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how to find if a server is using VPS....


hi friends,

can anyone guide me on 'how to find if a server is using or running VPS' after the Hosting provider gives me access details.

i think i am being taken for a ride by my hosting provider by giving a VPS and billing for a Dedicated Server.

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if it is a dedicated server, ask for root access.

Under root, execute this command

df -h

If it is NOT a VPS, you should see /var, /home, /tmp, /usr

If your provider does not want to provide root access, you can check it under Service Status which is under cPanel.

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Running df -h doesn't really mean if it is a dedicated, or not. It will just show each mount point, and a dedicated could have only one.

If it were a Virtuozzo VPS it would have a /proc/user_beancounters file. As well, running df -h would show a file system of VZFS.

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Install APF/BFD, it won't work on a VPS

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Ok Ways to check if you are on a VPS

lspci | grep -i vmware

If this shows anything you are on vmware

ls -l /proc/mm

If this shows you are on a UML VPS

df | grep -i vzfs

If this shows you are on Virtuozzo

df | epgrep '[sh]d'

This will show if you aren't on a SCSI or IDE based drive system which *could* mean that its a VPS but not 100% guarenteed

BTW justadollarhostin APF/BFD work fine on UML based VPS FYI

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hello i don't have the terminal access as yet... and the provider is just giving me PLESK panel and nothing more...

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with freebsd, a vps is a jail, one process is 'jailer'

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Originally posted by saintofinternet
hello i don't have the terminal access as yet... and the provider is just giving me PLESK panel and nothing more...
I wonder what's the point of a dedicated server then .

Who's the provider?

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Originally posted by saintofinternet
hello i don't have the terminal access as yet... and the provider is just giving me PLESK panel and nothing more...

Then maybe its shared hosting! jk

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Well, you should just ask for a full-root SSH access - that should be available for you as soon as it's a dedicated (or even virtual) server.

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