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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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 ...
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Create FTP account under standard user

I run multiple client websites on a VPS purchased from Dreamhost. When I initially set up this VPS, I only required one user. I created a user called "thoughtspace" with the home directory at ...
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Recover deleted files from Linode VPS with Ubuntu server

I have accidentally deleted files from my Ubuntu server which is hosted in Linode. I didn't enable backups for the server. Is there any way I can recover the deleted files? The server is using Ubuntu ...
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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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Yum Update Doesn't Work

I've started a fresh VPS with CentOS 5. As the first step, wanted to update all packages so I executed yum update It showed the list of packages to be upgraded - 86 in total, 98 Mb download size. ...
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One public IP for dedicated server - a few VPS with the same IP?

I bought a dedicated server. To him I got a single public IPv4 address. On this dedicated server I installed the latest version of VMware ESXi hypervisor. With the help of the hypervisor, I plan to ...
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How can I undo rm -rf $HOME/.rvm*

What does rm -rf $HOME/.rvm* mean? I ran it on my VPS server in Ubuntu Terminal by accident and now I'm having all sorts of problems with my ruby application. How can I undo it? Or what do I need to ...
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Using my VPS as a proxy server

I have a VPS which is running windows XP SP3 on it. I want to connect from my home PC to the internet through it. How can I configure a private proxy for this purpose? (sorry I couldn't find a way ...
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Is it possible to setup my own DDNS with the help of a VPS?

I am using Digital Ocean's Linux VPS, say, hosting my own domain example.com on a fixed ip address: 198.211.10.10 ... At home, I have a broadband internet service, sharing to two PCs via a Wifi ...
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Server wan't send mail when using Google Mail service

Situation: Email MX service is on example.com BUT using google mail service. A domain (web service) are on different IP address than google mail service on VPS host and on the same domain name ...
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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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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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How to use remote IPv6 over ssh? [closed]

I have a cheap VPS with 1 IPv4 and 5 IPv6. I want to use 1 of the unused IPv6 connections on my computer so I can start using IPv6 Does anyone have any ideas? I would prefer an all OpenSSH based ...
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Exclude Specific User From '/var/log/auth.log'

I am currently setting up a VPS and was wondering if there is any way at all for me to exclude a specific user from being logged to /var/log/auth.log? Doing the same for lastlog and every other log ...
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DNS setup on a VPS. Should I change something on the domaine registrar?

I installed a DNS server on my VPS running Windows 2012 server. I created ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com pointing to the vps ip address. Now do I have to change something on the domain ...
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Multiple domains pointing to single Rails app on VPS Hosting (Like Shopify)

Asking the same question Multiple domains pointing to single Heroku Rails app via nameservers displaying different content?, but I am on VPS hosting instead of Heroku. I want customers to be able to ...