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 find if LightSpeed server is installed

I have LAMP installed in a VPS. When I visit my domain, Apache responds. But every once in a while, LightSpeed responds, i.e. instead of showing the Apache web root, it shows the LightSpeed web root. ...
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vsftpd allow_writeable_chroot=YES crash?

Whenever I add allow_writeable_chroot=YES to my vsftpd.conf file the FTP server doesn't start up. Restarting the server right after gives this: vsftpd stop/waiting vsftpd start/running, process 1803 ...
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Using an IPv4 address for each user on a VPS

After extensive googling has returned basically no help I'm looking to you guys for help. What sort of configuration do I need to change on my VPS to make it so that each user on it does networking ...
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mysql-server hangs on setting password

Every time I try install mysql-server it hangs on this screen This is the case of not entering a password, but when I do enter a password it hangs on this screen after pressing OK I've been ...
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I don't have the ssh-copy-id command (windows client) [closed]

I'm following this guide to set up an RSA key pair with my VPS. I'm using my Windows PC to follow through with the first part of the guide, and ssh-copy-id does not exist in the command prompt ...
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VPS install xfce and teamviewer

Hi guys I am playing around with some VPS's but I am not getting xfce with teavmviewer to work. I installed xfce with apt-get install xfce4 an installed teamviewer from ther website. Thats the ...
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Linux kernel and headers do not install on a VPS system

At this point all I'm trying to do is update my headers on fresh Ubuntu 14.04: root@invoke:~# uname -a Linux invoke 2.6.32-042stab094.7 #1 SMP Wed Oct 22 12:43:21 MSK 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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probleme with vps connection device

I bought a VPS with Ubuntu and I installed VNC and I would like to use a VPN account to change my IP address when I want. I have set up OpenVPN and configuration, but when I click on my VPN account ...
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Forced SSL Redirection is not working in apache

I've recently set up a website and configured SSL according to this Digital Ocean guide. Once I got this configured I rand: sudo a2enmod rewrite and then in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default ...
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IPv6 Tunnel behind NAT

I have a Ubuntu VPS with several IPv6 addresses as well as a IPv4 address. I am travelling often, so I want to set up a tunnel to my VPS which can be initiated from a laptop behind a NAT, which will ...
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How do you solve apt-get update error “Could not resolve”?

I just purchased server space with a VPS provider. The first thing I wanted to do is install the lastest version of Nginx. I followed the official instructions from Nginx as described here. Everything ...
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add external nodes to ubuntu cloud?

I have a website with a few traffic but 2 or 3 times in the year launch a campaign and this require a lot of bandwidth and process. Actually have vps, in the campaign rent more vps and add this new ...
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Why is “No new release found”?

When I log in via SSH to my VPS (OpenVZ), I see: Welcome to Ubuntu 15.04 (GNU/Linux 2.6.32-042stab106.4 x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ System information as (...) New ...
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nodejs express scaffold app fails silently

I'm just now the new proud owner of a very small unmanaged VPS (I want to learn how to do everything myself :>). I'd say I'm between beginner and intermediate or intermediate in unix/bash-fu but I'm ...
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Referanceing venet0:0 and venet0:1 in iptables on OpenVZ

I have an Ubuntu vps that is hosted with openvz. For a while now I have had trouble using the interface names in iptables, such as: (edited) -A INPUT -i venet0:0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT ...
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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 ...