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GoDaddy Unlimited Space+ VS Google App Engine/AWS

I am wondering why GoDaddy offers "Unlimited Space+ and Bandwidth", but Google app engine/AWS charges on usage. Is it REALLY unlimited? If GoDaddy offers lower rate, why do people still use Google app ...
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VPS resource alerts for “dcachesize” and “oomguarpages”

I am running 1 vbulletin forum, 1 wordpress, 2 opencart (e-commerce) and 3 simple html sites on my VPS. Sometimes I get warnings like these: Dec 04, 2014 12:11:29 AM Resource Resource ...
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Do web hosts really mean 'Unlimited'?

I'm developing a webapp where my users can save a lot of images, videos and audio on my site. I need a hosting service which offers large disk space. Many hosting services say 'Unlimited', but do ...
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Does using free webhosting affect a site's search ranking?

We have two sites, one which uses free hosting and one which uses paid hosting. The site with free hosting is taking a while to get indexed by Google, while the site with paid hosting was indexed ...
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Mail Hosting That Will Allow Outbound Bulk Mail? [closed]

No, I'm not a spammer! I do volunteer work for a non-profit social services agency. They send out daily email with several hundred recipients on each message. Their web hosting company has been ...
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Domain Transfer Email Question

I have a domain name owned by Company A, webhosting and emailhosting package in the hands of Company B, And I want to transfer the webhosting and emails from B to C. I'm guessing I need to contact A ...
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Put a Subdomain on a Different Server Hosting

I have a domain (www.mydomain.com) hosted on Hosting A. How can I have the subdomain (sub.mydomain.com) to be hosted on Hosting B?
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What web hosting service should i go for? [duplicate]

I want to launch a website and since i am really new at this i am not able to decide what web hosting service will be best for me. Godaddy is the name i am hearing everywhere but few people say that ...
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What changes are coming that would reduce the problems assosciated with HTTPS compared to HTTP? [closed]

I have a web site under development. It is used for surveys but there's an advertising component. As it is very new I have used almost all the latest technologies. AngularJS, ASP.NET WebAPI 2 etc. ...
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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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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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Which is better for a file sharing website: VPS or Dedicated hosting? [closed]

I'm going to start a file sharing website but I can't decide what to choose : VPS or dedicated , dedicated is expensive and I'm not sure if VPS is enough for this, I know that I need Hard Disk space ...
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Where can I find a place to upload m applets? [duplicate]

Good afternoon! I am in a beginner java class and am currently learning about making applets. Chrome is not letting me run them locally (they do run in appletviewer no problem) and I would like to ...
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Tips on hosting a non-web framework based application on a Windows host (i.e. - not IIS, Apache, etc.)?

I've tried to research this question on the web using Google but anything related to hosting almost invariably brings up a ton of pseudo-review/affiliate sites. I need to host a Windows application ...
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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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Buy a domain name (without hosting) and host emails on a different provider

I bought a domain name on a registrar's website for a cheap price but it didn't include hosting. Now I realized I'd like to have emails sent to me@mydomain.com. My friend has a hosting account and he ...
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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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Phishing alert but file never existed

I got an alert from Google Webmasters. They say the following file was present in my host: example.com/~jhostgop/identity.php I checked my files and it never existed at all. I've experience this ...
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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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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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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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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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Google Analytics Filters not removing traffic from other domain

We have a frustrating problem where someone copied our site code including our Google Analytics code. So we are getting stats logged from their site which is very frustrating. I have setup 4 Filters, ...
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Hosting torrent tracker in legal countries

In what countries it is legal to host torrent traacker? I mean without future issues with laws like illegal movie, software downloading.
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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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Website Disaster Recovery Strategy using DNS

I am attempting to formulate a Disaster Recovery strategy for our company website and would like to know if the following is even possible theoretically or practically? If I ask our Domain registrar ...
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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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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 change....
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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 scheme://host.domain:...
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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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336 views

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, ...