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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Rails 4 Unicorn+Nginx on Ubuntu 13.04 VPS keeps crashing

I bought a years subscription at bluevm.com (found some coupon code, it was only about $15 for a whole year) to launch my first Rails Production server. I'm running Nginx with Unicorn and MySQL on ...
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How to measure dcachesize usage (and reduce it)

I have a VPS running CentOS 5.7 (Final), 32-bit. Right after boot, when I run # cat /proc/user_beancounters I see that my dcachesize usage is at about 4100000, while my VPS is set up with a limit of ...
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VPS Unknown Read/Write

I had an lfd email alert - I have installed CSF - today revealing that my server (Centos 6.6) has been using a lot of server resources for 5 minutes. I checked my VPS graphs and noticed that my ...
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VPS without access to the Internet after reboot

There is a problem with my VPS. I had purged lots of programs using apt-get command and * wildcard among other things to remove many apps at the same time such as sendmail-*. After it the server ...
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Switching hostnames on VPS - implications on existing sites?

Please excuse my ignorance, but I'm more on the design and build side of websites than the hosting and servers... Ok, so I have a VPS that was initially setup by my hosting company to house a ...
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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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VPS server ping ok, but don't respond

First time here. I'm (was) using a virtual server with Kloxo, 2GB RAM, 2vCPUs, Centos 6.x 64bits. After 3 days working fine, it doesn't respond anymore, only ping works. The only change I did lately ...
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Setting up email on a Ubuntu VPS

I am using a 123-reg VPS with Ubuntu. The web sites are working fine as is mySql Database, mail is another issue. I get the following error when sending a email to the new server via outlook: retry ...
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Cent OS 6.4 VPS went down unexpected

I have a cloud VPS at Digital Ocean , Recently it went down on its own, i was using pingdom alert which notified me about it, so i booted up the VPS again to find out what caused this . How can find ...
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short Apache outages (VPS, ModSecurity)

I have a problem with my site recently hosted at Liquidweb, none of their techs seems to be able to solve this issue even after days. Was hoping I could get some help here. Occasionally, my site's ...
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OpenVPN server won't start (CentOS 5)

I am trying to setup a VPN server on 1&1 VPS. I was able to install OpenVPN-AS more or less as instructed; separately, I have checked and cat /dev/net/tun/ yields cat: /dev/net/tun: File ...
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Cross machine full backup solutions

I have a fully configured VPS where every service relevant to my customers and to me is provided in abstraction from the underlay hardware; that is: the softwares for webserver, PHP, forums, and every ...
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High load average, low CPU and IO (Centos 5.7)

A Drupal 7 site with CiviCRM, after running smoothly for a year on a 1&1 VPS suddenly became unresponsive. Now pages eventually load, but can take more than a minute. Looking at resource use in ...
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what is the default size of jvm heap when using maven to create jvm?

I am using the server started by the following command. mvn jetty:run i want to stop the server, but i failed to run mvn jetty:stop, even faild to run java -version, why? [mirror@home wpse]$ mvn ...
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VPS hitting tcpsndbuf often

On my VPS running I'm recently hitting soft and hardlimits of tcpsndbuf very often, causing the server to become nearly unreachable as load goes up to 45 and higer. I have already tried limiting the ...
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new IP for ubuntu VPS can't ping outside the box / ssh hangs

my VPS provider just changed my VPS' IP, everything is working (like the webserver) but I have two problems when I login via SSH after I type the user the console hangs for about 10 seconds before ...
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Heavy disk write on a Debian VPS gives “ata1: lost interrupt (Status 0x50)”

I have a new Debian VPS that appears to fail almost every time I run a heavy disk write test on ext4 filesystem. The filesystem goes to read-only mode and "ata1: lost interrupt (Status 0x50)" is ...
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(Fresh VPS) Apache Default page Accessible via Telnet but not through IP address via Browser

Fresh VPS. CentOS 5.5 + Apache + mysql. With root access. I start httpd service. status running. I type IP address from web browser. default page not being displayed. My browser keeps showing ...
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auto add ip to containers using openvz commandline

looking to script some container creation. Is there a way to use the PBAS auto add ip function at the node's command line? Something like this. vzctl set CTID --ipadd AUTO_IP_ADDY --save I could ...
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I can't access a web page from a VPS server

I need to access a web page through my VPS using Firefox, but Firefox says "Unable to connect". And the problem is that this web page is located on the same provider's servers as my VPS. If I try to ...
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My VPS send an outbound attack

My VPS was sending an large outbound attack 10MB/s. It's normal max 300Kb/s I've tried searching around the internet, look for some /tmp folder, installed Linux Malware Detect, installed csf with ...
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Monitor outbound SMTP Xen node

Using Xen-PV on one of our nodes, looking for some suggestions on how I can monitor anyone sending mass outbound emails. May be using Tcpdump?
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Two identical VPS hosts with different ways of handling file names

I have CentOS 6.5 32 bit, 512 RAM, running Nginx, PHP-FPM, Mysql on two hosts. One for local dev, running inside a VirtualBox 4.3.12 and the other running online with digital ocean. Both of these ...
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HIGH CPU usage by PHP on a VPS Magento Server

My server running magento is 4gb ram and 4 core cpu. But still i am struggling with the high CPU usage. I only have 10 visitors at any given point of time. I am not sure if the PHP has to take this ...
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Any objective VPS performance tools available?

Because: there are so many variables when it comes to VPS hosting (noisy neighbors, SSD/HD, host server specs, number of VPSes on host, etc...) VPS hosts like to use fluffy specs (vCPU) to sell ...
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PHP-FPM showing 34 worker process despite adjusting configuration

I recently asked this question and I got an answer about how I should limit php-fpm from running 34 worker process, considering that I get on average 20 visits for one light website. So, I ...
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bad inodes in KVM guests

I ran a script to snapshot all logical volumes from KVM guests and backup. But /var/log/messages reported these errors: Jun 02 09:57:08 server lvm[24245]: Monitoring snapshot ...
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Remote Desktop Connection loses connect on websites | Hyper V installed

I use RDC to connect to my dedicated server that is running Hyper V for VPSs. On the main dedicated I will visit certain sites, ex. Microsoft site, Chrome site. Those are just some, RDC will freeze ...
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Secondary DNS on OVH VPS Hosting

I was given DNS's to use for my new VPS hosting: vpsXXXXX.vps.ovh.ca sdns1.ovh.net I understand that the first link is meant for me as a primary DNS connection, the IP address of the DNS matches ...
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Roundcube connection to storage server failed

I recently installed kloxo on a brand new VPS and set up mail servers and everything. i am using courier-imap on my VPS and i have verified it is running however i cannot for the life of me get into ...
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Setting Up DNS Correctly on a VPS w/ Subdomains

So, I'm working on migrating my website (Forums, home page, custom html scripts ect) from a Shared Host over to a VPS. I'm completely new with a VPS and spent a few days reading up and researching ...
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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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Email not getting sent through the script on vps parallels

We have a web site hosted on the vps parallels server and we are trying to send mail to the email id which is hosted on godaddys email plan xyz@ourdomain.com , but we are unable to send mail through ...
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Dropbox crashing CENTOS server

I have a CENTOS 6.3 Rackspace VPS, running the latest version of dropbox and using the dropbox.py command like tools. It is a webserver running WHM/cPanel My problem is that my sever is only 512MB, ...
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Apache - resources randomly hang (resulting in slow page loads)

HTTP requests of resources randomly - about between 1-5% of the time (per resource, not per page loads) - take extremely long to be delivered to the browser (~20 seconds), not uncommonly hanging ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Issue with Setting up Amazon SES using VPS/Ec2

So, I currently have a VPS and a EC2 instance. The VPS is a completely separate company that hosts my domain, email, etc. But, I recently pointed these to my Ec2 instance as: MX Record: The ...
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VPS - Network doesn't auto start on reboot

I have a VPS running CloudLinux that when I reboot the network service doesn't seem to auto start. On rebooting I can no longer access the sites or SSH and have to go to the VPS console and type ...
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Lost internet connection after configuring RRAS on my Windows 2008 R2 server

I've tried setting up a VPN server on my Windows 2008 R2 virtual server using the steps outlined in the following link: ...
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CentOS 6 VPN or Proxy Server compatible with OpenVZ

So I tried to install an L2TP/IPSEC VPN on CentOS 6 using ipsec-tools and racoon. Unfortunately my VPS host uses OpenVZ which is apparently incompatible with IPSEC. (Of course if someone knows how to ...
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Get an OpenVZ container's cpuload realtime in a bash script

I have a bash script which uses CPU cores rather intensively. Recently my VPS was suspended due to server load. The main reason is a cron job for a bash script which checks for Wordpress plugins and ...
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Postgresql running slow

We recently migrated our postgresql server from a heroku 400mb ram add-on to a SSD VPS with 1GB of ram and we have seen a huge performance drop. I am using ubuntu 12.06 and have increased the ...
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PPTPD on VPS with one ip?

Ok, i've been trying for quite some time to get PPTPD working on my VPS and it's not working. Jun 16 21:08:34 cust-5488-520 pptpd[962]: CTRL: Client 83.127.117.40 control connection started Jun 16 ...
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SSL on Shared Hosting vs VPS

I'm used to deal with wordpress on shared hosts and I'd never worried about SSL. Now I have to migrate a site to a VPS and I noticed that I can't just reference my domains with a A Record or a CNAME ...
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Dedicated server vs VPS: advice on scaling site

We could use advice on a scaling/ops issue. We have a simple mobile app that runs on Rails 3.2.12 and uses MongoMapper instead of ActiveRecord. There is one database call that sporadically performs ...