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It depends :-). Google uses a number of factors for geotargeting ( http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/03/working-with-multi-regional-websites.html ), they include the TLD (are you using a .co.uk or a gTLD like .com?), the Webmaster Tools setting (for gTLDs), the hosting location (that would be what you're asking about) and a bunch of other ...


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While many domain name registrars also provide basic DNS hosting services for domains registered through them, it looks like your registrar may be one of the few that don't. In that case, you basically have two or three options: Use a third-party DNS provider. There are way too many of those around to list here, but just searching Google for "DNS ...


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You have to question some confusion, so I'll talk about ways to do a redirect from www to no-www: 1.Create two VirtualHost for two domains and use 301 redirect: NameVirtualHost *:80 <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com DocumentRoot "/path/to/site" </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName www.example.com Redirect ...


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At its root, this is almost certainly a database problem. The first thing to check is the indexes on the tables. If the full-text search is fast and the SELECT is slow, then there are most likely JOINS being performed that could benefit from indexes, possibly even composite indexes. You will need to profile the application (run a trace using SQL Profiler) ...


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The free tier isn't unlimited. If you go over the limits, how do you expect them to charge you? From the terms: When your free usage expires or if your application use exceeds the free usage tiers, you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates (see each service page for full pricing details).


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The advantage of CloudFront is that it serves your content geographically near to your users. A dedicated server is only in one location, but enables you to do lots of different things. You can't easily compare the two things.


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I'm afraid I couldn't help you with the complications of setting up a Postfix mailserver, however with regards to your questions about the DNS records: The MX record you have created looks fine, provided that you have checked that (a) you have no other MX records with a priority less than 10, and (b) you have definately also got an A record setup for ...


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Your host name also needs to be added to /etc/hosts in 127.0.0.1 section. If you haven't rebooted since editing /etc/hostname you also need to set the hostname using the hostname command. This normally happens at bootup from /etc/hostname. Here is a script that I use to make sure the host name is set correctly on my Ubuntu ec2 instance: #!/bin/sh set -e ...


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Doesn't matter what directory you run the command in, however it will save the sql dump file into the folder your currently in if using SSH to run the command. If you would like to save the file in an alternative path or should you be running it using a cron job then simply edit the last string with the full path you'd like to save the file too, i.e DBNAME ...


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From What are the most commonly used and basic Apache htaccess redirects? contributed by bybe: Catch all and redirect non-www to www You should opt to use mod_write for redirecting all requests for non www versions of your site because the $1 varible will catch page names, so example.com/page1/ will automaticly redirect to www.example.com/page1/. ...


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I found out that no specific server type is necessary in the case of using a custom Node.js server. You should be able to either leave the server type field blank or, in my case, select "other" as the type.


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You are checking your DNS records by using Who.is. A big problem with this is that Who.is does not always perform a Whois lookup or DNS record check live, in real time. They also appear to cache Whois data and DNS data for an unspecified amount of time. To check your DNS records in real time, you'd want to use dig from the command prompt (if you have this ...


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No. The reason this won't negatively impact your SEO is because of something called DNS. Basically DNS resolves your Domain Name back to your IP address. When you're setting up accounts on various sites for Webmaster tools, they're only concerned with the domain name. When they attempt to crawl the site, they will perform a DNS lookup to find the IP. If the ...


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You can take steps to optimise the DB. For example, you can have full-text index fields which increases the reponse time for SQL search queries dramatically (particularly when it includes medium - large bodies of text). Beyond that, You need to have a look at what the problem is. Without access to source code it's difficult but it seems to me that, if the ...


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This tutorial explains how to setup a virtual host in ubuntu on apache2, it's really quite easy. https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/httpd.html Though you do not need a CNAME, what you should be adding is an A record. Basically in your DNS management create an A record with the subdomain name and the server IP. Give it a few minutes and your subdomain ...


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I use SendGrid.com with Azure. There is an API, but the easiest way is to just use their SMTP server. Pricing is very reasonable, a couple of dollars for thousands of emails per month. I previously used Google Apps but there are limitations, like 1000 emails per days, which could be a problem if you have to send in bulk. Regarding receiving emails, I use ...


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You do not want to host a whole website on amazon. Only parts of it. For example. your global images and sprites, or your apps. And Godaddy is not a good hosting service. They are only good for domain regs.


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You could consider using Microsoft's Window Azure cloud platform instead of Amazon's cloud as there is good in-built support for the technologies you have mentioned. To start experimenting with Azure, you can try it out with a free Windows Azure Platform 30 Day Pass & see if it fits your requirements.


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You may have better luck with your question at the AWS Developer forum and I think this thread may be helpful to you Partial quote from thread linked to above. "EC2 data transfer usage will be given in bytes for each type of Data Transfer (for eaxmple, DataTransfer-Regional-Bytes, DataTransfer-Out-Bytes or DataTransfer-In-Byte). Regarding inbound data ...


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Since OP is not clear on storage vs transfer: For storage (not transfer) the UsageValue is provided in byte-hours, per Davin@AWS here: https://forums.aws.amazon.com/message.jspa?messageID=499351#499351 billing is on a byte-hour basis so then divide the total value by 1024*1024*1024 (GB) * 24 (hrs) This was the most succinct answer I have found for ...


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From the Cloudera forums Hadoop HDFS is optimized for large streaming operations and sacrifices certain features - notably low latency file access - to simplify some implementation details. This makes it less than ideal for a CDN storage layer. That said, HBase, a column oriented data store which sits on top of HDFS and provides low latency, random reads, ...


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This is the Time to First Byte and is determined by how long it takes the application to return any information. You would need to provide more information on the system you are using for specifics but I would look first at the application setup rather than the hosting for optimisation. For example Magento can be a very "heavy" application without some form ...


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At the time this question was asked, this was not something RDS supported. Subsequently, though, AWS announced point-and-click copy of Amazon RDS DB Snapshots across AWS Regions. To launch an instance from a snapshot in a different region, you have to first copy the snapshot from the region where it was created and stored, into the target region. In the ...


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I try this and it works for me: Insert the script code below at the end of your HTML code, just before the tag: <script> var _gaq=[['_setAccount','UA-XXXXXXXX-X'],['_trackPageview']]; (function(d,t){var g=d.createElement(t),s=d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0]; ...


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There is no secret methodology to be determined here, and no need to do what you are trying to do. You should bid what the machines are worth to you, because you will not pay any more than the market demands. Now, I previously believed Amazon would just charge me for the highest price right above the next lowest competitor automatically ... I'm not sure ...


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It does not appear that your DNS settings are correct. $ ping twitterrecovery.com ping: unknown host twitterrecovery.com $ dig twitterrecovery.com ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;twitterrecovery.com. IN A No CNAME record has actually been in your domain records. Unless you use a www subdoman, you are going to have problems when not using route53. If ...


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First, use <VirtualHost *:80> instead of <VirtualHost 1.1.1.10:80>. That way your virtual host applies no matter what the IP address of your server is. Second, you need to issue a redirect if the host name isn't what you expect. I would recommend having two virtual hosts. The first is the default one for any unexpected domain names or IP ...


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You should have your website and your database in the same availability zone. It should be faster You are less exposed to the risk of an availability zone going down. When you spread your web server and database between two, your website goes down if either of them goes down. RDS has an option to have a hot spare of the database running in another ...


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Since you are using Amazon, there is no reason for you to use your domain providers "invisible redirection". Instead you should: Sign up for Amazon AWS Route 53 DNS Service In route 53, create a "Hosted Zone" for your domain Add an A records for both .yourdomain.com and www.yourdomain.com with the static IP address of your ec2 machine. Go to your domain ...


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It is going to vary wildly. Mostly, you are going to need to track the maintenance and downtime schedules for two zones, and you'll lose a lot of in-region pricing discounts on bandwidth.



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