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Should I return a 429 or 503 status code to a bot?

We are doing some work to block excessive bots. We are throttling requests based on IP. In the past, using IIS, we have returned a 503 error to the client. Someone suggested that a 429 is more ...
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What is best practice for search engines when a website is under maintenance?

I need around a week to transition a heavily data-driven website from one back end to another. During that time I do plan to attempt to keep some pages live, but they won't all work well or look ...
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From 302 to 508 rediect, how is Google indexing it?

I'm working under an IIS environment. I would like to put up a splash page for our site maintenance, however, the splash page (app_offline.htm) has to be served on a separate site, since our ...
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How to have website (on IIS) return code 503 yet still provide local development

How could I have my website running on IIS return the HTTP Header Code of 503 to the public, and at the same time be able to allow developer to continue developing it locally? For example, if I use ...
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Website maintenance - SEO - 503 [duplicate]

I've to do some big works to my website, so I've to put it offline for some hours, but I don't want to lose my rank in google. I've read this tutorial: ...
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403 or 503 for the page needed to be reviewed by administrator before published?

There are some user generated pages on my site. And those pages must be reviewed by the site administrator before published after once they are updated by the users. So the workflow is basically just ...
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How to solve 503 issue

I'm participating in a web project. It's a Joomla web page and it's gained a lot of visitors in the past months. Actually we are receiving donations each year to pay site's hosting and domain. The ...
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Password protected website

I need to add a user authentication page before the actual homepage of the website. In Joomla! I just set the website offline and the offline page loads in place of the homepage but then it's ...
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302 & 503 for temporary site down page: what to use for 'retry-after'?

If I want to temporary take down a website but the timeframe could be from 1 day to 1-2 weeks, I know that a 302 redirect (to a down.html page for instance) is best in order to preserve the existing ...
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How an offline main domain can influence traffic on an active sub domain

The website(s) design is for a company active in 3 different areas. As an example lets use the following structure: www.example.com [sub1.example.com] [sub2.example.com] ...
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Role of a domain registrar

Few months back I bought a domain name and started using it through custom domain feature of Google Blogger. Since then my site was unavailable several times with different error forms: A 'Not ...
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How can IIS 7.5 have the error pages for a site reset to the default configuration?

A mishap occurred with web.config to accommodate a subsite existing. I made use of “<location path="." inheritInChildApplications="false">”. Essentially it was a workaround put in place for ...
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Recovering a lost website with no backup?

Unfortunately, our hosting provider experienced 100% data loss, so I've lost all content for two hosted blog websites: http://blog.stackoverflow.com http://www.codinghorror.com (Yes, yes, I ...