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How to make basic website with free domain name [on hold]

How to make basic website with free domain name? I am trying to make retail website which is basic one with free domain name. I am not using any programming code nor software or html to make the ...
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How did new users come to my site and is it safe to keep them?

I'm launching a website as a hobby, it is somehow a stackoverflow clone. I noticed a very weird thing that I can't understand, I don't know if this is normal because I'm pretty new to the web ...
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Why do big sites use multiple servers instead of one server with better specifications?

I read that Stack Overflow uses 10 or more servers for serving the Stack Overflow site. Different servers have different functions such as reverse proxy, database server, or HTTP server. I have seen ...
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If I need to redirect my WordPress site to a new domain with new hosting, how do I do so?

I have a Wordpress web site but need to change the name (from abc.com to tty.com). I was planning on duplicating the old web site to the new site. I don't want the old url to die, just in case ...
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Pointing a domain name to a webpage

I'm hosting a project page on github at somedude.github.io/thingeroo and I own the thingeroo.com domain name (through 1&1.com). I know that I can set up a CNAME to point from thingeroo.com to ...
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Alternatives to hosting24 Gold Plan [duplicate]

I have been using hosting24.com Gold Plan for a few years and I have been very happy with them. However, now they don't allow to use shell access "for security reasons" and only in VPS. My question ...
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Mirror website accross hosting

Is it possible to mirror a website across hosting? For example, I have the website content and everything is hosted on private.com. But public only know public.com. When people access website, they ...
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What are the downsides to using Github Pages? [closed]

I'm considering hosting our new marketing website for a software product using Github Pages. The website will be quite small, and we expect low amounts of traffic. We've been using shared hosting ...
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website recovery [duplicate]

The company I used to build and maintain my website looks as though they have gone out of business and the website has disappeared from all search engines. My outlook email address was routed through ...
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How to explain subdomain creation and masking to a semi-noob?

Note: Excuse my ambguity, as my bosses are aware of what I intend to do, but I'm not sure they'll appreciate me asking about it on a public discussion board. I've tried looking up the existing ...
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Installing Django (or other Python-based) CMS on PaaS Instance?

I have a simple hosting instance with gandi.net which is designed to host python programs and comes with a PostgreSQL database configured. I originally had the instance formatted for PHP and used ...
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Server wont let me save URLs to MySQL database? [migrated]

I am posting here because all other forum say it's a server environ issue. I have a site with the ModX CMS on it hosted on a GoDaddy server (not sure about the specific setup is as client has ...
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How to make files (hosted on free hosting website) ready for 'fast download'?

I have hosted some files on a free website hosting account. I am used to transferring my files via an FTP client and it works well. But sometimes I need to download the files via a web browser. Here ...
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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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Why is our website's traffic is low regardless of no major changes? [closed]

We have a video sharing website that we manage for one of my clients. We changed the theme from Game Press Pro to Video Tube and optimized the Ads we display (we use AdSense) and the revenue doubled ...
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Where to host a file download website? [duplicate]

I want to make a file download website (think about Mega, MediaFire, imgur etc.). It's not going to be as big as those and I'm only going to allow one type of files, everything legal. The problem is ...
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How do I find out where my server is?

I have this image hosted through Dropbox and it loads slowly. I need to determine if the location of the server is too far away from my main audience so I can determine if that is the cause of the ...
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Does using a CDN such as Amazon Cloudfront save hosting bandwidth?

I have a site hosted on a shared server with limited bandwidth. Does using a CDN like cloud front minimise bandwidth usage on my hosting server?
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I need to host large mp3 files & link them on website for download [closed]

I have a requirement where i need to lost large mp3 files on a web server. file size may vary from 1MB - 120MB (where most of the files are more than 20MB) With large size in mind i cant host these ...
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loading old web pages and not the updated ones

I have updated my design and uploaded it to my server, but it's showing old content for sometime, new content for sometime. I randomly checked lots of computer, same problem is happening everywhere.
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How to understand scheme://host.domain:port/path/filename?

I'm learning HTML at www.w3schools.com/html/html_urlencode.asp and don't understand this sentence: host - defines the domain host (default host for http is www) Example ...
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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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What records (DNS, Nameservers etc.) need to be used to map a Domain to a Hosting Server

I have a purchased domain that I am trying to create a site on. I have uploaded the files to the public_html folder of the hosting provider's server. I am confused about what all records I need to ...
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How to get a free signed secure certificate? [closed]

My web hosting service only provide non-free signed secure certificate. Is there a way I can get a free one on Internet?
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How risky is putting sensitive files up on webroot?

I understand that having anything sensitive under webroot is not smart; someone may be able to access it via url. However, I do not have a choice with my web host (iPage) as they limit my server space ...
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The number of sites on a shared host

I have been looking at a number of shared hosting providers, and I used domaintools.com services to see how many other domains are hosted at a single IP address. I think Hostgator had a high number of ...
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How do I disable SSL on a GoDaddy hosted site?

I've got a GoDaddy hosted site which currently has a long expired SSL certificate on it. The site is a simple static site with no data. However, since it's an outward facing site it falls under ...
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Migrating a website to a new server and content management system but keeping domain: What will happen to our Google rank?

We are currently in the process of launching a new website in my non-profit organisation; our old web site that has been around since the end of the 90's will be replaced by a Squarespace site. Now, ...
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Apache Redirect to another folder, both within and outside document root

I've recently set up a home web/media server and having a few difficulties with a few of the settings. It's working fine for serving webpages etc but I've now reorganised the structure of the main ...
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Domain, SSL Certificate and Webhost in from different providing companies

I am planning to migrate from godaddy to another webhosting company but not including my domain registrations. I have two domain names and I am planning to get one free domain name from the webhosting ...
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Why is a contact form getting spammed even after adding captcha?

A client was getting a lot of spam from a form on their site. I added Captcha and changed the form fields and form recipient email address, but the client is still receiving spam from the server, with ...
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Godaddy one page hosting

Disclaimer: not sure this is the right place for this kind of question, sorry in advance, just point me to the right place and I'll move it. In godaddy when paying only for domain, without hosting, ...
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How to stop browser from rejecting my downloads?

I have a portfolio site where I am trying to host some of my work, so people can download my work. Some of these files include exe executables, and some are .jar executables, which are run through ...
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HostGator hosting account and DNS servers

I have a hosting package on HostGator on domain example.com I also got a VPS server from Digital Ocean and have setup the DNS Details on the server there (A Record pointing on DO server IP with @ as ...
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How do I launch my website online? [closed]

I designed my website on Dreamweaver. Then I bought a domain name. What do I need to do now to launch my website online?
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My shared hosting account is sending spam emails

My webhost has deactivated my shared hosting account, since it was sending spam emails through my domain. I have all unrouted mail such as mailto:aasdasd@domain.com set to be forwarded to a specific ...
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Redundant Hosting and duplicate content's effect on SEO

My Company is currently in the early planning phases of a project where we are playing with the idea of hosting our web project on multiple continents. The idea is to push local users to the closest ...
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Hosting for image heavy wordpress website? [duplicate]

What type hosting should I choose for a image heavy wordpress website ? I have to host about 30000 images approx 1.5 mb each + the thumbnail that will be generated for each image i.e about 80-100 kb ...
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What can I do to take control of a domain from a client's previous developer?

A client of mine has a website that is incomplete. The last developers quit from this work, and they need get this work done. The problem is that I can't get cPannel access, and the first developer ...
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How to change hosting?

I have a website, here both domain and hosting are presently on crazydomains.com.au Now I want to change hosting to Godadday but domain control should remain unchanged. I already purchased hosting ...
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Hostinger host and tk domain optimal DNS configuration

I want to configure tk domain with hostinger. I don't want to use the redirect option, so I'm trying to set the tk dns. In the image below are shown the parameters of hostinger that I have put in dns ...
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Cookie security risk between primary domain and a CMS on a subdomain

Without making the question too general, I am looking to discover the specific risks associated with cookies between my primary domain hosting HTML content only, to a subdomain that is hosting ...
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Swapped 2 accounts domains on WHM, now both no longer work

I have 2 accounts with websites on my VPS - one had an old website, the other I was developing a new website on. When I had finished the new website I simply went to 'Modify Accounts' and swapped the ...
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How to show client a domainless site without altering hosts file or using 'serverip/~accountname'?

We have updated VPSs and apparently the latest version of PHP(?) does not allow you to use the servers ip /~accountname as a way to view a site that does not yet have a domain name associated to it, ...
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Best Free Webhosting with MySQL & outside access? [duplicate]

I am looking for some free webhosting to test some programs on. Need the following: Ability to point my DNS to it PHP & MySQL Allows outside connections (ie: I can access MySQL from my own ...
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Transferred hosting and website not online during transition for 2 weeks - will this affect search results? [duplicate]

If a website's hosting is being transferred and is not online in between for approx. 14 days - would this affect the organic search positions when it's finally transferred? When they've since ...
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website for software distribution: standard hosting or vps hosting? [duplicate]

I want to create a website on which users can download software, but each time one of the user downloads the software, I want it to be modified: compiled again with some new information, obfuscated, ...
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How to keep website(www) parked at GoDaddy but manage e-mails elsewhere? [duplicate]

I have a domain registered at GoDaddy and a dedicated server I want to use to manage e-mails. If I want to keep www.mydomain.com loading from GoDaddy(at least for now) yet when e-mails are sent to ...
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URL Forward all links from domain without slugs

I have an old site which I no longer use so I decided to redirect the domain to an article from another domain. The old site does not have web hosting anymore which means I had to url forward through ...
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How do I update my DNS server so that it points to my new web server?

I am at a loss of what to do here. I bought a domain name some time ago, but just that. Tonight, I bought a subscription to DemonVPS to use as a web server. Following their tutorial, I put the ...