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How to find web hosting that meets my requirements?

This is a "catch-all" question designed to serve as an answer for all questions about choosing web hosting. Pro Webmasters no longer accepts new questions about how to choose hosting. All future ...
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How do I leave mail at the registrar while serving the web from host?

Client's domain is registered with GoDaddy where they have a mail-only plan at the moment. Now web hosting has been set up elsewhere and we need to point web service to the new host while retaining ...
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Does changing web hosting server affects SEO page ranking?

I have been hosting in a server from last 2 years. I am planning to change the hosting server. Before i change the hosting server i would like to know whether it affects my page ranking or not?
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What things required to host a website at home [closed]

I have a Linux server runing Ubuntu. On it I've installed PHP, Mysql, and Apache. I need to host a site on my server having static IP, but I don't have any experience in web hosting. Can you please ...
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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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Web hosting options for Ruby on Rails applications

What hosting options exist for Rails applications? The goal of this community wiki question is to get a feel for: what options are available advantages/disadvantages/cost of each overall opinion of ...
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Change host / keep emails

I haven't done this before so I gotta ask. I'm doing a site for a client. The current site is done in PHP, and I'll do it in ASP.NET. Now, the current hosting service does not support ASP.NET code, so ...
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How to choose between web hosting and cloud hosting?

How to choose between normal web hosting and cloud hosting, what are the key points that can make this decision easier. Does everything I can do in the normal web hosting is possible in cloud one? In ...
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2answers
589 views

Investigating and finding a web host [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I am looking for a website host and have been searching the web for similar websites(similar to my website) and ...
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2answers
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What is domain “masking” or “cloaking”? Why should it be avoided for a new web site?

What exactly is the domain name "masking" or "cloaking" offered by some hosting companies, (as opposed to redirection), and what are the various reasons it should be avoided when setting up a new web ...
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What is the best free hosting provider for my site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I have a small "hobby" site that generates almost no income for me (but still is fun to run, and that's why I keep it ...
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2k views

How can I use a custom domain with Google App Engine?

I have purchased a domain from GoDaddy and I want to host it using Google App Engine. But when I added it to the app's custom domain, it asked me to sign up for "Google Apps for Business" (it is a ...
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How can I host a large number of Wordpress sites that perform well and are easy to maintain?

My company a large number of small Wordpress sites. Currently we have about 10, but that number will eventually grow into the range of 50-70. We currently have a Linode for all of our sites, but it is ...
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What is the maximum number of DNS A-records you can use on one domain?

Is it correct that there is no limit to how many DNS A records can be set on a domain? My boss asked me this and it made me curious, I can't find anything online.
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My Sites Were Hacked. What To Do?

I host multiple domains with this very popular hosting provider and I just went into one of my sites and... I see a black page with message "Hacked by...". I checked and all my sites with the provider ...
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3answers
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How to copy Wordpress website within same hosting?

I use bluhost web hosting. I already have mysite1.com. I want to copy this website to different domains within the same hosting, eg. mysite2.com, mysite3.com, and so on. All sites will have the same ...
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What's the best way to create your own website? [closed]

I'm currently making plans for creating my own website (.com) and was looking for the cheapest solution possible that gives you the production tools you need. I was wondering, are most websites these ...
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Is it feasible to run a public-facing website from my home network?

I have to a get a very simple data entry website up and running. This website will be accessed by only a few people at a time (at most), but usually only one person, and not very frequently - maybe a ...
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3answers
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Does server location matter in same country?

I run a regional website in the US, where I'd say about 40% of our traffic and most of our returning visitors are located in 3 states. In shopping around for a new dedicated server I'm wondering how ...
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Having 2 hosting accounts in case one of downtime?

I'm looking for a simple solution to increase my website's uptime. My website consists of simple HTML and PHP pages with no database. Right right I use paid shared hosting and I sometimes find that my ...
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3answers
891 views

Installing python packages on shared hosting?

I will be hosting a Django application on hostgator.com and was wondering how can I install django apps and python packages without using pip, since I won't have access to the root account.
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684 views

DNS takes too long to resolve

I have a site and its load time needs improvement. When I monitor it, the DNS takes too long to resolve. Pls see the results here: ...
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1answer
173 views

Hosting a website with Rails, Groovy or Java servlets - shared hosting or VPS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? Are there hosting companies that cater for Rails, Groovy and Java servlets? Or is my only choice to use a VPS? If ...
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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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3answers
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How to point a domain to another subdomain?

I'm really a newbie about this issues so excuse me if this is a rather dumb question, I'm trying to point a domain a client of mine bought to a sub-domain of mine, they're both from different ...
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1answer
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Changing nameservers for a domain on GoDaddy

I am redoing a website for a friend of mine. The domain was purchased on GoDaddy. The hosting was purchased elsewhere. After having problems with the hosting company and making some updates I decided ...
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3answers
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Hosting and domain registrations for multiple clients under a single hosting account of mine?

I am finally getting regular work designing, developing, and deploying websites for small businesses and individuals. So far the websites utilize single-user content management systems, so the ...
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How much bandwidth do I need? Please help? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm an inexperienced webmaster trying to estimate hosting requirements for a site. I need to work out a dollar amount ...
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1answer
56 views

Setting up Nginx Load Balancing

I'm setting up an Nginx web server and and want to perform load balancing using the round robin method. This is what I have found thus far: upstream backend { server backend1.example.com; ...
0
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1answer
123 views

web hosting for ffmpeg.exe [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? We're searching for a web hosting that support ffmpeg.exe. Can anyone gave us a reliable web hosting that supports ...
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1answer
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How difficult is an unmanaged VPS?

I have some sites hosted on a shared-hosting/cpanel environment and need to make a move up. I have some experience running my own server, but it is very basic (a local box to do live testing/file ...
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2answers
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What are advantages and disadvantages in using VPS hosting vs standard Web hosting services?

I saw many companies offer Virtual Private Server hosting beside their Web Hosting packages. I was wondering what are the differences, pros and contros. Thanks
9
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1answer
232 views

Hosting speed tests?

Are there any sites to test the speed of your hosting? I know there are sites that will tell you why your site is slow, e.g. - YSlow, etc., but how about the speed of bandwidth you get from your ...
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Why would anyone need my registrar information for a new web site?

I work for a company that has an older website. We hired a firm to update our web site and index it properly. I have control of the actual domain name. I created an FTP site for them to use, but they ...
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277 views

What should I consider when choosing a hosting provider?

I finished my website. It's awesome! How should I go about selecting a hosting provider? What features should I look for? What "got-chas" should I be aware of?
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357 views

SEO implications of hosting a UK-based site on an EC2 instance based in Ireland

Our core business is based in the UK and our public website is also hosted in the UK. We're considering leaving our current hosting provider and moving the website to an EC2 instance, using the EU ...
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1answer
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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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6answers
504 views

Cheap Hosting Provider for Business Splash Page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm looking for a provider to host a splash page for my business. One page (index.htm) with some basic HTML (company ...
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What kind of website can be run on AWS for 10, 100, 1 thousand, 10 thousand, 100 thousand, 1 million dollars per month?

The AWS pricing is quite complicated. I am aware that every website is different and require different types of AWS services. But is there a simple way to say that for 10$ per month you can run ...
3
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2answers
363 views

How do I setup a permanent redirect from one domain to another?

I have a domain, say www.example.com which is redirected to a website built in Google Sites. I don't want different search engines treat example.com as a different site from www.example.com. How do I ...
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3answers
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Hosting a public dedicated game server with user authentication

I am basically looking for a cheap hosting provider to host a Call of Duty game server in India. But this is not a localized question actually as you will see when you go through the complete ...
9
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2answers
359 views

Can you store your site entirely with Amazon Web Services?

Can I host my entire site at AWS or do I need to have shared hosting/server in order to use AWS, my site runs on php and mysql.
4
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1answer
186 views

“https://” refers to random site, “http://” is broken, but “http://www” works

I'm running a website which is acting extremely strange. At the time of writing, this link works: http://www.example.com This link doesn't: http://example.com But it does work if you copy/paste it ...
4
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4answers
334 views

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?
3
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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 ...
2
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1answer
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Does an SSL Certificate actually require a dedicated IP?

My web host which I have been with for at least going on 8 years now is requiring a dedicated IP address, which is $3.33/Month now for assigning a SSL Certificate with my web hosting package and ...
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627 views

Free java hosting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? Anyone know url of free java hosting? Thanks!
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SEO impact of using CNAME host both naked and www URL

I have been told I can have two A records on my domain, one with www and one without. However, I have been told can cause SEO issues because google will take it as duplicate content. However when I ...
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Web Host for ASP.NET MVC Web Site

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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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?