A computer program running as a service, a physical computer dedicated to running one or more such services or a software/hardware system such as a database server, file server, mail server, or print server.

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What database engine should I use? [closed]

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question but I want to become a web programmer for my occupation very soon. I actually went to a store known a PC WORLD in the UK where my laptop ...
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Where to store large amounts of images for my site?

If i would want to deploy a site, like ebay, where people will be able to sell something, i would need to store large amounts of images, like many thausends of them and i would need to display about ...
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Link Domains/Subdomains to folders in a PC Server?

My PC has a configuration to work as a server. It has quad core processor with 8GB RAM. So I made it a server. Now i want to know, how can I link the domain names to various folders in my WAMP. At ...
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httpd permissions while working

I'm previewing my site as I work on it using httpd, but I had to move it into the /var/www/html directory. Now I have to log in as root every time I want to modify a file, and it's difficult to use ...
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zlib compression issues

I'm having some issues running zlib compression on my site .. Firstly if I enable zlib compression in .htaccess using: php_value output_handler ob_gzhandler then I receive thousands of lines of the ...
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how to assign web server and domain a public ip adress

i have installed an ISO image of windows server 2008 r2 onto my VMware workstation, as a virtual server. I am trying to host my own web server for testing purposes.I have Internet service with sprint ...
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How to create a cloud server based website? [closed]

i have bought a domain from go daddy. i have bought a cloud hosting windows 2008 server from rack space. how do i link my domain to my host server and how do i utilize Dreamweaver/fireworks to create ...
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Server outputs the sourcecode of PHP page

I have a Shared Hosting package with HostGator. In it, I'm hosting around 4 websites. They are just some simple sites that doesn't likely to attract more visitors. But a few days ago, when I accessed ...
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Can I make my home computer a server? [closed]

So I'm working on a website (Beauty Salon website for my aunt)but I want to know if I can make my home computer a server. Is this a good idea or not? What are the requirements and will my computer ...
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Per user bandwidth costs for Evernote-like service

I'm doing a project for my class at NYU and was trying to estimate bandwidth costs. I want to hypothetically run a service like Evernote. So I'm trying to estimate bandwidth costs for 2.5mm users. ...
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Migrating Ruby on Rails website to new server (Linux)

I have an existing website that is a Ruby on Rails project. I have another server I need to transfer the existing website too. The server I wish to transfer too was originally hosting the website so ...
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Optimal synchronization tool

Mostly I edit the files on my local server and then upload them to the remote server, but for small changes or for things that can only be tested on the remote computer, I'll edit the remote file ...
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jQuery causes high CPU Usage, Memory Usage and Entry Processes on host

When it's just me testing my site (which is live) I have a few jQuery bits and bobs causing the CPU Usage, Memory Usage and Entry Processes to become full on host server. CPU Usage: 100% Memory ...
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How would I tell if a prospective client website is under DDoS attack?

I have a person asking me whether the DDoS Mitigation Service they're using is worth it. This is out of my expertise, but clearly at some point someone sold this service to the client. Assuming I ...
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What does a domain register do? (e.g namecheap) [closed]

I have a basic understanding of how domains work, and would like to fill in some gaps. Lets say you make a server request for google.com how do you get the IP Address? Do you request your ISP, ...
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Measure server performance

I'm using a shared hosting for my website. How to find out if the performance of the server changes? I'm asking because my hosting company told me that some other site on the server is slowing down ...
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command-line zip not working [closed]

I have a Wordpress site on a Debian/Linux dedicated server, with a Backupbuddy plugin for making automatic backups. The plugin, however, gives an error 'Your server does not support command line ...
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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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How to diagnose slow loading web pages?

Pages at my domain sometimes load very slow. The domain is registered at 101domain, server is in Europe. Reply from 91.185.209.164: bytes=32 time=60ms TTL=60 Reply from 91.185.209.164: bytes=32 ...
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What could cause my website to only be accessible via SSH?

So I just switched to a new VPS and have had some issues. I have setup a basic LAMP stack on Centos 6.2. I'm a programmer, but have a decent amount of knowledge in service administration since I work ...
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Server move - DNS change time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: best practice to migrate server I'm planning on moving a large active forum to a new server soon. However, the main issue I have is the time it will take for the DNS to ...
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Creating an encrypted, web-based proxy

I have moved to Asia where my internet connection is censored and I'd like to check my messages from social sites which happen to be blocked. As virtually all proxy servers are blocked in this ...
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Installing Wordpress on LAMP server but Using a Directory on Windows Server

The main site is running on a windows server. I want to install and run wordpress from a LINUX box at the following Directory. example.com/blog/ What is the most suitable method to make this work? ...
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Which operating system for my first VPS? [closed]

I'm starting to host my first web application on a VPS, but I don't yet have any experience managing a server. I want to minimize the costs of hosting but also reduce the hassles which a 1 man startup ...
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DNS and non-root site

I've set up a Zope/Plone web server on 10.10.10.10:8080. I will have several sites hosted on this server. Each site will be located below the root e.g. 10.10.10.10:8080/Mysite1, ...
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Any solutions for transferring media between Mobile Clients [closed]

Please bear with me as I am a complete beginner at this but looking to learn. I am looking for a service or any advice in a solution to transfer media from Mobile to Mobile. Say I want to send a ...
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Good Book for Managing a Linux Web Server?

I'm being thrust into the role of managing my own web server. I will have access to some managed support, but I need a comprehensive resource I can turn to that covers: command line basics, apache and ...
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Better to get a host with more CPUs or less but more powerful

I'm evaluating some dedicated servers with the aim of possibly moving to them. One thing that is confusing to me is that there's a big price difference between servers with more CPU's compared to one ...
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Port Forwarding to Server not Working, but Remote Management Does

As I said in my other (deleted) question, I am now running the Abyss Web Server because of its simplicity. However, almost everything works until I found out I can't connect to it when I type in my ...
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Backing up Web Server Locally

As an added backup, I'd love to have an external hard drive sitting here with my Mac that backs up our web server. Is there any way to have a total backup initially done of the entire web server, with ...
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My php.ini configuration is being ignored - how can I override the error reporting level in my PHP scripts?

Just migrated to a new server, and its error reporting level for PHP is higher than the server we migrated from. It's showing warnings and notes about deprecated PHP. While obviously, the long term ...
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Is there additional overhead for status code 500s?

We have these web applications that require specific information in a query string. If that information is not provided, the applications throw an error. It seems to me that we should explicitly ...
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How to host a single website on multiple servers?

I'm planning on releasing an iOS app that downloads video from my server. If hundreds of people on the launch day try to do this, then my website and the services that my server provides will clearly ...
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Setting up a server at home to host a Webservice created using .NET

I am presently working on localhost. I have created few web services(.asmx) using Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5. At the same time I have a mobile application (client) that consumes these ...
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Good Place for File/Backup Dedicated Server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm looking for a cheap dedicated server for file hosting / backup only. Basically I just want something with minimal ...
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Monitoring load/resource drain of individual scripts on apache

We have a website and for some reason lately its been grinding our server to a halt. It has had a spike of traffic, but even still that spike is only possibly 1k or 2k. We installed eAccelerator PHP ...
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What is the list of requirements to build a webserver at home? [closed]

Please i am researching to check the programs and hardware devices i need to build my own webserver. Any trusted links, ideas or solutions are highly appreciated!
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Storing Downloadable Content Securely

For a site where users can purchase videos for download. What would be the best way to store the media? Any other helpful considerations are more than welcome. Outside the root directory? Seperate ...
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Is a cloud server enough for a video converting service?

I was wondering if my cloud server can do it , or I must have a dedicated server .. It's a service for for video converting , the specifcations of the server now is medium , but as the member number ...
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Everything needed to run a high-traffic web site

I'm an experienced front-end web developer, while my back-end experience has occurred only within the context of Drupal. Basically, the deeper things go into the back end, the more inexperienced I am. ...
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FFmpeg & Installation on phpmyadmin

I am attempting to have an interface in which people can upload music files and listen to them through the site. The biggest problem obviously is that someone who uploads an audio track in mp3 format ...
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Recommendations for Setup of Test Environment

We host several sites on a Cloud server. It constantly seems to be getting picked up by Google, but our clients need to be able to access there in progress builds to add content. This brings with it ...
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How to Point a Dreamhost Domain Name to a GoDaddy Server

I have a domain name example.com with Dreamhost. I also own a dedicated server with GoDaddy. (1) How do I configure the domain name system, so that the Dreamhost domain name is hosted at the GoDaddy ...
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Is it a bad idea to start a forum in a shared web hosting server?

I'm launching a forum for foreigners in Taiwan. Right now, I don't have much money so I purchased a shared web hosting server at Dreamhost (The Happy Hosting Plan, which is around 9 US dollars a ...
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Why chmod 777 is not secure?

chmod 777 file change the permissions of the file file to read, write, and execute for all. Ok, so the file can be manipulated in any way by any script on the server. But why is this not ...
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Hosting server application for global SME

We are planning to set up a complete ERP and CRM system for a medium-sized global company, that might turn into a essential tool for all locations once deployed. For now these locations include USA, ...
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Verify / setup LAMP via SSH

I am a PHP coder and have next to none experience in system administration. One of my clients has obtained a VPS from HostGator. The logins I was sent, take me to Parallels Infrastructure Manager, ...
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What should you do differently when designing websites for an embedded web server

When designing a website to be accessed from an embedded webserver such as KLone, what do you need to do differently compared to a 'standard' web server. I'm talking about considerations at the front ...
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How to 301 redirct all incoming requests to a domain to another domain?

I have a WordPress blog running on an Apache2 server currently that I need to completely move to a new domain name. http://www.somesite.com/ to http://www.someothersite.com I need all requests to ...
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Mobile redirect strategy

Looking for help on deciding how to redirect users to a mobile optimized version of my site (m.mysite.com). Looking at two methods: Server configuration (.htaccess or even varnish) Webapp (php) ...