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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CentOS7 firewalld no zones

I have installed firewalld on fresh CentOS 7 minnimal installation on a VPS (weirdly enough, from what I've been searching firewalld should already be installed with system). I tried opening some ...
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opendkim fail | bad RSA signature | verification failed unprotected key

I have fully manageable VPS running Ubuntu 14.04 which hosts websites for several domains. Recently I have tried to add DKIM signatures to avoid spam filters. I've followed ubuntu-postfix-dkim ...
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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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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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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 ...
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No buffer space available : how to track

when I receive a lot of traffic on my vps, I receive the error that there is no buffer space available. I would like to track if there is a leak, for example non-cached api requests, or to see from ...
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Is Debian Minimal a good starting point for VPS

When I reinstall Debian 7 Wheezy on my VPS I can choose between Minimal and Normal Debain 7 image. I tried both and found that the Minimal image does not contain e.g. the sudo command and configured ...
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First request after a while always slow - ASP.NET MVC / IIS 8.5 / Windows Server 2012 R2 VPS

I'm hosting a low-traffic ASP.NET MVC 5 application on a VPS with Windows Server 2012 R2 / IIS 8.5, with 1 GB of RAM. My problem is that the first request after some time without any requests always ...
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IIS minimizing processes count

Warning: I am almost a complete newbie to server management, I have been running my own web servers for years but only at a very basic level. With that said, I am now on a VPS host which enforces a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Daemon is sending email to root@vpsxxxxx but which deamon?

I have an email address host a Gandi which is: test@mydomain.com password: 1234 I set up an ssmtp deamon on a VPS debian to be able to send email through this address. /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf is: # ...
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Kernel upgrade issue

I am trying to upgrade kernel on OnApp VM. Currently installed kernel is 2.6.32-279.22.1.el6.x86_64. The new version available is 2.6.32-504.16.2.el6.x86_64. I installed new kernel ...
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SSH-FTP Authentication Fail and MySQL Database Error on Debian VPS Until Reboot

The last few days I'm having an issue with a VPS which is part of a cluster setup. The VPS with the problem is used as a MySQL and a nameserver. All other machines in cluster behaving as should. I ...
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Updating Content Specific Caching NGINX + Wordpress

somewhat new to setting up a web server. I am using a VPS from digital ocean with nginx installed to host a wordpress site. I am trying to play around with content specific caching rules and am ...
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ProFTPd Is Not Working Correctly With FTPES

I am running a VPS with Ubuntu 14.10. I have configured ProFTPd according to multiple tutorials, opened the ports in my iptables, and have tried a few other things. These are what the configs look ...
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Determine is VPS is slow just through PING?

I'm running a severe issues on this site and I'm trying to see if the problem is at server side (just if VPS is slow or some kind of miss configuration) or software side (Wordpress). I'm not an expert ...
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How to find out about the nameserver configuration on a VPS

I recently inherited the management of a dedicated server with a number of VPSs installed on it, each of them hosting a number of websites and domains We require e-mail for one of the domains ...
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Inconsistent speed with simultaneous FTP downloads from same server

I have a hosted VPS running CentOS and PureFTPd. When I try to download from multiple FTP accounts on the server simultaneously, I get wildly different speeds for each of the FTP connections: some are ...
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Dealing with a large volume of json requests from site - apache maxing out requestWorkers

I am managing a service that is serving JSON files to my users. They all are loading the same cached json file, however there are a lot of users! On an average day I get over 2 million loads on the ...
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Using an Ubuntu VPS as a firewall/router

I have a dedicated server running ubuntu 12.04 hosting several websites and other applications which require client IP's to be visible, however the main dedicated server does not have DDoS protection, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...