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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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Trying to point domain name to new server, but there are other NS records I cannot change

In my domain registrars console I see the following: I have added my name servers to the bottom, but the domain name is not redirecting. I see there are 2 NS records above mine that I cannot ...
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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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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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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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Nameserver Update and Gmail Account

I have a domain name with GoDaddy and I have my domain name setup with Google to receive email using that domain name (name@mydomain.com). Yesterday I bought a WinHost account and had to update the ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I use ClamAV on GoDaddy shared hosting?

My Linux shared hosting (GoDaddy) doesn't have ClamAV installed. Unfortunately, I'm not a Linux expert; so I don't know exactly what is involved in installing an application on a Linux. So, my ...
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Cannot change file permission via FTP: '500 - command not understood'

I have an old site that is in danger of being compromised as many of the directories and files have permissions set to 777. However, when I try to change them to 555 via FileZilla I get the error ...
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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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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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cPanel SSL installation

I've tried transferring SSL issued by GoDaddy to Linux based server. The website was originally hosted in Windows. After the installation is completed, I got a message like this in cPanel: ...
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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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University-like web hosting [closed]

I recently finished my PhD, and so my student web space is no more. My postdoc institution doesn't offer webspace to postdocs. And now, for the first time in 7 years, I have no website. I've been ...
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Rehosting content from another server

We have a set of static pages that will augment a customer's existing site. The pages will not reside on the customer's servers for logistical reasons and because we need to maintain control of the ...
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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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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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How to create a subdomain using a script

How can one create a new subdomain using a script? Creating a new database or database table is something I'm familiar with. If this is not possible, how does About.com create all the subdomains they ...
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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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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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How to know the request handling capacity of my website?

I want to find out how much traffic my website can handle. Like for example, 1000 simultaneous requests per second, or 1 lakh visitors online. My website is newly started, and it is on shared ...
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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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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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Will using two different tracking codes affect my SERP

Hello everyone and thanks for your time! I am now facing a problem after a site migration. New site is basically an improved version of old site, with the same content and some extras. After ...
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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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Effect on Google rankings if my site is down?

What happens to my Google rankings when my site goes down for a short or long period of time?
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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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Creating a subdomain of a free subdomain

I have a free subdomain and was wondering if I could create a subdomain of that subdomain. e.g foo.bar.example.com
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one hosting space for two websites

I have a hosting + domain with a hosting company. My question is: can I have a second website just by purchasing a new domain? This is, I could develop a second website under ...
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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 ...
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Are there security considerations with choosing shared vs VPS vs dedicated hosting

Are there security disadvantages to using a shared hosting environment instead of a VPS or dedicated server? Could using a shared server or a VPS be considered negligence in the event of a security ...
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Restrict access to directories hosting different sites

My hosting provider requires that my primary domain (let's call it example.com) points to my public_html root. I also own several other domains (let's call them exampleA.com and exampleB.com) that are ...
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Using Cloudflare service on new hosting provider

I've changed my hosting provider today and bought a new host from another provider but i have this problem. about my previous host: my previous hosting was also the one that registered my domain. ...
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How bad of an idea is it to host unrelated sites on the same server? [closed]

I apologize in advance for the opinionated nature of this question, but I want to get some advice based on people's real world experience with this sort of thing. By profession, I'm a software ...
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Cannot log in to phpMyAdmin with users account: Get root override message

I am trying to access phpMyAdmin but I get: "You are logged in with the root, or reseller's password" message, even though I am logged in using the users account (not my root account). I have tried ...