A VPS or Virtual Private Server is a virtual machine hosted by a VPS provider and accessible only via the internet. It may also be called VDS or cloud server. The most common VPS types are OpenVZ, KVM, Xen and VMWare.

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how to install ubuntu server with apt-get

I m having ubuntu minimal in a headless vps. Now i can upgrade that to a desktop one using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop which installs the desktop version(link). How can i use apt-get to ...
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Will my SSL keys be removed if I re-install apache2?

I already have my csr and key. But I tried to configure apache server and messed everything there. If I am going to re-install it again do I need to have a new csr and key to activate https or can I ...
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How to set up a Debian Private Proxy Server on a vps [closed]

I have no a Debian 6.0 64 bits vps with 29 IP's, this is my first time using this system and I need a little help. First of all, what software do I need, and how can I setup a private proxy server on ...
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How to change operating system to Ubuntu on a VPS?

Apparently Zimbra is supported and recommended for Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately my OS of choice, Debian is not officially supported. So in order to upgrade and hence patch the much needed security ...
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Log into Ubuntu server not over ssh

Such a nooby question. Basically, my vps provider tells me my username is foobar and my password is 123notthispasswordreally. However, I'm not sure how I'm meant to use this information to log into my ...
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Easy method of switching from Openvpn-Acess Server to Community Edition?

I recently installed the OpenVpn-Access Server on a vps and it's great. However, now that I got it running I want to switch over to the Community-Edition because I do not want to deal with purchasing ...
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Installing Vesta Control Panel failed

I have a problem with installing Vesta Control Panel on my DigitalOcean VPS on Ubuntu 12.10. The system is updated and upgraded. I got the following error message: W: Failed to fetch ...
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ssh key login to vps woes

I recently created a vps for web hosting purposes. Everything was going fine until I decided that it's time to add another account and disable root authentication. I added a new user to the sudoers ...
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PHP 5.4 on VPS with Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Oncelot [duplicate]

Ні, everyone! On my VPS is installed Ubuntu 11.10 and i can't update it to 12.04 or any other. In Ubuntu 11.10 repositories are PHP 5.3.6, Apache 2.2.20 and MySQL 5.1. In ppa:ondrej/php5 or ...
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VPN Connection only for specific service or port

I rented a Virtual Machine and i want to use an VPN Service inside for privacy like Hidemyass & Co. I connect to the VM via VNC, but everytime i switch on the VPN in the VM the VNC connection ...
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Resource monitor

I have a VPS that I have just purchased and I want to start monitoring the resources as I refuse to pay for the additional feature on the management tool to do that. I wondered if there is something ...
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Ubuntu VPS Automatic Backup Script

Can anyone tell me how to create a backup script for Ubuntu VPS which is used as a webserver. I also want to add it as a cron job so that it runs automatically every day midnight at ...
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UFW locks me out of server everytime I run it

Background: I'm setting up a new 12.04 instance on a VPS with a new provider.The VPS provider only offers a 32bit image but that really shouldn't matter here. I have no local access to the machine and ...
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Sending e-mails with server, also using Google Apps

I need an advice. I have a newsletter system. I need it to send thousands of e-mails for subscribers. Fine. I also have an account in Google Apps, which I would like to use to send/receive e-mails. ...
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XEN VPS Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: how do I create a development copy of this server?

I have a working, extremely complex Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server installed as a VPS under a XEN supervisor. It includes database server, Varnish, memcached, VPN (both IPSEC and OpenVPN) and many, many ...
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Remotely access postgresql database

I need to access a postgresql database from a remote machine on a VPS at DigitalOcean running 12.10 and postgresql 9.1. How do I do this? I noticed port 5432 is closed, how do I open this?
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x11vnc terminates with X Error BadCursor

Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Xen VPS, I'm trying to set up a VNC access to a virtual display: Xvfb :99 -screen 0 800x600x8 & export DISPLAY=:99 xeyes & x11vnc -usepw -display :99 -forever & ...
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Emails send to Yahoo declined

I recently set up purchased a VPS, installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it and Webmin/Virtualmin. I think I configured DNS records for each domain I've added properly. When I am sending emails to an Yahoo ...
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How much memory do I use exactly and how can I optimize it?

I installed and I configured virtualmin on my 2GB RAM, 40 GB SSD, 2CPU VPS. I currently have 5 virtual hosts (5 domains hosted). On three of them there are no files uploaded, so just two websites are ...
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Why can't I install opendkim-2.9.0 on my VPS?

This is the output I get: -checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c -checking whether build environment is sane... yes -checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir ...
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apt-get not working on Ubuntu VPS

I couldn't install any software using apt-get command in my VPS and the terminal prints: root@ubuntu:~# apt-get install python3 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Making VPN Server

I am trying to make a VPN Server out of my Ubuntu VPS. I followed the answer given here: Create VPN server using the Ubuntu VPS But when I tried to connect it from Win7. I got error 619:
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setting up remote access to VPS where Wine runs; is window manager needed?

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 12.04. My purpose is to let a windows application run under Wine, around the clock, 24/7. It consists of two .exe's, both have to open their GUIs to run. From time to time ...
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How to configure GRUB loader during apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a box with Ubuntu 12.04, and just did a apt-get upgrade. I'm presented with a dialogue to update my GRUB bootloader, but with the following message: The GRUB boot loader was previously ...
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Ubuntu VPS repartition disk from command line

I know there are a lot of similar questions on askubuntu, but any of them did not solve my problem. I have virtual server with Ubuntu 12.04. I need more disk space for larg MySQL DB (~140GB). Admins ...
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how do i set up a remote desktop connection on a VPS using terminal access (12.04)

I dont know much about Linux and I want to learn more so i signed up for a VPS. i want to use some form of remote desktop and so far i am failing. i think i've setup xrdp and vncserver on the linux ...
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How to repair grub?

I have a vps using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I my host corrupted my vps so now it won't boot up. When it boots up it says: Booting from Hard Disk... error: file not found. grub rescue> How can I ...
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How to install Zentyal on remote Ubuntu Server?

I`m noob in linux, so be patient )))). How to install it on VPS (Ubuntu 13.04, OPENVZ)? Do I have to download image firstly to server and run it or should I install it from Ubuntu repository? I have ...
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Why does my Ubuntu 13.04 VPS say it has a 2.6.x-series kernel?

I have ordered a VPS with Ubuntu 13.04 on it. The VPS reports that the kernel is a 2.6.x-series kernel. From what I have read, Ubuntu 13.04 has at least the 3.8.x series of kernels. Is there a ...
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PHP-FPM eating memory & Creating many Pools

I set up my nginx with php-fpm. each vhost has its own unix-socket and separate POOL. But the problem is that php-fpm is creating 7 thread for each config pool that I created in /etc/php5/fpm/pool.d/ ...
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Why gedit is not opening a file from terminal?

I've a Ubuntu 12.04 VPS with no graphical environment installed. In that VPS, I'm trying to open a file from terminal using gedit with this command gedit config/database.yml But unfortunately it ...
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Apache2 Setting Up Multiple Domains

So I've looked and google for a few hours on setting up multiple domains, and I'm about to give up. Here's my latest attempt: ports.conf: # If you just change the port or add more ports here, you ...
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problem with wget in vps

i install ubuntu-server 12.4 on my vps. i want to install virtualmin. when i trying to download [virtualmin]install.sh with wget, i saw this: :/tmp# wget ...
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Change a vps' welcome message

When I log into my sudo user on an Ubuntu vps, this message appears: There is a Quick installer available in /usr/sbin named quickinstaller.sh. It will give you the option of installing a LAMP ...
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OpenVPN - Cannot browse ipv4 websites

I have set up an openVPN tunnel on my VPS (OpenVZ - Ubuntu 12.04). The problem is when I'm connected to the vpn, I can only browse websites which support ipv6 like google. Ipv4 sites aren't loading ...
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Installing and maintaining email server

Until now, I've been using managed shared hosting, but recently I've been seriously considering moving everything to a VPS, such as Linode. The one thing that has me really hesitating is that I must ...
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OpenVZ Ubuntu 13.04 VPS - unable to install MySQL

Today I bought a VPS from edis.at, OVZ Starter, and I installed Ubuntu 13.04 x64 on it. On a fresh install, running apt-get install mysql-server, freezes apt-get. After setting the MySQL root ...
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how to check S.M.A.R.T., hdd performance etc, on VPS [closed]

There are a little bit problem. On local machine (own), all works fine, but, since I moved my projects to VPS (you know, internet all the time, electricy backups and so on), I notified, that a lot of ...
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VPS apache config - Invalid command 'PassengerDefaultRuby' after adding latest passenger gem

used to have this list of rubies in my vps: ruby-1.9.2-p320 [ i686 ] =* ruby-1.9.3-p194 [ i686 ] ruby-1.9.3-p374 [ i686 ] ruby-1.9.3-p392 [ i686 ] today I installed a new app on this vps ...
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VPS management - setup

is there maybe some tip on how to manage and setup xen server? I have linux ubuntu 12.04 64bit preinstalled and don't have a clue how to setup a website - in what folder do I need to upload files? ...
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Learning how to manage VPS using ubuntu

I am newbie to ubuntu and give up shared hosting and want to use VPS but do not know linux. Many recommending using ubuntu server for the VPS. I've explored the website and found a lot of ...
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Guide to set-up DNS and Multiple domain on Ubuntu 12.04

I would like to know, how to set-up a DNS server and to run multiple websites on a single VPS server. I already have a VPS server and I've installed webmin for my ease.. I'm still confused how to set ...
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'Unable to set password for the MySQL “root” user' on a Openvz VPS

I'm trying to install mysql server on my Openvz based VPS running Ubuntu 13.04 64bit and i keep getting this error at the install. I tried multiple times and i also re installed the os with no change ...
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Easiest solution to modifying linux / mysql passwords and other settings after cloning a Ubuntu Server

I have a Unbuntu Server image that I constantly add features to as I improve its function. A few times a month (sometimes more or less) I clone this instance for other people. However I need to ...
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What server control panels are available for Ubuntu Server?

As a dedicated Ubuntu server or as a VPS, I am looking for a web control panel, something like cPanel which is something like a web administrator for a server. I have not used any on Linux since I do ...
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Teamviewer 8 can't connect to internet from within Ubuntu 13.04

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit, and I've installed Teamviewer 8 64bit on it .. The program itself runs, but there's no internet activity .. I try to sign in into my teamviewer account, and ...
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How to start vnc server on-demand (not on boot)

I have a vps which has the basic xfce environment & tightvncserver installed. I would like to have tightvncserver automatically start whenever I initiate a connection to the port it runs on (in ...
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Boot stops at “fuse init”

my VPS stops booting at "fuse init" What can I do to resove the Problem? Network is already up and pingable , but all the services aren't available. (= no SSH) [ ok ...
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How to install python 3.3.2 on a vps server [duplicate]

I just brought a new ubuntu vps. So i would like to install python 3.3.2. I know that my server have pyhton 2.7.2 installed but there is some new feature on python 3.3. 2 that would help me on doing ...
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Ubuntu VPS hangs constantly when unpacking anything! apt-get or dpkg hangs!

I have recently purchased a VPS, as we have decided to move from a GoDaddy shared hosting account, to something more powerful, and flexible. The server this is on is running OpenVZ from what I ...