rick@techbreeze.in the email gets sent to the ...
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How to get email notification when process on ubuntu screen stopped?

I have a application running on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and I am running an application server like mailman server or faye server on ubuntu screen. The problem is, at times the process that is running on ...
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How do I verify that my hosting provider gave me SSDs?

I searched and found 2 options, none of which I'm confident provided me the answer. 1: cat /sys/block/sda/queue/rotational This output '1' to stdout. What does this mean? 2: lshw -class disc but ...
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iRedmail damaged my LAMP installation

I have Ubuntu Server based VPS, which have LAMP installed. It have Apache, MySQL, PHPMyAdmin, PHP etc. and everything is in use for my website. I installed iRedmail, and now my website can't be ...
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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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Which PHP modules are required to install wordpress?

I have 5 wordpress sites. I use hostgator shared hosting for all of them. Now I have decided to switch on to a VPS. I got a unmanaged VPS and configuring it for wordpress. I am following this ...
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Cannot browse ipv4 websites (OpenVPN )

I have set up an openVPN tunnel on my VPS (OpenVZ - Ubuntu 12.04). The problem is when I'm connected to the vpn, I can only browse websites which support ipv6 like google. Ipv4 sites aren't loading ...