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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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 now,...
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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 ...
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Setting up VPS with MySQL PHP and Nginx

Hi I have been following this guide to set up a VPS on Linode: http://themesforge.com/featured/high-performance-wordpress-part-3/ Everything works well, however the domains I have set up just give me ...
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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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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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Disabling quotas on Linux

I am in a situation where the root user is kind of in a locked situation due to exceeded quotas. I am unable to eedit /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab to remove the quota tag in the file for root. Is there a ...
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Per domain traffic stats on a VPS?

Is there a way to calculate the amount of traffic going through each domain I've hosted on a VPS? I can see the aggregate traffic through my server - but not individual domains. Are there any more ...
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How to compare page load speeds of two different web servers [closed]

I've recently set up a VPS with a view to transferring all of my current websites from my current shared hosting platform to this VPS. But I want to make sure that this VPS would be an improvement to ...
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Is it wise to use a VPS as a Mail, Name, and Web Server

I've just bought a VPS from 6sync, and initially I was planning to use it as just a mail server for my business. However, while planning what I wanted it to do, I realised I could also do with a ...
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Can I determine if a Grub menu.lst is valid on a virtual machine without rebooting?

There's a problem with Ubuntu running on my hosted VPS. All I have access to is a recovery console which allows me to mount the devices. I've narrowed the problem down to a messed menu.lst. I have ...
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how do you access and control ubuntu vps via desktop?

how do you control your webserver vps using a remote desktop? for example, I am on ubuntu, is it possible to control the ubuntu gui on the vps server? I've done it with windows server using the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Monitoring activities of the VPS in real time?

I want to monitor someone's activities when he logs in to my VPS. It's Windows VPS. You know, when you remote the VPS you need to login to the Windows user account and one account doesn't accept 2 ...
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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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How do I use multiple dedicated IPs to browse the web on my VPS?

I have an Ubuntu desktop installation on my VPS. How do I browse the net switching between my 2 dedicated IPs given to me by my host? How do I set it up?
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running a linux server from home

Is it possible to run a linux server from home on my personal machine. The VPS seems bit expensive at this stage. I dont have a big user base but on a share hosting my php based script (socialengine) ...
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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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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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Install Ubuntu minimal on VPS

I am just starting out with Linux, purchased a VPS and would like to install a minimal desktop so I can open a remote desktop connection via TightVNC, how do I go about it? This is the VPS I Have: ...
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Can I compile code on a VPS account?

I intend to purchase a Windows VPS account with the following: - Windows Server 2008 Standard 64-bit OS 2 GB RAM 1,000 GB/month bandwidth I develop Windows software but not for so long, I just got ...
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VirtualBox image from running VPS

I have an Ubuntu Server 10.04 VPS (Virtual Private Server) that hosts my website. I would like to clone this VPS and create a VirtualBox machine from it. How can I do this?
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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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Livestream desktop to Debian VPS via VLC

I want to stream my desktop to a VPS, where everyone can see it without additional software. My Computer runs on Win7, the VPS on Debian. I already set up VLC on the VPS, and the webinterface is ...
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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 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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TeamSpeak 3 Disconnects

I've recently had a few random TS3 mass disconnects and I'm am curious to know where I may find any applications that can help me determine the cause of any types of TS3 server disconnections as we ...
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SSH login problem

I have a VPS account and everytime I try to log in, I get a "password authentication failed, try again" message. I am double sure about my password and username so I couldn't possibly be wrong. I am ...
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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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VPS system requirements for hosting SVN, Wordpress, and a Simple mail server

Migrated from ServerFault: I have been toying with the idea of trying out a VPS for hosting SVN repositories and Wordpress blogs for my fiancée and I. Additionally it would be nice to be able to set ...
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my VPS is sending Attack to other servers. what could be possible scenarios?

I have a VPS that only has Wowza media server installed on it. I got a report from my VPS admin that my VPS is sending SPAM by attacking other servers from SSH. I have no idea what could be the reason ...
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Difference between hardware based virtualization and software based virtualization in VPS Hosting?

I want to know the difference between these two kinds of virtualization in VPS Hosting. Which one is used by hosting companies? And also tell which one is best? Commonly used software for software ...
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Cannot create database as root in phpMyAdmin

I just got my VPS. I log in to phpMyAdmin as the root but I cannot create a database. I can't even see a link for this. I also want to change other user's permissions, but I cannot find out how to do ...
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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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Check the disk for problems on Debian Lenny

I just bought a VPS hosting with Debian Lenny (I'm new to all this world). I've managed to install and setup everthing I need pretty well. My testing website works fast as expected most of the time, ...
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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: root@server44:~...