VPS stands for "virtual private server." It is a virtual machine that is sold as a service by a hosting provider.

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32 bit or 64 bit OS on a 512 mb VPS?

I am planning to rent a VPS service with following basic specification: 512mb of RAM 1 CPU 20gb HDD (4gb of it is swap) Ubuntu 10.10 server I am able to choose between a 32 bit or 64 bit install ...
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How can I route a domain to my box at home?

I currently own my own domain, and have been using dyndns.com's "custom DNS" to allow me to redirect 'example.com' to my website at home, which is on a dynamic IP. I've now switched over to a VPS ...
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OpenVPN exclude IP or port

I brought a VPN service that I want to use on VPS for web bots. I've installed OpenVPN and config from the VPN Service, but openVPN is tunneling with the VPN service for all services even for remote ...
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Easiest way to backup VPS

My situation: I have VPS(ubuntu) with 2 websites on it. As i am new to VPS'ses (recently i've moved from Shared Hosting) i spent almost 2 weeks on learning how to configure my VPS to run all webs in ...
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Is it possible and safe to update debian inside VPS?

I have one semi-expendable (not production/mission critical) Debian VPS, which I use for my personal needs. I have some problems with an applications new versions not working properly with old ...
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Run a server behind router

I own a virtual private server. I currently want to run a server on my local computer (behind a router that I don't have admin access to so I can't port forward). Can I use the virtual private server ...
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More than 10k connections on linux vps

My question what is causing this and how to check? we use url masking script is the website..is it causing this?please help We could noticed that you are abusing our network, as you have made more ...
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Why /home folder is missing from my backup archive created by tar?

So I'm doing full backup of my VPS using the following command (as root, of course): tar czvf 20120604.tar.gz / Everything seems to be fine, all files seem to appear in the list. The size of ...
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What are the requirments to installing Xen?

Do I need a base OS to install Xen or can I just install Xen as the core OS? I read that some people have tried installing Xen over Ubuntu but it didn't really work. So if I had to install an OS ...
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Mountable online storage using SpiderOak with no syncing

I have a Linux VPS that I would like to turn into a media server. Like most cheap VPS's, it has a fairly small storage capacity. What I would like to do is attach the box to an online backup system ...
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What to do when the ISP seems to interrupt a SOCKS5 connection to a VPS?

I have a VPS and until now have been using a socks5 server on it. The problem is that recently my ISP (I live in Iran) has figured out some way to interrupt it and I'm receiving the "blocked page" ...
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VPS to replace MobileMe or Google Apps

All, Yes, this has been touched on in other questions, but I can't find something similar enough. I currently have Google Apps hosting personal email, calendars, contacts, etc. I do like the other ...
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How can I have very large files/directories copied from one host to another “offline”?

I intend getting a vps server real soon for some of the resource-intensive sites I manage. I live in a country where 1Mb/s internet speed is a luxury and constant uninterrupted electricity, a myth. ...
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ISP doesn't allow incoming connections (i.e., hosting a server) - anyway to get around this using a VPN?

My ISP, like many today, doesn't allow incoming connections, so if I try to host server software on my home PC, then anyone (even myself) trying to connect to that server software via my public IP ...
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Is having Linux VPS same as Amazon EC2 or S3 [closed]

I am new to Amazon services so have no idea, whenever i ask some questions on forums , few recommend Amazon instead of VPS. So i want to know is having Amazon EC2 or S3 is exact replacement of VPS. i ...
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How do I increase my home's bandwidth?

I just mistakingly posted this on Stack Exchange but don't know how to delete it... Anyway, I was thinking of building a home server to use instead of renting a VPS, because in the long run it would ...
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Automatic Backups using Filezilla

I've lost loads of information caused by HDD errors or viruses. I have a Dedicated Server, and I would like to have an automated backup system using FileZilla. I want it to backup a certain directory ...
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Permission denied when setting values in sysctl on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to configure my Ubuntu 12.04 VPS (OpenVZ) to reboot when it runs out of memory. To do this I have added following lines to my "/etc/sysctl.conf" file. vm.panic_on_oom = 1 kernel.panic = ...
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/sbin/ifconfig “Operation not permitted”

Having just signed up for a VPS package, I'm trying to create a point-to-point network. I'm logged in as root, I'm fairly certain at some point ifconfig was working because I remember inspecting the ...
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Rsync out of memory

I'm using a VPS (running Debian) with 512mb RAM. I'm trying to copy some file locally on the server with rsync, but it fails fast with this message: rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 5 bytes ...
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Able to receive, but not send email over SMTP from VPS. I don't think I'm being blacklisted

The error I get is "421 Downstream server error" or something similar. Up until a few days ago I could send mail without any trouble. I've searched around, and most other people with this problem end ...
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Why is avahi-daemon excessively spamming my log files?

My VPS provider recently suspended my account for "participating in a DoS attack". Since I've naturally done no such thing, I can only assume it was a security breach, and am now investigating what ...
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Using OpenVPN, yet netflix.com blocks access

I have set up an OpenVPN server on a VPS in the USA and configured it to route all clients traffic through it. Everything seems to work fine regarding the VPN connection in gerneral. All ip lookup ...
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Godaddy fails to properly configure NTP on their node server hosting my VPS [closed]

I have a few VPS servers with Godaddy and with every new server I contracted I had to ask them to set up NTP on the node hosting my container. They always did until now. It seems like their ...
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Watching Netflix through a VPN

Recently I bought a VPS from DigitalOcean. I setup a PPTP VPN so I could watch us Netflix content from outside the US. Now that I have it setup and all my traffic is going through the VPN, Netflix is ...
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Why is my true IP location revealed *inside* my VPS host?

I'm using VPS hosting based on Windows Server 2008. The machine is physically located in the US and I'm connecting via RDP using mRemoteNG from my home in Europe. It's easy to Google many "IP ...
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how download link in vps from net ( with web appliction )?

I have vps and i want download link from net like rapid share ( with account ) or from direct link or also torrent... is there any web application with php or python to download link form net? edit: ...
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Setting up VPSs for Students

I'm an information technology instructor at a community college. I'm looking for a solution to provide students a virtual private server where they can have their own linux/whatever box to use for an ...
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Working on Amazon EC2 not smooth - expectations or setting issue?

I'm a beginning programmer looking to develop on a VPS, by which I aim to make multiple instances for each environment and work remotely without much hardware investment. From what I read, other ...
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VPS Git vs custom git service [closed]

Is there any reason I should pay for a custom git service like unfuddled or bitbucket, something to that extent? I have a vps I'm paying $5 a month for 50 gb of storage space, and it just doesn't seem ...
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Why is my VPS running out of memory?

I have a Linux Virtual Private Server with 1GB memory, but I keep getting errors like: fork failed: Cannot allocate memory However, I don't think I'm short on memory. If I run free: ...
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Route all internet traffic through an Ubuntu VPS

Similar question have been asked but I didn't find their answers sufficient, though I might be missing something. I have a VPS running Ubuntu 12 and a laptop connected to a public wireless network. ...
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Crontab job doesn't create db backups with `mysqldump` command

When I type in my VPS: $ mysqldump --opt --user=root --password=myPass dbName>/home/myuser/dbName.sql it works and makes a backup of my dbName, but if I do it from a crontab job, it creates an ...
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SSH bash - am I running a script?

I'm pulling my hair out on this one, but i've been looking around trying to find the answer to why my ssh connection to my vps has "[remote] 0:bash" in green color showing in my bottom terminal ...
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Multiple DNS BIND servers (zones), for same domain

I wonder if something like that is possible. To have one domain, handled by 2 DNS servers, master zones. For example, I have the domain, domain.com on a registrar and I want to make ns1.domain.com ...
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How to setup a simple proxy server on my VPS?

I would like to setup a simple proxy server on my VPS to use it to browse the browse. I will be the only user so no concern about bandwidth. Can you give me some ideas about it?
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Find processor usage on host machine from within virtual machine?

I have a Linux VPS, but recently it's been running slow. Every time I contact the provider, they work on it for 2-3 days, the service seems to speed up (looks like a reboot occurred), but then after ...
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Install Git on a Media Temple (dv) 4.0 server

I'm trying to install Git on my Media Temple (dv) 4.0 server. I've followed these instructions. It seems to have "installed", as there are a boat-load of files in the /root/git-2012-06-06 directory. ...
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SSH tunneling along with Tor

I've been reading about Tor and it's benefits regarding anonymity, but I've also researched its problems. If I understand correctly, when I access a website using Tor the packets are secured using 2 ...
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VNC Connection: Bypassing Firewall Using VPS

I have a friend who lives far away and needs technical support. So far I've been unable to diagnose the problem over the phone, so I was looking to use a VNC connection to remotely troubleshoot his ...
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Automate a remote rsync command using bash aliases?

I deal with lots of servers that often have files and folders which are not under version control. This means I can just git remote add if I need to work with the files on my local machine. With that ...
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Locked out of VPS - No SSH

I've broken the SSH on my Debian 6 VPS (no GUI). When I try and connect, I get the following message: ssh: connect to host XXX port 22: Connection refused I have no physical access to the machine. ...
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Linode VPS - monitor outgoing traffic

I recently got my Linode VPS. And I have a rather low-traffic site being hosted on it. But when I look at the traffic, it has high outgoing traffic peaking at regular intervals and I am not sure what ...
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Use you VPS to access some website when your ISP blocked

My ISP (in Vietnam) has block facebook.com Some one tell mee to edit the /etc/hosts, for example: 153.16.15.71 www.facebook.com But I not sure where that server com from, maybe they will stole my ...
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Tomcat startup failure with no error output in log that I can find

Sorry, this is long, here is a brief summary: I installed tomcat7 on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS, it worked (serving the "tomcat was installed" page) until I changed the group owning /etc/tomcat7 to tomcat7 ...
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OVH linux vps stuck in rescue mode

I have tried the fdisk -l command and it shows no drives at all, i tried ls and get nothing, I am pretty new at this so what should i do? the control panel on the site will not allow me to reboot in ...
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Is there a way to “undercommit” memory in Linux (VPS burst memory woes)?

I've been noticing occasional drastic performance hiccups in my application hosted on a VPS. My VPS plan has 1GB guaranteed RAM and 1GB "burst" RAM. Occasionally the app will become extremely ...
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How do I enable subfolders in Dovecot?

In the past I was able to drag and drop my folder with subfolders (local emails) into my imap accounts inside Thunderbird. Now I moved to my own vps and its running Dovecot. So far so good with ...
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Setting up email for domain on a VPS

I have my site set up and functioning on a vps. The domain is on godaddy. The nameservers point at godaddy then i have set the a record to point at the IP of the VPS and its working fine. I now need ...
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Unable to connect to VPS with SSH, failed authentication

I'm new to this whole VPS thing, and I'm having some problems with SSH. Basically, the password seems to be wrong, but I copied and pasted it from an email I got from the host, so it must be correct. ...