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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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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Let i2p works via VPN on VPS

There is VPS with OpenVPN and i2prouter on board. It is possible to send all traffic from local machine via VPN (using OpenVPN client). When VPN is off, I can forward localhost:4444 (for i2p proxy) to ...
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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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If I copy a pem file between multiple computers will I still be able to ssh to amazon e2 instance?

While you creating an instances of Amazon EC2. A step is to generate a pem file. This file allows the sshing into the remote EC2 instance from local. **Question:**If I copy that pem file to ...
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ISP config VPS alias domain throws 403 error

Please, could you help me a bit? I'm trying to use domains as aliases - in my domains provider administration I edit domains DNS servers - IPV4 address and IPV6 address I set same as is IPV4 and IPV6 ...
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Moving 33Gb images from Shared host to VPS

i have a shared host in iPage, and now i have purchase an unmanaged VPS. in my iPage host i have 33Gb of images and i want to transfer it to the VPS. What would be the most effective method to ...
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Steam Unturned Server on VPS Ubuntu 14.04 - No GPU

I'm using a VPS from vpsdime.com I have been looking all over the web for a way to do this but can't get it to work. I've used xvfb-run wine /home/unturned/steam/apps/Unturned.exe -port:...
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What are the benefits / downsides of a high uptime? [closed]

Today I noticed that htop added a bang after the uptime of my server, because my server's uptime is now greater than 100 days. I don't know if this is a warning, or a congratulation : What are the ...
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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 can’t restore from snapshot in DigitalOcean? [closed]

In my droplet d1 in DigitalOcean (a VPS server), I take a snapshot named s1,and then destroy the droplet d1, re-create a droplet d2, there is the s1 in the panel images snapshot. When I want to ...
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Filesystem device on a VPS

I did some bullcrap on my VPS and accidentaly deleted wrong files. Now I want to recover them with extundelete but I can't seem to find the filesystem device on my VPS. I tried ls -la /dev | grep ^b ...
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Turning off windows firewall

I did the most idiotic thing I can think off: created a firewall rule for a windows azure VPS to block all incoming traffic, on all ports. Now I can't access the VPS, obviously. Any idea how to ...
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How to format a vps.

I have a VPS bought from digital ocean, and I would like to have it formatted to its default state. However, Digital Ocean provides the option to only "destory" the VPS. Meaning, I would even loos the ...
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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 sluggish,...
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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 http://www.directadmin....
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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 emails....
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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, ...