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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to setup CloudFlare Origin CA with a wordpress server hosted on Amazon AWS?

Many might know that recently CloudFlare introduced something really amazing for everyone with a domain: CloudFlare Origin CA. I have a WordPress website hosted on Amazon AWS, and what I initially ...
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What Ranks Better? Faster Server located in foreign country or Slower Server from same country?

95% of my website traffic is from India and 5% from USA. What happens if I host my server with higher resources in USA or with lower resources in India. Will it have any effect on the ranking of my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Setting up another server at another address

Im not really that knowledgeable in servers and set-ups, but have my own dedicated server that runs my business website. Currently both name servers of my domain are the same server, which I intent ...
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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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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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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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Using one index file in all directories and subdirectories

I have an index.php file, which processes content of a directory it is located in and renders output to the browser. The problem is that the directory structure it is supposed to serve is rather ...
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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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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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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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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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Have UserDir enabled but also want to rewrite url if called differently

I am setting up a new server for our users to use have have personal webspace on. I have in my httpd.conf of apache the directives for UserDir as follows UserDir disabled root UserDir public_html ...