Virtual Private Server - a term used by internet hosting services to refer to a virtual machine.

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What VPS spec would I require to run WordPress [closed]

I am looking to move an existing WordPress website to a virtual private server (VPS). It will be a Debian (minimal install) running ISPConfig3, Squirrel Mail, and Apache2. The WordPress site ...
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“NS1” and “NS2” A records suddenly required?

I have a VPS server that I host several sites on. One of the domain names I use for a site hosted on the VPS is registered through a different company. The site was working fine until this morning ...
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Setting up domain name and email servers for VPS [closed]

These are very beginner questions. I just got an instance of VPS with no domain name yet. The only way I can access my VPS is through SSH to a static IP. (1) How do I register a domain name and host ...
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cPanel email doesn't seem to work - error 550?

I am fairly new to the web hosting game, so bear with me :) Recently set up a VPS with cPanel and WHM. Everything is going well so far, I've created a user domain and transferred my website there, ...
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Nameservers and DNS - Appropriate Steps to Move to A VPS?

I bought a VPS and I am trying to transfer my domain over to the new server, I took two steps so far, but I don't think I did it quite right as its been 24 hours and most all DNS check sites still ...
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Nameserver problem

I recently bought a new VPS, and I was trying to set private nameservers in my domain cPanel. I went ahead and added 4 A records: ns1.mydomain.com - points to my IP ns2.mydomain.com - points to my ...
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Delete Perl install files?

I have a VPS that is managed and am mysteriously running out of space, I think I found a few files I can delete. So just double checking it's ok to delete the Perl install files: ...
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My VPS cannot send email

Webmaster Newbie Question I have a low end vps (128MB RAM)running on Debian.I used a bash script by ilevkov to setup the site. After some trial and error, I managed to set up a WordPress on it. Just ...
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index.html redirecting to cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi

This problem has been persisting over the last couple of days. I thought I fixed it Friday only to get in on Monday morning and see that cPanel is still giving me issues. On Friday, all incoming ...
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How to Configure Name Servers using Webmin in Unmanaged VPS on Centos

I want to configure my site's name servers and all related stuff. I'm not able to find any good documentation steps to do it straight-forwardly without understanding the natty-gritty of this. I wish I ...
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How steep is the learning curve when moving from shared (cPanel) webhosting to a VPS (e.g. Linode)?

In all shared hosting environments, one can be agnostic to the running OS. What happens in the case of Linode? I know it allows pretty flexible Linux installations, but for starters, besides choosing ...
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Creating hosting accounts in WHM on a single IP

I've just purchased a VPS with the hope of transferring multiple shared hosting accounts onto it. The problem is that I've only got 2 IP addresses with my VPS. I can create an account and assign it ...
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Why do some Linux VPS host companies restrict access to time/date settings?

Is there a reason on why some Linux VPS host companies restrict access to time/date settings? I had two VPS hosts running on CentOS from two different companies and both were restricted and I had to ...
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way for teachers to post homework assignments

What kind of product would work to provide a feature on a school website to allow teachers to post homework assignments and allow students / parents to quickly find the assignments by class and ...
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How to calculate maximum number of request in 128 MB VPS performance?

I am a newbie here, please let me know if I'm using wrong webmaster terms. I am currently setting up a VPS for a multi site WordPress. The VPS uses Debian 6 LNMP setup and the DNS is being taken care ...
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Primary domain in vps has been deactivated

This is my scenario: I have a vps with two domains (example1.com, example2.com). When I started with this vps I set example1.com as primary domain and the nameserver were configured with the pattern ...
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DNS records: make mydomain.com work without www

I am trying to configure DNS on my domain, however, I can only get it to work with the www prefix. Right now I have the following DNS A records: @ A 123.456.789 www A ...
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Where can I host my app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm creating an web app which is PHP based. Some more info about app: Image processing (not heavy processing - GD ...
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server downtime solution?

I am managing a few sensitive websites, that need to be up and running 24/7 how ever I worked with many VPS and dedicated server providers over the time. The problem is that downtime is inevitable, at ...
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Backing up VPS and Database Servers for website

I currently have an "un-managed" (no help from hosting company) windows vps server. I am working on a good backup solution to return my site back online within a few hours. I am pretty comfortable ...
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How can I make a webmail URL available from any hosted domain?

I run Roundcube webmail on my VPS. At the moment, it is only accessible from one virtual server hosted on the server, unless a separate Roundcube installation is created for other virtual servers. I ...
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Port forward based on external IP (for VPS hosting)

What I want to do is to host a VPS. First, I'd like to set up a static IP address that forwards to my home IP address (so I can have more than one IP coming into my house). How can I do this ...
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PHP accessible shared content between two websites on the same VPS on different domains/IPs

I have two ecommerce websites, selling music digital downloads, on the same VPS, currently using cPanel/WHM (but thinking of switching to Virtualmin). They have separate domains and IPs of course. ...
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How to add multiple websites on a single IP address?

I have a VDS server and a dedicated IP address. The question is how to add multiple sites in a single domain? For example I have 3 sites as below: www.company.co www.webdesign.com www.inet.com ...
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Transfering site from shared to vps account

I got a hosting account at HOSTGATOR. it was a shared account and i had three websites present over there. now, i have upgraded my account to VPS at HOSTGATOR and i want to transfer only ONE website ...
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How to ensure mysql starts automatically if server restarts on Ubuntu Server

Occasionally for various reasons my webhost 'reboots' my VPS after doing some routine maintenance or upgrades. However when they do, or if I reboot the server for any reason myself, mysql doesn't ...
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How to limit the FTP bandwidth for one user?

I have no experience in webmastering, so sorry if it is a simple question! I have a VPS and about 30GB files on it and I am trying to download them to my PC. So for transfering them I made an FTP. ...
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Determining VPS requirements for a website [closed]

I am on the lookout for another webhosting provider but I'm unsure what to really look for. My current hosting package is as follows: VMware vCloud Premier VM 10GB storage 3GB vRAM 2 vCPU's ...
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What could cause my website to only be accessible via SSH?

So I just switched to a new VPS and have had some issues. I have setup a basic LAMP stack on Centos 6.2. I'm a programmer, but have a decent amount of knowledge in service administration since I work ...
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Which operating system for my first VPS? [closed]

I'm starting to host my first web application on a VPS, but I don't yet have any experience managing a server. I want to minimize the costs of hosting but also reduce the hassles which a 1 man startup ...
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What are the pros and cons of running PHP as an Apache module or a FastCGI?

My VPS is giving me the option between running PHP as an Apache Module or a FastCGI. How should one make this decision? Performance? Security? Ease of use? Compatibility? I'm using PLESK.
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VPS DNS Records Multiple Domains

I am very new to using a VPS (two days old) and have a limited understanding of hosting in general, so sorry if this is a very simple or ill-explained question. I just purchased a VPS with plesk ...
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How can I choose a reliable dedicated or semi dedicated Windows hosting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? How to find your hosting company 101 for dummies There's a TL;DR at the end. Long version I've been asked by a ...
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How to compare Shared versus VPS hosting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? While shopping around for a new hosting service, I have find that I have no idea how to decide between shared hosting ...
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Does using LiteSpeed instead of Apache speed up WordPress?

I've read that Litespeed is a lot faster than Apache. I use mostly WordPress and Joomla sites and am looking for a new server. Will I see a significant increase in speed of WordPress being on a ...
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Trouble setting up DNS for VPS

I had registered a domain at namecheap and forwarded the DNS to my host at vps.net. The strange thing is, when I did that the site was showing up. I even uploaded files and everything was displaying ...
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Shared versus VPS versus Cloud?

Short form: I'm trying to decide between shared, VPS, and cloud hosting for a few Django webapps. Long form: I'm currently hosting around half-dozen sites (a mix of Django and PHP) on two ...
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Is there any service for Linux Virtual Private Server comparsion of providers?

I'm going to buy Linux Virtual Private Server, but I would like to compare offers that hosting companies have. I would like to compare servers memory, disk, bandwidth, cpu and price per month. So far ...
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Redirect to subdomain port 8080

I have my domain registered and running. I have installed lifray which is running on tomcat 7, my site url is iloveliferay.com:8080 and I want this to be at themes.iloveliferay.com, which file I need ...
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Two websites (and domains) on one hosting

So I am a poor college student, thus I can't afford dedicated hosting, cloud or anything fancy of the like... However I managed to purchase myself two domain names say http://abc.com and ...
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Retry cron job until it successfully excecutes

I'm running a python script on my VPS every day with cron. It only has 768mb ram, and when I run the script manually I often get memory errors from python. However, I usually can just try a couple ...
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Hosting rails sites; vps or shared, and how much ram? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I have 3 rails sites to launch, all of which are fairly small and consisting of a custom cms, one with an online ...
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How to check VPS is performing optimally?

Like for measuring Load time of a website we have Pingdom tools, do we have something similar to measure if the VPS I currently have is good or not. I'm looking for some kind of metrics, because I ...
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How can i monitor my VPS real bandwidth usage?

I have a VPS that suspended for use out of bandwidth limitation. In DirectAdmin report I have no change in the use of bandwidth and all things are normal (bandwidth usage is less than 4 GB and my ...
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Add domain to VPS

I have a VPS server running Ubuntu 11.04 with webmin installed on it. How can I add my example.com domain to my VPS like the way we do on shared server via web panels such as cPanel and etc?
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a good VPS to grow into (cheap at start, multiple sites, php and python, easily custom-configurable) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? We develop and host for many clients. I am choosing an upgrade over shared hosts, preferably a VPS. The new site ...
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Remote desktop to Ubuntu

I have a VPS server running Ubuntu OS and also have shell access to my server. I wonder is there any way to connect to Ubuntu desktop and see its UI from windows using remote desktop tools such as ...
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What does the user “nobody” represent in server process logs

I am new to vps hosting. I checked daily process logs on my server and found a user with name nobody consuming more memory than others. So what is the user nobody related to and why is it consuming ...
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What's the practical difference between dedicated and virtual private servers?

I understand the physical differences but in a practical sense, what will be the differences? Speed? I understand that I have full control over a virtual private server in a software aspect as with ...
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How do i Seperate WebHosting Space and Email Hosting Space

I have a VPS account from knownhost. I have clients who have their website hosting on my server. Some have subscribed 50MB, 100MB, 500MB or 1 GB as per their requirement. They are also allowed to ...