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Good tool to crawl my site and help me find dead link and unlinked files [closed]

I have a pretty big legacy site with literally thousands of PDFs that are sometimes accounting for in a database, but often are just links on the page, and are stored in most every directory on the ...
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Using WordPress for large collaborative site

I work for a government agency, and we're thinking about creating a new, fairly large site using WordPress as the platform. It would involve allowing quite a few people around the state access to the ...
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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 should I evaluate how long a website can be down for regularly scheduled maintenance?

I'm working on a system that is going to need some regularly scheduled maintenance for: upgrades and releases regular data migration and database maintenance How should I determine how long these ...
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How to charge for web maintenance services [closed]

Over the years we have developed many websites for clients. The issue we currently deal with is having individual clients wanting minor changes or enhancements to their site. Each client doesn't ...
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1answer
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Any solutions for managing all properties from one system?

I'm looking for a solution to manage/keep track of the different domains and sites I maintain. I manage multiple domains with numerous sites, subdomains, many instances of CMS and other web apps, and ...
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When updating root index.html how to show users that site is on maintenance now?

I'm working on a project. I can upload a site files to the web server. I have a site which is running. I want to update my site but I know visitors are coming 24 hours a day. So, how could I update ...
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1answer
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How much time do you spend for SEO?

There are basic rules to follow for SEO, and then there are labor intensive site promotion activities that you can do on a daily basis that add tiny increments that over time eventually add up to a ...
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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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Using Extension:Maintenance to generate sitemap MediaWiki

I'm using MediaWiki 1.19.2. I want to generate a sitemap.xml. Here's the documentation. We have to use a maintenance script to generate the sitemap.xml. So I use the extension Maintenance but I ...
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What to do when web server hosting is down?

Update: As of Oct 21, 8AM EST, it's still down. I'll call Rackspace again My web server is hosted by Rackspace Mycloud and today Oct 20, 2015 there is an unexpected outage. I have Rackspace's ...
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2answers
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How can I redirect any kind of access to my site to somewhere else, except for me?

My site, www.example.com has a MyBB forum installation, and has many users constantly checking it out. I would like to make a major change to it - basically, I want to delete everything it has and ...
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Website maintenance - SEO - 503 [duplicate]

I've to do some big works to my website, so I've to put it offline for some hours, but I don't want to lose my rank in google. I've read this tutorial: ...
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How to have website (on IIS) return code 503 yet still provide local development

How could I have my website running on IIS return the HTTP Header Code of 503 to the public, and at the same time be able to allow developer to continue developing it locally? For example, if I use ...
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2answers
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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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Website signaled as containing malware

I've got a nasty problem with one of our websites. It has been signaled to us by Google and other agencies that it contains malware. We weren't able to understand how to cope with the problem. Could ...
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How can I use Google Analytics to tell what the least busy time of the week is on a website?

I'm needing to do some maintenance on a site, and I'd like to time it for the least busy time of the week. I know how to make a custom report to show what the least busy day is, as well as what the ...
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Proper content for robots.txt on server maintenance page?

I know that the proper server response header should be 503 Service Unavailable, to let the search bots know that they shouldn't index the pages like Update in progress and Server maintenance. But ...
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Should users be deleted after inactivity on a website?

When you have a social website or a website where you can register, would you eventually delete them after a certain time (after a year of inactivity) or would you rather keep their account records ...
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Should I use SQL to save time? and How? [closed]

I created some landing page template in which I test various products. currently it is a .php file which I manually change each time, along with 3 other files, plus an image, and then upload all of ...
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Is a 302 temporary redirect to a 503 maintenance page (on another domain) acceptable for SEO during site maintenance?

I'm working under an IIS environment. I would like to put up a splash page for our site maintenance, however, the splash page (app_offline.htm) has to be served on a separate site, since our ...
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1answer
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SEO Sitemap questions about a site that changes all the time

I have a website that changes hourly, new contents are added from different feeds, so no original contents at all, I have details pages where they show the details of every item, Then I have pages ...
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Looking for easy-to-maintain and secure directory structure for multipart site

I recently inherited an older custom PHP website that consists of three parts: a public section for all to see, a members section, and an administrator section. The directory section resembles the ...
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Maintenance Page via Apache when Tomcat is down [closed]

I have an Apache2, sitting in front of Tomcat7 via ajp, all on Ubuntu. What I want to do is serve a simple static page with Apache when I perform maintenance. I found this nice tutorial, but I am not ...
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1answer
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Placing multiple Apache VHost sites in 'maintenance mode' with 1 rewrite rule

I have an Apache2.2 webserver set up to handle dozens of virtual host sites for our organization. I am looking for a simple method to temporarily 'turn off' all the sites by having all site requests ...
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1answer
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Using a Duplicate Site During Scheduled Maintenance by Changing Document Root

EDIT: I am not asking about the creation of a staging environment. I need to rephrase my question for clarity: Is there a reason why I wouldn't want to change the document root for the domain of ...
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1answer
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Is it good to have a separate search results page for a website?

In terms of SEO and maintainability. My website is based on WordPress, it's currently using WordPress search and it's using the same URL as the home page to return search results i.e. say my website ...
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Is maintenance time considered downtime?

I'm monitoring the uptime on my website. When I take the site down for a minute or so to push new code to production it shows up as a downtime event. But is it considered downtime when the site is ...
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1answer
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How to fix generated email from BlueSpice Media Wiki for new users to supply actual name?

I have a standard install of BlueSpice on top of Media Wiki. When a new user is created I get an email with the body: The user http://wiki.example.com/index.php/User:NameHere with real name $2 ...