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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How to find out server model on a VPS [closed]

I have a rented a vps server and I would like to find out the brand and model of this server, for example: Dell Poweredge 2950 Thanks
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How to find out the virtualization type of an linux VPS?

Having access to an VPS, i need to know which type of virtualization it is running from the terminal. How can i know if it is OpenVZ, Xen, KVM, etc?
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Why can root see a dir but not a user?

I created a git repo on my vps through root and made it shared so a group of people have the ability to access it: # mkdir example.git # cd example.git # git init --bare --shared=group Initialized ...
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Vendor lock-in or administration risks (PaaS vs IaaS) [closed]

Choosing best way to host my ASP.NET application. Choosing between hosting on a Paas (e.g. Azure Web Roles) or IaaS (e.g. order a Windows VPS and administrate it myself). I'm developer but have no ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Apache 2.4.7 specific user per vhost

I've been running Ubuntu 12.04 and Apache 2.2 for some time now using apache2-mpm-itk to be able to specify a user per virtual host. I've upgraded my VPS to Ubuntu 14.04 which comes with Apache ...
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Sharing disk space between two Ubuntu hosts [closed]

I have two Digital Ocean droplets (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS VPS instances): Alice: 40GB disk / 38GB used Bob: 20GB disk / 2GB used Alice’s storage needs will continue to grow slowly but steadily. Rather ...
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Solr process gets killed immediately after starting

I just downloaded solr 4.8.0 from the apache website to my ubuntu 12.04, 64 Bit, 3GB ram VPS server and extracted it. Then I installed the openjdk-7-jre using this command: sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 VPS won't boot the latest kernel on XEN

I have a XEN VPS and it's been running Ubuntu for some years now. AUtomatic security upgrades are on and I've manually upgraded it continously and also done releas-upgrades whenever there's been a new ...
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Preventing Domain from using VPS IP Address and Display its content [closed]

how can i prevent user from displaying contents of my vps. Currenty, I have an Ubuntu-powered vps and I install wordpress blog on it which is intended for my domain1.com. I know its possible to use ...
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Leaving postfix 'mydomain' & 'hostname' empty in this scenario [closed]

I have a VPS server that only deals with email hosting. This server does not have any designated domain name pointing to it. Its only one VPS with one IP address. I am running CentOS 6.5 Minimal, ...
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Benefits to having a sole email VPS server

I have around 5 websites hosted in a VPS server, and for some reason I bought another VPS server recently just to host the emails for those 5 websites. I would like to know the pros and cons of having ...
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Does a tool like ansible make it possibly to get a secure server, without knowing a lot about security? [closed]

If I modified something like this into a server similar to the one described here with a minimal set of services (what you need for ssh, basically) would it be reasonably secure? sovereign: A set ...
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Setting myhostname and Mydomain in postfix for mutiple domains

I have 5 domain names currently pointing to my email server, which is running CentOS 6.5 with Postfix, Dovecot installed. Although I am now only able to receive emails but not send (for reasons I ...
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Handling emails in a separet email servers [closed]

This is a problem about maintaining an all-email VPS server. First, I have two VPS hosts right now, both running CentOS 6.5, 32bit system. one for web hosting and other for email only. The reason ...
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Wordpress on VPS keeps crashing because of daily visitors growth

I run small local news Wordpress blog on CentOS 6 64bit VPS 4GB RAM. Recently, website experienced daily visitors growth from 5K to 10K-15K. Site started crashing with 504 Gateway Timeout. Error log ...
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domain does not have ping in CentOS VPS [closed]

I have a VPS with CentOS 6.x, DirectAdmin control panel, and CSF. There are about 40 domains on it, but one of them did not load since yesterday (itgates.ir). When I ping this domain, is there not any ...
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CentOS VPS : how to enable PermitRootLogin

While logged-in in to "root" via ssh I disabled PermitRootLogin setting in /etc/ssh/sshd_config file. It was advised to do so in the Cpanel's security adviser. Now I want to re-enable it for short ...
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Rsync from a local laptop to a VPS with correct ownerships

So I have this workflow which works but is clumsy" RSYNC to ultrapress.co rsync -azP --delete /Users/rocketadmin/Sites/vagrant-local/www/wordpress-default/wp-content/themes ...
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How do I send a different subdomain to a different IP, if two IPs are on the same VPS?

I have a VPS with three IPs. They're all on completely unrelated IPs (one is 23.226.xxx.x, another is 107.161.xx.xx, a third is 167.88.xxx.xx). If I go to beta.mydomain.com (for example, that won't ...
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Can't update linux kernel on VPS

I recently started using VPS from OVH: http://www.ovh.co.uk/vps/vps-classic.xml This is likely problem very specific to this one provider. My goal is to install and run Docker on it, for this I need ...
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Exim, VPS and another e-mail server - can't send e-mails

Well, after a long time I found the problem. For some reason, using "www" as the hostname was causing the issue. Using "web" as hostname and re-running Exim config via dpkg-reconfigure fixed the ...
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How can I migrate a VPS from one provider to another while keeping configurations? Can I just use `rsync / destination:/`?

How can I migrate from one VPS to another, while keeping the configurations? I saw this question Best way to migrate data between two linux VPS But that was only to migrate the data. I have set up ...
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Non-heap memory leak JVM

I have a glassfish v4.0 set up on Ubuntu server running on oracle java virtual machine and jvm process resident memory size (got via "top" command) grows up until jvm doesnt have memory to create new ...
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Debian - OpenVPN connects but no internet - Forgots iptables

I have Debian 7.2 VPS server which I use as Nginx/MySQL/PHP/Mail host and VPN for private use. For VPN I installed OpenVPN. After installation I was able to connect to VPN, but there was no internet ...
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mails doesn't fire from php script - some issue with vps configuration

I am unable to fire any email from the php scripts on my vps server. I went to check in the logs and found this: Mar 26 05:53:30 corporatepixels sendmail[23772]: STARTTLS=client, ...
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NFS on Godaddy VPS

I'm having big trouble trying to setup nfs sharing folder between 2 VPS I have on GoDaddy, Tried to follow lots of step-by-step guides to do this, but I can't start NFS service, I get this error when ...
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Emails in a VPS solution [closed]

A little of my own background, I'm a webdeveloper and used to the likes of shared hosting, at my new job I have become accustomed to working with our own servers (running CentOS) and the Linux ...
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G-WAN 4.3.14 maxes CPU on VPS even when idle

Testing gwan_linux32-bit (4.3.14) on a Digital Ocean VPS instance results in the CPU being maxed even when there are no http requests. The VPS instance has 1 core and 512 MB, running 32 bit CentOS ...
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Setting up a virtualized Windows server to host 2 - 3 users (running QuickBooks)…?

Apologies if this is a dumb/obvious question, but I've been surprised at how complicated what I'd hoped was a simple transition is turning out to be. Disclaimer: I'm a Mac/Linux guy so am not ...
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McAfee anti-virus for linux server? [duplicate]

We have a CentOS server for our web startup hosted on softlayer.com. Knowing how secure Linux is even without anti-virus programs: Do I still need to install McAfee as advertised in softlayer's site ...
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how much openvz burstable memory can be used

I want to buy a VPS having openvz virtualization. Now the applications that i m currently hosting( glassfish, mysql, mail) requires around 600~800 MB of RAM. Would I be able to run my applications ...
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Tracing system calls is slow on a KVM VPS?

I run a website on a KVM VPS and I noticed that processes appear to run extremely slowly when being traced. For example, I ran ls on my home directory, which contains 72 files and directories. With ...
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RAM increases when adding more sites to VPS

I have a vps running Ubuntu 12.04 with nginx,php,mysql & APC. I notice the ram increases each time I add a new site to the vps. Is this normal? cause I added 50 sites and it ended up using 1.5GB ...
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Why does SSH client and FileZilla turn unresponsive after a minute

Mine is Centos based VPS with Cpanel. When I connect to this server from my PC using SSH or open FileZilla to transfer files they both turn unresponsive after I leave them idle for a minute or so. ...
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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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Wordpress + postfix + unsolicited emails being sent even if the email account wasn't created [duplicate]

I run a blog on wordpress. Recently I received a abuse complaints from the server which when verified returned this: ============================================================ Received: from ...
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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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Elasticsearch throws Could not reserve enough space for object heap

It seems that Elasticsearch stops working this morning. When i launch : sudo service elasticsearch start, it says : Starting ElasticSearch Server Done But when i check the status, it gives me : ...
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Ports blocked on ubuntu 13.10 vps

I have been searching all over for an answer, i got a cheap vps server running ubuntu 13.10 and installed webmin which should allow me to go to serverip:10000 But i can't connect to it and ...
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Elasticsearch stops working suddenly

I have deployed Elasticsearch on a development ubunto VPS. We use that VPS only to host Api for mobile apps. Everything worked good till today, elasticsearch stops working. I tried to restart it, it ...
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Too many httpd processes on my Cpanel VPS [closed]

For months my VPS has been doing fine. But since last week I saw Mysql server stopped two times and I was told that it was some load issue. I don't want to upgrade due to budget issue. Yesterday when ...
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Website down. Apache seems to be working, sort of… Doesn't even display it works page, just a Index of/

http://imgur.com/Sl3i5JF I am running an apache web server on a Ramnode vps (ubuntu) and it was running fine till this morning. I go to visit my site now and nothing is up. I directly type the ip ...
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I can't log into my VPS. Email server up, SSH down, HTTP down

I can't log into my VPS. SSH gives the following error. All the web servers are down. They connect, but do not serve content. However, the email server is still working. The server responds to ping as ...
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How to configure a FQDN the right way for my multisite VPS? [closed]

I have a new VPS with 1 site. Very soon there will be a lot of sites here. First problem from today: I noticed that emails that database backups that are being sent to my email are marked as spam. ...
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Best Apache2 + MySQL config for VPS Server [closed]

I've bought a VPS Server with 1v core and 1GB ram, but yesterday I tried to host a website using Apache2 + MySQL... Everything went wrong! I had around 400 unique vists and the server was dying, full ...
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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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How to setup multiple VPS or virtual machines on a VPS hosting account? [closed]

Let's say you have a Linux VPS hosting account and you wanted to add several VPS's inside that VPS or virtual machines, how can you do this? A scenario could be that I wanted to install an IIS server ...
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Can I check 'mailq' with vzctl from node?

Can I check 'mailq' with vzctl from node? I need to find out if VPS owner from one node sends SPAM messages. Any other way to check if VPS client sends SPAM ?
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Masking CNAME/A Record Requirements from Clients

I'm reselling hosting services to non-technical clients. With regards to associating domains/IPs, the host I'm reselling requires that once a VPS is deployed i then go to the domain's registrar and ...
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Is a VPN right for restricting server access?

I would like to set up a Few QA servers for a web application, under the app domain, however I would not like these servers to be accessible to just everyone from the Internet. Ideally, the QA team ...