HTTP Stands for "Hyper Text Transfer Protocol", and is the protocol that applications use to access documents/webpages/data from the world wide web.

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Redirect from SSL HTTPS to HTTP (NO SSL)

Many of my visitors have bookmarked my site already with https://mydomain.com. Under the bad advice of a programmer I have put my whole site (Joomla) using SSL. I do not sell anything or provide any ...
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What are the Consequences for using Relative Location Headers?

According to the spec, Location headers used in a redirect require a server name HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently ... Location: http://example.com/foo/baz/bar However, in 2012, most web browsers will ...
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HTTPS best practices for SEO and usability

Consider a page, http://example.com, which can be viewed both publicly and when a user authenticates. Now suppose you enable HTTPS for every page when a user logs into your website, but only when they ...
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cname forward from https to http

We are migrating web host and I wonder if it is possible in the migration phase to do a CNAME forward from https://address1.com to http://address2.com. Would the certificate still work even if the new ...
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Mod Rewrite - directing HTTP/HTTPS traffic to the appropriate virtual hosts

I have an Apache2 web server (v. 2.2.16) running on Debian hosting three virtual hosts. The first two hosts are HTTP only (server1 and server2). The last host is HTTPS only (server3). My virtual host ...
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Deleted files still accessible without www in url

I have deleted all files and all hidden files off my server, there is nothing but log files which cannot be deleted. Ironically, files are accessible when nothing is there. Cache cleared, multiple ...
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How to upload a http file to Hostsite(DreamHost) [closed]

How do i upload a http file to any hosting sites? Preferably Dreamhost.
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What does WWW do?

To be clear: I am not asking whether or not I should use www in my url, or what the pros and cons are, that topic is well covered. I also wasn't sure if this was a Stack Overflow, Server Fault, or ...
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HTTP Headers caching

I am not totally sure bout HTTP headers, but from what I read its good to have some level of caching on static pages also I am not sure if Transfer Encoding: chunked is a good thing. I was not finding ...
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Avoid the login popup when using http-auth

I have an Apache. Under the DOCUMENTROOT is a folder with an .htpasswd file for http-auth. If I open the browser and request the content in the folder I get an Popup to login. Is there a way to avoid ...
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Does the SPDY protocol eliminate the need for cookieless domains?

With plain HTTP, cookieless domains are an optimization to avoid unnecessarily sending cookie headers for page resources. However, the SPDY protocol compresses HTTP headers and in some cases ...
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HTTPS To http redirect issue. How to overcome?

Have already seen suggests on how to rewrite https to http. currently using this technique : RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} ^443$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mysite.com/$1 [L,R=301] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ ...
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Is 301 redirect sufficient to solve WWW and HTTP/S duplication?

I was reading about this article - SEO preference for WWW or HTTP:// protocol redirection? Do www websites rank better than NON-www? I have same problem but I needed a help on this further. What ...
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http requests, using sprites and file sizes -

Hi all I'm in the process of finding out all about sprites and how they can speed up your pages. So I've used spriteMe to create a overall sprite image which is 130kb, this is made up of 14 images ...
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What is the default behavior of Cache-Control

If no private nor public were defined in the cache-control, e.g. Cache-Control: max-age=31461276 What is the expected behavior?
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Phpmyadmin http password security

Is my password sent unencrypted when using Phpmyadmin through http? If not, is there any downside using http compared to https?
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Why is a # sign added to the end of URLS?

Note: I'm asking this from the perspective of the site developers (trying to help someone there). not as a user. Please don't forward this to superuser.com. It's a server admin question. Have a look ...
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http request terminating early

I noticed that on some of my sites, images were occasionally not getting downloaded fully. After a bit of investigation it appears that it is not restricted to images - .css, .js etc were also ...
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google chrome : http authentication issue on iframe

I have an HTML file with 2 links both links are in an iframe to load the contents inside the iframe. I have two protected directories one on the same server and other on another server. If you click ...
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Interpretation of empty User-agent

How should I interpret a empty User-agent? I have some custom analytics code and that code has to analyze only human traffic. I have got a working list of User-agents denoting human traffic, and bot ...
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Cannot access my own web page

I am developing, learning and experimenting with php,html,javascript,flash and so on. Having web hosting and all of the cpanel, phpmyadmin and other utilities. One day, while updating information, ...
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Reduce HTTP Requests method for js and css

Is these way can Reduce HTTP Requests? multiple javascript files with & symbol <script type="text/javascript" ...
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Where does the HTTP referer “applewebdata” come from?

My site uses a web stat service like Google Analytics, it uses a piece of javascript code to log what pages the visitor has visited and the refer url of each visit. I got some referer "applewebdata", ...
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HTTP Header Cache Time: s-maxage and max-age

I am setting up a CDN for my website, I found the following sample for adding to the 'httpd.conf' file, this is used to adjust the cache-time for client and CDN: ExpiresActive On ExpiresByType ...
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cPanel Monthly Bandwidth Traffic - HTTP Traffic Extremely High

So I have a website/blog which I have hosted with a service which is offering me 2000mb of monthly bandwidth traffic. I recently have started getting a lot of traffic, or I suppose, enough to push me ...
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Difficulty enabling caching on inherited site

I have been asked to work on a corporate website a previous employee had created. The site is on shared GoDaddy hosting. One of the first things I noticed (after the 140KB JPEG on the front page, ...
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Is there a Java-based web browser that doesn't follow hyperlinks properly?

Looking through my logs, I get this error a lot: A potentially dangerous Request.Path value was detected from the client (:). The error is usually due to someone navigating to a URL like this: ...
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CSS Sprites: Are they worth the trouble?

I can't help but wonder whether CSS sprites are very much over-used. First of all, if I stick all my images in a single file it makes an aweful lot of empty space. I know, that shouldn't make an ...
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Why is honest cloaking for Ajax considered bad practice? [closed]

Ajax-only websites are laden with many problems. Search engine invisibility is merely a small problem. They are also unbookmarkable and unlinkable and they break the functionality of back- and ...
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Loading main javascript on every page? Or breaking it up to relevant pages?

I have a 700kb decompressed JS file which is loaded on every page. Before I had 12 javascript files on each page but to reduce http requests I compressed them all into 1 file. This file is ~130kb ...
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Google search results are invalid

I'm writing a program that lets a user perform a Google search. When the result comes back, all of the links in the search results are links not to other sites but to Google, and if the user clicks ...
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Alternative to nofollow: custom 302 url shortener?

Here's the scenario: lots of blogging platforms make it tedious to insert nofollow into links within the post content. I.e., you need to edit the html, format it correctly, etc. I have a client who ...
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Use - or misuse - of ETags

I'm using an application that sets ETags by md5()ing the URL. As I understand it, that's quite insane. In effect, it means that content for a specific URL won't be fetched anew ... ever. Unless a ...
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Using HTTP (insecure) ad providers on HTTPS (secure) site

As more and more browsers adopt stringent checks around preventing insecure content served up on secure sites, there is impact on the use of ad networks which in many cases don't support the secure ...
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Why is nat required when proxy is enough? [closed]

My machine is connected in a local lan. to connect to the internet the traffic goes through proxy server. my understanding of proxy server is that it sends the request on behalf of the original ...
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Recommendations on how to validate an web server?

Does anyone know of any tools that can be run against web server to determine how compliant the server is with the various HTTP specs?
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Redirect HTTPS request to HTTP in Apache

Can an HTTPS request be redirected to an HTTP request in Apache? If so, how?
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Can I use both Digest and Basic Authentication on the same directory in Apache?

The reason I would want to do this is to support very old browsers (e.g. IE 6) that does not implement the more secure Digest method. If all new clients advertise the types of authentication they ...
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Is it possible to invalidate cache when the referrer adress is different?

Suppose I serve an image and if someone visits from a forum then I want it to download that image. If they visit again from the same forum then I want it to use cache, but if they visit from another ...
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Should 304 Not Modified responses include the “Last Modified” header?

I've been using the most excellent http://redbot.org tool for testing have HTTP headers on my site correct (its custom code in PHP serving dynamic content - wanting to ensure it cached where possible ...
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Can a web-server be reached in other ways than through `HTTP` or externally?

A server hosting an application built in PHP: Can the server be reached in other ways than through HTTP or externally? Is GET and POST only populated through the HTTP protocol? Is HTTP headers, GET ...
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Making a site available at http and https after installing an SSL certificate

I just had hostgator install an SSL certificate on my site. As a result, my site is only available (right now) at https://mysite.com. Based on the answer to this question, it sounds like it's possible ...
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Which content or HTTP status should return unused domain?

We've recently bought couple of domains but the content of the domains is still under development. Which content should we upload to the domains to tell search engines "There is currently nothing, ...
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Google Analytics when 404 handler is used as 'mod_rewrite'?

I'm consulting on a web site which in order to provide clean URL's uses the 404 handler to catch what would otherwise be a 404 and serve the correct content. In case that's not clear the 404 handler ...
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410 permanent delete not working

I've deleted a web page permanently and also added this rule in the bottom of my .htaccess: RewriteRule ^paysignet-payment-gateway-features-and-benefits.html$ - [G,L] But this url of this page: ...
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What is the syntax for using 410 status for deleted pages?

I want to permanently delete some pages in my site using 410 status. I'm not sure of correct syntax of removing pages using 410. I've found one syntax and I've a page( duplicate product page content) ...
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Is it possible for a web-server to send more files than requested for, and have the browser accept them?

I've created a basic web server for a school project, and it serves static content without a problem. I thought of having the server parse all htm/html files for links to .js/.css/image files, and ...
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HTTP: How to be deleted from search engines at a certain point in time in the future?

Is there a way to tell search engines, that a page they crawl should be included in the search results now, but have to be deleted at a certain time in the future? I have a website where hundreds of ...
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Quick Filesharing Web-App

I need to provide ftp/http services for a group of users such that: each user has his own password protected area where he can upload files each user can create user accounts and passwords for the ...
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Verifying that a user comes from a 'partner' site?

We're building a Drupal module that is going to be given to trusted 'corporate partners'. When a user clicks on a link, he should be redirected to our site as if he's a logged in user. How should I ...