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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Downgrade php to 5.2 via SSH Putty not manually by operating pc [duplicate]

I bought VPS and in that latest php was installed. So, there are some plugins in my Wordpress which is not supported that version. Now I want to downgrade it. How can I do that? Can anyone please tell ...
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How to configure gateway on a VPS Ubuntu?

I am setting up a DNS server on my vps, and came across on the reverse IP that must provide the gateway. However when I use the command route -n I have the following return: Kernel IP routing table ...
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“-/+ buffers/cache memory” is zero

i have an OpenVZ VPS with ubuntu server 14.04.2 and i can access to a SolusVM control panel. Recently, "memory usage" is always 0 KB, and only "vswap usage" shows real swap usage. if i run free -k i ...
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Sudo is not owned by root on a fresh install of 14.04 on a VPS. Huh?

Sudo is not owned by root on a fresh install of 14.04 on a VPS. Not familiar with this stuff. So why, what does it all mean and what can I do about it? Steps are: From the VPS management web pages ...
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Can't SSH between two servers

I recently purchased a new VPS to replace my old VPS and was in the process of using rsync to copy files over. Part way through rsync hung up and now it won't make a connection again it just times ...
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Leave remote graphical session open

I own a VPS with Ubuntu Server 14.04. I know I can keep processes running using screen, but that's true only for non-graphical processes How can I keep graphical processes alive (e.g. a browser) ...
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KVM VPS and data safety

I'm looking into setting up a mail server (running Ubuntu, ofcourse), but I need it to run reliably (in case it's good enough to start using it instead of only Gmail) so I found a VPS provider that ...
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add service to start from boot

i have a vps runnig ubuntu 14.10 64 bit i installed mate desktop and xrdp and no machine v4 but it was slow so i downloaded teamviewer from the official website and installed it useng dpkg -i ...
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apt-get update Unable to connect to and fetch error

I can't seem to be capable of updating or install the packages on my uBuntu 14.04 LTS Minimal VPS server. Every time i run apt-get update i get the following long message: root@cryptogates:~# ...
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authentification failed no machine client

I have a vps running Ubuntu 14.10. I installed no machine v3.5 client and server and node. When logging in from windows, no machine client says "authentication failed". Here are the log files: ...
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download no machine v 3.5

I am looking for no machine version 3.5 for Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit. I did install v4 before and it's not stable and watching videos is a little bit slow. I read that 3.5 is better and is there a ...
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Problem with vnc runnig mate desktop (How to install openssh, freenx server and nxclient?)

I have a vps running Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) with 4GB of RAM, a 3 cores processor and 50GD of HD. I installed xfce lubuntu and finally mate desktop environement but it was slow, I found a post ...
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How to allow www-data to create a folder with read, write and execute permission [duplicate]

How do I create a directory with read, write and execute permission in ubuntu 14.04. I have a web-app written in php and I am using <?php mkdir('/items/folder', 0777, true); ?> to create ...
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How to know the all minimum privileges that software needs?

I am using a VPS as a public proxy, and I have begun to realize that I must make my VPS more secure as I have seen in Securing Public Shadowsocks Server. Shadowsocks is a fast tunnel proxy that helps ...
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Help, I May Have a Rootkit

It's been a while since I have been here. I have been very preoccupied with trying to sort out endless problems with my devices getting hacked. I have a bridge set up on my home network. It is a ...
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Will basic vps in bandwagonhost enough for ubuntu server 14.04

I want to buy a vps and use ubuntu server. I use this for my shadowsocks service and put my blog(may be run on python, mysql). Is it enough?
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What is the default domain on Ubuntu VPS?

I have a VPS running and I have installed webmin to host a few domains. What is the default domain name for the server? My service provider doesn't give me any default domain, just a static IP ...
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How to config PORT KNOCKING on CSF ubuntu server and access it by linux?

I'm trying to run port knocking work on a CSF on a small VPS, i setup this: 1 - the result of csf first test ok 2 - TCP_IN = "53,80" TCP_OUT = "53,80,113,443" UDP_IN = "53" UDP_OUT = "53,113,123" ...
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Access GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Minimal through SSH

I followed the steps from this website: Everything works fine until I use startx command. It shows me the error in the picture below: It give me error about xf860console: cannot find a free VT: ...
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VPS bandwidth usage

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 for my VPS. Recently I have noticed an extreme download on it, but I don't know what is the website/service that may cause that. I have looked through but most solutions are ...
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Repair Grub on VPS

My VPS is installed with Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS and i manage it with th KVM interface from OVH, now it is blocked on grub>. the machine does not accept ssh until booting in rescue mode. When I mount the ...
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How to grant access to a folder which resides in a folder owned by another group

Situation: Group A requires access to /path/to/dir/foo to upload files through ssh or ftp, but the directory in question: /path/to/dir/foo is owned by group B (if you'd like: /path is recursively ...
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Problem installing honeypots on Ubuntu

I'm relatively new to Unix/linux and the CLI. I'm working on a project to set-up a honeypot Dionaea on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Amazon EC2 VPS. For doing that I follow a tutorial. But it seems that ...
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Tunneling VPS Traffic over FrootVPN

I have an Ubuntu VPS that I've been using as a SOCKS5 proxy for a while now. I've recently been trying to additionally encrypt everything through a VPN tunnel. I signed up for a FrootVPN account and ...
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Is a permission error causing this?

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 server with Digital Ocean and installed zPanel on it, now I'm trying to run Pyd.io in zPanel's public_html and get the following error in the web browser- realpath(): ...
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Secure SSH Server from brute-force? [duplicate]

I'm just a newbie in Linux and recently got a VPS (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server). How can I secure its ssh server from brute-force attacks?
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Unable to reach server by SSH

In a state of "only 10 more minutes left until the weekend" I did an apt-get upgrade last Friday to ignorantly fix the reported shellshock error. The upgrade seemingly went fine and I logged of the ...
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do-release-upgrade via ssh

I am using Ubuntu on a vps via ssh. I run do-release-upgrade try to update from 12.04 to 12.10. The update seems to be successful. But after restarting, I can not login via ssh( bad file number 22) . ...
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High CPU usage after hostname change

I have a Ubuntu 12.04.4 64bit installation (running as an OpenVZ container) that was running fairly well until I changed the hostname. The change was made just by modifying /etc/hostname and ...
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hostname shows as vps Ubuntu

Hi i am using a ubuntu server , some other person has made it . i checked my host name by typing hostname it says vps . I checked in my etc/hostname file it says the name is vps in /ect/hosts ...
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Accessing Ubuntu-based VPS from my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS PC

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC alongside Windows 8.1. My problem is, I want to connect to my Ubuntu VPS using my Ubuntu PC but it's not working. I tried ssh root@vps-ip-add but nothing ...
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ubuntu 14 on vps processes keeps getting killed

I've just bought a vps from ipxcore. When i try to run bitcoind it gets killed after about 10s. dmesg retruns nothing at all, also strange! Any idea what might be wrong? Checked memory usage with ...
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need to connect as **root@my-server-ip** with SSH [duplicate]

I have a VPS with Ubuntu 14.04. I need to login as root to my server over SSH. I set a password for root: sudo passwd root then enabled it: sudo passwd -u root then rebooted my vps: sudo reboot But ...
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Ubuntu Zpanel Unable to receive e-mail

I am able to send e-mail from my zpanel mailboxes but am unable to receive any e-mails. I get this error from gmail when I try to send e-mail to my mailboxes: mail exchanger not found. My domain ...
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Removing a plethora of default installed packages

i just bourght a VPS, imaged with ubuntu 12.04, and i notice right out of the box it's using 10% ram. I then proceeded to run this: dpkg-query -Wf '${Package;-40}${Priority}\n' | sort -b -k2,2 -k1,1 ...
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Port 27005 closed - how can I force it to open? [closed]

I have a VPS (virtual server) hosted by OVH. I run GMod on the VPS; port 27015 is the server port, and that is open. However, 27005 is not. IP tables is blank as I just flushed it and it is ...
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Linux VPS: Remote Access Over XRDP [closed]

This is the first time I'm using a Linux server, and I"m trying to connect to the desktop over win 8.1 remote desktop access. To to this I've search some google and found that it can be done using ...
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IPsec SAref does not work with L2TP kernel mode yet

xl2tpd -D echo: xl2tpd[7681]: Enabling IPsec SAref processing for L2TP transport mode SAs xl2tpd[7681]: IPsec SAref does not work with L2TP kernel mode yet, enabling forceuserspace=yes xl2tpd[7681]: ...
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Sslh and openvpn usage issue

on my server i am using openvpn, owncloud and web server. i recently install sslh for using owncloud with https. i install sslh successfuly and make the configurations. problem is i am try to start ...
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Regarding VPS on ubuntu [closed]

How can I create a VPS on Ubuntu ? I want to create a vps on Ubuntu but can not understand so please give me suggestion and tell me that can i create it by any software if yes then tell me software ...
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404 error when permalink enabled in wordpress - Ubuntu 13.10

I have my VPS Server with installed ubuntu 13.10 I've installed wordpress on it via ftp and configured it. Then created few pages and enabled permalink. Unfortunately, instead of pages it shows me ...
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VPS/Cloud configuration management automatization for small environments

What would be an appropriate tool/approach for configuration management of a relatively small number of VPS/VMs (1-5). Even though it's a small number I'm a big fan of 'nuke 'n boot' and therefore ...
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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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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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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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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 ...