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Windows is a family of client, server, and mobile operating systems, developed by Microsoft.

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Has Microsoft stopped offering the free Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image for IE 6 testing?

For some time now, Microsoft has made available free, stripped-down, time-limited Virtual PC images for testing web apps in older versions of IE. The most recent version is here: http://www.microsoft....
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Unknown CSS font-family oddity with IE7-10 on Windows Vista, 7, 8

I am seeing the following "oddity" with IE7-10 on Windows Vista, 7, 8: When declaring font-family: serif; I am seeing an old bitmapped serif font that I can't identify (see screenshot below) instead ...
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Huge difference in visits/hits between IIS logs and google analytics

I use google analytics to monitor visitors access, and I am very happy with it, easy to use blabla, you name it :) Few days ago I copied IIS logs from website and used free/evaluation commercial log ...
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Rendering of Raleway (Google Web Fonts) in Google Chrome browser

I am using Windows 7 and I have a problem with one of Google Fonts: Raleway. I checked and this font looks very good in Firefox (ver. 34) but in Google Chrome (ver. 39) it looks terrible on my ...
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Why do some user agents have spam urls in them (and why are they always Opera/Presto User-Agents)?

If you go to (say) the last 100 entries (visits) to the botsvsbrowsers.com website (exact link, feel free to take a look: http://www.botsvsbrowsers.com/recent/listings/index.html ), you'd notice that ...
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prevent IIS from executing scripts in a specific directory

I have a php web application that allows file uploads to a specific directory. I would like to prevent the execution of any file that is uploaded into that directory whether it is ASP, PHP, or ...
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PHP 5.6.6 loading but not interpreting in Apache2.4 64 bit Windows

I have installed Apache 2.4.12 (Win64) VC11 from Apache Lounge. Typing httpd -M tells me that php5_module is loaded and shared. I have PHP 5.6.6 win32 VC11 Thread Safe installed. The Apache server ...
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How can I get a breakdown of Windows 32 bit vs Windows 64 bit visitors in Google Analytics?

I am trying to find out how many of my website conversions are from users running on 32 bit or 64 bit Windows operating systems. I can't seem to find this in GA no matter how far I drill down. I can ...
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What is the cause of page speed performing extremely poorly on Chrome on Windows and Safari on Linux?

I am more interested in the cause of poor page loading speed on Chrome/Windows, since this combo covers the vast majority of our users. The average page speed in the last month is 55 seconds for ...
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Can't install XAMPP on my Windows XP computer due to httpd.exe and php.exe no being valid win32 applications

Everytime I install Xampp on my computer installation ends with 2 messages. C:\xampp\apache\bin\httpd.exe is not a valid win32 application; C:\xampp\php\php.exe is not a valid win32 application. ...
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Publishing Application on Website

I'm a software developer, and I'm trying to publish some open source software on my site. My software is designed for Windows users, so I want to use a single file "setup.exe" or something likewise. ...
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How can I choose between Linux and Windows hosting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I am a relative beginner when it comes to choosing web servers and hosting plans. I'm about to signup for a hosting plan ...
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Is MochaHost as good as it sounds?

It's time for me to find a new web host, and I'm a bit overwhelmed by the selection. I need a Windows host. One provider that seems to stand out is MochaHost. Here are a few of the things that look ...
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Migration from Windows to Linux hosting

I'm looking forward installing a CMS for my sites - most likely Joomla - but apparently Windows hosting doesn't support it. I was wondering what kind of changes I'd have to perform if I changed to ...
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How to exclude Windows desktop from Google Ads

I have a macOS desktop application that I am trying to advertise using a Google Ads Search ad. The application does not work on mobile and it does not work on Windows. After some research, I have made ...
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PHP 7.3 doesn't show in Web Platform Installer (WPI) in IIS 8.5

I have 3 Windows servers, two of them are Windows Server 2012 R2 - IIS 8.5 and the other is Windows Server 2012 - IIS 8.0. I wanted to update to PHP 7.3.x automatically through the Web Platform ...
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Is there any way to display windows app available using manifest.json as it is displayed in android?

I use the following manifest.json to display Android users that my website has an app available on Google Play Store and when the click on install they are redirected to the app page on the store. Is ...
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How can I calculate the maximum cost of an instance or prevent clients from exceeding pre-paid limits?

I am considering moving various VPS servers I mange on behalf of clients to AWS (EC2). However, I would require a fixed monthly cost to estimate what I would charge my clients for the hosting/support ...
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Add Expires headers to Azure Hosted wordpress

Using Azure Hosted WordPress, I was doing some performance testing for my website via gtmetrix. My reports were suggesting to ‘leverage browser caching’ and ‘add expires headers’ to improve my ...
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Tips on hosting a non-web framework based application on a Windows host (i.e. - not IIS, Apache, etc.)?

I've tried to research this question on the web using Google but anything related to hosting almost invariably brings up a ton of pseudo-review/affiliate sites. I need to host a Windows application ...
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Are there huge differences between Safari versions on Windows and Mac OS?

I have recently engaged in a conversation where were people defending that you should test your websites on Safari for Windows and on Safari for Mac, because they're very different. As a webmaster, ...
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How do I grant security to my site users to be able to upload files in Windows Server 2012

Using Windows Server 2012 and IIS 8, I want my site users to be able to upload pictures and generate eft files and export files etc. All of these tasks require my users to have write permission to ...
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How to 301 redirect an ASP website on Windows GoDaddy server to new domain page by page

Firstly, I have only ever worked on Apache servers, never used a GoDaddy server or used ASP. Wow, I'm really in the dark. When a friend's webmaster died, he asked me to build a new site for him ...
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Will upgrading Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2016 lose all configurations? [closed]

I want to upgrade my AWS EC2 instance to 2016 to make use of Docker containers. Will I lose my 2012 Server configurations - IIS, etc?
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How do I get Windows Server 2012 to prompt me for credentials when I go to a restricted subfolder of my site?

The "Users" group has read access to my entire website so the public can browse my site. Now, I have created an "admin" subfolder which I do not want the public to have access to. So in the ...
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Do I need to change the host file of each computer to share a web page on a local network using a hostname?

I want to share a web page on a local network using a hostname. Is it necessary to change the host file of each PC?
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Images Clear on Windows but Fuzzy on Mac

So I have a website and it has a carousel on one of the sidebars. On windows, the pictures that flip through are crisp and clear, but I looked at them on a Mac and they're all fuzzy. Does this have to ...
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301 redirecting urls with special characters using web.config

I am trying to redirect some old urls containing some special characters. When I place the url on the web.config automatically it gives me a 500 internal server error. So, how do I translate the ...
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What's the difference between desktop and mobile IE

In a company I'm working we are planning to get some devices in order to test our software on it. We are doing web app, so I need to know Is there a big difference between Windows 8 IE, Windows phone ...
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Virtual host in Apache Zend

I'd like to ask you if you can tell me why I can't get Vhost in Apache to work my Vhostconf is: NameVirtualHost *:80 <VirtualHost _default_:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@dummy-host2.example....
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Why are Win7 IE browers running in IE7 mode?

On our site we currently have approx. 50% of our IE7 users running Windows 7. However, Win7 was released with IE8 meaning that something is not right. Based on this, we made the assumption that the ...
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Hosting a website with Windows Azure

I may be completely misunderstanding what Azure is but is it possible for me to host a basic website on Windows Azure? I have a site that I've built in HTML and CSS that I'd like to upload to Azure ...
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IIS 10 not showing worker process Current Requests

I have enabled Monitor and Tracing by adding Windows Server 2016 Roles. But IIS not showing me worker process Current Requests when I request a webpage How can I view current requests coming in IIS ...
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What setting allows a PHP to run for more than 60 seconds under Windows FastCGI?

I have a PHP script which is timing out after 60 seconds. I have changed the following config values but they don't seem to have any affect: max_execution_time default_socket_timeout mysql....
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Problems using PHP on a Plesk Windows dedicated server

I'm having a few issues with my dedicated Windows server that has a Plesk panel: 1.) I can't send e-mail via PHP's mail() function, it always returns the following error: SMTP server response: 550 ...
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FileZilla server on Windows with IIS and NEW folder / file permissions

I am using FileZilla server on Windows 2008. The service runs under the Local System account at the moment. IIS isn't able to create files (eg for cache) or folders in these FileZilla created folders ...
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font-weight on Windows

I've the following code: p{ font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-weight:100;} It works on Mac OSX on Safari and Firefox, but the font-weight don't work on Windows in any browser. Why? How ...
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Unchecked read permissions for folder to password protect but now get 500(Internal Server Error)

I unchecked the read permissions for a folder I have on a Godaddy Windows shared host that I want password protected and it worked first time but since going back I get 500 (Internal Server) Error. ...
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New IIS install suddenly giving 500 error on basic static web site

I maintain a basic static website for personal use, and since my ISP stopped hosting it several years ago, I've run it off of my home computer. I just put in a new SSD this week, and installed Windows ...
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import.php parameter missing?

Whenever I try to delete or update any of my tables in phpMyAdmin I receive the following error: 1.import.php: Missing parameter: import_type. 2.tbl-alter.php missing parameters:field I have looked ...
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What is the recommended way to handle opening attachments from a webpage?

When creating a website, depending on how a browsers Mime-Types are setup, downloading attachments can have different behaviors. Is there a website that talks about this and suggests a rule-of-the-...
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Better to get a host with more CPUs or less but more powerful

I'm evaluating some dedicated servers with the aim of possibly moving to them. One thing that is confusing to me is that there's a big price difference between servers with more CPU's compared to one ...
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How can a website survive an untrusted environment?

Let's say I have an internal website that holds pretty important data (well, contest strategies for stuff like FIRST), which I am bound to host on a Windows server with literally no security. I can't ...
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Are there any snippet software app for windows user? [closed]

I'm a web designer, and I'm used to collect snippets of code I find in the internet. I found snippely as a great snippet app but it doesn't have export or import features when I'm going to different ...
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How do I log in into Apache web server on Ubuntu from Windows?

I've been given a username and password for an Apache server, that runs on Ubuntu, and belongs to my professor. I do not know how to connect to the server from my machine(windows), and run scripts ...
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Is there any recommended windows web hosting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? My plan is to deploy a web site based on Asp.net + MS SQL server. I am not familiar with the windows web hosting market. ...
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What Happen To Uploaded files in Windows Azure

I only started to use Windows Azure yesterday so I think this question is a Newbie question. Lets say I use the deployed application that I have for a month, during this period I upload a lots of ...
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How do I make my home web server public when port 80 is forwarded with my CenturyLink router?

I have the latest version of Apache Lounge, and I want to make it accessible to the other people. My Website IP is 192.168.0.61, and in httpd.conf these are the settings I added Listen 192.168.0.61:80 ...
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Naked domain without any page in url takes too long to load

I have 2 different servers. Old one is Win 2012, new is Win 2016. I shifted a few of domains from old server to new Win 2016 Server. Now the issue I am facing on the new server is that whenever ...
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How to approach Let's Encrypt for 180 domain aliases

I have 180 or so websites that all run of a single MVC app. The app runs on a domain, which is not accessible directly by the public, and each of the 180 public facing sites are set up as domain ...