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A computer program running as a service, a physical computer dedicated to running one or more such services or a software/hardware system such as a database server, file server, mail server, or print server.

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Website is under maintenance - how to restrict access?

Currently, my website is under maintenance. I want to be the only person who's able to access/view the website online until I finish maintenance. How to set restrictions to others? I hate stalkers.
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Can DNS point to specific port?

I got virtual machine on some server and my URL is something like this. Can I get DNS who will point to specific port ? One more thing. If I cant do that, can my virtual ...
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best practice to migrate server

i'm planning to migrate my server from one hosting to another, hence I need to change the dns for my domain name. but the problem is, dns propagating takes a few hours to really complete. Problem is, ...
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How to host a single website on multiple servers?

I'm planning on releasing an iOS app that downloads video from my server. If hundreds of people on the launch day try to do this, then my website and the services that my server provides will clearly ...
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What things required to host a website at home [closed]

I have a Linux server runing Ubuntu. On it I've installed PHP, Mysql, and Apache. I need to host a site on my server having static IP, but I don't have any experience in web hosting. Can you please ...
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How to verify what modules are active on my server?

While trying to solve a problem on my website, a recommendation about my .htaccess file I got was First of all, please check on the server for all the different modules if they are enabled, and ...
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If I am in the UK, does it matter if my web server is physically located in the USA?

I am located in the UK, and most of my clients are also in the UK. However. I find some of the products available in the US to be easier to use. I won’t name specific companies, but the price and ...
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When did you decide to use a CDN? How did you measure the "success" of using a CDN?

When did you decide to use a Content Delivery Network? How did you measure the "success" of using a CDN to help justify the additional cost? Added a bounty. Hoping to get interesting stories from ...
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How Can I Secure A VPS Installation?

What are the basic steps to securing a VPS installation that I plan to install Webmin on to host my blogs and personal projects?
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How to implement WordPress in a subdirectory, hosted on a different server?

I am working with a client who already has a custom e-commerce website set up at their own domain e.g. We want to host their WordPress blog at a subdirectory of their domain e.g. example....
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Does server location and geo location based on IP impact SEO?

I was browsing through a VPS provider and came across this information for additional IPs. Is this true? One of the main criteria Google takes into account when ranking every website is loading ...
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How can I update my site without forcing users to wait?

Downtime is inconvenient for users and currently they have to wait any time a site's engine is being upgraded. Additionally, when using off-the-shelf scripts there's a risk that a setting change won't ...
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One domain, multiple IP addresses

I have a domain-name, and I want to host the website on two servers. One server is located in Europe and one in Asia. How can you route European people to the European server and Asian people to the ...
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Page loading problem. Page is very slow

Regarding the domain, there is a problem where it sometimes loads fast, sometimes very slow. The domain is registered by godaddy, the server is in Germany. But when the ...
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How to dynamically change the host URL? [duplicate]

I have two websites, say and is on a paid hosting service, and is on 000Webhost. 000Webhost crashes sometimes, and my site becomes unreachable. So is there any way ...
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Is there a difference between server issue or control panel issue?

Is there a way to check if the issue is a server issue, or just a control panel issue? I ask this question to know when one can be accepted to ask on Server Fault, as required in their page What ...
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Removing .html Extension On URL Inside Of An MAMP Server [closed]

Below is the code that I'm using on a .htaccess page in order to get rid of the ".html" at the end of the URL. It works fine on all pages except for one. Would any of the code on that one ...
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How do you test non-live sites before switching DNS?

I have a few websites that I need to move to a new server - how would I test that they work before switching DNS? What URL would I navigate to?
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Can I make my home computer a server? [closed]

So I'm working on a website (Beauty Salon website for my aunt)but I want to know if I can make my home computer a server. Is this a good idea or not? What are the requirements and will my computer ...
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Will there be conflict if there is two account with the same domain?

What will happen if more than one account on the same server is using the same domain? For instance in shared hosting, I have two user using the same domain name (Add-ons). Since this two accounts are ...
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