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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 ...
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Filezilla claims there is not enough disk space on our microsoft azure webserver

We run a website on a microsoft azure webserver, but today we face a problem when trying to upload files to that webserver using Filezilla FTP client. Whenever I try to upload anything, filezilla ...
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Restricting access using IP address / Network Redirection?

I have a situation where we have a web server (lets call it A) that is hosting a set of HTTP based services. Due to some client restrictions, this web server is not open to the outside world but ...
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Can you set custom DNS for a file/directory trailing the TLD of a domain (e.g. domain.com/robots.txt)?

I'm in a situation where I'm looking to set a different DNS record for a certain file on a domain, (specifically www.domain.com/robots.txt), from the root (www.domain.com). (The situation is that I'...
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What Webserver Do I Need For A Social App [duplicate]

I am making a social application that its base work is like twitter. When user opens app,it fetches data(texts and images) from server and listitems will be filled and users can be followed and etc. ...
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failed httpd starting on a centos/apache web server

I installed a ffmpeg module on a web server (centos) after that httpd broke. How can I fixed it? when I typed: /etc/init.d/httpd start I got this error: Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 5 ...
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How to execute PHP from TinyWeb

How do I set up my system to get TinyWeb to execute PHP scripts? Mongoose asked me to specify the location of php-cgi.exe, but I'm not sure how to do this for TinyWeb.
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How do I turn 'off' a (hosted) domain's web server while leaving email intact?

I have a web hosting account at HostGator (for a domain registered with Namecheap), where I would like to only use email, and completely turn off the website/webserver (for that domain), such that it ...
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Websites sharing the same IP address

I have always been confused by the idea that multiple websites sharing the same IP address. I mean if there is a webserver out there that has an IP address. I can simply key in this IP address with ...
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Recommendations for small hosting solution with lots of support [duplicate]

I maintain a personal website though have never put much effort in building up the front-end. I really just use it as a testbed for various projects I'm working on or tinkering with. For a few years ...
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Can I rent a multipurpose server for gaming and web hosting?

I am thinking about renting a server. The problem is, there aren't just "servers", like one would build at home, there are game servers, web servers, etc. Now the first question would be: can I rent ...
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High cost of making a website? [closed]

There was a rumor about the US's HealthCare website costing around $600 million to create. I looked online, and found that to be a myth, and the real number to be in the range of $93-175 million ...
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Receving an error when trying to access my site with Opera mini: “could not locate remote server” [closed]

I always receive an error when I try to access my site via Opera mini on Android (version: 7.5 build: 33361): could not locate remote server I've used another browser on the same device and it can ...
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Securing cPanel and WHM

Is there a way I can trace users who log in in my cPanel and WHM? I know about cPHulk but it just records users who attack the server. I just want to record every user their IP address that log into ...
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Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers [duplicate]

I just finished a website that I designed and submitted it to Google PageSpeed Insights for performance reviews, and this is the results I got: It says I need to set expiry date or a maximum age in ...
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GoDaddy/NameCheap servers or my own servers?

I am in Pakistan. Here we have the latest technology but we have frequent electricity loadshedding. If I want to start an online education system catering the students of Pakistan only, should I ...
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Should we allow HEAD requests?

Our web application is predominantly read-only. As such we only allow GET requests. However, we regularly get errors in our logs because of user agents making HEAD requests. I've seen these come from ...
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Still prompted for a password after adding SSH public key to a server

I'm attempting to setup a git repository on my Dreamhost web server by following the "Setup: For the Impatient" instructions here. I'm having difficulty setting up public key access to the server. ...
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What happens when overwriting a static file?

Say you've got a purely static website. It's popular so people are often visiting your index.html. What happens when you use your ftp client to overwrite the file? Will people ever see any odd results?...
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Which is more supported by web clients (browsers): SAN (Subject Alternative Name) or Wildcard SSL Certificates?

Which are more widely supported by browser clients, wildcard or SAN certificates? I need to decide between using a SAN cert or a wildcard cert. Client/browser compatibility is my biggest concern.
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Accessing a development LAMP server as if it were the live server by faking the URL

At the moment I have my test server set-up like so http://localhost/~callum but I want to set-up a fake url so I can link javascripts and CSS files from my PHP files. Hope this makes sense any help is ...
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Is it possible to use server-X's mail server for a site hosted in server-Y?

I have 2 hosting server and domain. Let say domain-X is pointed to server-X & domain-Y is pointed to server-Y. Hosted a site on server-Y & a sub-domain of domain-X is forwarded to domain-Y....
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Allow other people to upload to my home web server (inc mysql)

Apologies if this is on the wrong place. I've set up a web server at home, it's basic and is currently running using xampp, I plan on replacing it with an old mac g5 soon and mamp or individual ...
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Issue when changing Joomla! 3.1 server

I am changing my Joomla server from last host to another (the domain changed to). First I made a ZIP backup with all of my instalation files (even .htaccess/php.ini/etc...), I mean, ALL files from my ...
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Uploaded files to home web server only showing when accessed from server

I've not set up a home web server before so chances are I've made many mistakes. I've used XAMPP on the pc, set up the name servers, used freedns and so far so good. The site is visible, online and ...
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Best web environment for running python powered website [closed]

I am new into python programming. 1st is was a php developer. Learnt php by poking around the internet. now in my collage course most of the course are based on python or java. So i thought to Get ...
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Website hosting [duplicate]

First off I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this question, if it is please direct me to the correct place. Ok with that out of the way I have a question about where to host my website. I ...
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Resources to learn IIS on Windows Server 2012

I'm trying to learn how to manage IIS on Windows Server 2012 but I'm not sure where to look at. Can someone point out some books, videos, tutorials or other resources about that?
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How to find what is maxing out my entry processes?

My site has been going down due to the max number of Entry Processes being hit. Here's a screenshot from cPanel: Looking into the Resource Usage Details, I'm seeing I/O and Entry Processes max out ...
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How to access a website hosted on a shared server (and IP), when its domain is not working?

I'm trying to find out alternative ways to access a website (not mine), which has temporarily lost its domain name due to it expiring. The site owner didn't realise the domain would expire and it has ...
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Server log what does “ho=<something>” mean?

I have got a Joomla site that got hacked and I am looking at the server logs and I see something like: GET /bind.php ho=mx01.1and1.es&po=25&ma=cristina%40bpmlighting.com&lo=cristina&...
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Does Image Hosting affects CPU usage on webservers?

I am working on an android app in which i am including an image gallery. The images will be stored on Webserver and will be accessible by app. I want to know that if I only store images on webserver ...
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Setting up VPS: How to configure name servers

So I got a VPS set up (LAMP) and have transfered a couple of sites over. Now I want to point my domain names from the old host to the new VPS host, which does not have any name servers yet. On my ...
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Website still displays deleted files

I went to update a website's CSS today and noticed whenever I uploaded the file with my changes nothing would happen - no changes would appear on my site. This was the same with any of the images I ...
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Trying to improve the server response time

I have used the Google Developer PageSpeed Test and it suggests this: Improve server response time Suggestions for this page Long web server response times delay page loading. Reduce your response ...
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Reading .mht webpages from server

We have some .mht files which load fine from local files but when loaded from the remote webserver display as junk text. What can I do to make them work correctly from our webserver?
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How can I get access logs from TMG? (e.g,. GET method requests)

I'm using QRadar as a SIEM solution. I want to integrate TMG logs so that I can obtain/search GET requests with specific extensions (e.g., .jpg, .html, .php). I know in Apache you can get this ...
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What is the web server that suits my need? [duplicate]

I have a website which has around 500 visits per day, 10000 per month and it is powered by Joomla. It is a website where user can create new entries and can also look up entries which are saved in ...
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what should be my initial address for sitemap and robots.txt if I'm using redirection

What should be my initial adress when using this site: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com? I have a folder inside my root where I have all my files. For example I have domain.com and my start directory is ...
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CSS files not updating on FTP transfer overwrite

I have a weird issue: I have made changes to a CSS document but when I upload it and overwrite the existing file nothing changes - the old file remains. I have tried this on several FTP clients to ...
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Am I being hacked or harvested? [closed]

I just did some log analysis of Q1 for one of my client's sites. There were about 30,000 sessions created for this site for each of the five separate IP addresses starting with 79.171.81.xxx. 150,000 ...
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Can I redirect the HTTP request towards an old folder to the homepage using .htaccess file?

I have to following situation: I had an old blog that was made using Joomla (this blog was indexed well enough by search engines). For some problems I delete it and I have create it again using ...
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htaccess doesnt work in subfolder

I'm using xampp with apache on my windows machine. My directory structure is: C:/xampp/htdocs ---------------/Sync --------------------/ProtectedFolderA -------------------------------------/....
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Web server with or without Panel [closed]

I start a Web server for my company for hosting about 15 website and I didn't install a Control Panel, I do everything by command and i'm pretty comfortable with it but do you think i'm losing time by ...
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Setting up a VM testing server [MySQL, HTML, & PHP webstore] Testing for SQL correctness?

Question: Is there a way to test for correctness once the SQL DB copy has been installed on the local machine so I can confidently move to step number 3? Is there any information on the web that would ...
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hidden_html - What is this for?

My host provides pre-made folders (softaculous, public_html, public_ftp) and one of them is hidden_html. I'm curious as to what this folder is for. I realize it's just a folder on the server and ...
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Client expects additional 'free' work outside of contract [closed]

I am currently working on a freelance project where my client expects me to set up his entire server from scratch. Right now the server has a clean / unconfigured version of IIS 6 installed. While ...