A computer program running as a service, a physical computer dedicated to running one or more such services or a software/hardware system such as a database server, file server, mail server, or print server.

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Optimizing wordpress to handle 7 times spike in traffic

My Wordpress site jumped from 3,000 visits to over 20,000 via organic traffic. How can I optimize it to handle the current load? I know their are some brilliant minds on here. Any illumination in ...
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Does it matter where a server's physical location is?

I am located in the UK, and most of my clients are also in the UK. However. I find some of the products available in the US to be easier to use. I won’t name specific companies, but the price and ...
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Help selecting dedicated server with good disk I/O & network [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I am looking for a cheap dedicated server. (I was earlier happy with VPS, until I realized that the disk I/O is not ...
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Cost effective way to provide static media content

I'd like to be able to deliver around 50MB of static content, either in about 30 individual files up to 10MB or grouped into 3 compressed files, around 5k to 20k times a day. Ideally I'd like to put ...
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Why would I need extra IP addresses from my web host?

I am moving to a new and cheaper host. My old one raised the prices suddenly by a factor 10. Now what I did not like about the old one was that each time I set up a new website, I had to set up a new ...
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How many production servers should I start with?

I'm building a site that I plan to grow to the size of SO. I'm only planning to have one prodcuction server to start off with. This will host everything including the database. I know it's very hard ...
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How to move a domain name from another server to Plesk?

I'm having a domain which is hosted in dedicated server, and i brought another server with Plesk support, I created the same domain name on the Plesk and now I need transfer my domain name from older ...
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Which ISPs has the cheapest transfer?

There are a lot websites where you upload file and many people download it. I guess these servers are located in ISP where the transfer is very cheap, I guess Europe, because US has expensive transfer ...
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Dedicated Hosting 101

I've been running small websites for years, but recently developed a site that is attracting more traffic than expected. My shared web hosting provider has warned me that this is causing a high load ...
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What things required to host a website at home [closed]

I have a Linux server runing Ubuntu. On it I've installed PHP, Mysql, and Apache. I need to host a site on my server having static IP, but I don't have any experience in web hosting. Can you please ...
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Single IP multiple servers

I have seen that some IPs are tied to multiple servers (physical machines). Example: check the ping times of one of GoDaddy's nameservers: ...
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netblock ip - own hosting - home servers

I host 2 websites that generate a pretty substantial traffic (about 6000 unique visitors a day both). I have business Internet at home and I own one static IP from my ISP. I run my own servers. ...
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Server Space / Server Cost

Okay basically, I want to know some details about how much it would cost to buy a web server for what I want to do. The site we're making is going to accept uploads from users. A LOT of uploads. How ...
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Any suggestion on MySQL services?

I would like to separate my production server into 2, one for running code, the other one is for DB, which is MySQL. Is there any suggestion if I would like to subscribe a MySQL service? I have few ...
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How to configure apache to allow access to subdomain on my local ip address

I would like to have others inside my local network access resources on my computer at outsideprojects.192.168.0.10. I am running Apache and have a virtual host configured so I can access it at ...
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Fast, Cheap, Dedicated Hosting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm looking for dedicated hosting with at least 1GB of RAM that doesn't hurt the wallet too much. Specifically it ...
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How can I see who is connecting to my websites on my server and possibly their IPs ?

1) How can I know how many people is connected to the server in a specific moment (or previous hours of the day). (Even in real-time) 2) How can I know which one of the websites on my server they are ...
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How to professionally update your server configuration

I've installed several websites on my Ubuntu server and I need now to add an extension and some modules to my php configuration file. Since I have some e-commerce websites I was wondering if I should ...
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Cloud hosting vs dedicated hosting: advantages and disadvantages

I'm currently looking for a hosting company that can provide a very solid service with a 100% SLA. In the search both cloud hosting and managed dedicated hosting have come up. (I'd rather not manage ...
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How Can I Secure A VPS Installation?

What are the basic steps to securing a VPS installation that I plan to install Webmin on to host my blogs and personal projects?
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Apache Per User Directory Not Found

For some reason the user directory I have for my server has stopped working whenever I go to server/~user/public_html/ I get a 404 error. The files are there on the ftp, but they're not showing up ...
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FTP: 550 Permissions Denied

I'm attempting to upload files to my remote server via FTP, but I continually get blocked from uploading files with "550 Permissions Denied". The strange part is that it worked at first perfectly, an ...
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How do I edit/modify a file on a webserver using php file in the same location? [closed]

I have an XML file on my server. In the same directory I have a PHP file which modifies the content of the XML and saves it. In this, the save part doesn't work. In my knowledge the code is alright ...
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How can I update my site without forcing users to wait?

Downtime is inconvenient for users and currently they have to wait any time a site's engine is being upgraded. Additionally, when using off-the-shelf scripts there's a risk that a setting change won't ...
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cron management [closed]

I have crontabs across multiple servers using different accounts. The scripts are separated such for a reason, different users for different services, etc. I did some searching for a tool to track ...
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Which scripting language for server maintenance? [closed]

What scripting do you use for basic server maintenance kinds of tasks, e.g. backups, moving files around, etc.? Do you stick to bash, ruby, perl, something else, or do you mix-and-match for different ...
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When did you decide to use a CDN? How did you measure the “success” of using a CDN?

When did you decide to use a Content Delivery Network? How did you measure the "success" of using a CDN to help justify the additional cost? Added a bounty. Hoping to get interesting stories from ...
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Is it worth looking into a webserver other than apache?

I've traditionally deployed my sites under apache, simply by default. I've heard things about NGinX though and I'm wondering under which conditions it would be superior. In addition to apache and ...
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Apache KeepAlive - why should I ever need it?

I've read several blogs about turning KeepAlive off in apache. When I had it turned on, and a spike in traffic, people started timing out, or had to wait +10 seconds for a page load. However, when I ...
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What's required of a web server in order to offer up streaming (but not live) video?

What's required of a web server in order to offer up streaming video? Where would you start? Edit: Let's assume it is not real-time or live streaming, just canned videos.