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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 there a difference between an empty robots.txt and no robots.txt at all?

On a webserver I now have to admnistrate I noticed that the robots.txt is empty. I wondered if there's a difference between an empty robots.txt and no file at all. Do crawlers behave differently in ...
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Is it time to add IPv6 access to my websites?

I have several dedicated servers and VPS servers, and some of those are at companies that have provided me with native IPv6 blocks (in addition to the IPv4 IP addresses). Does it currently make sense ...
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How to find what is maxing out my entry processes?

My site has been going down due to the max number of Entry Processes being hit. Here's a screenshot from cPanel: Looking into the Resource Usage Details, I'm seeing I/O and Entry Processes max out as ...
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Disqus-like comment server

I'm looking at setting up a blog, and I think I want to go the static website compiler route, rather than the perhaps more conventional Wordpress route. I'm looking at using blogofile, but could use ...
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How do websites share the same IP address?

I have always been confused by the idea that multiple websites sharing the same IP address. I mean if there is a webserver out there that has an IP address. I can simply key in this IP address with ...
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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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What's the point of cross-origin resource sharing if there's a bunch of CORS proxies running?

I never really liked the direction CORS (cross-origin resource sharing) is taking. I think there's a misconception how client-server communication should work. The general concept is: User: Hello ...
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How to move IIS7 site from one server to another

What is the process to copy an entire .NET website from one server to another server? Both sites are running Windows Server 2008, IIS7, and SQL 2008? The base site is the live site The new site is ...
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How to access a website hosted on a shared server (and IP), when its domain is not working?

I'm trying to find out alternative ways to access a website (not mine), which has temporarily lost its domain name due to it expiring. The site owner didn't realise the domain would expire and it has ...
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Will it hurt SEO to remove the '.html' extension from static pages such that they get served as 'text/x-generic'?

If we want to go with static website, we generate static html files of pages with names like contacts.html and we may add to our .htaccess file the lines like RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^(([^/]+/)*[...
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Should we allow HEAD requests?

Our web application is predominantly read-only. As such we only allow GET requests. However, we regularly get errors in our logs because of user agents making HEAD requests. I've seen these come from ...
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How to setup CloudFlare Origin CA with a wordpress server hosted on Amazon AWS?

Many might know that recently CloudFlare introduced something really amazing for everyone with a domain: CloudFlare Origin CA. I have a WordPress website hosted on Amazon AWS, and what I initially ...
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How do I determine if a redirection was due to DNS or the webserver?

I had an issue this week where the webhost altered my DNS settings, but the website, whether I typed in example.com or www.example.com would always resolve to www.www.example.com and I couldn't figure ...
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Which is more supported by web clients (browsers): SAN (Subject Alternative Name) or Wildcard SSL Certificates?

Which are more widely supported by browser clients, wildcard or SAN certificates? I need to decide between using a SAN cert or a wildcard cert. Client/browser compatibility is my biggest concern.
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Setting up VPS: How to configure name servers

So I got a VPS set up (LAMP) and have transfered a couple of sites over. Now I want to point my domain names from the old host to the new VPS host, which does not have any name servers yet. On my ...
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How to check if a visitor is on my website?

I want to build a website that only one person at a time can visit. How would I accomplish this task? I looked at Web counters built in php, but I don't think this is the right solution. Is there an ...
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Saving website copy and browsing saved copies

How can I automatically save site's copy each week with an option to browse saved copies? I need kind of WebArchive, but on my local computer.
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apache virtual hosts on LAN

i have 3 domains pointed at my linux box, apache2 virtual hosts is set up so that each domain loads the appropriate webpage when you visit it outside of the LAN. my trouble is trying to view the ...
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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 GoDaddy unlimited bandwidth hosting handle 8000 simultaneous users or should I purchase a dedicated server?

I developed an online admission software for College Admission. I have a Deluxe shared hosting in GoDaddy. As per them, I am getting Unlimited bandwidth for my domains. The software will be hosted ...
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How to enable more file formats for GZIP/Deflate Compression

I enabled gzip/Deflate compression on our servers per Google's Page Speed directives, and it looks like it's now compression html/php files, but a couple file formats aren't being compressed that ...
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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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Increase Servers folder depth limit for running scripts?

I have a CMS on my site that utilises TinyMCE (the WYSIWYG text editor). The issue is that TinyMCE cannot browse for files (example: images) on the web server. I get the error: Error 324 (net::...
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Correct configuration for mail DNS when mail server sends mail, but have zoho accounts for business comms also

I'd like some help sense checking my website email and DNS set up, as well as troubleshooting one issue I have. I have a website with a mail server installed for sending order confirmation emails. It ...
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How can I copy files from my machine to Amazon EC2?

I am able to ssh into my Amazon EC2 instance with ssh -i node.pem ubuntu@35.164.71.227 I am trying to copy over a folder called gametest from my laptop to the instance in a folder called gametest. I ...
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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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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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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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Stop Apache serving filetypes

Preferably using .htaccess files, though .conf files are an option, is there any way to stop Apache serving certain filetypes? For example, .db shouldn't be served for obvious reason (privacy and ...
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Managing multiple web servers for clients

I'm looking for a way to manage many combinations of FTP's, hosting company usernames and passwords, and what websites are on what web server. We manage 3 of our own web servers and some where around ...
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IIS server returns “Diese Maschine ist ein microsoft-iis …”

A company I used to work for has just contacted me to say that when they navigate to their web application's url, they see the following: Page title: SHTEMPLATE2016 Test Diese Maschine ist ein ...
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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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How to add version control and seperate development server to php/web development environment? [closed]

I'm the team lead of a small group of developers. My background is primarily in application development and I've worked in larger groups where version control (SVN, Git, etc.) have been used and ...
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Good Book for Managing a Linux Web Server?

I'm being thrust into the role of managing my own web server. I will have access to some managed support, but I need a comprehensive resource I can turn to that covers: command line basics, apache and ...
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Apache2 Ubuntu 16.04 Impossible To Get CORS Working

When visiting my website I get an error in console tab (using Firefox). The error is: Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at somewebsite. (...
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What virtual host should I serve when someone hits my webserver without a “Host:” header?

I have a single instance of nginx serving several virtual hosts with their respective domains on the same ip address. When someone tries to access my ip, they are served one of them, but since my ...
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Why is my server response time slow even with cloudflare?

I've had a website for a while and I'm using the free Cloudflare CDN. My host is a fairly cheap shared one. I noticed that my website feels a bit slow when it is first loaded. I ran a Google ...
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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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Can I rent a multipurpose server for gaming and web hosting?

I am thinking about renting a server. The problem is, there aren't just "servers", like one would build at home, there are game servers, web servers, etc. Now the first question would be: can I rent ...
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Reading .mht webpages from server

We have some .mht files which load fine from local files but when loaded from the remote webserver display as junk text. What can I do to make them work correctly from our webserver?
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Have UserDir enabled but also want to rewrite url if called differently

I am setting up a new server for our users to use have have personal webspace on. I have in my httpd.conf of apache the directives for UserDir as follows UserDir disabled root UserDir public_html ...
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Migrate add-on domain olddomain.com to newdomain.com

I have 2 domains that are registered at GoDaddy : domaina.com (not hosted, only domain name is registered to GD) domainb.com (hosted at a different webhost, domain name registered to GD) domainb.com ...
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Hosting media on separate server than web server

Basically I have a website hosted by a web hosting company which I have limited access to (ftp upload etc). I have a home server which I use to record and store audio files. Is there an elegant way or ...
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Do hosting companies, usually, allow running custom made server software?

I am starting a new project that includes subscriber registration and emailing them daily. For my project I created a server application written in c#, a website written in PHP, and a database managed ...
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Site access problems

Some of my users have trouble accessing my website. Either the site doesn't load at all (Error such as "the server sent no data"), or their browser simply cannot connect to my site (Error such as "...
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What Ranks Better? Faster Server located in foreign country or Slower Server from same country?

95% of my website traffic is from India and 5% from USA. What happens if I host my server with higher resources in USA or with lower resources in India. Will it have any effect on the ranking of my ...
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100% CPU usage while stressing with SIEGE -c5

I've tried apache benchmark and siege for stressing my web server, unfortunately my VPS CPU goes 100% with only 5 concurrent users. I'm also using cache engine for my wordpress site. According to ...
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Am I being hacked or harvested? [closed]

I just did some log analysis of Q1 for one of my client's sites. There were about 30,000 sessions created for this site for each of the five separate IP addresses starting with 79.171.81.xxx. 150,000 ...
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Web Server requirements

What are the server requirements for deploying a web portal. This web portal will be used by the public for registering, querying the record and uploading documents. once uploaded, the documents need ...

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