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Prepare website for heavy traffic

A site of mine is going to be featured on a very popular tech blog. I already upgraded my server to handle the traffic. What other things should I be prepared for?
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Open-Source cPanel alternative?

Are there any decent (i.e. stable and mature enough to use on paying clients) open-source alternatives to the cPanel web hosting control panel system? I'm fine with paying for it, but it must be open-...
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Hide from google while developing

I will be building a (wordpress) web site. While I am developing, other team members will be pushing content. I'd like to have it hidden from google while under development. It will be hosted on ...
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Does using the same mail and web server increases risk of DDos due to IP exposure?

I use the same server for sending my emails and web hosting.I send user registration and support forum mails from my server and occasional marketing mails or newsletters. I read on a cloudflare blog ...
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htaccess www to non-www and non-SSL to SSL [duplicate]

I want to redirect all HTTP requests to HTTPS as well as redirect all www requests to non-www. The reason for this is that I want SSL to be forced and I am currently unable to support SSL on my www ...
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159 views

Web Host for ASP.NET MVC Web Site [duplicate]

I currently host a ASP.NET MVC site on Microsoft Azure. It's a great service, but a little pricey. Costs like $0.12 an hour just to have your site live, and then they also charge SQL Transfer and ...
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446 views

Shared vs. Dedicated Hosting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? What is the difference between shared hosting and dedicated hosting for my website?
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1answer
547 views

What are the consequences of leaving a domain name's TTL value low

My host recommends lowering the TTL value of my domain prior to making DNS changes and then suggests that I should raise them after changes are finsihed. What are the negative consequences of leaving ...
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1answer
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Has anyone used WebFaction hosting for large traffic websites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm a point where I'm needing to move a large traffic website off of MediaTemple Grid Server (it's maxing out the ...
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687 views

Shared versus VPS versus Cloud?

Short form: I'm trying to decide between shared, VPS, and cloud hosting for a few Django webapps. Long form: I'm currently hosting around half-dozen sites (a mix of Django and PHP) on two ...
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Does it matter where a server's physical location is?

I am located in the UK, and most of my clients are also in the UK. However. I find some of the products available in the US to be easier to use. I won’t name specific companies, but the price and ...
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2answers
851 views

How to make so that a first domain name redirects to second one but the URL displays the first domain name?

I have first domain name registered with some domain name registrar, for which I don't have web hosting account, only dns hosting. I have second domain name registered with godaddy, with web hosting ...
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How Do I Upload Pages To The Server?

I've heard of FTP but I'm not exactly sure how to use it. What's the best way to get pages from my computer to the server?
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634 views

Auto backup website database using cpanel

Is there a way to automatically backup a website database, say once a month? I have cpanel and WHM running on all my shared hosting packages. It has a backup option but it's manual. Important info: ...
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is there any way to change host for a website without suffering from downtime?

I have a website with DNS pointing to my hosting account at ns1.a.com and ns2.a.com I want to switch a hosting account (to ns1.b.com and ns2.b.com). However if I simply change the DNS the site will ...
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Do all US providers refuse issuing a separate IPv4 address for a separate website?

My provider told me that they cannot give us a separate IP address for a separate website. I understand that they could give us one where an existing address absolutely cannot be reused, like if we ...
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Do hosting companies, usually, allow running custom made server software?

I am starting a new project that includes subscriber registration and emailing them daily. For my project I created a server application written in c#, a website written in PHP, and a database managed ...
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change the static IP address to domain name

I have a static IP and hosted my site in this.Working fine. But I want to change the URL name (static IP) to a domain name. I have one domain name already registered. I have http://xx.xx.xx.xx/ but I ...
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Web hosting country effect site SEO?

Currently I use USA based VPS. According to Google analytics USA, India, Malaysia, UK are respectively generated majority of my blog traffic. I found a same specification, but low cost VPS provider ...
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Can I restart my WordPress site without using a different domain name?

I'm getting problems with crawling my site in Google Webmasters Tools. I'm seeing weird URLs that end with my domain, like: /tag/sugar/www.k2ost.com /tag/melody-day/www.k2ost.com and also like this:...
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How often does Dreamhost change IP Addresses

So I just migrated our site to dreamhost because they are free for non-profits. However, right after I switched the nameservers over to them they changed the IP address of the site. So first they ...
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2answers
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Domain still points to old web werver after deleting domain account

Yesterday, I set up an account with Example-Host.com along side with a free domain name from Example-Domains.com. I found out that my WordPress site's Admin is only compatible with >= PHP 5.3 and the ...
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2answers
820 views

Move website from host a to host b without down time dns change

I would like to move my website from host A to host B I have uploaded a copy of my site to the new host, while keeping the old copy in place with the old host I will need to update the nameservers to ...
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2answers
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How to dynamically change the host URL? [duplicate]

I have two websites, say a.com and b.com. a.com is on a paid hosting service, and b.com is on 000Webhost. 000Webhost crashes sometimes, and my site b.com becomes unreachable. So is there any way ...
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1answer
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Only I can access my hosted website! [closed]

Problem Background I have bought a domain from bigrock.com and hosted website on their server. Initially, I was not able to access my site with its name e.g.: www.sitename.com, but it was ...
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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 ...
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Renewing a SSL certificate with GoDaddy [closed]

GoDaddy sells SSL certificates for $12 per year (the most basic one). I have bought one of those last year, and now is the time to renew. However they are now asking for $50 for the renewal (the $12 ...
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1answer
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Point sub directory to another IP?

We have a website that we want to keep on it's hosting - www.domain.com. We then want to point a sub directory to hosting that is somewhere else www.domain.com/new-website. Is it possible to have ...
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1answer
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Why Google indexed the preview URL of domain?

I have some problems when the web host updated the plesk desk and the server. I looked to see which pages are indexed site:www.charchas.gr and then I looked for the preview site:charchas.gr.193-92-...
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2answers
361 views

How do I go about assigning my computer to my domain name?

I've just registered a domain name, just to test how uploading a website works (I've made heaps, but never uploaded one), and I am unsure of where to go next. I wish to use my own personal computer ...
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3answers
983 views

New domain keep pointing back to old server

I am migrating my domain to a new host, 000webhost.com. but it keeps pointing back to my old hosting, biz.nf every time I tried to access it. I know there is a DNS propagate of 24-48 hours, but my ...
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2answers
690 views

Why does my link to a Subdomain not work?

My hosting provider has problems. I put Drupal on a sub-domain of my site. When I try logging in or clicking a link it comes to a Internal server error. But if I navigate to the actual directory it ...
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3answers
126 views

Need new secure host [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? My website is being attacked too much lately and my provider is unresponsive. Logs show dozens of attempts to run mysql ...
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Domain reg transfer - will my site go down at all?

My website is hosted on my own server, however the domain is registered with fasthosts and I want to change to a different provider. Will i experience any downtime?
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Web hosting does not matter?

I have read this question. I agree that webhosting does matter in load time and how much uptime it is giving but it seems that some companies have given it a huge hype. Please have a look at this ...
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LaunchRock CNAME configs, what do they do?

Trying out LaunchRock, and ran across this: general-instructions-for-creating-your-cname-record Basically as far as I'm able to tell they only support using your sub-domain as the URL, not having ...
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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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Getting around US law [closed]

Let's suppose that someone is interested in starting a website that might be in violation of some US laws (such as copyright, gambling, pornography, etc.). I know this question isn't in the best taste,...