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Multilingual website proper url, how should it look like? [duplicate]

Tell me which option is a proper option and if any of these options has some serious flaw that one should avoid at all costs English website root folder installed main websie www.mainsite.com subsite ...
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What are free services available for creating MySQL on cloud? [closed]

I am new to web development. My team is planning to create a dynamic website as a project. I want to have a relational database ( MySQL) but all tutorials seem to use MySQL and PHP locally. We want to ...
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How does authentication-required content get indexed/crawled?

Assume we have a VOD platform to watch online videos and it requires authentication to show that video or any kind of content. User has to be signed up and after that, they can access the videos etc. ...
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Is UUID-based URL bad?

I'm developing a Q&A site. I'm using uuid for the id of questions, and will use that for the url as well. Question data { "id": "550e8400-e29b-41d4-a716-446655440000", &...
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Using Cache to make website faster

I am building a website with node.js express webserver and i use Mongo db database. On my website people can register a profile they can upload pictures and write text. Now i hear often that many ...
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How can I run commands in my system using a website running on my local server?

I set up an Apache server on my system. I want to run commands and files using the website running on my local system. How do I trigger a file running using browser? What i want to do: I have a file ...
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Do websites have the choice to block 3rd party trackers? [closed]

I just got the Privacy Badger Chrome extension and have noticed that when I visit some webpages, I have more trackers tracking me than other websites. For example, when using the New York Times, I ...
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How to fix warning in php : Warning: Undefined variable $nameError in C:\xampp\htdocs\mysql\insert.php on line 84 [closed]

As a beginner in PHP, I was trying to learn how PHP runs along with MySQL. So I was practicing how to insert data into a database using a form. So far this is what I did. <?php error_reporting(...
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Data being edited in .opvn config when vpn app http gets .opvn files from my host. Adds my wordpress site code and removes the config

I have a VPN app that pulls .ovpn files from a folder on my website : /home/mywebsitename/public_html/remoteovpn. When I add the .opvn files to this folder and my app pulls them from https request, ...
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Why a plaine website has bad optimization metrics? [closed]

We could think that create a website in HTML and CSS with a couple of images and just a few actions in Javascript could have good metrics if it's well designed. But tests like Chrome Lighthouse show ...
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Single Website or Multiple Websites for Parent Company and Subsidaries

A similar question was already asked here, but I have a more specific concern. I have been tasked with creating a single website for a parent company and a subsidary. The parent company is just a ...
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Pages viewable stacked on top of one another? [duplicate]

I've asked this before but couldn't find my old account. I'm trying to figure out why my webpages are being stacked on top of one another in my control panel. I think it's a scraper doing the return ...
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Is it legal to use the APIs of Meetup.com, Eventbrite etc, to aggregate their event data into one place, similar to Google?

I have a predicament. I'm trying to build a platform that will basically be a place where all events, online/offline, are listed. Initially - my platform will obviously have zero events, because ...
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Can I upload duotone custom icons to my kit on Font Awesome?

I have created a custom duotone icon and I want to upload it to Font Awesome. Can you do that with the pro plan? Are only solid colors permitted?
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Most website visitors don't have Java enabled

So, for the first time ever, I had a look at the "Java Support" dimension in Google Analytics. According to that, most of our visitors don't seem to have Java enabled (115,844 vs. 7,540 page ...
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Adsense doesn't show ads

I am using Adsense ads on my website and sometimes they are not shown. The point is that the gap for the ad is generated, but nothing appears in it (in fact, with the browser I can see the Google ...
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Which is the practical difference between a server and a web server?

Let's consider the following example: I have a solution made with C# on Visual Studio, it has a multi-tier architecture, the different layers are the following: Data Model (Library) Data Access ...
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What are Weiterleitungshinweis Backlinks in the Ubersuggest SEO tool?

Today I was checking my old backlinks and I saw my competitor making backlinks exactly where I have created it, so I tried to check his backlinks using the Ubersuggest tool (by Neil Patel) and I saw ...
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Multilanguage website - with different posts or same posts???Weird

So lets say I have a website en and de. www.example.com/en www.example.com/de So I make a post about cars: www.example.com/en/cars - very similar but not the exact translation www.example.com/de/...
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Cookie Consent Needed for Higher Education Website

I work for a private college in California. Our site is mainly for prospective students. We use Google Analytics, but anonymize user IP addresses. What are the rules/laws for needing a cookie consent ...
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Confusing domain name extensions

There are similar domain name extensions, which are really confusing (at least to me) such as these: .gift and .gifts .game and .games .football and .futbol This means, in the future, extensions like ....
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IP doesn't change to the domain name [duplicate]

I am facing this problem for quite a long time. When I enter the IP address of my website it take me to the website but the IP address doesn't change to the Domain Name. I am hosting my website on a ...
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IP address doesn't change to the domain name [closed]

I am facing this problem for quite a long time. When I enter the IP address of my website it take me to the website but the IP address doesn't change to the Domain Name. I am hosting my website on a ...
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Methods to secure multiple sellers

I am in the process of creating a site that accommodates multiple sellers (multi-vendor). Sellers can perform Crud on their products. My query concerns methods of data separation for sellers. Which ...
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Is forbidding a destkop website and going all mobile good idea?

I'm running a WordPress website that has certain footprint on desktop devices. I also have a separate PWA version that runs on mobile. As the content keeps growing everyday it's hard for me to keep up ...
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How long does it take for the addition of www on the website to be indexed on Google?

If I search my website in google, it show like this : The url that appears in the google search result is without www. I want to bring up www there. So I was setting in my web config. When I access ...
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Which font is better to optimise the speed of my website designed on WIX platform? [closed]

I have developed a website using WIX platform. The loading speed is very slow it takes around 6-10 seconds to load a speed. Few things I can not optimize since wix uses many third party applications ...
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Can Google Analytics track visitor behavior?

I read this reference https://www.codehousegroup.com/insight-and-inspiration/digital-strategy/sitecore-analytics-vs-google-analytics There said that what makes sitecore analytics different from ...
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Will adding a Age Disclaimer landing page to a site make it less search engine optimised?

I need to add an age disclaimer landing page for an adults only website but am worried that it will make the site less search engine optimised. The page will have a button (<18) which will ...
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How to manually add expire header for google fonts css files? [duplicate]

i am trying to boost my website, but when i look it on gmetrix it says following statement There are 6 static components without a far-future expiration date. https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?...
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Speeding up loading time of large html file [closed]

I am hosting a static web page, which you can visit at nswcorona.imfast.io. It is a very large index.html file with many elements (displaying geo-data), and takes about 10-15 seconds to load. I am new ...
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How can a file download link download an old file that doesn't exist?

Early last year, I created a website that parses a CSV file and parses / displays it in a certain way for internal use. One page of this website provides an upload / download function so that the CSV ...
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Volunteer Web Application to Connect People [closed]

Apologies if this is in the wrong place, please move or suggest a move if appropriate. I have some free time on my hands for the foreseeable future. In order to help people in the current climate I ...
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Can any website use “add to home screen” features?

I'm trying to figure out a way to enable an add to home screen (A2HS) prompt from a normal website. Most of the tutorials and solutions I've found are meant for progressive web apps (PWAs). Are ...
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Is it safe if I use the same Google Recaptcha site key and secret key on 2 different servers?

I have 2 servers, staging server and production server. Server staging is used for testing my website. While the production server is for live website Now I use the same site key and secret key for ...
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Why does Chrome show 304 in Response Headers section but 200 in Status code?

Why does Chrome show 304 in Response Headers section but 200 in Status code? Why doesn't it show 304 in Status code (BTW, that is NOT 200 memory cache.)? If it shows 200 I can't know it is ...
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Lazy Loading Images and Source Code

I have a question in regards to lazy-loading. To improve our site speed, we would like to convert all the images on our website to be lazily loaded. My question is since the images that are lazily ...
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Are these lines doing anything in my .htaccess or can I take them out?

After migrating a site to a new server, I'm cleaning up my .htaccess file. In between my browser caching instructions and the super cache plugin instructions, I found this: <IfModule mod_expires....
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Headless CMS – why is it better than a simple database connection?

Ok, I read plenty of articles on headless/decoupled CMS systems, however I can't wrap my head around how it should be better than a simple database connection. From what I got so far, the main ...
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How To Redirect Fb.me To Any Website?

Is it possible to redirect fb.me for example fb.me/companyname to a different web domain altogether other than the Facebook page? I've been investigation about this for a while now as to how it's ...
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Hreflang Strategy

I have a very complex question and would like to get some help from advanced webmasters and SEO specialists :) I have a website in both English 'website.com' and in Chinese 'website.com/cn' I've ...
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What is Script Evaluation?

"Reduce JavaScript Execution Time" is one of the generated issues Lighthouse can detect auditing any URL. Sometimes it's reporting a specific file is taking a lot of time in Script Evaluation phase. ...
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Use .htaccess/SSH/Cpanel to prevent a specific part of a specific PHP script from being processed

I have a website built with MediaWiki CMS which I host on a CentOS based Apache "shared server environment" (SiteGround) in which I can partially control Apache by: .htaccess files SSH Some Cpanel ...
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Has anyone ever got in legal trouble for not having those horrific “cookie warnings” on their site? [duplicate]

I know about some idiotic EU "law" that made every damn website add the most obnoxious garbage ever: a huge "warning" about how they are "using cookies", which doesn't let you do anything until you "...
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How to search and retain news data for the purpose of curation without any copyright issues

I am currently using The Bing News Search API with Rakuten RapidAPI in order to get news articles and curate them on my site. However, I just read the API's display requirements which has restrictions ...
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Showing other products with my website link [duplicate]

I have a website named Innvokraft which is a single-page website. When I try to find the website using the site link I got the other products links as shown below Link 1 Link 2 and you can see ...
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Will Google index all the forum topics if they share one PHP file and use URL parameters?

So there is a website which is has dozens of themes e.g.-> cats Ford birds NASA... U get the point. And then every theme has a unique topic. cats ->> Topic1, Topic2,..... Ford->> Topic1, Topic2,.....
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How to prevent Chrome from showing “🛈 Not secure” for my website in the URL bar? [duplicate]

I have uploaded my website in my IIS using static IP. whenever I access it from local or remote it was showing "not secure". How do I resolve this issue?
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In robots.txt - what are the directives from WBCPBlocker

On this site's robots.txt there is a comment preceding many rows of directives blocking SEO tool bots and was wondering if someone could decipher it for me. There's the standard User-agent: * Allow:...
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How does the base URL of a website show the contents of home.php?

My server only contains some files like home.php, this.php, that.php, etc. But when I type my website (example.com), how does it show the contents of example.com/home.php?

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