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    Dedicated server question

    Sorry if this is a silly question but lets say that you have order a small dedicated server, how you will know that you get a dedicated server and not a VPS ??

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    Check the hardware from within the command line and verify that it's genuine hardware and not "virtual" hardware. Also check the kernel.
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    thanks deeplist

    do you know what commands do i have to run ?
    and by command line do you mean telnet ?

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    SSH .... secure shell. Download putty. Telnet can also work if your box allows it. In secure shell, to view the kernel info, type in:

    uname -r

    Most VPS servers run special kernels that will end in -xen or similar.
    The following commands can be used to show CPU information:

    cat /proc/cpuinfo

    Make sure it says "genuine intel xeon" or something similar.
    The following can be used to show memory information:

    cat /proc/meminfo

    And the following can be used to show other information about your hardware such as PCI cards, ethernet controllers, video cards, etc:

    lspci

    Good luck.
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    this is what i got

    uname -r
    5.5-STABLE

    $ cat /proc/cpuinfo
    cat: /proc/cpuinfo: No such file or directory

    $ cat /proc/meminfo
    cat: /proc/meminfo: No such file or directory

    edit
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    the server use freebsd and i found that proc does not work with freebsd
    so i run this
    sysctl -a | grep -i CPU | less

    System information as of Fri Apr 29 22:15:00 EDT 2011
    System load: 0.17 0.20 0.17
    Memory usage: 37%
    CPU usage: PID USERNAME PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME WCPU CPU COMMAND
    kern.threads.virtual_cpu: 1
    kern.ccpu: 1948
    kern.smp.maxcpus: 1
    kern.smp.cpus: 1
    debug.cpufreq.lowest: 0
    debug.cpufreq.verbose: 0
    hw.model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
    hw.ncpu: 1
    hw.acpi.cpu.cx_supported: C1/0
    hw.acpi.cpu.cx_lowest: C1
    hw.acpi.cpu.cx_usage: 100.00%
    machdep.cpu_idle_hlt: 1
    dev.cpu.0.%desc: ACPI CPU
    dev.cpu.0.%driver: cpu
    dev.cpu.0.%location: handle=\_PR_.CPU0
    dev.cpu.0.%pnpinfo: _HID=none _UID=0
    dev.cpu.0.%parent: acpi0
    dev.cpu.0.freq: 2801
    dev.cpu.0.freq_levels: 2801/-1 2450/-1 2100/-1 1750/-1 1400/-1 1050/-1 700/-1 350/-1
    dev.acpi_throttle.0.%desc: ACPI CPU Throttling
    dev.acpi_throttle.0.%parent: cpu0
    dev.cpufreq.0.%driver: cpufreq
    dev.cpufreq.0.%parent: cpu0

    can you help me to translate this info please
    for the memory i do not find a command
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    By the CPU specs, it appears that you have a genuine server. Were you worried that somebody might have ripped you off?
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    i was not worry as the server is from a big hosting company (i worry a little about the server speed)
    but i wanna validate that was a real dedicated server as you never know
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    I don't know much about FreeBSD, but here are two links to get info about memory and more.
    link1

    link2

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    There is a way to check under Linux :

    cat /proc/user_beancounters ; only exists on OpenVZ/Virtuozzo VPSes;
    dmesg | grep QEMU ; several virtualization technologies use Qemu;
    grep Xen /var/log/dmesg ; Xen usually seems to identify itself as the BIOS type;
    ls -al /boot ; Linux-vServer doesn't seem to provide /boot (among other things);

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    Hello,

    really its simple ask support, or just ask them to change OS like to Windows, if here are VPS, you cant do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by balticservers View Post
    Hello,

    really its simple ask support, or just ask them to change OS like to Windows, if here are VPS, you cant do this.
    The reason he asked in the first place was because he wasn't sure if his upstream provider was lying to him about the hardware that was issued. The thread is old. It's over.
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