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why is my site slower with amazons cdn?

so I have move most of the static objects to amazons Cloudfront CDN example: http://images.storyfollower.com/images/cycleOfStories.jpg which through cname point to the cdn Now I just ran a speed ...
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SEO problems with multilanguage site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data? I have recently started a CMS project in PHP, the site will be multilingual. ...
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Extend depth of .htaccess to all subfolders and their children

I need to be able to use .htaccess in all subfolders for full depth. E.g. I have .htaccess in public_html folder: \public_html\.htaccess How I make it to work for the folder small as well? ...
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SEO & Multilingual: would be this a good practise?

I am currently making a bilingual website and I'd like to get nice SEO results of course. Here's my idea: The internal links would be composed of the "www" subdomain so that people can share links ...
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404 working only with wrong extension

My 404 .htaccess works very well when I put a wrong extension at it in place of .php. Unfortunately the 404 does not work when I put a wrong name with .php. This is my .htaccess code: <Files ~ ...
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how the search engines interpret the exclamation mark in the url

I wonder how the search engines - Yahoo, bing, google ... - interpret the exclamation mark (!) in the url: www.site.com/product!651031 www.site.com/category!651031 I could not find documentation ...
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Can I get IIS to treat some .shtml files as .php files?

I want to be able to get IIS to interpret SHTML files (only in a specific directory) as PHP, and interpret the rest as SHTML. If so, then how?
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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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Finding/hiring help with server administration

I need to install the fileinfo extension for PHP on my server. My hosting service does not support help with this. I know I could learn it and do it myself, but since I am an independent contractor ...
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Share on Facebook does not show thumbnail images

I have a PHP application which has a "Share on Facebook" button that, On the development server shows the thumbnail images correctly and allows the user to select between them On the live server, it ...
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Track down segmentation faults in PHP? [closed]

I'm looking for a relatively painless way to track down segmentation faults in PHP (as reported in the Apache error log). This is my LAMP setup at the moment: Linux: OpenSUSE 11.3 x86_64 Apache: ...
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Internal server error when using base64 encoded icon on the home page

I have an "index.html" (or .php - it makes no difference) file in the root / of my hosting space. That "index.html" file has this line of code in it: <link rel="icon" ...
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weird results from tests when trying to serve a fast image download page… why?

This is my php code. <?php ob_start(); echo file_get_contents("originalhighqualityphoto.jpg"); $dat=ob_get_contents(); ob_end_clean(); $dat=gzencode($dat,2); ...
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CloudFlare Not Sending If-Modified-Since Headers

I'm trying to reduce my server load by providing 304 Not Modified responses for content where appropriate. CloudFlare is my middle man, so they should be sending If-Modified-Since headers whenever a ...
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Are 307 Temporary Redirects safe for temporary new web site tests?

Our current site is getting close to being replaced. I was looking to do a test of our new sales funnel on the new site and compare the traffic and conversion ratios for a few days. So I was planning ...
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Reverse proxy with no httpd access

I'll outline my requirement, proposed solution and if anyone has a better idea please feel free to suggest. Requirements / Desires - I want multiple clients to be connectible to an address ...
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Is there any way to prevent the Google toolbar from breaking Friendly 404s

This might be considered a continuation of this question. If I output HTML after my 404 header, It displays properly in IE and FF unless the user has Google bar instaled. If I try header('HTTP/1.x ...
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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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Unable to print login-required images in IE

I have some images in a section of a site that require the user to be logged in in order to view. These images are served by a PHP script, which checks the user's login state and if valid, serves the ...
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Maximum file size for iFrame in IE7

I've got a "super secure" javascript downloader* that I wrote, and it usually works alright. But I noticed, while trying to download a 90 meg file with it on a client's machine that on IE7, it's ...
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You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server

I made a 'login with OpenID' page and I had a error when OpenID provider return to my page: You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found ...
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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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What is deleteme.xxxxxxxx.php

I was going through page hit logs on awstats and I noticed the following two entries: /deleteme.lcivykmt.php /deleteme.nctqicjg.php I was wondering if anyone recognised them and whether I should ...
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Free HTTPS hosting with PHP support [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm looking for free hosting with HTTPS and PHP support. Of course a subdomain is enough. Something like Google's ...
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Storing User-uploaded Images

What is the usual practice for handling user uploaded photos and storing them on the database and server? For a user profile image: After receiving the image file from user, rename file to ...
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self hosted open source document management apps?

I'm looking an open source self hosted PHP and MySQL document management apps. security: accessing a document by specific users Work flow: by admin approval (may be two admins) document ...
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IIS XML encoding seems to be wrong

We are moving our web application from Apache 2.0 to IIS 7. Everyhing is fine with UTF-8 encoding, but just one thing. There's a flash movie in the page that reads an xml content (dynamically ...
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What are common Media Library tools used for Kentico/Generic PHP sites?

Through a course of mergers and acquisitions the particular group of companies who I work for have built up a vast array of websites running either Kentico (or ASP websites that will be using Kentico) ...
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Nginx 502 Bad gateway on shared hosting

I have a website on a shared hosting provider. Since the very beginning my visitors have randomly got several types of errors, including 502 Bad Gateway / nginx (blank page with the error text). I ...
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PayPal - Selling a single app [closed]

I would like to sell a desktop application over my website through PayPal. The user will receive a download link and a license key. Are there any PHP scripts availabe from PayPal IPN to do that? ...
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Install PHP5 with Tomcat 7 on Windows? [closed]

Can't find anything on this, what are the steps or instructions for installing PHP with Tomcat 7 on Windows?
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Are there any scripts to integrate social networking site's chat and posting features into a webpage [closed]

Are there any scripts to integrate social networking site's chat and posting features into a webpage using PHP or JS... for example a section with Facebook chat, a section to post to twitter and maybe ...
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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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What should the Unix file system permissions be for PHP files under Apache?

What is the best practice for permissions with PHP files? When should they be writable, or executable? What owner is best? I'm using an Apache server.
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Should I rely on externally-hosted services?

I am wondering over the dangers / difficulties in using external services like Google Chart in my production state website. With external services I mean them that you can't download and host on your ...
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PHP not working with hosting

I have been playing with a php CMS site for someone that I am ready to deploy but am running into a couple problems that I assume to be hosting related. I have been developing and playing with it ...
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404 page not showing URL

My 404 page (/404.php) works, it's sending the proper headers (404 - Not found). But the thing is, it's not giving the link that caused it (e.g. example.com/thisisnon-existant.htm) but instead it's ...
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Pass IMG SRC via GET and echo it? Is that really secure?

I was wondering how I can make a really simple GET and echo request more secure The code: $src = $_GET['src']; echo "<img src='$src' />"; Basically, I have a URL like ...
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Should WHMCS hacking attemps that never succeed be important to me?

I have WHMCS and I use it with no problem for my hosting purposes. Almost every 2 or 3 days, I can see a spam with malicious content submitted as a new ticket that tries to hack. The last one was: ...
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Fix PHP Timezone warning

After installing a php application my site loads the app with a warning overlayed on the page Warning: strftime() [function.strftime]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. ...
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How Do I Make A Dynamic PHP Link 'No-Follow'?

I want to make the Footer links on my website 'No Follow'. How would I do it on these dynamic PHP links? <ul> <li><a ...
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understanding technology that news websites use

I am trying to understand the technology which many news websites use please have a look at this website http://www.shritimes.com/ if you click any news item then the particular thing gets zoomed ...
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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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Google Analytic's and Universal PHP Footers

If I have a universal Footer, include('footer.php'); on my page - will the google analytic's script I just put there be able to track my page views?
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URLEncode of full URL

I am using the PHP urlencode() function to escape chars for anchor tags (). Why can't I use the function on a full URL such as ...
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I have “CMS” made by myself with PHP and I cannot make my websites appear on google

I have developed an Admin Panel that you can use to change conents on the website. It works basically like this: You use functions to generate HTML like menus, footers, side modules, etc. I use ...
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Redirect to same site but add things into the URL

I have a PHP file, index.php, that is set as the index file for my site. If someone wants to pull up a value for a, as an example, then they would type http://www.website.com/?value=a. Is it possible ...
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How to block certain pages/files of a web domain?

How do I make certain pages only viewable by me? For example, let's say I own mydomain.com, and I want to be the only one that can see mydomain.com/mypage.php. I tried changing the permissions of ...
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Q&A system for website in php [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a free, open-source question and answer (Q&A) application similar to StackExchange? I'm looking for a good, open source (if possible) q&a (questions ...
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How to stop access of a PHP file from other sites

I read somewhere about hot linking of images. Preventing image hot linking helps to stop bandwidth theft from your site. Would it work for a PHP file? In my case, I am using a PHP file to generate ...