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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DNS Setting for POP3 and SMTP email [on hold]

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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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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VPS Hosting service in Turkey [closed]

Is there any good VPS (Linux preferred) Hosting service in Turkey that speaks English? I tried to reach over 10 of them in this list: enter link description here via email and if available, phone ...
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vps - cannot connect to pptp on my vps [closed]

I have a Debian VPS and I've configured PPTP on it. But I can't connect to it from my client PC (which is an Arch with NetworkManager). I'm using nm-applet. I have also tried "pon", and this is the ...
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Setting up and configuring a new VPS server

I am new to VPS servers. I have always used a shared hosting platform all my life. At the moment, we are working on a project at work thats is going to require more than just a shared hosting server, ...
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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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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 Email Setup - Can send but can't receive

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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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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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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Nginx or php-fpm error?

I found my vps nginx error log like this 2013/04/06 03:28:04 [alert] 8557#0: mmap(MAP_ANON|MAP_SHARED, 5242880000) failed (12: Cannot allocate memory) 2013/04/06 04:05:30 [alert] 10299#0: ...
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HTTP Error: 413 Request Entity Too Large

What I have: I have an iPhone app that sends HTTP POST requests (XML format) to a web service written in PHP. This is on a hosted virtual private server so I can edit httpd.conf and other ...
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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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OpenVPN connects and access to ip works but not url in browser

I have been struggling for 2 days to setup Openvpn access to one of my servers but something doesn't work. First about my setup: My server is Debian 6 installed on vps on kvm environment. I have ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 determine the virtualization platform that my VM is running on? (OpenVZ, Xen, KVM, etc?)
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Determining what type of virtualisation used on VPS/VDS? [duplicate]

I bought VPS/VDS and want to know what virtualization used. I have a root prompt in Debian Linux.
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CentOS 7 firewall-cmd not found

I have just installed CentOS 7: [root@new ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503 (Core) I am trying to configure the firewall, and I'm told that in CentOS 7 iptables is no ...
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G-Wan uses all available memory

I've installed the latest at the moment g-wan web server (4.3.14 x64) on a KVM VPS with Ubuntu 14.04.02 x64 server edition provided by Vultr ( 1GB RAM, 1 CPU core and 2GB swap ). The VPS setup is ...
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Why would I need a firewall if my server is well configured?

I admin a handful of cloud-based (VPS) servers for the company I work for. The servers are minimal ubuntu installs that run bits of LAMP stacks / inbound data collection (rsync). The data is large ...
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Can't connect multiple user to L2TP VPN server (Error 720)

I have a VPS running windows server 2008 r2 standard. I configured Routing And Remote Access and NAT , i created multiple users with "Network Access Permission: Allow Access" . What i have done in ...
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red5 server installation could not resolve dependencies issue

I am trying to install Red5 server on my dedicated VPS server. My server is Ubuntu 12.04. I'm doing my installation over SSH in Terminal on Mac. I have Java 7 JDK and JRE installed. I am doing ...
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Apache seems to remove slash from cgi-bin url

We have a 1and1 vps running centos which is behaving strangely when we try to post/get to the cgi-bin. We have a directory called Monitor under the cgi-bin so to hit a perl script inside it we would ...
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Proper records for mail and domain [duplicate]

I am having the following question: I have a domain (let's say example.com) and I need to set up the proper records for the e-mail so that to minimize the possibility for a message to go to spam. I am ...
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Host keeps asking for password when using SSH Keys with PuTTY for Windows

I'm using PuTTY for Windows to connect to dreamcompute-VPS(dreamhost). At dreamcompute panel, I created a private key and downloaded it, a .pem file. Using PuTTYgen, I converted this file to .ppk as ...
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Accessing files from dreamcompute vps

I'm very new in this subject, but the problem is: I can't access files from a website to make small html edits. The only thing I know is that I need to make it using SSH. What I've tried: I ...
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Cannot create directory: Permission denied

I'm trying for the first time to set up GIT on a VPS following this tutorial. Part of the instructions are: cd /var mkdir repo && cd repo mkdir site.git && cd site.git git init --bare ...
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SSH login asks for password

This is the first time I'm trying to set up a VPS, so please bare with me. I've followed the steps of Digital Ocean to create a droplet. I'm using Cloud9IDE for the development of my app. The steps ...
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Prevent hijacking IPs in KVM/libvirt

How can I prevent a VM user/client from accessing IP addresses he doesn't own but are routed over the same bridge on KVM/Libvirt? IP addresses are routed to a cisco switch vLan consisting of a /24 ...
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IP forwarding server (or other solution)

We have physical server based in Hungary that are serving our Hungarian version of a site. For any other website we launch in different countries, We buy hosting in that country and launch another ...
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What does top report in a Linux-VServer

So if im logged into a linux-vserver and run the command top. Is the fields 'load average' and cpu's for the virtual server or the host machine?
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Is it possible to transfer OpenVZ VPS image to XEN platform?

I'm having a memory related issue with my vps on openvz platform and I guess that my hosting provider is overselling RAM. So, I'm thinking to move on a xen platform since ram cannot be oversold but I ...
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How can I download a complete image of my DO VPS to an image for a VM over SSH?

There isn't a way to download a complete image from Digital Ocean VPS hosting through their web UI. How can I download an entire image of the VPS that I can use locally on a VM or upload to another ...
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MariaDb and Httpd getting killed due to memory

I have a Centos7 VPS on OVH with this settings: 1Virtual Core 1 GB Ram 10 GB Raid 10 I have running on it 3 wordpresses. One of them is still on building (0 access to public), other has very few ...
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Fail to login to sudo user on VPS

VPS Supplier: DigitalOcean OS: Cent OS 7 Client: Mac OS X 10.10.3 bash Root I login as root and created a sudo user me. Then I configured the /etc/ssh/sshd_config as following: RSAAuthentication ...
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tar uses too much memory for its buffer - workaround?

I am taring and then compressing a bunch of files&directories on my Ubuntu Server VPS for a backup. It only has 1GB of RAM and 128MB of Swap (I can't add more - OVH use OpenVZ as their ...
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Increasing swap on RAM-limited VPS used for calculations [closed]

I'm using a VPS for some computationally heavy tasks but not to host a publicly-facing website. The author of the application I'm using recommends running the jar with 8GB of RAM, but adding those ...
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What VPS provider gives many IPs on a single instance? [closed]

I need to setup an off-site duplicate instance of a critical application that requires many IP addresses (say, between 20 and 30). What options are there? I did a bit of research to find out the ...
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firewall on server preventing access by multiple computers on same NAT'ed ip

I am encountering a strange problem with my VPS provider and wondered if anyone here with firewall / sysadmin experience had seen anything like this. Has anyone seen a situation where a firewall or ...