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  1. 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.

    -sid

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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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  6. 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'
    / SM

  8. #8
    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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