Questions tagged [vps]

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 serv)...
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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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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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Applying domain name to a directory

I have a Linode instance of Ubuntu 10.4 using the LAMP stack to host an instance of Magento and a couple other things. I currently have Magento set up at: http://123.459.780.123/magento. When I ...
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Does server location and geo location based on IP impact SEO?

I was browsing through a VPS provider and came across this information for additional IPs. Is this true? One of the main criteria Google takes into account when ranking every website is loading ...
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Using one IP for Nameserver like NS1 and NS2

Please I like to know why I can't use my one IP on my nameserver like: ns1.mydomain.com = 67.111.78.12 ns2.mydomain.com = (but the IP could be assigned here)
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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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Piwik not recording visits on VPS server accessible through 1:1 NAT conversion

I am in the process of migrating a Drupal 7 website which uses Piwik (v. 3.0.3) to monitor visits. There are some differences between the two VPS servers, but nothing of consequence (Old server: ...
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I'm receiving an “Account Suspended Page” when trying to accessing my VPS

I have a VPS account and host a handful of sites. Two of these sites I cannot view from specific computers. When I open the sites I get the account suspended page. See screenshot below. Here is what ...
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Rewrite rules in .htaccess never take effect and no redirects ever happen

I recently set up a vps with digital ocean to let my site run on php7 and http2 Everything is running great but my sites .htaccess file is not redirecting as it should. I have changed up my 000-...
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How many SSL certificates are required?

I have the following domains, all inside one single VPS (one IP address): www.example.com classmates.com john.classmates.com mary.classmates.com blog.classmates.com If I need https for the ...
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Should a domain be accessible via IP as well?

I have a domain which is accessible through the domain name of course. However, it seats on a unique IP, as it is hosted on a VPS. But I can't access it through that unique IP (I'm getting into a ...