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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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 ...
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can't find tomcat directory after installing with easy apache on VPS

I have installed tomcat with my build using easy apache on my VPS. This seemed to set up fine with no error messages. But I cannot find any tomcat directory on my VPS (I thought that one should have ...
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How to allow access to only specific IPs with Parallels VZ built-in firewall?

How can I use Parallels Virtuozzo's built-in firewall utility (called psa-firewall under the hood apparently actually psa-firewall seems to be a seperate Plesk interface - either way, it's basically a ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 10.10 -bash: java: command not found

I just bought fresh VPS with Ubuntu 10.10. I following this guide http://l2jserver.com/wiki/Setup_Server_-_Ubuntu for creating Lineage2 server, but this doesn't matter. I try to use command java ...
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Lightweight, small-memory-friendly job scheduler/control system for Linux?

I'm looking for a job control system for Linux. Before you ask - quite aware of cron and at :-) What I want is something where I can set time windows for jobs to run in, priorities, and some simple ...
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memory issue with wowza server

I have installed the WowzaMediaServer on VPS which is also use for LAMP hosting. After starting wowza as Linux service I am running into memory issues as output of free -m suggest: total ...
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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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YUM Update error

I got a virtual machine with CentOS 6 on it. I've tried to run yum update, but I got this error: http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/addons/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The ...
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Grey Screen when launching Debian 6 through Chicken

I'm trying to connect my mac to my Debian 6 VPS, but I only get a gray screen, as shown in the screenshot below. I followed the steps on this tutorial recommended by the VPS company. I'm using ...
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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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centos 6.2 VPS system encryption performance

My webapp database handles some user profile data (name, birthday, work and education history, email, facebook id, and also my facebook app secret that would provide any holder access to any facebook ...
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Setting PostgresSQL for my VPS

I am about to deploy my app to a vps for the first time, and running into some issues while configuring my DB. After running the following commands... # PostgreSQL add-apt-repository ...
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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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Setting up BIND9 on Debain

So I've got a VPS, and registered a domain name and I want to have the domain point to the VPS. I have installed and configured BIND9 (on the VPS that the domain should point to). If I ping my ...
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VPS set up to serve php and rails

I have a VPS with centOS that we currently use for serving php apps with apache. Now I also want to serve rails app from there. Either I can use phusion-passenger or I can do a separate unicorn and ...
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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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Converting flv and mp4 video format to '.ogg' using FFmpeg

I have HostGator VPS server with FFmpeg installed. It allows me to convert .wmv to .flv as well as .mp4 files successfully using the following commands for flv and mp4: ffmpeg -i WantsABath.wmv -b ...
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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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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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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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Complicated use of VPS to access internal system, using SSH tunnels

I am not exactly sure what the best solution would be for this problem, but I have a VPS with 3 ips. I have a unix system behind a home router with no ports forwarded. I want to be able to access ...
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Using a remote VPS for Active Directory purposes

I'm currently running Windows Server 2008 R2 at home, and I'm really enjoying having the power of Active Directory on my side. However I currently have the server also being used as a desktop, and ...
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How to maintain VPS server?

Assuming I have no experience in running them, what would be called a good maintenance routine for a VPS server running mail server and LAMP with a couple of sites. I've got one for quite a while ...
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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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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 ...