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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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Apache: Why do GET requests fail between domains that are sharing an IP?

As the subject says, I am having trouble making GET requests between domains that share an IP. This was working for quite some time but in the past couple of years it started happening. When the ...
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Kubernetes Shared Cluster

We're planning our new Kubernetes cluster infrastructure and I have some questions. Currently, we have one larger cluster where environments (dev, staging, prod) and multiple teams are working on. In ...
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Shared Host - Entry Process peaks - Cpanel

There is a way to find the origin of access peaks in Entry Process on my Cpanel? This image below, show 3 moments. I have IP monitoring if is necessary.
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I need to have my 2 websites to have an individual rDNS record but they both are running on the shared web hosting servers

I'm a server noob and want to get some solution or some advice from the gurus of the ServerFault. I currently have two different live websites running and they both are using the shared web hosting ...
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Do I need to set a MX record with both my domain registrar & hosting?

I have a GoDaddy registered domain and am using the GoDaddy O365 email. I am moving to a different host for my website, so I have changed the A record in GoDaddy's settings to point to my shared ...
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How to check if Redis is working on a shared server (without redis-cli)?

I host my website on a shared CentOS-Bash-Apache-MySQL-PHP server environment with Nginx as reverse proxy (Namecheap). I understood that to enable Redis for my installment all I had to do was to add: ...
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What is the proper way to send a certificate to a web hosting company?

I have a wildcard SSL cert issued through Azure. I need to use this certificate on a shared host (for a subdomain) and they don't have an interface for me to upload it myself, so I have to email it to ...
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Dig from a specific domain shows no answer but normal dig works

I am having an issue with a WHM installation that was done over a week ago. It seems all is good on the WHM side of things but I am having issues with my nameservers I have set up Whenever I try to ...
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How to redirect any subdomain to main domain on shared host?

On VPS, it seems I can use <VirtualHost> to redirect any subdomain to main domain. On shared host, since I cannot edit the apache configuration file, how can I do? Currently, I create a CNAME ...
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Managing IP blocking while managing self-hosted mail server

For privacy and long-term support reasons, I am running my own self-hosted mail server from a large hosting company. Unfortunately, using a shared hosting means that I am assigned an IPv4 address that ...
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How to stop my server from bruteforcing another [duplicate]

There are so many resources on how to stop bruteforce attacks on your server, but I can't find any good on bruteforce attacks FROM a shared hosting server. I am getting a lot of reports from many ...
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Do PHP session files normally count towards disk usage on shared hosting?

Do PHP session files normally count towards disk usage on shared hosting? The title is pretty much the question. The files are outside of my home directory, so I can't delete them. They include some ...
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Is it possible to have the root domain on one web hosting and a sub-domain on another?

I have a shared web-hosting with CompanyA and another shared hosting with CompanyB. I own one domain called example.com. I want to host example.com on CompanyA and sub.example.com on CompanyB. Is this ...
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What is the performance difference between aws EC2 shared, dedicated instance and dedicated host?

I searched the web, but I did not get any information in terms of performance of your application in EC2 for each type of tenancy - shared, dedicated instance and dedicated host. The information that ...
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How did shared hosting providers ensure user isolation before containerization went popular?

Around 2000-2010, shared hosting was extremely popular as a cheap solution (sometimes a few $ / month, or sometimes even free for just a few MB) for people starting blogs, small websites, e.g. using ...
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Configure NGINX Reverse Proxy in front of Apache Web Server (to enable websockets)

Upon recommendation of a member of the stackoverflow forum, I hereby ask the following question in this forum, where it apparently fits better (I'm new to this forum). What exactly I want: A ...
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Shared hosting: how to prevent a user to see another's files but still have their files writable by Apache/PHP

I have read What permissions should my website files/folders have on a Linux webserver? and here is a linked question. Let's say: /var/www/bobweb/ is owned by bob:bob /var/www/eveweb/ is owned by eve:...
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multiple sites file rights [closed]

I spent more than an hour searching answers on the web but amazingly, none fit my problem. I have a small dedicated server on which I host a few things. Mainly : an Owncloud Server and a few websites ...
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What does Node.JS support on a hosting plan mean? [closed]

As I was browsing various hosting plans, I noticed that some offer Node.JS support. If a host does not offer Node.JS; Can I log in, download, and install Node.JS support myself if the host supports ...
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Shared hosting: Apache RewriteRule [P] flag security concern

I want to setup PHP-FPM with Apache in a shared hosting environment. The recommended way is to use mod_proxy_fcgi. Each customer has his own FPM pool, running PHP processes under his own system user. ...
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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 [closed]

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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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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