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Questions tagged [shared-hosting]

Hosting setup whereby a server is shared among many different customers. When compared to VPS or a dedicated server, this generally means that each customer has less resources available and more restrictions are in effect as to what a customer can do on the server (install software or not, ...).

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Mail blocked from Windows Server 2016, but not since 2008

Good Morning: I'm running exactly the same script from two different virtual machines: The first in Windows Server 2008 R2 The second in Windows Server 2016 Features The SMTP is an external ...
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Does changing the name server use a different DNS zone?

Currently my domain provider is different than my hosting provider. I see I can change the nameservers on my domain provider dashboard and also I can change the "DNS Records". My hosting on the other ...
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How to Install a binary package on a shared hosting (for example AqBanking) or managed Debian server

I want to use HBCI home banking AqBanking software in a web app on a managed server (HostEurope) which is quite restricted and does not allow package installation. It runs on Debian 8.
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How to backtrace slowness of a shared hosting web server

I have a shared hosting plan (godaddy), and time to time I suffer slowness problem. When this happens, I try to login to cpanel to double check if the problem is me or the server, and it also takes 1-...
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SMTP working from localhost but not on shared hostning server

This is a weird scenario. I have two websites hosted on a Shared Multi-Domain Windows hosting server. I have setup e-mail on both websites and using an aspx script to send e-mails using the SMTP ...
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moving from shared hosting to amazon [closed]

I have several websites - all PHP based (some WP and some native) on a shared hosting service. It's great - simple control panel (cPanel) for DB and other fast maintenance needs. however, the service'...
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Autoindex cuts off end of directory path; workaround needed

I'm trying to set up a sort of shared hosting with nginx where each user has a public_html directory. Requests to /~username are aliased to /home/domain-users/username/public_html. Problem is, I also ...
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Shared Hosting IP, server issue

I have a domain.com hosted in in shared hosting provider. The dns entries were in cloudflare. Soon this issue happened. when I open the website domain.com, the pages shown is not of my website. But ...
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hosting - which folder/file can I delete without causing problems?

I have a hosting account in bluehost and I've deleted the default wordpress installation in publich_html, but in the parent directory there is some files that I don't know their source or what they ...
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HSTS secured domain migration

I bought a domain from a stranger and it seems like he protected the domain with HSTS-preloading. Is HSTS bound to the specific certificate which was used when HSTS was activated or can I just create ...
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HAProxy Backend route by domain hosted on shared ip hosted platform

I have hosted my domain in a Shared IP hosting platform. I have configured HAProxy on Google Compute Engine to route the traffic through. But When I tried to access the HAProxy server IP, I'm getting ...
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Migrating from linux shared server to Azure [closed]

I have 5 existing wordpress websites running on a linux shared hosting. The most acessed one has the maximum of 10000 page views/day and 500 page views/day on average. The others have few page views. ...
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Nonexistent domain folder reappears with malware [closed]

If I'm sure the domain is not registered any more (since almost a year) I've deleted the FTP account to the folder of that "Addon Domain", deleted the folder, changed root cPanel's user password and ...
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Use a Single VPS for Multiple Customers

I run a small web development and design business and also offer hosting to my clients. So far, I've been buying very affordable VPS' and using those for my customers. Since many of my customers have ...
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Use Resources from Nearest server out of 2 Shared Servers I have

I don't know where and whom to ask this question, but serverfault seems to be a good platform where experts can answer. I have 2 shared server accounts at different companies (both servers are ...
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Shared hosting server sites showing up suspicious results on google [closed]

I seem to have found loads of hacked websites on a shared hosting server, or at least something really strange must have happened. The server company refuses to admit there is anything wrong, so I ...
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Unison / file syncing between servers without using root account

I have setup 3 servers one with a load balancer and the other 2 will host the websites files and I have a replicated MySQL database on both too. I have installed ispconfig on both and it's set to ...
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Slow shared NAS storage for VM cluster

I have a problem with a very slow virtual machines. I have two HP DL380 G6 servers in the cluster that are connected to the Synology NAS 2416+. Everything is connected via the HP 1620 Switch. On the ...
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Move Email Server to Azure

I have a website hosted on a shared server at company X(BigRock/HistGator/GoDaddy etc.). They provide x number of email addresses as part of their hosting solution. I am planning to move my website to ...
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Is a wildcard SSL required for a single subdomain?

A typical SSL cert is based on a common name for the domain (domain.com) sometimes (www.domain.com) as well. I understand what a wildcard cert is used for (*.domain.com) and it would/should validate ...
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Setting up an SPF record for a shared hosting service with lots of email gateways

My website is on a Hostgator shared host, and I need to set up SPF for my email so my outgoing emails won't get bounced. So, I have to add a TXT record to the DNS for my domain, listing all possible ...
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Will many downloads render my server unresponsive? [duplicate]

For example if I have a web server with 512 MB of RAM and my server is for downloads, will many downloads make my server unresponsive? By unresponsive I mean server error 508(Resource limits has ...
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Testing domain with host file

I'm currently working migrating a WordPress installation (live on the web) from one hosting solution to another. In doing so, I am testing the new hosting solution (shared server) by editing my local ...
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Multi-site hosting - important vulnerability being missed to secure sites from each other?

EDIT #2 July 23, 2015: Looking for a new answer that identifies an important security item missed in the below setup or can give reason to believe everything's covered. EDIT #3 July 29, 2015: I'm ...
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Redirect Webmail traffic through port 80?

I have set up a website on BlueHost (shared server) and I have set up webmail in a subdirectory. But every time I use the url mywebsite.com/webmail, it gets rerouted to mywebsite.com:2095 which ...
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File permissions for shared hosting environment

I am trying to set-up a shared hosting environment where users are given SFTP access to one or multiple folders. Consider the following scenario: /var/www/ holds several directories that represent ...
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Multi-site hosting security - ensure no scripts can run as Apache user, but only as each website's user

In setting up a hosting environment with multiple sites that should be isolated from each other, I did the obvious step of having PHP be configured so it runs as the user that's associated with each ...
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Terminal Services Printer Redirection is causing problems: is there an alternative?

I'm NOT in any way a Terminal Services expert and I need help trying to get an application program working in a multi-user and multi-printer environment. Each user has their own locally (USB) attached ...
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Estimating VPS requirements for business shared hosting options [duplicate]

I'm looking at setting up some basic business-level shared hosting for some of my clients, and I am just trying to decide what server specs I would likely need. I'm expecting to throw around 20 sites ...
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How much time does it take for new A-records to start working?

I created a subdomain pointing to another IP address with an A-record about two hours ago. When I try to ping, like pinging from different locations (using online services), I get Unknown host:. The ...
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Tuning Apache2 prefork MaxClients ServerLimit

I have a machine with 128 GB Ram that is using Apache2 as Webserver (in this machine there is no Database Server, the Database Machine is a 64 GB Ram machine that can handle 2000 max connections). I ...
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Website slowing down when many users access simultaneously [closed]

I'm new to web development. I have hosted my website through a free web hosting service providing free subdomain. The free hosting service says that they provide 100 GB bandwidth. I just upload files ...
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Dedicated Server or Shared Hosting? How can you tell? [closed]

I understand this might be a difficult question to answer from the research I have done so far, but here it goes: I don't have access to my so called dedicated server. This is managed by a 3rd party ...
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What are good systems for managing Drupal infrastructure? [closed]

I work in a company which is about to migrate most applications from in-house custom built Java/Tomcat applications to Drupal. Due to company policies, applications and websites need to run on in-...
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mod_fcgid: can't apply process slot after software upgrade

I'm on a shared hosting plan with a Wiki and a Bulletin Board installation. After upgrading the Wiki to the latest release my users are not able to upload files with the integrated "media manager" ...
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what're the proper DNS record settings for google apps so that my site hosted on another company can send email that won't consider spam [closed]

I'm using Google apps email and I have a website that's hosted on shared hosting company. How should I configure the DNS records so that incoming mail will get to Google but at the same time email ...
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connection issue between godaddy shared hosting and amazon ec2 mongodb

I have a site on godaddy shared hosting that is not able to connect to an windows 2k12 amazon ec2 instance running mongodb. Any ideas why I cannot connect? Thanks for your help! Error message: A ...
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Restrict a Linux user to the files he owns

Imagine a server setup of a shared webhosting company where multiple (~100) customers have shell access to a single server. A lot of web "software" recommends to chmod files 0777. I'm nervous about ...
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Distributing load from Django App

I am currently approaching stages to move my first large-scale application out of development. I have talked with some CTOs who know what they're talking about, and I have been advised to do the ...
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Server that transfers FTP to FTPS without downloading on my PC [closed]

I need to do a server to server transfer, and the data is about 1 TB in size. One server supports plain FTP, but the other mandates FTPS. Both servers are located in the US. If the data was within a ...
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Should images be stored on a subdomain or subdirectory?

I'm working on a sharing app where images get stored for 24 hours. Does it bring any advantages to store them on a subdomain http://imgs.example.com instead of a subdirectory http://www.example.com/...
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Is VirtualHost Entry Required for CNAME Pointing to Same DocumentRoot?

www.example.com. 1800 IN CNAME example.com. other.example.com. 1800 IN CNAME example.com. Which method is correct in Apache when all entries point to the exact same DocumentRoot? ...
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emulate shared hosting load

I want to emulate some shared-hosting activity in testing environment. Is particularly interested I/O performance. Need to emulate: many sql queries, http queries, and some additional activity, ...
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Is there any “best practice” for a shared servers?

I'm currently in charge of 2 really big servers (128GB Ram & 32 8-code Xeon CPU each) at my university running Ubuntu 12.04. Students are suppose to use them for big data analysis. We want every ...
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.htaccess rule to change hosts for SEO

I want to migrate one of my client's website from a free host to paid host. Currently, the site/domain is being hosted inside a sub-folder (used this tut: https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/347) at the ...
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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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Shared hosting (just host) and ftp access

I have a shared hosting account with justhost, what i need is to give an FTP access to a site operator, to his website. The website is a sub-folder under the www folder. I know how to limit his FTP ...
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Single Shared Host, Single IP, Multiple Domains, Multiple Websites… (with and without SSL)

While my post may look similar to others, it concerns shared accounts at a web hosting provider all utilizing the same IP address (rather than different IP addresses). Here comes what I would like to ...
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MySQL Max Connections in Shared Hosting Environment

I am having trouble with a website that I am responsible for, which is on a shared hosting plan. I'm unable to establish a database connection because there are too many in use. These lockouts (...
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Using external SMTP server on a shared hosting [closed]

I have a shared hosting account which I use for my small business. Email from my domain always ends up undelivered or at recipients junk mail. Is there any external SMTP service that I could use which ...