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Why would a php file return 404 while in the bin directory on IIS7? [closed]

I'm running IIS7 and I have fastCGI installed and php code works just fine normally. Today I added a php file that contained only code an no html markup to the bin directory. And when I try to access ...
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Should I differentiate parameters in my URLs?

I think I read somewhere that it was a good practice to have certain "totally dynamic and irrelevant" parameters excluded from the nice URL rewriting techniques. Like here on the StackOverflow galaxy, ...
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Frustrated trying to find a hosting company for my .Net site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I have spent weeks trying to find information on hosting sites for my site. I currently use 1&1 but I need to have ...
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What are the benefits of a more expensive SSL certificate?

I've been comparing prices of different SSL certificates and found a massive difference in prices between different providers. If we take http://www.namecheap.com/learn/other-services/ssl-...
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Sosospider: what does it actually want?

On one website I have, looking at the logs, I find lots and lots of "Sosospider" hits. Is this the same for everyone, or just me? Now, I have never once been sent any traffic from anything which looks ...
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How do I prevent a website being misclassified by Websense?

I received the following email from a user of one of our websites: This morning I tried to log into example.com and I was blocked by Websense at work because it is considered a "social networking" ...
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What are the AllowOverride settings if you're hosted on GoDaddy?

I'm looking for the AllowOverride setting for GoDaddy hosting, does anybody know where I can find that?
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How many domains per each TLD are registered?

I hope this is the right place to ask: For a little research I need to know how many Domains per TLD are registered (approximately). I've only found some lists with the top 10 TLDs and their number of ...
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Why install a CMS for clients?

I am a beginner freelancer eagerly trying to get my first client but I am wondering is having a CMS for a website really that important? Before I thought about this question I thought that it goes ...
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rewrite rule if iphone?

just need one url on my site to check if its a mobile device and then rerite the url accordingly. want to rewrite; /play-reel/miranda-bowen/playpeaches-and-cream to /mobile/play-reel/miranda-bowen/...
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How to I advertise my web application?

I would like to know the options I have on advertising my web application ? Are there websites I can submit my web application to ? How important is search engine optimization ? How much effort ...
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Multiple Language Website and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data? Sorry, this post became a bit loquacious - but I haven't found any satisfactory answers on ...
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How to upgrade Joomla 1.6 betas?

Greetings, I'm starting a new site with joomla 1.6 b9, hoping that by early next year a stable release will be available. I want to upgrade the Joomla 1.6 b9 to 1.6 b11. however I can't find upgrade ...
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Is “pay per click” really effective?

I visit many sites but click on their ads very rarely. I suppose many people do the same thing. Do you think that publishing an article under "pay per click" policy, can have good earnings?
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Is it good to refresh a page after a fixed interval?

I seen many sites which are refreshing their pages after a fixed interval. Sometimes it is 1-2 mins only. If i refresh a page after every 5 mins. It'll helpful to notify user with updated contents. ...
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Will having multiple domains improve my seo?

Lets say I have a domain already, for example www.automobile4u.com (not mine), with a website fully running and all. The title of my "Website" says: <title>Used cars - buy and sell your used ...
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Website with sections in Drupal?

What is the best way to create a website with sections in Drupal? Users need to be able to add, remove, and nest pages fairly easily. Pages added to a section should have an appropriate URL, like "/[...
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Red5: Live Cam Streaming

We're looking to add public/private "cam rooms" to our site. Similar to about a thousand other sites on the web (Chat Roulette, Stickam, etc). We've been using Red5 for the past year with various ...
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SEO Geolocation

Does anybody know whether the location of the datacenter affects the SEO value of a given website? In other words a site which has 100% of visitors coming from USA has to be hosted in USA for better ...
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How to register an owned, unused domain?

I would like to buy www.caves.com but it seems that it's owned and there is a "search engine" there. How do I contact the site owners and buy this domain?
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Which online tournament software?

I am looking for a tournament management software that includes some non-standard things. So far, I haven't found anything usable for my purposes and I don't expect any to exist. Instead I want to ...
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Are there any specific tips and tricks for optimizing a website for Bing?

Most available resources (even Bing community) promote the general principles for optimize a site in Google. My site is quite well optimized for a certain keyword combination in Google, yet in Bing it ...
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Directory template for Wordpress - Free or Paid

I'm looking for a wordpress template to create a website's directory. Anyone know? The template can be paid or free.
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is it google webmaster crawler's fault or a virus?

Last day when i visited google webmaster tools, i found crawler errors for 42 not found pages. all the pages were having "luminous-solutions.net" at last in the URL. Like http://article-stack.com/...
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How I quantify the success of a folksonomy?

CONCEPTS: completeness, accuracy, consistency, stability, relevancy SEMI-RELATE-SUBJECTS: taxonomy, data quality, indexes, keywords, SEO, SEM FORMULAS: ? ? ?
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Is there a googlebot equivalent for RSS feeds?

I have a lot of feeds generated on my pages - and it seems to let them go to waste (Googlebot does not seem to see them). The RSS feeds display correctly in the pages when viewed through a browser, so ...
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How to charge for banner ads in a web application

I'm developing a web application which contains banner ads, and I don't know how to teach my clients how much to charge their customers for banner ads. Can someone help with a book or business ...
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Confirm (enter twice) pw and email at registration - good idea?

Many sites seem to require that their users enter their email and password twice during the registration process. How useful is it really? It seems it could be a pain in the neck for many users, for ...
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Looking for usability studies of user authentication methods and interfaces, do you know of any?

Been having issues with stackexchange creating weird usernames for me and grouping them with my account, it appears to be a known issue, and emailed the stackexchange team... which leads me to my ...
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Does the user agent in any regular browser contain 'bot' or 'crawl'?

Does the user agent in any regular browser contain 'bot' or 'crawl'? I check the user agent on my site to see if it is coming from a bot or not. If it is, I can do some little optimizations since ...
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When is it time to make a “micro”-site for long-tail search content?

Patrick Mackenzie, of Bingo Card Creator fame, uses what I'll call micro-sites to dominate certain keywords. For example, search for "halloween bingo cards" and you'll see the first hit is http://www....
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How can I prevent my mail from being classified as spam?

When sending or forwarding emails using a personal or company domain using a website or email client, how do I prevent the email from being incorrectly marked as spam?
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Debating between different kinds of URL and see if one is more seo-friendly than other…

So something like domain.com\x\y\z\t and domain.com\x?var1=y&var2=z&var3=t (var1, var2 and var3 will be replaced by legit words that make more sense). Which one is more SEO friendly? For my ...
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Is it better to remove old URL from google via webmaster than 301 rewrite?

I have a site which changed from one shopping cart to another. Previously there was an .htaccess file which redirected all the old URLs to the homepage. I changed it to report a 404 for any URL not ...
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How can I rewrite an old URL using variables to a static html page?

I am trying to redirect old URLS to the new URLS, the old site used variables in the URL but the new site uses SEO friendly URLs. When I try to redirect the old URL, it is not redirecting correctly ...
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How do you handle the “Cancel” button?

I am currently creating yet another form, and as usual, I am not sure which way to implement the "Cancel" (or "Back") button next to the "Submit" one, that allows the user to forget this form and go ...
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Are there security risks involved in moving from a CMS that uses SQL to one that uses XML?

I've used a lot of content management systems in my day (drupal, wordpress, joomla, etc.) and they have all been database driven using MySQL. While the security updates for many CMS offerings out ...
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How long does it take for a page to be assigned Google page rank?

The home page of my website has been indexed by Google more than 6 months ago. Some of the internal pages have received a page rank 6 or higher, however, the page rank of the home page remains 0. What ...
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Googlebot crawler: URL restricted by robots.txt - how to fix the entries in robots.txt?

I noticed recently that Google is not caching all of the pages on my website. Upon using the Google webmaster diagnostic tool, I realized that some of my pages were being restricted by entries in my ...
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Why is www. working but no-www is not?

Right now my site runs on http://www.example.com but I need to run that without www also i.e example.com Can some body tell me here that how can i do that?
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What would be a list of common website expenses?

For example: seo; web-development; site-maintenance; hosting; domain; ssl-certificate; etc. ___UPDATES___ FROM_ME: Stock-Photos; Logo; Legal; eCommerce_Shopping-Cart FROM_Lèse_majesté: IP-for-SSL-...
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Is viewing a site's unpassword protected HTTP logs/stats illegal?

If not, why? If so, please provide US Federal code, or case law confirming this is the case.
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What effect if any does “Google Instant” search have on SEO and SEM?

It been a little over a month since "Google Instant" has been released to the public, what effect if any does "Google Instant" search have on SEO and SEM based? RELATE LINK >> "Google Instant": http:/...
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What skills in today's market as a webmaster have the most value?

From your experience, based on supply, demand, and effort to learn -- What skills in today's market as a webmaster have the most value? Second, if you were evaluating another webmaster on that skill, ...
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Are there discussions about developing a user contributed website?

I'm developing a website where users will be the ones who add new input, validate new suggestions and correct incorrect information. (Much like this site). To make sure that abuse of these rights by ...
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Link popularity check

Where do i search to check link popularity for my site? On a different site i get different counts. Besides, what is the difference if check for link popularity using http://article-stack.com/ or ...
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Is a 301 redirect on the root domain bad for SEO?

I have a unusual set up with a website. Unfortunately I cannot serve the website source from the root domain i.e. http://www.example.com I've been forced to redirect to a subdirectory to display the ...
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Free Invisible image counter in the html page

I need to track number of visits of my publication, but site allows only to insert images, and no javascript. I would like to insert white 1x1 pixel image. Are the any internet services which ...
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input content in FF & Opera

i got a "register user to website" form on my site. It looks fine in all browsers except Opera and FF.. i tryed to show pics through html so you can see what I mean, but i cant without 10 posts, and i ...
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Best books for web design & HCI

What are the best books you suggest me about: web design HCI for web applications / websites thanks

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