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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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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Can I use puphpet files to deploy a vps server without vagrant

I'm using puphpet/vagrant in local to work with symfony but I wanted to know if I can use puphpet's scripts/files to deploy it on my vps server if Im using the same OS.
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Why does my app run much faster on my laptop than my VPS?

I have a web application with a Ruby backend that does some stuff that is a bit computationally intensive. I develop and test the app on my rMBP with a 2.7GHz i7. I have the app deployed to a Linode ...
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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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rm -rf * results in “Killed”

I used PHP to generate about 4,000,000 files in a directory (f/) because I was bored. When I cd .. and use rm -rf f, it simply returns "Killed" about half a second later and does not delete the ...
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Forcing installation of DirectAdmin on Ubuntu 14.04.1?

Well, I was given a DirectAdmin license for my VPS at nearly no-cost, and so would like to give a try on it(as recommended from my friend). But now i got the setup file from ...
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Can I use the RAM/processor of my VPS to run software from my desktop?

Is it possible to use the powerful RAM/processor of my Virtual Private Server to run a software on my desktop? I tried to run a software directly on the VPS but I think it's missing a good graphics ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu from within CentOS 7 VPS?

My VPS hosting provider's panel is bugged, and I'm stuck with CentOS 7, can't re-image to another linux distro (contacting support hasn't been successful, they tell me it's fixed and close my ticket, ...
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VPS - Lost password and can't use blank pass via remote desktop connection

I am currently trying to login to my dedicated server, and have forgotten the password. I've tried many different things, and currently have SSH access. I boot the dedi into rescue mode (For the SSH) ...
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Forgot to add mx lines to DNS, is there anywhere my emails would be caught? (CentOS)

I set up a server on digitalocean, but forgot to add the MX records to the dns. Is there anywhere the emails sent to my domain would end up? Any way to recover them?
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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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How do I run an application from a server? What kind of server do I need? how do I execute the application? [duplicate]

How do I run a program from a server? Hello. Just to clarify what I am asking: I want to write a lightweight program to manage my forum. Because there are not enough settings in the forum to do ...
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Could not create the Java Virtual Machine on Ubuntu VPS with all the ram allocated to it

I'm trying to run a file on a vps with 384mb of ram, If I run the file with this command on terminal java -jar server.jar It just starts the process but with only 180mb approx allocated to it, I ...
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Is it possible to set up a dedicated global DNS server locally or on a VPS?

I'm interested in setting up a DNS server under my possession that is able to resolve hostnames on the web, in the same way as a public DNS such as 8.8.8.8 would do. My priority here is speed, ...
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Windows time runs slow

I am using VPS from a web hosting provider Godaddy(windows server 2008 r2). In my VPS I found that time was running slow.The windows time clock has noticeably "losing time" as much as 8 to 10 sec ...
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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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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. ...
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Hiding port number from address.

I have centos 6.5 running some web apps. Currently due the following port forwarding rules, I am only able to access my public content using 127.0.0.1:8080/ Is there anyone to just use 127.0.0.1 ...
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Send/Recieve Error in outlook when getting email from SmarterMail on VPS

I originally had a Shared web host which my domain biggsoftware.co.uk was hosted at. I then created a VPS running windows server 2008 (not R2) and wanted to point my domain to the VPS and then ...
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How can I see (on my local display) emacs (and other graphical apps) running on a VPS?

Original Question posted on StackOverflow by mistake. The VPS is running CentOS 6.x It looks like this post is highly relevant, but neither -Y nor -X worked. (As an I do trust the remote server, but ...
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CentOs localhost only work when connected to internet

I have been trying to solve this problem (on and off) for three months, but still can't get it to work or even understand it why it happens. THE SCENARIO: I have a VirtualBox installed in my {HP ...
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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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Ram and cpu estimates for virtual Private server

I want to transfer my website from a shared hosting to VPS. Since on a shared hosting I can not see the RAM(or CPU) usage stats, and I never used VPS or dedicated servers, so, I am not sure, what ...
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Trying to automatically download backups stored on a virtual server using SFTP

I have a centOS WHM where I store multiple cPanels. I need to SFTP into this server and download the cPanel backups which over daily/weekly/monthly. I'll probably just grab the weekly backups. I had ...
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Best VPS performance 1024 mb RAM on HDD or 512mb on SSD

I'm currently running 4 small websites on different cheap shared hosting providers and I'm looking for a different solution. I might put them on one single VPS. The shared hosting only offers 60mb ...
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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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How do I create an SSH tunnel on a VPS for RDP to Windows host behind restrictive ISP

I have spent several session trying to figure this out, and tried to follow many other posts. But for some reason this is confusing to me and none of the other situations "seem" to apply. What I want ...
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What can cause a sudden increase in the number of processes at my VPS?

My VPS (Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS ) dies few times a month. Only restarting whole VPS through hosting panel helps. I discovered that the cause of that is a sudden increase of the number of processes. I've ...
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Connect Mobile phone/ GSM modem to a VPS or hosting dedicated server

I have a Nokia E71 phone that I am using for as a GSM modem to send out SMS (text message) through the web application I wrote. Everything is working fine on my local machine and now I am looking to ...
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Wordpress blog site just shows “welcome to nginx” after my vps was halted by support

My vps was recently halted due to coin mining. I worked that out with support and the vps is back but now my wordpress site is not working. It's just showing "Welcome to nginx" instead of the ...
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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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Hosting two website on GoDaddy Windows Virtual Private Hosting

I have my Windows VPS hosting from godaddy and have my website on it. The website is http://www.Qlyer.com. I wanted to host another website/domain on the same server and I did that using Parallels ...
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VPS IP redirects to website instead of the IP directory? CentOs 6

So before I started putting websites on my VPS, I could access the IP directly and it would access the html folder in the /var/www/ area. But ever since I placed websites on the VPS, I can no longer ...
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VPS doesn't allow connections, filtered ports?

I have a Windows Server 2012 VPS, which I'm hosting a game server on. My users needs to connect to the client, through a web-based client. My problem is that, it doesn't seem to be able to connect to ...
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How to backup data on debian vps to dropbox?

I have really simple private VPS with some webpages and music server. I want to backup some configs and some scripts to dropbox or similar service. Server has no gui (except simple ssh X forwarding, ...
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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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How to decide if a VPS server can handle the current traffic? [closed]

I recently moved my site from a shared hosting to a VPS. When it was in the shared hosting, actually nothing went wrong, but now, the VPS server became unresponsive 4 times in 2 weeks (and I need to ...
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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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Adding a custom SSH port to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS through UFW

I am trying to configure a Ubuntu 12.04 based VPS and I have changed my ssh port from 22 to 803 and everything worked fine. After this I've installed UFW and now I can't login using SSH. Before I ...
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Avoid ISP blocking VPN connection

I have rented a Virtual Private Server and I have set up a VPN (of type PPTP) following this simple tutorial. It seems that the VPN server is set up correctly, and the VPS administrators told me that ...
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Connecting to a computer in an internal network

I need a way to connect to an internal network of my company from home computer (computer A). I would like to set up some software on my working computer (computer B) at work so that I can access it ...
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Virtual Private Server as Intranet host

Is it possible to use a Virtual Private Server to host an intranet and connect to it via the hosts file on your computer? Thanks in advance, Francis
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How to set up a IPv6 to IPv4 gateway for VPS [closed]

Condition IPv6 and IPv4 enabled VPS IPv6 and IPv4 enabled Client(Could be PC or Mac) Problem Client get restricted IPv4 connection whereas IPv6 connection is unlimited. Solution Client connects ...
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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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What is the windows world equivant of a linux vps?

When I rent a Linux virtual private server I can connect via the command line and control the computer remotely. What is the equivalent of this called so I can control a Windows computer GUI remotely ...
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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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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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How to use my Windows Server 2008 as a proxy server?

I have a Windows Server 2008 server in Germany which I can connect to using remote desktop connection. I'm using this server as a host for my website. My problem is some sites and net sources are ...