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To complete the other answers, there is no authoritative database of complete IP -> name mappings. DNS provides for two kinds of mappings: name -> IP. Multiple names can map to a single IP IP -> name (aka "reverse"). A given IP can map only to a single name. Whether there is actually a reverse (IP -> name) mapping and what it points to is subject to the ...


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This was fixed by changing settings in WHM: WHM Home -> Server Configuration -> Tweak Settings Allow users to park subdomains of the server’s hostname: ON


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The questioner is asking to know why he can't use one IP address for two nameservers, but in fact he can use the same IP for both. This is often done for servers with only one IP address available to it. Having a second IP address on the same server is of little benefit, since if that server goes down, both IP addresses will be unreachable. The only ...


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Don't know if it's possible with simple command, but there are special "Reverse-IP" services just for that, check that one for example: http://viewdns.info/reverseip/ Apparently if you share IP with other domain, that is considered... malicious, like it's sending spam or spreading some viruses or having some "illegal" content, then your good domain also ...


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In a Google Webmaster Help thread, Google's John Mueller said in response to the question of SEO and server location: For search, specifically for geotargeting, the server's location plays a very small role, in many cases it's irrelevant. If you use a ccTLD or a gTLD together with Webmaster Tools, then we'll mainly use the geotargeting from there, ...


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To answer your question directly: No, in most cases there is no negative impact for sharing an IP with a bad domain. How do I know this? I am the SEO oracle. I come from the future to save humanity. Kidding, but only sort-of. If there was such a thing as IP penalization, we would be seeing far far different search results than what we do today because many ...


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It sounds like your domain records have not propagated yet. This means that the domain name servers around the world that store a record of your domain information haven't updated with the latest details, so they are still 'sending' visitors to your old server. The solution is to wait. It can take between 0 and 48 hours for domain name changes to update ...


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To keep your website up and running you should have multiple name servers. You are required to provide two, but three or four are recommended. Putting in the same IP address for both means that if that server goes down, your website goes down as well. For best results, the name servers you use should be distributed around the globe and run by a reputable ...


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It could be done with a single SSL certificate. Specifically, what you want to do is to provide 'Subject Alt Names' in the certificate. Take a look at Google's certificate for example, which has the following Subject Alt Names. In other words, they have one certificate for all of those domains. DNS Name: *.google.com DNS Name: *.android.com DNS ...


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NS stands for NameServer also called domain name servers (DNS). Domain names like www or example.com each have a numeric address called an Internet Protocol (IP) address. They look like 192.0.2.144 and are very user unfriendly. In order to make them friendly for users, we assign names to the numeric IP address and the Name Server converts (resolves) the ...


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One IP could be for your web (HTTP/HTTPS) traffic, another could be for FTP or SSH access, another could be for mail, &c. If the publicly known IP (i.e. the one published to DNS) is separate to the one used for administration (only known by you and your team) then that would be a way of securing your server - by allowing different types of traffic over ...


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Check for error logs. I had a Wordpress site that was constantly running out of disk space and it turned out to be a large error log. If this is the issue the first thing you do is fix the issue that is being logged as not doing so will result in this problem never going away.


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VPS Virtual Private Server or Cloud Server model suits small or medium businesses that are looking to optimize their IT infrastructure yet don’t want to incur the higher costs of fully dedicated server hosting. VPS is just like owning a set amount of space in an office building. Virtual private servers provide the performance of a dedicated server running ...


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You could use a service that does "reverse IP lookup" to check for websites hosted on the same server / the same IP address. This service http://viewdns.info for example lets you simply enter a domain name into "reverse IP lookup" and spits out a list of other websites / domains hosted on the same address. The same here: http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/web-...


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AgA says: Normally VPS can be oversold by the provider. It is difficult to do such in Xen VPS. Otherwise go for VPS with a good provider or try XEN VPS with any provider. Cheap provider oversell it [even if they market the resources as "yours"].


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Yes, and you don't need a plugin. Just log into Plesk and go to: Server Management -> Tools & Settings -> Server Information (under the "Server Management" column) It breaks down the following: CPU Usage Physical Memory Usuage Virtual Memory Usage Hard Disk Usage You might also find "Server Health" helpful too, because it breaks down a lot of ...


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Typically, the only way you know if a system will handle certain loads is by testing or trial by fire -- that is just seeing if it survive a real load spike. In terms of a VPS, there is no guarantee that a VPS would handle the load any better than your shared hosting account. All servers have limits and if your traffic hits that limit, it may fail or ...


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There is no way at this point to do that with Linode. Having used them a while back as a provider I believe they sent emails at the time to alert when usage approached 100% of the plan allowance so you could make the appropriate changes to reduce your costings but there is no way in advance to prevent the usage from going over without actually monitoring it.


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Here's the setup you want: An 'A Record' pointing to your VPS server IP. In this case, example.com. Or: "A Record | @ | VPS IP address" A Cname record stating the subdomain (www) is the same as the root version (@). Or: "Cname Record | @ | www.example.com". This means when someone looks up 'www.example.com' it redirects them to the A record for 'example....


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I have managed to resolve the issue. Step One: When you first see the 'Internet Security Warning', select 'View Certificate'. Step Two: What you then need to do, is identify who the Certificate has been issued to. Refer to the below image, for where to find this information. Once you have identified the location, copy the entry exactly as is. Step ...


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If you follow instructions given in the official documentation, uninstalling Softaculous is only deleting its own files, you do not delete installed apps. https://www.softaculous.com/docs/Uninstall


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Plesk and cPanel are for managing shared hosting. You would install one of them if you had several people hosting websites on the same machine or VPS. I would not recommend installing them if only one person or company is going to put websites on that machine. Far from making your life easier, they will increase the amount of configuration that you need ...


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There is no benefit to having multiple IP addresses unless you have a plan for doing something with them. What are your reasons for wanting multiple IP addresses? If you're only going to host one website and require one SSL certificate, then most hosting providers will just provide you with two IP's assigned to your VPS, one of which will be exclusive for ...


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There are a lot of LiteSpeed haters out there, and I can only speak from experience. I've found that LiteSpeed handles memory much better than Apache. I switched to LiteSpeed on a VPS that hosts about 20 WordPress websites and the reduction in server wait and page loading time was significant. Switching to LiteSpeed was also very simple --- it integrates ...


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This can happen if the email box was deleted in the control panel and then added back, or the account was deleted and then re-added. Depending on whether the emails in sent, drafts, and junk are new, this could have occurred. Otherwise, messages can be deleted inadvertently if an email client has the option set to delete all messages on the server. Thus if ...


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<HTML> <HEAD><META HTTP-EQUIV=Refresh CONTENT="0; url=http://192.184.88.89/"> </HEAD> </HTML> You need to remove this. Looks like you have done URL forwarding via domain panel.


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What else would I have to worry about Everything short of pretty much the data center being on fire. That's the "unmanaged" part: OS/software update? You need to install it. Bad performance? They installed Ubuntu; that doesn't mean they did any optimizing at all. Apache/MySQL/etc. crashed and your site's unreachable? You need to restart it. Security ...


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Specifically addressing whether changing your nameservers alone would affect your SEO, the answer is no (unless there was a problem with their service). Nameservers translate domain names and hostnames into corresponding IP addresses used to locate servers, which is then propagated and cached throughout the Internet. When a domain or hostname lookup is done ...


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Usually the service you registered the domain with will provide the DNS for that domain as well. Setting alternate name servers is more of an "advanced" feature if you are running your own DNS server or have an alternate DNS server already configured for your domain. Set the DNS records (for which you provided an image) to the recommended name servers for ...


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