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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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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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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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 ...