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Cheap server stress testing [closed]

The IT department of the nonprofit organization I work for recently got a new virtual server running CentOS (with Apache and PHP 5), which is supposed to host our website. During the process of ...
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Fast, Cheap, Dedicated Hosting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm looking for dedicated hosting with at least 1GB of RAM that doesn't hurt the wallet too much. Specifically it ...
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Is there an SVN UI for hosting server?

We are considering upgrading to either a dedicated or cloud server. What I would really like is for the hosting account to have SVN installed on it. With a UI that I can use. So when I make a change, ...
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Can you recommend ways to manage code deployment to a Linux based web server? [closed]

I've always used a very simple bash script to deploy code. I'm moving away from using subversion to Mercurial but I don't really think the revision control software matters for deployment. What are ...
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Is Cherokee, Mono, and Linux truly a viable alternative to Windows and IIS for production ASP.NET web sites?

I have played with Apache and Mono and .NET on Linux in the past, but I have yet to deploy any significant production sites to that stack. I recently found Cherokee and an article about enabling ...
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Strategies for very fast delivery of webpages

I run a website Cucumbertown with an initial pay load of nearly 9KB zipped. All my js is delayed loaded with requirejs and modernizer is the only exception. Now all my webpages are Nginx cached ...
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When creating a website, what permissions and directory structure?

I'm posing this question because I still haven't found a uniform method that I'm particularly fond of. Ideally, this combination of directory structure and permissions should suit any web server ...
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How do I migrate mail from one shared hosting account to another?

My web-host suddenly decide to merge with another company and that move has left me in the lurch. I have two weeks till I can migrate my mail data over to another account. The only way that I can ...
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Use different document root for subfolder of URL

I have an php application that uses an MVC framework. Lets say it lives here http://domain.com on the web and here /srv/www/domain.com on my server. I want http://domain.com/blog to use a wordpress ...
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Plesk Migration failure

When using plesk migration manager all content domains and databases seem to be copied to their places but when I log in to plesk I cannot see them. when I try to add them manually it says "domain ...
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Best process for upgrading a live server

I just recently started at a new company, and their live server has PHP v5.2.6 (yes, circa 2008). A site I recently designed for them actually wouldn't work on it because PHP is so old, so I've now ...
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CSS development tools for Linux

What are some CSS editors and development tools available for the Linux operating system? I'm using vim for everything. Are there some things you would recommend to do rather in another editor ...
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Best cheap Linux hosting with LAMP support [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm looking for a linux hosting provider that supports LAMP and wondering if the community could recommend one. I ...
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How can I choose between Linux and Windows hosting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I am a relative beginner when it comes to choosing web servers and hosting plans. I'm about to signup for a hosting ...
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If i use 301 redirects (to bounce the requests), will the other destination be aware of my Server IP?

(Just for the knowledge) I wonder, let's say one day, when my Site is suddenly having some attacks at the login page (e.g: /login.php). If i don't bother about my Login page anymore, and i want to ...
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Using PHP inside .html files not working as expected

Apache2, Linux, php5 I have added this line to my .htaccess file AddType application/x-httpd-php5 .htm .html running apace2ctl -m, shows this module loaded A php5_module (shared) I have a ...
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About cdn architecture to route way

Our web system, use the third-party cdn service. Assume that the user set the local dns with the googledns or opendns to visit our web sites, so cdn service will select the closest cdn proxy node. ...
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Have disabled apache site config file 000-default.conf, but it still seems active. Why?

I added a file mysite.conf to my apache sites-available folder with the correct settings, then enabled it and reloaded apache, and it isn't working. I want to disable the default site config as ...
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Why do some Linux VPS host companies restrict access to time/date settings?

Is there a reason on why some Linux VPS host companies restrict access to time/date settings? I had two VPS hosts running on CentOS from two different companies and both were restricted and I had to ...
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Migration from Windows to Linux hosting

I'm looking forward installing a CMS for my sites - most likely Joomla - but apparently Windows hosting doesn't support it. I was wondering what kind of changes I'd have to perform if I changed to ...
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convert pdf to jpeg on linux?

Sometimes clients email me a poster which they received from a graphic designer in pdf format that they want added to the site. I have generally told them to ask the designer to export it in jpeg ...
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X-Robot-tag noindex not appearing in header

I am trying to include the following in my response header to all resources in multiple directories (dirone/dirtwo/dirthree/direfour) from an Apache server. X-Robots-Tag: noindex, nofollow In my ...
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How do I save user uploaded files outside of the web folder but use them on my page?

I have read that one of the best things to do for security with user uploaded files is to store them outside of the web folder, as there is very little you can do to ensure that that jpg image the ...
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Allowing access to an Apache virtual host from the local network only

I have a web page on a Linux server I administer, running Apache 2.2. This server is visible to the outside world for some other services. I would like to configure Apache so that a given virtual ...
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Setting file permissions on linux to allow PHP to write to a directory

I have a website built with Codeigniter and hosted on a Linux box. I am trying to follow "best practices" when it comes to my file permission settings, but I'm not sure if I completely understand the ...
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Google bots are severely affecting site performance

I have an aggregate site on a linux server that pulls in feeds from a universe of about 2,000 blogs. It's in Wordpress 3.4.2 and I have a cron job that is staggered to run five times an hour on ...
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How to prevent a specific website from linking to our domain?

We have a landing page which is used only for running an ad campaign. There is a website that has found this link somehow and is linking to it. I've been told by marketing they don't want that website ...
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Does an increase in bandwidth usage and a down server indicate a DDoS attack?

I have a dedicated server and it went down hours ago. Just wondering if this happened because of a DDoS attack. I got the bandwidth graph from my hosting provider, it clearly shows huge traffic ...
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What are dompdf_img_* files?

I noticed recently that my tmp directory is starting to fill up and it seems that it is filling up with file that start with dompdf_img_*. Whatever program that is creating these files is not ...
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Which scripting language for server maintenance? [closed]

What scripting do you use for basic server maintenance kinds of tasks, e.g. backups, moving files around, etc.? Do you stick to bash, ruby, perl, something else, or do you mix-and-match for different ...
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Check if an image is already optimized for the web

I have found this tool that optimizes images for the web. What is surprising for me (of course, there will be other tools like this :)) is that it only optimizes the uploaded image if it is possible, ...
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What does the user “nobody” represent in server process logs

I am new to vps hosting. I checked daily process logs on my server and found a user with name nobody consuming more memory than others. So what is the user nobody related to and why is it consuming ...
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WHM Root Password Stops Working

I have WHM hosted on a virtual-dedicated Linux Enterprise Centos 5 server hosted at iWeb. Now and then my root password will stop working. I will get a red message saying: "The login is invalid." ...
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How to set up a mail server on Linux only for sending admin/debug emails?

I need to send server reports to myself from my remote servers, and I don't mind them going to spam, so I don't need SPF, DKIM, etc. I tried using mailutils to send something like this: uptime | mail ...
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What was this hack-bot trying to achieve via directory traversal?

I was walking through my server logs and the following kinda stunned me: ACCESS ERROR 404 from IP 62.112.152.161: Path: /index.php?page=weblog&env=../../../../../../../../etc/passwd%00 ...
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Upgrading Apache 2.2 to Apache 2.4 [closed]

I'm planning to upgrade Apache 2.2 running on my centOS 6.5 server to Apache 2.4, Does the new Apache version worth the update?
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Fail2Ban & Port-Scanning

Is there any filter built into Fail2Ban to temporarily ban any IP addresses which attempt port scanning activities (provided that iptables logs these activities)?
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Implement SSL in website

Our company have purchased SSL certificate and installed in linux on Host Server. Can you plz tell me how to make use of this in our website. How to configure it in Website.Is there any need to write ...
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I cant get my domain to point to my server

I have bought a domain on Crazy Domains called techitproductions.com And at home i have a Linux Ubuntu Server running Apache, php5, ispconfig, courier mail etc... I have port forwarded port 80, 8888 ...
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LAMP Stack Versioning — Is there a website or version tracker source to help suggest the right versions of each part of a platform stack?

Taken singly, it's easy to research versions and compatibility. Version information is readily available on each single part of a platform stack, such as MySQL. You can find out the latest version, ...
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any way I can fix this cphulk situation?

I should probably sue the cpanel guys right about now. The point is, I'm receiving all these strange messages in my logs about cphulk (brute force detection system) not being able to do its job of ...
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On my shared Linux webserver apache user is same as my user, is that standard?

I ran the following command, when logged into my shared Linux host to see what user Apache was running as: ps aux | egrep '(apache|httpd)' And it was the same user that I use on the server. ie. ...
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Can't Make Changes via FTP on my Ubuntu Server

I'm very new to server management, I literally just set this up for the first time a couple weeks ago, no idea what I'm doing. In order to allow WordPress to run updates, apparently everything needs ...
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Trouble with pleskrestore “The file you are trying to upload is not a valid backup file”

I am having trouble with pleskrestore on Plesk 10.4.1, CentOS 5. I have 6 files I created (also in Plesk 10.4.1) with pleskbackup, split into 4GB: Here is what I used ... $ ...
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Generic updater for php-applications and other webapps

I administer a few servers, on some of which are a lot of users which happily deploy mediawikis and oder php-applications. This gives me headaches since there are often old versions of them lying ...
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How to make mod_rewrite work transparently?

Following is the content of .htaccess file <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks Options +Indexes RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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Safe directory for cron job PHP scripts

I have a website which I run a PHP script for updating its Database. What is considered to be an acceptable location on the server to store such scripts? Obviously only the root (running a cronjob to ...
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Set permissions for files uploaded to Apache's web directory via FTP on the Rapsberry Pi

I just set up an Apache web server on my Raspberry Pi, along with MySQL and PHP5. To upload files I set up vsftpd. The ftp connection sent me to my pi user home directory, instead of /var/www. So ...
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What is the best way to automate “domain parking”? [closed]

Assume I have a domain http://go.example.com/abcdefg when example.com is server running on NGINX. The main task of that server is to proxy pass all visitors to other server and then, this other server ...
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How many connection can my website have? [closed]

As the traffic increased my website hangs quite regularly. The page visit is now averaging 50k per day. The static page loads fine, but when the page has mysql request it takes too much time to ...