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Wildcard domain like *.example.com in Plesk?

I have a webserver with Plesk which is set up to host my main domain, e.g. 'example.com' (and also www.example.com for that matter). Now I want it to also support any subdomain, so whenever somebody ...
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Security issues with PHP with cPanel and shared hosting

if this is not the correct forum for this question please tell me! When one has an account on a shared server host running cPanel, the account runs in a jailed environment where access to files is ...
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Prevent search bots from indexing server (sub)domain name

A web application I wrote is hosted on an in-house server with the name myserver, which is under my university's domain (department.uni.edu), resulting in the server's address being ...
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Set A + Dynamic DNS record on a domain registrar (bigrock.in) which doesn't support DynDNS without transferring

I have a domain registered with bigrock.in, and I wanna host it on a home webserver. However my home IP address keeps changing and I rely on using clients like ddclient etc. I use them for some ...
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Host Server relocation procedure

I have this technical issue below... We have this domino server in our DMZ that hosts multiple websites. This server has a public ip x.x.x.x. Now we are asked to move this server away from our ...
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Possible to make virtual servers on hosted web server? [closed]

I own a debian root web server at an ISP. By own I mean, I rent the server with a package, I do not own the hardware and such. No plesk or anything else. All configuration is done by hand (well, a ...
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What are the most popular web frameworks in use? [closed]

I saw a Youtube ad the other day saying Ruby on Rails is a widely deployed framework for large sites and that made me curious, what are the frameworks being used to really power the web in big places? ...
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Estimating Server Resources

I am planning on building a Wordpress multisite with a business and revenue model based on edublogs.com and Wordpress.com. As I am selecting the test and the production environment, how would I go ...
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Is index.html required?

I understand that a web server looks for a default page file to serve such as (source): index.html index.htm default.html (Windows servers) However, I am wondering if this is necessary and what ...
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How to respond to maliciously spoofed site? [duplicate]

I recently stumbled into a spoofed version of StackOverflow and reported it to Google, SO and posted this question on SO Meta. Almost two weeks later that offending site is still up and serving awful ...
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Would ordering multiple IP addresses increase my adsense income?

Currently I manage a server housing multiple domains on one IP address. Only one domain with relatively rich content has adsense. The remaining domains do not use adsense, and one domain consists of ...
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Installing AWStats?

Recently I have been getting fed up with Google Analytics, as it is missing a lot of information, whether it not being there to begin with, or getting anonymous data (such as browser used). I have ...
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Multiple touchscreen setup/display

I hope this is in the correct SE area. I have been tasked with designing a touchscreen interface for multiple display screens. I have successfully designed this using html, css & php (a simple ...
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Server overload upon deleting files

On my website, I've shared a few files that could be downloaded and installed by XBMC / Kodi software, i.e addons and a repository to download and install these addons. Now, here's the interesting ...
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nginx redirect subdomain to a url path

I have a requirement where I need to point xyz.tld to abc.def.tld. Additionally I would have to internally rewrite/redirect abc.def.tld to def.tld/abc. So the final result here I intend is when I ...
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Free Web hosting with good security [duplicate]

I want to host a website using a free Web hosting service. Can I know which would be a good Web server host that can be used reliably? Webpage is created using bootstrap. Please name a good hosting ...
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Changes to server not reflected on website

The disclaimer: I've looked around for this for a while and didn't find anything - I'm guessing it's a common question and I just don't know how to ask it so sorry about this (almost certainly) being ...
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What should I look for when getting a web host for a Wordpress site and php API's for my mobile applications? [duplicate]

I am an iOS developer and I want to expand and get a server (not to buy it, web hosting...i guess). I want a place where to put a site(probably WordPress site&blog), and a place where I can put my ...
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Good idea to reveal server error logs to strangers for help diagnosing?

I have a WordPress website that's being served, but with a 500 status code. I want help diagnosing the problem behind the error, but don't know what information in the logs I should keep under wraps ...
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When will Google report correct results with its fetch tool?

I visited Google Webmaster Tools(Google Search Console) today after resubmitting sitemaps for my website, and while Google is happy to index more HTML pages of my site, it however has not indexed a ...
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What is this bot in server logs?

Noticed this bot in the top ten bots in the server logs: dwbot Coming from the United States. Does any one have any idea what it is?
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Unable to add new host to Apache webserver

I already have two hosts pointing to my machine, and I am trying to add a third "webmail.user.domain.com, but I receive DNS failure lookup. I created a configuration file for "webmail" with the same ...
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Do I have to redirect every page or just the domain?

Say I have a www.example.net and www.example.net and example.com is an Amazon S3 site setup to redirect all pages work fine i.e www.example.com/page1.html redirects to www.example.net/page1.html buy ...
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Using my Home server Mail server and pointing DNS [duplicate]

I have my own webserver on my home PC. I also have a mail server too. I have been pointing my paid server to my mail server and I'm just wasting $15 a month for this, so how can I get my domain to ...
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Multiple Websites on Multiple Servers behind One External IP

Brief I’m currently working on a project to bring two of our hosted servers (one email, one web) in-house to run alongside our other web server. Hosting one web server is fairly straightforward, but ...
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click log / raw click stream data - will it be created automatically by server or do I need to enable any settings?

I need the 'click data' in raw form on the webserver. Due to security reasons I can not give any access of my website to third party. If I get the raw click log somewhere on the server, I can use ...
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Does Server Location matter for SEO if you have a CDN?

I'm looking into specialised hosting for WP, one provider has three different server locations but none in the UK. However, they have over 30 CDN locations. My question is, if I decide to put my site ...
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100% CPU usage while stressing with SIEGE -c5

I've tried apache benchmark and siege for stressing my web server, unfortunately my VPS CPU goes 100% with only 5 concurrent users. I'm also using cache engine for my wordpress site. According to ...
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Enabling URL rewriting for API

I'm new to configuring API web servers and I'm trying to enable URL rewriting for the server so that a user can go to my public DNS.com/getAlbum to access a method within my api.php file (assumption, ...
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Considering what server/cloud service for a responsive website [duplicate]

The website will be internationally used by it's users. The website will have a database containing Images and text. The website is for price comparison between products. Data will be Scraped from 60 ...
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How to test the speed of my server inet connection?

The connection speed our webapp is showing (from my office) is much slower than my connection speed to a SpeedTest.net site in the same city. I can test my internet using SpeedTest.net to Houston ...
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Configure my vps and domain name [closed]

I have a vps set with an padres and i also have a domain name at a hosting provider. I want to connect the domain name to the padres of the vps my hosting provider doesn't give support how to fix ...
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Is there a difference between an empty robots.txt and no robots.txt at all?

On a webserver I now have to admnistrate I noticed that the robots.txt is empty. I wondered if there's a difference between an empty robots.txt and no file at all. Do crawlers behave differently in ...
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Can having domain reg. + hosting with the same company make for a faster loading website?

Curious to know if there is / can be any slowdown from having one's domain name registered with one company, but hosted with another. I'm guessing the answer is either: "Not necessarily", given ...
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How do I determine if a redirection was due to DNS or the webserver?

I had an issue this week where the webhost altered my DNS settings, but the website, whether I typed in example.com or www.example.com would always resolve to www.www.example.com and I couldn't figure ...
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Cannot find index for non www

The domain points to an A-Record name server, and as of now the name servers are defaulted to registrar (GoDaddy). I went into /var/www directory and edited index.html to <meta http-equiv="refresh" ...
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One domain name - two servers? Is It Possible? [duplicate]

I want to use one domain name on 2 servers at a time.If one server is not working then my visitors can see my website without any problem from other server.Can i use one domain name on two different ...
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Error 500 on new sub-domain

I have just uploaded a site on a sub-domain, In fact on the 3rd Sub-domain. All the 4 site ( 1 Main, and the 3 on SUB) are completely separate from each other. Now, the site was developed ...
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Does uploading index.php protect the other files that would normally be visible in that directory?

PHP is a mystery for me. In the FTP main directory of my website, I uploaded 2 files: a.txt and b.txt. If I enter my website address in my browser I can view both a.txt and b.txt. However when I ...
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Dynamic website on a static server [closed]

I plan to design a website with Joomla (requires PHP and MySQL). However on my webserver there is neither PHP nor MySQL available because this is cheaper. My idea: 1.) Design the (dynamic) website ...
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How do I get my website to another server? [duplicate]

My old server will be suspended and I will get another server. I have just WordPress on it. What do I need to do to make a perfect (without problems) switch to the new server? What I already did is, ...
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What's the point of cross-origin resource sharing if there's a bunch of CORS proxies running?

I never really liked the direction CORS (cross-origin resource sharing) is taking. I think there's a misconception how client-server communication should work. The general concept is: User: Hello ...
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How do I get ngix to stop listening on port 80?

I'm running a node.js webserver on an Amazon Linux EC2, but I can't listen on port 80 because there's an nginx server listening on that port: [ec2-user@ip-172-31-39-178 server]$ sudo netstat -tulpn ...
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Which web server should I select during SSL certificate activation if I run a custom Node.js server?

Which web server should I select during SSL certificate activation if I run a custom Node.js server? I need to know to activate my SSL certificate. There are many options such as: Apache cPanel ...
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Piwik not recording site visits on remote server

I have two different web servers at the moment: Webserver 1 is hosting www.example.com, this webserver hosts just basic website files, no databases or anything extra, just the html files. The pages ...
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What would prompt multiple web crawlers to scan a site?

I ask because a few of my servers are currently being scanned by 5+ bots: Bing, Google, Baidu, Sougu, and Yandex, along with Google's mobile bots and others. Is this just bad luck or could something ...
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When webservers send a page, why don't they send all required CSS, JS, and images without being asked?

When a web page contains a single CSS file and an image, why do browsers and servers waste time with this traditional time-consuming route: browser sends an initial GET request for the webpage and ...
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Will /sbin/nologin Protect Apache from Bash Exploit CVE-2014-6271 [closed]

It was announced widely today (September 24, 2014) that it is possible to manipulate environment variables to execute approximately arbitrary code on *nix systems where Bash is the default shell. ...
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Understanding the maximum hit-rate supported by a web-server

I would like to crawl a publicly available site (and one that's legal to crawl) for a personal project. From a brief trial of the crawler, I gathered that my program hits the server with a new ...
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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 ...