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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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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Set up Dynamic dns server

I am trying to set up a server at home. The network the server is on will be assigned a dynamic IP address from the ISP. I have looked into services such as DYNdns for a dynamic dns service. However I ...
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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 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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Tunnel a static IP that is assigned to a VPS to home router

I currently have a VPS with a single, static IP. Would the following scenario be possible if I bought a second static IP? Suppose IP A on eth0:0 is 1.2.3.4 and static IP B on eth0:1 is 5.6.7.8. I ...
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How do I create a torrent from direct link?

I want to download a video from web but downloading directly may be interrupted. So, i am trying to find a way that I can download it through torrent, like what Burnbit.com can do. However, I have ...
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Remote Desktop on VPS : how to keep connection alive?

I have a Windows 2003 VPS running a lot of processes. Most of them works well even if nobody is logged on, but there are some processes that simules keyboard presses that only works when i'm logged on....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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server output bandwidth differs towards different locations

I have a VPS which has a 100 Mbps connection. My current connection is 50 Mbps to other sites, but with my vps I only get 2-3 Mbps, even though from other places the access is fast. What can cause ...
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iftop souce host different from system name

I just signed a VPS from Interserver.net. But I found most strange that iftop source host shows as mirror.xpinator.com instead of the name I put in hostname. Anyone knows why ?
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Run Javascript on a webpage on a server

I have a Ubuntu Server VPS. I want to use it to run Javascript on a specific website (which requires to log in, to see the page I want to execute the Javascript on). How can I do this without using ...
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UFW Ubuntu NAT with virtual interfaces setup

Trying to setup NAT on a (VPS) virtual private server. Running Ubuntu 14.04. All the guides I see mention using eth0 interfaces in the lines. Example -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -d 25.25.25.26 -j DNAT -...
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Problems with rsync and ssh-key

I created a ssh-key to log into my CentOS VPS, altered the default port to 2020 and disabled password connection, so I can only log in this VPS using the key (that need a password to be unlocked). My ...
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How boot custom ISO within Rescue Mode (or not) in a OVH VPS

I need to boot a custom ISO in OVH VPS, but i don't know how, the iso I need to boot is from FreePBX. Right now the VPS is in Rescue Mode. So, how to boot the FreePBX ISO Image in my OVH VPS if ...
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Windows 2012 VPS

I am using Windows 2012 VPS. Additionally, I purchased 10 private proxies from a separate site. All proxies are active on my personal computer but my proxies unable to connect via VPS (it keeps ...
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Is there a way to share a socks proxy with a router?

I'm connecting to my VPS in the US using ssh/socks proxy on my mac. Works a treat to watch netflix / geo-blocked content. Is there a way for my tomato router to connect via ssh/socks proxy and share ...
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continuous Port Monitoring and logging in Linux VPS

Here I have faced a problem with my ISP. I have a Linux VPS , well configed for my company as a web and mail server. now I am facing the problem! Every time I send Emails from my server the Over ...
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How to login to vps contaier directly via SSH

This is what I do: Open the putty and enter the server node IP address and click on OPEN. This will login me into the server node, and I do the below steps to login to a vps container inside it: $ ...
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VPS email - cannot recieve nor send

I'm trying to set up email on my VPS. When I set email address in PC email client, it is ok, but when I try to send email or when I send email to this address, nothing is sent and also nothing is ...
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Maximize CPU core usage on VPS

I have a server at OVH with 32 cores. All the cores are not fully utilized. Is there any way I can distribute CPU load on all the cores so that my system doesn't send me false alerts? Sometimes it ...
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create an image of cloudlinux drive on VPS via SSH

we have a cloudlinux running on a VPS that we need to run some test's on. We do not have access to the VPS nor there is an option to clone this VPS. Is there a way for us to use dd or some other tool ...
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How to bypass/ignore proxy block protections on DC++ hubs

I bought this VPS and use it via SSH tunneling as socks proxy, it works great for web browsing and torrents, but 80% of DC++ hubs I connect, blocks me saying that proxy connection is forbidden and ...
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openvpn on vps - can't connect to internet

I just bought a VPS @ www.ramnode.com (512MB SVZ 512 / 256 MB) I tried and installed OpenVPN -AccessServer on my VPS. Everything went fine. I used this tutorial. (http://yaui.me/how-to-set-up-openvpn-...
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Active Directory VPS Server (Security)

I have a VPS configured as a domain controller on the internet as part of a project. I am concerned about security as Windows Built-in Firewall and security has a reputation for being about as easy to ...
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VPS Admin Sharing Worries

Here is my situation. I recently got a vps running Windows 2008 R2 Standard to run SEO Powersuite, Market Samurai and some other tools. I added my seo guy as an admin on my vps so he has access to any ...
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VPS as a relay for applications behind NAT

Is it possible to use an inexpensive VPS as a sort of relay to accessing a CCTV setup whose internet connection is behind a NAT/private IP (specifically 3G). I can setup a ddwrt router on the NAT'ed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 /home/...