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Implicitly allow requests in IIS from valid hostname [migrated]

I have a few publicly accessible IIS servers and sites (personal and corporate), these hosts have own domains/subdomains, and all legit access to these https sites happen through domains. Almost all ...
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Configure Nginx to serve the home page and a sub-directory with WordPress and everything else with Laravel

I'm currently facing a problem where a single vhost must serve two apps. One of them is WordPress, the other one is Laravel. I've managed to get it some kind of working using a URL prefix, but I can't ...
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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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Why do we have to pay for web hosting rather than do it ourselves?

I am very unfamiliar with this concept, and have seen something's around the web that just don't make sense to me. I am curious as to how you can build your own website. Then host it on your own home ...
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Wamp VirtualHost not available to local network machine or Pointed to Domain

I installed the Wamp server stack on a loan machine (until new one arrives) to keep my site going. I configured the VirtualHost to point to port 7075. I included the directive to Allow All but it ...
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How to know which of two hosting companies would give me better TTFB?

I have a website with a principally all core MediaWiki (no added CSS/JS, no backend customizations, no addons) which is also imageless (there are no images); Webpages are generally only text of up to ...
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Download Link for Custom File Type

I have a client that wants to make their products firmware files available for download on their website. The firmware files have a custom extension: .bi2. The client wants the files to be downloaded ...
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httpd.conf is cached and no editing is succesful [closed]

I am going to use the WSL system on Windows10 to create a website. The distro is Ubuntu. I put httpd.conf in /etc/apache2/conf-available where there are these two lines (line 40): Define SRVROOT "...
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403 forbidden error when IIS is binding ASP web app on port 8080 to be accessed via a subdirectory

Windows Server 2012 R2 / IIS 8.5 I have a number of folders in C:\inetpub\wwwroot; - wwwroot - index.html - analytics (PHP app) - occupancy (PHP app) - rooms (ASP app) In IIS my sites ...
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Are Plesk or cPanel helpful for bringing up new VPS servers?

I'm a programmer, and I like to create some website by my own (php, or asp.net). Until today, have manually configured the VPS servers that I've bought. (So for instance for an Ubuntu VPS, I install ...
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Hosting a (social) website that allows users to upload files [duplicate]

I've been working on a website almost social-media-like that, amongst other things, allow users to upload/share files as attachments. I intend to permit every file type and a limit of maybe 200mb per ...
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How to create socket dynamically on lighttpd server?

We are hosting more than 200 websites/users on the lighttpd web server. When we keep all the socket connection open/active, the memory consumption is very high. We want to create the socket, on demand ...
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Where to host my django application that uses a redis server, postgres database and websockets with least worry? [duplicate]

I made a small web application for a customer and everything is working now on a VPS. Stack: nginx to route traffic and serve static files gunicorn to run several django workers that serve http ...
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My php.ini configuration is being ignored - how can I override the error reporting level in my PHP scripts?

Just migrated to a new server, and its error reporting level for PHP is higher than the server we migrated from. It's showing warnings and notes about deprecated PHP. While obviously, the long term ...
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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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Server Load: Image Downloading vs. Image Viewing

I think my question is fairly simple, but being a bit of a newbie I don't know the answer and I haven't been able to find a satisfactory one searching online. If I have a 25kb page (html) that ...
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Does server timezone affect SEO?

I understand that the geolocation of a server impacts search engine rankings. But does server time affect SEO in any manner? For example, assume that my server is located in the US. If I set the ...
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How can I hide my domain name or ip from users

I'm developing a windows application in C# along with an accompanying asp.net website. Both are hosted on a web server. I wish to disguise my server ip address and/or domain name so they are not ...
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why I can't login to cPanel, shows error Maximum Users Exceeded?

When I try to login to cPanel, it shows an error Maximum Users Exceeded. please see the error message below. I didn't do any changes to server. this appears very suddenly. how can I fix this? I ...
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Upstream Nginx server is appending port when responding back to load balancer Nginx

We are using the Nginx load balancer that balances the load to our two upstream Nginx web servers. TCP load balancing is done using a server block inside the stream block as below. stream { upstream ...
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How does the server distinguish between 2 host names being pointed to the same IP address?

How does a Windows server distinguish between 2 host names being directed by DNS to the same IP address? I started a new job recently. We have files.example.com pointing to x.x.x.x IP address. I got ...
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Still prompted for a password after adding SSH public key to a server

I'm attempting to setup a git repository on my Dreamhost web server by following the "Setup: For the Impatient" instructions here. I'm having difficulty setting up public key access to the server. ...
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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 It possible to deploy second website on 1 instance in AWS?

In Amazon Web Services, I have added second Network Interface and added Elastic IP and associated it with secondary Private IP. How can I deploy my second website on that Elastic IP?
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Challenges setting up httpd-vhosts.conf Apachev2.4

I will start this by saying that I am educated as a mechanical engineer, working as a Control Systems Engineer (electrical engineering) and I've been tasked with setting up a Web Server for a company ...
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What's the WWW Server/1.1?

I use netcraft.com query a site there shows Web server: WWW Server/1.1. I want to know what is it?
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Why are post, get and put needed on top of HTTPS protocol? [duplicate]

I understand that the HTTP protocol, especially of the secured type, secured with some data encryption method such as TLS and certified with some SSL certification, is the main way to transfer data in ...
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CSS files not updating on FTP transfer overwrite

I have a weird issue: I have made changes to a CSS document but when I upload it and overwrite the existing file nothing changes - the old file remains. I have tried this on several FTP clients to ...
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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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Why is nginx trying to bind to an IP address that I'm not telling it to, and how can I stop it?

I'm trying to host two separate websites from my VPS. I have two services running on different ports. What I am trying to accomplish is have nginx reverse proxy to Service A if the user types in a ...
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Why might some foreign IP addresses maintain persistent connections to my web server for several days?

I recently noticed a number of foreign IP addresses connected to my web server have remained active for several days (possibly longer). This server only hosts a small number of static files so it ...
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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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Is it a security issue when PHP runs as root in a shared hosting environment?

When one has an account on a shared server host running cPanel, the account runs in a jailed environment where access to files is restricted to /home/myaccount/ and its subdirectories. However PHP ...
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Installing mPDF PHP library for website without root access

I would like to install mPDF for use on my website. However, I don't own my own server, and am using shared web hosting. I can log in using FTP, but AFAIK I do not have access to a terminal nor root ...
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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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Is it the responsibility of the web client or server to use the directory index file for the home page?

The Cengage Learning textbook New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013 says this on page IB5: If a URL does not include a filename, many web browsers will load the file that contains the website's ...
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What are the benefits of utilizing a Web Server vs opening an HTML file directly via your browser

I've just begun coding in Javascript. I'm looking for an in depth answer that explains the features that are available to me when using a web server to serve up my index.html file vs simply opening ...
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What makes Open Graph checkers unable to detect Open Graph data?

My page, after adding SSL certificate, cannot have preview fetched by Facebook or Twitter when sharing the link. I have followed The Open Graph protocol and include the following open graph tags: &...
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buckaroo return url flagged by mod_security

Mod security flagged this buckaroo return url as a possible SQL injection attack Short of excluding /you/pay/buckaroo from mod security rules all together from protections with SecRule ...
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XMLHTTPRequest denied because of Origin mismatch

I get the following error: Access to XMLHttpRequest at 'http://example:8080/*' from origin 'http://example' has been blocked by CORS policy: Response to preflight request doesn't pass ...
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How to test the speed of my server inet connection? [closed]

The connection speed our webapp is showing (from my office) is much slower than my connection speed to a SpeedTest.net site in the same city. I can test my internet using SpeedTest.net to Houston (...
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Why does my Route 53 domain say “server transfer prohibited”? It it a problem I need to fix?

So recently I made the switch back and forth from a static website (s3 bucket) to lightsail (so I've had to reconfigure my R53 settings a few times, & of course something had to go wrong in the ...
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Possible security issues when running a web server on a home connection? [duplicate]

I want to run a home web server, but I'm concerned this could expose my home network to security issues. The server will run on a dedicated machine, with nothing on it except the os + lamp stack. ...
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How to prevent domain mirroring?

My URL = https://mydomainurl.com/example-post URL B = https://mirroringurl.com/cdn/example-post All HTML code at "URL B" is the same as the one at my URL, and when I change anything at my site, "URL ...
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Can I use a reverse proxy service to route web requests to some other port than 80 on my home server to avoid breaking my ISP's ToS?

Is there a way to route all requests thru a proxy service, like Amazon Gateway, to specific ports on my home internet? This will increase security at my home and will allow me to operate with the ...
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Redirect users to web server based on user IP

I have a web server that has windows authentication, I want to disable the windows authentication locally, anyone on the local network can access it without authentication. after long research I have ...
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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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Nginx subdirectory wordpress wp-login redirects to 404 not found

server { location / { try_files $uri $uri/ @extensionless-php; } location /shop { try_files $uri $uri/ /shop/index.php?q=$uri&$args /shop/index.php?q=$uri&$args; ...
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What kind of hosting web server / DB / infrastructure is need for high volume dating website?

I want to know what kind of infrastructure is need for a dating website developed in php/mysql. Consider a website like match.com and eharmony.com with millions of users. Users create their profile, ...
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HTTP/2.0 loads resources in parallel, will that change dependency order of CSS and JS in my HTML source code?

I'm willing to use HTTP/2.0 on my apache server. I'm using apache over HTTP/1.1 and I have structured my site like this : <head> sharedJS.js 1.js 2.js sharedCSS.css 1.css 2.css </head> ...

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