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

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How difficult is an unmanaged VPS?

I have some sites hosted on a shared-hosting/cpanel environment and need to make a move up. I have some experience running my own server, but it is very basic (a local box to do live testing/file ...
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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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How widely used is VPS hosting for personal sites?

I'm considering a move from my shared hosting setup to a Virtual Private Server. I'm aware of the major benefits and downsides of this idea. I have a few personal sites I would be running. Given the ...
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What are the best options to backup a hosted windows VPS

I have a Windows VPS hosted at some web host, I have remote desktop administrator access and I can install whatever software I need on that VPS. This is a basic low cost VPS, so the system resources ...
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Whats is the best Windows VPS hosting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm currently using shared hosting. I want more control over my IIS and also I need to run in full trust. There are a ...
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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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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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linode.com/slicehost.com/vps.net what to chose? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I am looking for a new VPS for http://hotelpublisher.com. At the moment it is either linode.com, slicehost.com or ...
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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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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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Best Way to Backup and Restore Linux System in VPS? [closed]

I might be opting to using the daily versions of some VPS services. I want to be able to continue from when I started after shutting down and removing the server. What is the best way to backup and ...
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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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Multiple IP addresses to a server

I am trying to figure out the best option for web hosting of a startup business. I want to get a VPS hosting for this business and one factor that affects the price is the number of IP addresses. I ...
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Should I move to Linode?

I am looking for insight, because I have the tendency to run full throttle into things with (at times) too much confidence. To summarize my somewhat lengthy explanation below, I am looking to see if ...
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Could you suggest a good VPS hosting for my own exercise?

Could you suggest a good VPS hosting for my own exercise ? I would like to have a server for development where I can have a lot of space, good performances and the ability to install my own software. ...
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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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Web Hosting Advice for Project [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I am working on a project that will be released as open source in the latter part of the year. I am starting to think ...
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How to transition from a shared server to VPS or dedicated managed server

I have a website that's currently on a shared server plan. It's been working fine. In about a week, I'm expecting a spike in traffic during a specific 4-day event. I could have as many as 1000 ...
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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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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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Is there a way I can test which one of my VPS's is better?

Is there any profile tool to tell which VPS I own is better? I have a VPS from rubyringtech & a VPS from burstNET. Both are CentOS 5.6 one is a intel i7 2600 & the other is a Xeon. Is 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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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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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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What hosting solutions help with traffic spikes?

A web application is hypothetically featured on Digg or Reddit, and the server load immediately spikes up by a couple of orders of magnitude. What kind of hosting solution will allow the website to ...
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Setting up VPS: How to configure name servers

So I got a VPS set up (LAMP) and have transfered a couple of sites over. Now I want to point my domain names from the old host to the new VPS host, which does not have any name servers yet. On my ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Things we can do with VPS Packages

I am planning for purchase of VPS Package. Beside Webspace hosting, what other features can we provide to our customers?
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cPanel SSL installation

I've tried transferring SSL issued by GoDaddy to Linux based server. The website was originally hosted in Windows. After the installation is completed, I got a message like this in cPanel: ...
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Set nameserver in WHM with VPS that has no domain name?

I have a new VPS I want to use to manage sites on. I need to set up nameservers so that I can point the domain names to the new servers. I know nameservers usually look like ns1.example.com where ...
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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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How to setup VPS(Virtual hosting server) in Godaddy

I recently purchase a VPS from GoDaddy. Now i need to Setup the virtual server to go ahead and install my website. Please guide how to go about. Thanks in advance
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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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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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how do i create name servers

I have recently signed up for a knownhost vps package. My account has been set up on their end. They want me to create ns1.outsourcingnepal.com and ns2.outsourcingnepal.com in my registar and point to ...
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Looking for VPS Hosting for a LAMP Web Application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? Trying to find a Managed VPS Hosting Solution for a LAMP Web Application. The more CPU, RAM, and Disk space the ...
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Error: You do not have permission to create subdomains of the server’s hostname

Attempting to add a subdomain to a client's WHM/cPanel VPS. Getting the error: There was a problem creating the sub-domain: You do not have permission to create subdomains of the server’s hostname.
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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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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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Mapping a domain to my virtual server using an A record

I bought a virtual server from Hetzner. It has Debian 7.0 minimal installed, and I also installed Apache server using apt-get install apache2. That's about everything I did on the server. This URL ...
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Benefits of sharing one IP, or prefarably assigning a new IP?

I think I am lost but not found yet, please as regards this very topic; my issue was that I bought a new VPS using WHM optimised and it's just one domain meaning one IP. All I want to know is the ...
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Unmanaged Ubuntu Server - What would I be getting myself into?

I'm considering purchasing an unmanaged VPS with a Ubuntu 12.04 server to host smaller sites that aren't very important yet. My plan would be to install webadmin and basically administrate the hosting ...
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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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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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Hosting email & web for domain on separate cpanel accounts

We're currently transitioning our web site & email infrastructure from a single shared hosting account onto a new linux VPS, which we manage using WHM and cpanel. There are two big chunks we need ...
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Cannot logon to POP server on my VPS or recieve emails

I recently purchased an unmanaged VPS to host my business websites, however I am struggling to get the email accounts working as I have only ever had experience with shared hosting. The VPS is ...