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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Lots of HTTP HEAD requests originating from porn sites

The access log on my web server has a ton of HTTP HEAD requests coming from porn sites. What are HEAD requests and are they doing something bad with my site? Here is an excerpt from my log: (valid ...
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Are there any differences between URLs with and without “www” and “http://”

Are there any differences among these addresses? www.example.com http://www.example.com example.com
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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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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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SEO analysis site is showing cookie and token information from within the HTTP header of my site

A SEO Analysis tool is showing cookie and token information publicly after fetching it from my website. Is having this information from whithin my site's HTTP header published publicly safe? If ...
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How to tell if a website is using rewrite or redirect?

If I go to google.com in my browser, it automatically loads the https site. When I do curl http://www.google.com, if it were doing a redirect, then I'd expect to see a 301 message. But instead, it ...
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Earliest browsers that support if-modified-since or if-none-match headers

Based on my observations, google and probably many others are in love with websites that include the Etag and Last-modified headers along with the if-modified-since and if-none-match header checking ...
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500 error returns website content

I'm using CloudFlare on my shared host. Recently all search engines and is-it-up sites have been getting a 500 error. I'm not sure who's to blame, my host or CloudFlare. I don't remember changing ...
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How can you tell google to stop indexing a resource?

We have an app we are migrating. The old website had deeply nested robots.txt files at some point and then the old developers started handling those request with redirects to the root page. So: a ...
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Search for my web site returns HTTPS results

My home page is set to Google and Google adds ?gws_rd=ssl to it. When I type search term form my site into search box Google returns bunch of indexes (different pages within my site) that starts with ...
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Videos from Youtube/Vimeo not displaying in iframes

I was giving a webinar about HTML today in Brackets. When showing how to use iframes, all my students managed to insert Google Maps using iframes but no one was able to make the YouTube and Vimeo ...
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The actual difference between styesheet in the header and a seperate file

I have always been taught to have all of the CSS in a separate file that is referenced from the head of the page. Reading this article, the author is talking about making the Guardian website ...
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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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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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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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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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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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why is having (or excluding) 'www' in the URL affecting how my site displays to users?

I am cleaning markup on a website for my first customer. I did not build the site; I want to remove the table-based design and replace it with proper CSS, before I add a shopping cart to the site. ...
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Ways for client to include page ID in query?

I'm no expert on web development, and need to find a way to let the browser call a PHP routine on the server with the current document ID as parameter, eg. http://www.acme.com/index.php?id=1 I then ...
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Is HTTP code 401 or 403 appropriate for when a logged in user is not allowed to view the data?

I am looking for a good way to return an error when an unauthenticated/unauthorised user is trying to get a restricted access content from my site. Currently I ask the user to login, check the ...
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Can servers ever return headers not beginning with HTTP?

When I checked URLs for headers, they always start with HTTP. For example, HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently. If I remember, I think in the past, headers started with Status: followed by a code. ...
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Can a website meet standards without a single link returning 404 status?

According to woorank.com seo tools, I read that its not best practice for a website to not have a custom 404 error page. But here's why I don't have it on a domain. Currently I and one other person ...
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URL encoded query string with embedded null %00 breaks on some servers

We have need to send an encrypted string in a query string to a web page. Sometimes because of the encryption, there is an embedded null in the string. Here is an abbreviated example of such a string, ...
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Right HTTP code for adult content block

I have a site with User Generated Content. Although only a small amount of it is Adult content, part of that has become popular in search engines in foreign languages. To avoid being classified ...
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Shared web hosting issue where Google is incorrectly indexing https content from another website

I am using shared hosting from a reasonably well known Australian web hosting company and have come across an unusual issue where Google is indexing pages on my website from another website on the ...
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HTTP/HTTPS duplicate content 301 vs canonical

I thought I would ask a question as the amount of different sources that say this is right or that isn't right is unbelievable. Let me tell you my situation, at the moment, my boss wanted me to add ...
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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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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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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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With the following settings shown here, will there be any caching in Firefox?

browser.cache.disk.enable = false browser.cache.memory.enable = false network.http.use-cache = true With the following settings above, will there be any caching in FF? Does the disk.enable and ...
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Splitting an existing site into sub-domains and using a landing page with an http 301 - is this just wrong?

I currently manage a website for a large(ish) primary school. I'm in the process of rebuilding their website, and have had a thought today about how to potentially better organise the content. We ...
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How to redirect Https to Http

I want to redirect HTTPs to HTTP, I tried following code in .htaccess file Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} ^443$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yourdomain.com/$1 ...
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Shared hosting IP changed to https from http

I had a shared hosting on my service provider. Since last 6 months everything was going fine. But recently after some server problems, that halted services for many days and restored back, I am no ...
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How to deal with URL requests instead of paths from suspicious users

I have a website which has CloudFlare enabled on it (Free plan) and lately I've been getting some really weird requests which instead of GET /some/path were like this: ...
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Handling the HTTP Host header with what status code?

After finding out that the environment variables HTTP_HOST and HTTP_SERVER return the same values on my server, I made a patch for apache that fixes it, but I'm wondering if I returned the correct ...
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Is a Server and Date HTTP header really necessary for error or redirecting pages?

On practically every URL I visit using the command-line tool CURL, there is always a server identification header and date header outputted regardless of the status of the request. For example, on my ...
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duplicate content in https without certificate? and google tries HTTPS anyway?

I understand that for an HTTPS page to work properly, a valid certificate is required. On my web server, we primarily use HTTP but we have HTTPS available to clients that may need it. I then tried a ...
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Is pagespeed insights over the top with downloads?

On my website I have a page that displays an image in optimized form. I made it display at 60% compression/quality instead of 100%. I also have the link to download the full 100% quality image to ...
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No one can access our website today using http, but can with https

We arrived at work this morning to find our website was 'down'. It loads a blank white page with no messages at all. It worked fine last night and we have made no changes. (I am the only one who ...
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What is appending the “bmi_MfsTid” parameter to the URLs on our website

In our server logs, we see that some HTTP requests contain the parameter bmi_MfsTid=<number>. We are not using this parameter. Is there a known client or proxy that appends this?
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Old domain, new site on Shopify - no more SSL, but SSL URL is stuck in visitors history

I have built a new Shopify site for a client, and since I cut over DNS, I learned that there was a forwarding redirect set up for the old site to drive traffic from HTTP to HTTPS. Now that we've ...
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Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers [duplicate]

I just finished a website that I designed and submitted it to Google PageSpeed Insights for performance reviews, and this is the results I got: It says I need to set expiry date or a maximum age in ...
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Website inaccessabile to T-Mobile users

I have a website I'm working on that is being hosted on host-ed.net, (a free web hosting provider). I've been sending people to my site to see how it looks, and I'm having a lot of mobile users with ...
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htaccess doesnt work in subfolder

I'm using xampp with apache on my windows machine. My directory structure is: C:/xampp/htdocs ---------------/Sync --------------------/ProtectedFolderA ...
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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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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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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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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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Best way to have both HTTP and HTTPS communication in a web application?

I am considering using both HTTP and HTTPS in a web application and I am looking for tips to accomplish this best. The application will run under Tomcat. I have also seen the following about HTTPS ...
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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 ...