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There's a great tool at http://www.webpagetest.org/ which allows you to measure the loading speed of a site. You can choose from a list of locations to test from and there are a few in the UK.


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http://loads.in/ I haven't used the monitoring features, but it does have a great load time tool, which you can choose different browsers and countries to test from.


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$10 -- You can't run a website on AWS at this price. The minimal server they offer is a "Micro" instance at $0.02 per hour which is $14.40 per month. Even at slightly over budget you wouldn't want to use a micro instance for a website because the machine is severely limited. It is meant for testing only. As the CPU quota is used up, it may become ...


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I'm not sure what you mean by "update/modify the data", but there are probably few free file hosting services that allow hotlinking. It's just not a sustainable business model, especially if you have an exposed API wherein not even the uploader will have to come to your site. There are also a lot of copyright infringement liabilities regarding public file ...


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I'll give my thoughts on VPS, as I have no experience in cloud. I was in the same boat as you in terms of having my shared hosting no longer being reliable in terms of performance. I had roughly 20 websites on the same account, but only a handful of ones that were more than basic html/css/javascript. I chose to get a cheap VPS(I pay $40/mo) and moved ...


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Is there any reason to complicate your life using AppFog/PhpFog spendng 29$ per month, when you could simply buy a 45$ per year reliable cPanel hosting service with MySQL (among millions of providers) that will suffice to most of your web application needs for a long time?! And in the case you have a lot of traffic you simply need to send an email to the ...


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There is no way at this point to do that with Linode. Having used them a while back as a provider I believe they sent emails at the time to alert when usage approached 100% of the plan allowance so you could make the appropriate changes to reduce your costings but there is no way in advance to prevent the usage from going over without actually monitoring it.


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I don't know any existing DaaS (Database as a Service) company that provides support for Cassandra. There's also a similar question on StackOverflow, and the answer is always the same: setup a VPS and install Cassandra on your server. Conversely, there are several alternatives for other NoSQL and/or Document Oriented Databases such as CouchDB, MongoDB and ...


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I wouldn't call this a simple question! The answers to your many questions certainly aren't simple. Load sharing and replication between databases (the two are different) is a complex subject and probably couldn't be answered in a few paragraphs. However, let's see I can shed some light. Yes, multiple instances in setup 1 will work for mainly static content....


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Definition of Infrastructure as a Service Infrastructure as a Service is a provision model in which an organization outsources the equipment used to support operations, including storage, hardware, servers and networking components. The service provider owns the equipment and is responsible for housing, running and maintaining it. The client ...


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Use Wildcard Virtual Host Container in Apache You can configure Apache with a Wildcard virtual host container. You then control what domains are hosted by simply modifying your DNS to point to the appropriate IP address If you have the same content on all pages, then just upload the content. If you require different content, you can use a strategy that a ...


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Here is a solution that might work for you. DNS / WEB SERVER SETUP Get one static ip address and bind that to your web server. (IIS or Apache). Setup your master domains (example.com) DNS with correct A Records. Now if you visit Example.com then the primary site will show up. For all your other domains just create a Cname record which points to Example....


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Most of the domain registrars provide this feature. You can manage your DNS records without hosting it. There is no additional cost for it and it can be managed from the dashboard of the provider. Before registering a domain, check with the Sales team if they provide with this feature.


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You could use VNstat to send you hourly reports via a cron, and then manually shut down your http server via a shell on your mobile device.


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Google's algorithm is evolving passed what any one person could understand. That even includes the very Google engineers themselves who have developed the algorithm. What we do know is that various parts of the Google algorithm have been instructed to do various tasks to improve Google's usage rate. For instance, Youtube's algorithm has been built around ...


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Yes, it is possible to host a Wikipedia-like website on Google Cloud. You will want to use Google Compute Engine. Install MediaWiki if you want a Wikipedia-like wiki, or a different piece of wiki software if you want a wiki that functions less like Wikipedia but that is easier to configure.


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Have you tried https://mxtoolbox.com/DNSLookup.aspx? It will look up the A and NS records @DocRoot mentioned. It has several tools to help lookup further information. Look for the tiny hyperlinks across the middle of the page - run dns check first and then dns propogation. You should be able to find everything you need, including your hosting company. ...


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No, you can't schedule when Google (or any other major search engine) crawls in the way you're looking for. Most sites do have down time, and issuing the appropriate 503 HTTP code will let search engine bots know to come back later. But if that happens for too long or too often, search engines will tend to assume the site is permanently gone or at least ...


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It is possible to create a different directory for each user using FTP and IIS. To do so you need to use the "user isolation" option when setting up FTP. Given that you are sharing files with these users, IIS's FTP server sounds like it would be a good option for you. Mac and Linux users can access FTP because all modern browsers support the ftp:// ...


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Frames! You can search for a free host (such as 000webhost, HostYD or Hostinger) and create a page with the following content: <iframe src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/user_nubmer/folder_name/index.html" style="position:fixed; top:0px; left:0px; bottom:0px; right:0px; width:100%; height:100%; border:none; margin:0; padding:0; overflow:hidden; z-...


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I think it is difficult to say what is the best service without knowing what criteria represent 'best' (value for money, transfer rates, server uptime, continuity of service, length of existence, domain credibility are some possible criteria) - but I've never had trouble with We Transfer.


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I looked into Elastic Beanstalk but decided not to use it. My reason was the additional learning curve that would be associated with it. My web application needs a large number of software packages installed, many with specific versions (tomcat, java, firefox, mysql, lots of utilities). To get Elastic beanstalk machines into the correct state requires ...


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There are many email service providers that allow you to route email through their systems. The main benefits of these providers include: Tracking of email delivery Possible inclusion in various whitelisting/trusted-sender programs (e.g. ReturnPath) The vendors use the various feedback and notification loops at the major ISPs to address spam complaints. ...


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I have a clustered setup where I named my hosts in /etc/host as: 192.168.0.5 master.local XX.XX.XX.XX www.master.com 192.168.0.6 node01.master.local YY.YY.YY.YY node01.master.com 192.168.0.7 node02.master.local ZZ.ZZ.ZZ.ZZ node02.master.com With this I have a mapping of their private IPs, using .local and their public facing IPs without ...


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I am a bit confused by the question. However I am assuming that your domain name is hosted within a DNS service and your site is hosted with another company. This is not uncommon. GoDaddy allows this just fine. You can host your domain name there and do whatever you want with the DNS settings. I do this. My site is not hosted. Just my DNS records.


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We decided to save all xml files zipped to database and get them from there as soon as a bot asks for a specific XML Sitemap. Here are the theoretical steps: Create XML files with 45.000 urls. (45k according to this post) Save every url to database with information in which XML Sitemap it is in. gzip those files (8mb => 400-600kb) save them to a xml file ...


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There is remote and remote... First of all, know that Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and I'm sure, many others do that a lot. There are two things where I would be careful: I would use the same main domain name (i.e. images.my-domain.com) I would make sure that the server(s) are close between each others. Point (2) means that if you get 2 or 3 servers in ...


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I used to run my own webhost company so I know something about this, however, VPS is a newer feature though I used VPS scenarios while consulting to a global telecom during this period. So I will be working from this point of view. A dedicated server and VPS are essentially the same for this discussion. This would give you appropriate control and assure (as ...


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Acquire a license for WHM+cPanel for your server and try to do some reading on the shell scripts WHM uses to make a cPanel accounts. As you make a new account, run your custom shell scripts to automatically choose a package for the new account and other configurations and mail the logins to the user email.


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If I understood what you are asking you simply need to buy a WHM + cPanel Reseller Hosting account. With that in place you can create one cPanel account for each of your customers and as you wish: "The users don't have access to other websites hosted on that server" Search on Google for "Reseller Hosting WHM cPanel", and you will find millions.


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