Questions tagged [server]

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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How can I see who is connecting to my websites on my server and possibly their IPs ?

1) How can I know how many people is connected to the server in a specific moment (or previous hours of the day). (Even in real-time) 2) How can I know which one of the websites on my server they are ...
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How to professionally update your server configuration

I've installed several websites on my Ubuntu server and I need now to add an extension and some modules to my php configuration file. Since I have some e-commerce websites I was wondering if I should ...
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Cloud hosting vs dedicated hosting: advantages and disadvantages

I'm currently looking for a hosting company that can provide a very solid service with a 100% SLA. In the search both cloud hosting and managed dedicated hosting have come up. (I'd rather not manage ...
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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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Apache Per User Directory Not Found

For some reason the user directory I have for my server has stopped working whenever I go to http://server/~user/public_html/ I get a 404 error. The files are there on the ftp, but they're not showing ...
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FTP: 550 Permissions Denied

I'm attempting to upload files to my remote server via FTP, but I continually get blocked from uploading files with "550 Permissions Denied". The strange part is that it worked at first perfectly, an ...
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How do I edit/modify a file on a webserver using php file in the same location? [closed]

I have an XML file on my server. In the same directory I have a PHP file which modifies the content of the XML and saves it. In this, the save part doesn't work. In my knowledge the code is alright ...
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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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cron management [closed]

I have crontabs across multiple servers using different accounts. The scripts are separated such for a reason, different users for different services, etc. I did some searching for a tool to track ...
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Which scripting language for server maintenance? [closed]

What scripting do you use for basic server maintenance kinds of tasks, e.g. backups, moving files around, etc.? Do you stick to bash, ruby, perl, something else, or do you mix-and-match for different ...
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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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Is it worth looking into a webserver other than apache?

I've traditionally deployed my sites under apache, simply by default. I've heard things about NGinX though and I'm wondering under which conditions it would be superior. In addition to apache and ...
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Apache KeepAlive - why should I ever need it?

I've read several blogs about turning KeepAlive off in apache. When I had it turned on, and a spike in traffic, people started timing out, or had to wait +10 seconds for a page load. However, when I ...
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What's required of a web server in order to offer up streaming (but not live) video?

What's required of a web server in order to offer up streaming video? Where would you start? Edit: Let's assume it is not real-time or live streaming, just canned videos.