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What is the best currency API out there? [closed]

I may be asking an odd question, but webmasters seem like a decent place to post this. I'm in the search for an accurate, easy API (such as using JSON or XML) so I can use my web application. I've ...
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Trying to include a file from parent domain in subdomain?

I am trying to include a php file from a parent domain in a subdomain. In subdomain.parentdomain.com/test.php i have include ('/var/www/vhosts/parentdomain.com/website/wp-blog-header.php'); My ...
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How can I pass optional URL parameters through my rewrite rule?

I created a CMS that identifies if the GET value of url is defined, and if it is, it returns the html contents of the page from the frontend template on index.php. This ideally is to make a templating ...
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How to get multiple form field values in Google Analytics site search report?

I'm wondering how I can get multiple form field values into Google Site Search. For instance, I have a search form that has a drop down for year, make and model. Once submitted I would like those ...
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Need to Stop Bots from Killing my Webserver

I am having EXTREME bot problems on the some of my websites within my hosting account. The bots utilize over 98% of my CPU resources and 99% of my bandwidth for my entire hosting account. These bots ...
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What is the best way to exclude bots from view counts?

My website is counting visitor views on certain pages. I noticed that Google and other Bots are "clicking" to my site like crazy and some of the pages get unrealistic view counts (compared to those ...
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Non existent image files are not being handled by PHP as they should due to ngnix configuration

I am currently building a web application. In order for it to work properly I wrote this rule: location / { if (!-e $request_filename) { expires 168h; add_header Pragma public; ...
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Alternative to Ebay Open Source [duplicate]

I'm looking for an auctioneering cms which is basically a copy of Ebay, but just more modern and open source. I would love it if it would already have a connector to a Big Data DB like Hadoop. Does ...
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How do I determine if I should ask for additional CPU cores on my web server?

I have a website that has approximately 300 users and I get about 1000 hits per day. Due to an upcoming event next week, there is a possibility of all of a sudden getting between 20 and 25 thousand ...
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Delay Loading of Webpage Content / Debounce Cache

Background: I am implementing a custom cache handler in PHP. The cache script is triggered on-demand by website traffic. I want to intelligently handle an influx of simultaneous requests. To do this, ...
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Whats the use of mysql.safe_mode in php.ini file?

I've seen some website on security recommend to enable mysql.safe_mode in php.ini # Enable SQL safe mode sql.safe_mode = On When I searched hard to find info on this, I found this: If the SQL ...
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How to solve intermittent fopen, fwrite, and fclose errors on shared hosting

Although I have many years worth of coding experience, I'm a complete n00b at managing sites. So I need help. Basically I have this new site on a shared hosting provider, and sometimes I get these ...
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How can I protect my PHP source code from a client when installed on a client's server?

I have done a PHP web application and my client request to host it at their server. How can I protect my PHP code so that it will not be viewed, study, or take it for any other usage by my client?
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How to check if person doesn't have multiple account?

I have two users in my website with the same IP. I asked them or him, idk, why does he have 2 accounts. He said that other account is owned by his roommate. His roommate uses other computer in my ...
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How can you use Apache .htaccess to specify the location of the PHP binary on shared hosting?

I'm using shared hosting, can create .htaccess and php.ini and have access to ssh. I have PHP 5.6 installed to ~/public_html/php56 and can use this path with ssh, cron and exec() but not on the web. ...
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Browser will not cancel the request if routed through PHP

I have a site which has a feature that causes Apache to route all requests for files in a particular directory through a PHP script via .htaccess. A problem has come up that I'm not sure how to ...
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Unexplained long Time To First Byte

My wordpress blog is getting a grade F for TTFB on webpagetest.org: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/140905_20_PRX/ with a TTFB of over 800ms. I cannot explain it. Indeed, I use a CloudFlare CDN, ...
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How to optimize a dynamic website [duplicate]

I know there is already an answer on Webmasters to a part of this question (SEO for Dynamic website) , which has been very helpful with How to build a controller that creates an xml sitemap? on SO ...
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Fatal PHP Data Objects (PDO) Error - But PDO is enabled?

I recently switched website hosts, however with the new hosts, we are encountering some PDO problems. Everything indicates that PDO is enabled on my server, however, when I test it through php, with a ...
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How to handle non-existent subdirectories?

I have a dynamic website with friendly URLs. Example: Instead of /user.php?id=123, I have /user/123 Instead of /index.php?category=fishes, I have /fishes But, how do I handle non-existent ...
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Where to find my website's source code?

My company ordered a website and we were given all usernames and passwords but I can't find the PHP source files and this is my first website assignment. I have no prior exposure to web technologies ...
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Search Engine Optimize a photography website? [duplicate]

Because most photography websites are mostly photo galleries, I'm at a loss on how to code my new site. You can choose a friendly url, use alt tags for every image, include language set, meta tags, ...
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Modifying the PHP “upload_tmp_dir” variable on a Godaddy Linux hosting?

OK, I have tried to install Joomla and WordPress on one of the hosted domains at my Godaddy's Linux Hosting. For the Joomla installation I was encountering an issue where the installation would not ...
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How do you apply per-directory PHP.INI settings with Zend Server?

I normally like to apply some application-specific PHP.INI settings in the root of each project, but in Zend Server the following methods do NOT appear to work... Using .htaccess with php_flag and ...
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Scheduling tasks with GoDaddy shared hosting using Plesk

How do I schedule a task in GoDaddy using Plesk? How do I set the Path to an executable file in the schedule task? I have the path as G:\PleskVhosts\[domain.tld]\[path]\[file_name] but I'm getting ...
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fsockopen() not working

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 server with Plesk 12, Apache 2.2.22 and PHP 5.3.10. I want to enable reCaptcha for my phpBB board, but every time I get this error: Could not open socket I've enabled ...
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Scaleable way to host PHP web service? [duplicate]

This is my first time working on a project like this, and i'm not sure where to turn next or how i should go about launching. Currently the site consists of PHP and html files in a "/public_html" ...
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Clean URLs won't work in Drupal 7 on IIS [closed]

I am using Drupal 7 and IIS 8 as my web server. When I click Clean URLs in the configuration, I check it and then click save, then it loads the page without the box checked. However I can type in ...
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How to block all hacking? [closed]

The title explains most of my question. The OS is linux (Lubuntu). The servers are Apache2 (PHP5), MySQL 5.6 and FTP (Samba).
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Can't change HTTP Vary header from PHP

I have a test server running CentOS, and changing the Vary header there through PHP via: header('Vary: Accept'); works as expected (it's added to the Accept-Encoding value that Apache already adds ...
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Google Indexing PHP pages with and without backslash [duplicate]

How can we use the .htaccess file to only have our pages indexed by Google without the trailing slash. Right now both pages are being indexed.
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Adding a Forum to my site: build one from scratch or use existing open-source platform?

Note: I posted this originally to stackoverflow.com, had it closed, and was told to post it on programmers.stackexchange.com. So I posted it on programmers.stackexhange.com, had it cloased, and was ...
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Generate a sitemap automatically, does it need to be XML?

I want to create an XML sitemap (for the sake of SEO), my first attempt to achieve this was by including the website main menu/navigation links using <?php include ("assets/includes/menu.inc"); ...
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Pagination and duplicate content

I have an archive page that displays the number of articles published. Because there were so many, I ran a pagination script: for 127.0.0.1/archive/2/?p=x&pp=y where p is the page number and pp ...
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Using a front controller design pattern doesn't allow images to be served

I am currently using a front controller. All requests for my website go through it. I have a problem with image links like: <img src="img/image.jpg" /> Then my front controller will try to ...
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Switching to HTTPS - redirect question

Following the recent Google announcements about improved ranking for sites running on https we have a number of clients asking about this. Is it safe to just 301 redirect all pages to their SSL ...
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Problem with ipage server

I want to use PHP inside XML. I create some XML file and everything is OK on my local WAMP server. But online (on ipage server) just problem. I include AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .xml in ...
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Statically mapping a PHP script to another script using an .htaccess file results in 404 errors

After having read a lot of posts on the topic of URL rewriting, I still remain stuck with 404 status errors. My goal: A 'static' rewrite of URLs, as follows (user clicks or enters the one ...
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Using ini_set() to change memory lmit for individual PHP scripts

I have had trouble in the past with memory issues caused by individual scripts on a website using more memory than they should. I have tackled this problem by lowering my PHP memory limit from 512MB ...
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PHP installation missing while opening website [closed]

All was working fine but then suddenly Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress came when I try to my site. Hosting:Godaddy PHP version:5.4.26 ...
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How to setup a fully functional “mirror” of a website? [closed]

PREMISES: I have a wordpress website hosted in a shared-hosting Since it's a shared hosting, I share the same ip with other GoDaddy customers A couple of times, some other customer got malware on ...
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simple database edit webpage recommendations [closed]

It's been a long time since I've made something like this, I'm just wondering if I'm not re-inventing the wheel. My client currently has a bunch of data in an excel file and wants this to be on the ...
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Google pre-rendering causing double and triple events [duplicate]

Is it possible to detect google chrome and firefox prerendering on the server side, or in .htaccess, and defer the prerendering for the purpose of monitoring traffic and website events, or do I need ...
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Redirect page to symlink

So I have 2 URLs that basically link to the main url using a symlink maindomain.com englishdomain.com -> symlink to maindomain.com frenchdomain.com - > symlink to maindomain.com/fr ...
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Cannot add DataTables.net javascript into Joomla 1.5

I've been having this problem where i couldn't add Datatables.net javascript into my Joomla article. I have been trying to include it through Jumi. To say that my editor strips of the tag is ...
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How to tell Google that I have changed my website URLs?

I have done major updates to my website, and renamed all my URLs. How can I tell Google that I have renamed these URLs and let Google refresh its index? My website URL: http://www.pndmasr.com/ My ...
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The word “logo” is appearing in all my SERP, but it's not in my page titles

When I search for my website in Google, the word "logo" is being displayed in all the results, but I didn't specify the word "logo" in the titles of my HTML pages. See the following screenshot: ...
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Trouble with images in phppgAdmin on my Nginx VPS

this is my first time using Nginx or phppgAdmin, and after placing the phppgadmin folder into my public_html folder I find that the resources for the phppgadmin page are broken, images and css ...
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Is using URL parameters bad for SEO? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that my web page have problems with Google and good search results. Many of the existing SEO tools suggests that my website uses bad URLs for SEO. I'm using a single PHP file that ...
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Problem with htaccess rewrite condition

I needed to redirect site.com/var1/var2/var3/... to site.com/index.php?myvars=var1/var2/var3/... This is the code I wrote myself: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/index.php ...