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Processor: more cores or higher clock for webhosting with MAMP? [migrated]

I want to buy a Mac mini for webhosting with MAMP. I'll use Apache with PHP and MySQL. I have the choice between: 3.6GHz quad‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i3 and 3.0GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation ...
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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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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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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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Random Spikes in Physical memory usage, IO usage, entry processes, processes, all maxing out and causing faults

I have a website with around 1000 daily users, am using Godaddy Ultimate Shared hosting (2 Shared CPU, Up to 1GB Shared RAM, IO 1024.0 KB/s limit, Entry processes 125 limit, Processes 140 limit) and ...
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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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Free Webhosting Trial with no pay [duplicate]

I have a website that I want to test on a webhosting service before I buy a space, but everyone of those companies I found on the Internet is very hard to work with. Some of them let me connect to ...
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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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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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How can I select server size based on the visitors I am getting on my website?

I am looking for some solid explanation or better if there are any industry standards for choosing the server size as per the number of visitors and page-views? And, should one decide server size ...
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Handling requests to server's IP address

I have an Apache Web Server running some virtual hosts, site1.com and site2.com. What do I do with requests to the server's IP address? Is it safe to allow requests by IP or do I need block, ...
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Apache2 failed to restart because of address already in use

Whenever I try to restart my apache2 service it shows an error like this: service apache2 restart Job for apache2.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl ...
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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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.mht files display as junk text from Jetty server

I have some .mht files which load fine from local files but when loaded from the Jetty web server display as junk text. What can I do to make them work correctly from my Jetty web server? I know ...
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How can I fix two conflicting SSL certificates? (One expired)

Background: I recently inherited management of a web project and ran into an issue with an expired SSL certificate. The site is hosted on AWS with a wildcard certificate generated from ACM, which is ...
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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 to run multiple Node.js sites (apps/servers) with separate SSL cert's, on a single IP address?

The desired scenario is as the title suggests: Multiple Node.js servers/apps/websites, on separate domains, each with own SSL certificate, on a single server with a single IP address. So far I have ...
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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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cPanel, redirection and aliases (forces redirection) [closed]

I have cPanel and I have domain A, Then I created a Domain Alias B, But Alias B has been redirected to A domain, I don't want to redirect it.
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Which server and hosting for streaming video and images? [duplicate]

We are looking for suggestions on which hosting and server to use for our app that allows us to upload content (images/videos) which is viewed by our users on their smartphones. The videos are in MP4 ...
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Performance Issues with Web App [closed]

I'm currently preparing the release of an online tool: example.net/configurator Unfortunately, I've got massive performance issues. I'm currently hosting at A2 Hosting which I actually thought to be ...
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what should be my initial address for sitemap and robots.txt if I'm using redirection

What should be my initial adress when using this site: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com? I have a folder inside my root where I have all my files. For example I have example.com and my start directory is ...
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Configure Wordpress to listen on a port other than 80

Looking to set up remote ssh access to a Linux box running Wordpress. That part should be straight forward enough -- just reserve an IP address for the MAC address to that NIC. Once that's ...
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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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Should anyone be getting this error message from T-Mobile? [closed]

A friend of mine was trying to sign into their T-Mobile account to pay their bill when they saw this strange message. Welcome, first and last_name Method Not Allowed The requested method POST is ...
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When to render/build my html that changes frequently? [closed]

I am building a simple website that will display some information. This information can be retreived from a third-party service and changes on average a couple of days. Thus I need a way to ...
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Remove Awstats data from previous months in compliance with privacy policy

In cPanel, in Raw Access section I have following configuration. Which I guess means, Remove all the logs of visitors data at the end of month. And it is showing only the data of Feb-2017 in .gz files....
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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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Multiple web hosting for one domain?

I'm wondering how you're supposed to manage a failure from your web hosting provider (server breakdown, ddos attack, server maintenance...) For instance, is it possible to host your website on ...
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Can Linux run ASPX coded websites? [closed]

My website is a set of ASP.NET/ASPX files with C# code embedded in <script runat=server> blocks with some DLLs - all .NET managed code, nothing weird. I wrote it so I'm able to make small ...
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If I have too many 301 redirections on magento, will it slow down the server?

I'm using magneto and I currently have 70,000 URLs are being redirected as 301 (From Catalog >> URL Redirects). I need to add another 4000 URLs, because every time we run out-of-stock I redirect the ...
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Can I run Nginx and Node.js on same dedicated server?

I have one dedicated server and I do have more than 1 IP address. Could I run Nginx, Apache, LIGHTTPD and Node.js simultaneously? I want to make tests, learn.
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Enabling Multiviews is how you make a web server able to open links with missing extensions?

I'm in the process of switching web hosts. My old host was of the beginner-friendly 'kid gloves' variety. I had less control, but it took care of a lot of things behind the scenes. My new web host ...
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Where can I get the raw web log file in Nexcess C panel?

In Nexcess C panel where can i get the raw web log file which I can download and analyze it with offline web log analyzer tool. In current interface I am not finding the log files.
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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 ...