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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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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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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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Web Host for ASP.NET MVC Web Site [duplicate]

I currently host a ASP.NET MVC site on Microsoft Azure. It's a great service, but a little pricey. Costs like $0.12 an hour just to have your site live, and then they also charge SQL Transfer and ...
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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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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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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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How do I update my DNS server so that it points to my new web server?

I am at a loss of what to do here. I bought a domain name some time ago, but just that. Tonight, I bought a subscription to DemonVPS to use as a web server. Following their tutorial, I put the ...
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My Big Rock webserver analytics does not matches with Alexa and Google Analytics

I am managing a website with WordPress. As per Alexa (Amazon Product), 90% of my visitors are from India and 5% from US. As per Webserver (Big Rock), 75% from India, 9% from Canada, 5% from US. ...
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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 (...