MacStadium Knowledge Base

Frequently Asked Questions

Networking

Why can't my servers talk to each other?

If you have multiple servers at a single MacStadium data center and wish for them to "see" each other without touching the public internet, a Private VLAN (PVLAN) or Virtual LAN (VLAN) can be created to enable this. Open a support ticket and our engineering team will explain the options based on your current account and subscriptions.

By default, dedicated and colocated servers are not able to communicate or “see” each other on the layer 2 network within a single MacStadium data center. This is to isolate  customers from one another and facilitate security.