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Copy an IIS site from one server to another

We have an asp.net mvc web application deployed under IIS7 on Windows Server 2008 R2. Now we need to move the web application to another server, which has IIS8 on Windows Server 2012. Currently the ...
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Announcing new website with a countdown: What load peak I have to deal with?

My corporate website is going to change: the new one is ready on a different server. I have to put a countdown of 24 hours on the current site home page, at "hour 0" I will switch to the new website ...
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How to deploy ASP.Net MVC 5 to IIS 8 running Windows Server 2012

I have developed serveral MVC 3, 4, 5 applications and have formerly deployed them via Visual Studio to a hosting provider. Never had a problem with that, everything have always worked. Now I have to ...
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Best practice for running development and production servers [closed]

I've been doing web development for some years now and have always questioned my methods when it comes to deploying a site, or doing maintenance. I have so far done the development locally, and ...
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Is there a use case for not employing Elastic Beanstalk? [closed]

Being fairly new to the AWS ecosystem, is there any reason I wouldn't want to use Elastic Beanstalk for my python+django+yeoman web app (still being prototyped, but want to be ready to scale quickly ...
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Deploying GIT repository via FTPS to a shared hosting [closed]

I would like to start using GIT for version controling. Here are my prerequisites: I'm on Windows Most of the time I would need to work on Wordpress templates I have to deploy on multiple shared ...
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How to make live site updates without affecting users?

My company has an e-commerce website which I constantly keep updating the website for. The problem is whenever I push out some stuff to the live site, like user controls page, the Application Pool ...
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VS2012 One-Click Web Publish using file hashes instead of timestamps

We have have a small ASP.NET MVC web application that we develop and publish to a remote server using Visual Studio One-Click Web Publishing. We maintain our code in revision control, make edits, and ...
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Strategy for hosting 700+ domains names, each with a static HTML site

I have a portfolio of more than 700 domain names, and ideally I'd like to put up a single-page HTML/CSS/JavaScript webpage for each domain. Is there a system/strategy/workflow that will allow me to: ...
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Packaging a web application for deploying at customer site

I want to develop a Django web application that would get deployed at the customer site. The web application would run in a private cloud environment (ESX server here) of the customer. My web ...
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Is Azure compatible with JPEG XR?

I just put an F#/MVC app into a Windows Azure solution as a Web Role. Before migration, my JPEG XR (*.WDP\) files were getting displayed on the client in IE9 without issue via my local and hosted ...
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Deploying websites with a 'Maintenance Mode' switch

I'm working on a site where I need to add a 'maintenance mode' and became curious to see what methods people use to deploy their sites to live, when there is a required downtime. Some ideas that come ...
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How can I version-control and deploy a website's static files while preserving timestamps?

I'm using NanoBlogger to generate a website that consists entirely of static files—no PHP or anything similar. I'd like to place the site under version control, which means managing both ...
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How to deploy Zencart on live environment

I have to deploy my zencart on my live server , when I deployed it on stage it was very painful. I had to do everything step by step again , because of lots of customization it takes lots of time , ...
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What is a deploy script?

Conversation: Me: How do we do the swap over though? Won't there be downtime no matter how we do it? X: Well, we will need to do a complete deploy script of all the steps that must be ...
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How to grep (or find) on cPanel?

How can I search for a specific string (function name or a variable name) in my files which are in various directories under cPanel file manager? I have been using a library directory and functions ...
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Rolling Updates in a Webserver Farm?

Big websites (Amazon, Facebook, Yahoo etc.) don't schedule downtime for upgrades. Usually they are done "live" and rolled progressively through the server farm. They also have big infrastructure and ...
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How can I update my site without forcing users to wait?

Downtime is inconvenient for users and currently they have to wait any time a site's engine is being upgraded. Additionally, when using off-the-shelf scripts there's a risk that a setting change won't ...
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Combine websites without hurting SEO

I have a friend that I'm helping out with some web design. Basically, the guy owns a few businesses that are all complementary of each other and he wants to combine them all into a single site. ...
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Upgrading Shopping Cart Software and SERPS

I operate a fairly large (45,000+ pages) ecommerce site that runs on an older ASP.NET 1.1 shopping cart that is a pain to administer and maintain but ranks really well. I'd like to upgrade to a .NET ...
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How to Install OSQA Q and A application in Apache

How to Install OSQA Q and A application in Apache Server. I have mod_python installed but still I am not able to run OSQA. I could not find the easy instruction to install it.
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I need an alternative to Pligg.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I was working with Pligg - The Social Networking CMS and it seems like a great software. But there are few things ...
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How can I decide if I should roll my own software or use a packaged CMS (and appropriate plugins)?

I'm a software engineer with little web experience currently in the process of wanting to actually using my web host and domain name for something other than a file dumping ground for files that I ...
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Migrate user accounts out of system with hashed passwords

I have a system with a few thousand user accounts that I need to migrate to a new platform. The system stores a hashed password, not encrypted or (thank goodness) plain text. Also, I don't have the ...
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Is it bad to develop against production data?

I've always heard that it is bad practice to develop against production data and am currently in the process of moving to a Dev>Stage>Production model, mainly because I have a new employee with ...
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What is the most effective way of deploying a website?

I am aware of a few ways to deploy websites: FTP Export from source control Base the site on a source control checkout I can see some upsides and downsides of each. Is there any consensus on the ...
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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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Deploying Complex Changes

Occasionally we need to deploy fairly complex changes to a website which require changes to databases (new or changed tables) and dynamic source code (such as PHP or ColdFusion). What is the best way ...
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Should I use the Microsoft Web Platform Installer, or download the source directly and install

I am used to finding the source code for the sites I set up (like blogs or CMS's) and I have used the Web Platform Installer to try out new packages and setup my development machine, but I haven't ...