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Is it time to add IPv6 access to my websites?

I have several dedicated servers and VPS servers, and some of those are at companies that have provided me with native IPv6 blocks (in addition to the IPv4 IP addresses). Does it currently make sense ...
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Disqus-like comment server

I'm looking at setting up a blog, and I think I want to go the static website compiler route, rather than the perhaps more conventional Wordpress route. I'm looking at using blogofile, but could use ...
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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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How to move IIS7 site from one server to another

What is the process to copy an entire .NET website from one server to another server? Both sites are running Windows Server 2008, IIS7, and SQL 2008? The base site is the live site The new site is ...
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Saving website copy and browsing saved copies

How can I automatically save site's copy each week with an option to browse saved copies? I need kind of WebArchive, but on my local computer.
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Increase Servers folder depth limit for running scripts?

I have a CMS on my site that utilises TinyMCE (the WYSIWYG text editor). The issue is that TinyMCE cannot browse for files (example: images) on the web server. I get the error: Error 324 ...
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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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Stop Apache serving filetypes

Preferably using .htaccess files, though .conf files are an option, is there any way to stop Apache serving certain filetypes? For example, .db shouldn't be served for obvious reason (privacy and ...
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Managing multiple web servers for clients

I'm looking for a way to manage many combinations of FTP's, hosting company usernames and passwords, and what websites are on what web server. We manage 3 of our own web servers and some where around ...
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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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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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How can I route traffic between two hosting servers?

I have a web site. It is designed for two target groups of users: one from Eastern Europe, second - from USA. I also have two hosting accounts - one in USA and one in Europe. I'd like to route the ...
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Good Book for Managing a Linux Web Server?

I'm being thrust into the role of managing my own web server. I will have access to some managed support, but I need a comprehensive resource I can turn to that covers: command line basics, apache and ...
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How to enable more file formats for GZIP/Deflate Compression

I enabled gzip/Deflate compression on our servers per Google's Page Speed directives, and it looks like it's now compression html/php files, but a couple file formats aren't being compressed that ...
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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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Migrate add-on domain olddomain.com to newdomain.com

I have 2 domains that are registered at GoDaddy : domaina.com (not hosted, only domain name is registered to GD) domainb.com (hosted at a different webhost, domain name registered to GD) ...
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Hosting media on separate server than web server

Basically I have a website hosted by a web hosting company which I have limited access to (ftp upload etc). I have a home server which I use to record and store audio files. Is there an elegant way or ...
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Do hosting companies, usually, allow running custom made server software?

I am starting a new project that includes subscriber registration and emailing them daily. For my project I created a server application written in c#, a website written in PHP, and a database managed ...
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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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Web Server requirements

What are the server requirements for deploying a web portal. This web portal will be used by the public for registering, querying the record and uploading documents. once uploaded, the documents need ...
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How do I modify the HTTP headers?

Google page speed rank demands me to set an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers, by changing the "Expires" and "Cache-Control: max-age". The site is hosted on a hosting company (not in ...
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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 ...
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Clean URLs issue using .htaccess in PHP project

I am working on a PHP laravel project. I am currently facing issues with .htaccess file. I have following .htaccess: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options -MultiViews RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / ...
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I want to learn about servers, where should I start? [closed]

I am interested in learning how to run a server to host a website and provide me with email and all the other features hosting companies offer. I have read snippets from all over about different ...
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Deny access to a folder on hosting server but serve the pages

My hosting server allows to host multiple websites. The directory structure is like this root |_ www.a.com |_ www.b.com |_ www.c.com |_ www.d.com I want to put some PHP files on the www.d.com ...
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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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How to add version control and seperate development server to php/web development environment? [closed]

I'm the team lead of a small group of developers. My background is primarily in application development and I've worked in larger groups where version control (SVN, Git, etc.) have been used and ...
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Deleted files still accessible without www in url

I have deleted all files and all hidden files off my server, there is nothing but log files which cannot be deleted. Ironically, files are accessible when nothing is there. Cache cleared, multiple ...
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Webserver timing out

I was working with my website yesterday when I was at home using my web address. Yesterday I installed Wordpress and it seemed to work. When I got to work today, I tried opening my website, and now ...
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Web page layout becomes broken when moved to live

I want to preface my question with the fact that I'm only a front-end web developer, so please excuse my gross lack of knowledge in this area. My company has three webservers: one for development ...
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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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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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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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Recommendations on how to validate an web server?

Does anyone know of any tools that can be run against web server to determine how compliant the server is with the various HTTP specs?
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Website Duplication issue

We just launched our New site with lots of changes in design and content. After getting into my Cpanle i came to know that my website developing company have done this to my site. The old site is ...
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Could any current, well supported CMS support a live action role playing game? [duplicate]

A group of friends and I are looking to create a system which will support and allow interactions between a group of up to 70 people using mobile devices (phones and tablets) as part of a science ...
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Nginx or Apache for a VPS? [closed]

I consider myself to be an inexperienced user/administrator when it comes to running my VPS. I can get by with a few CLI commands, I can set up Webmin and I can set up Yum repos, but beyond the very ...
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Download Link for Custom File Type

I have a client that wants to make their products firmware files available for download on their website. The firmware files have a custom extension: .bi2. The client wants the files to be downloaded ...
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Running a program that extracts data from websites

I have created a program that searches through every player of a particular online game, visits their information webpage and extracts pieces of information about them (ie. their stats). The problem ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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How to know whether this page has malware or not?

Google adwords is reporting that the following page has malware on it. Can anyone help me how to scan/track it properly? and what to do to remove this malware? ...
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Assign subdomains to separate ports on web server

I have set up an Abyss web server as a little experiment, and I want to know if it is possible to assign subdomains to different ports on the machine the web server is running on. I have a couple web ...
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Do I need a working DNS server to resolve another DNS server

I suspect this question might be more suitable to networking stack exchange but I didnt find any such site, so this seemed like the best place to ask it. I recently moved back to my native country ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...