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Redirect visitors when site is too busy

When your website is too busy due to a large traffic, the best way of redirection is using custom error documents. So, when a user gets 503 error code, the server will redirect visitors to the custom ...
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Is Checking For mod_write Really Necessary?

No, most of the time, checking for mod_rewrite is not necessary. In fact, it is often preferable to remove this check. If the mod_rewrite directives are required by your site then you should not wrap ...
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"Connection Reset", "No data recieved" all of the time on my website

Many people appear to have this problem on Godaddy hosting and Godaddy have told one complainant this It is possible that when the error is occurring that it is triggering the Mod_sec of the ...
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Error Log shows nosy visitors trying to access various admin pages

This is unlikely to be "visitors" (real people) but is likely to be automated software testing for vulnerabilities in the software run by your website. I've seen these types of requests for years. ...
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Error message: "We're sorry, the link that you clicked on could not be served. We are experiencing a temporary delay due to high volume."

That appears to be an error message from SiteSpect: Why does SiteSpect display this timeout message: “We're sorry, the link that you clicked on could not be served. We are experiencing a ...
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Redirect visitors when site is too busy

It seems like you're aiming for the second-worst outcome. If you're expecting a spike, you have time to do something: Implement in-code caching (can be easy, can take a while to get right) Optimise ...
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When redirecting HTTP traffic to HTTPS, is it OK to redirect non-existant pages to a 404 error?

It is very common practice to redirect to error pages when putting in a large class of redirects. In addition to wholesale HTTP to HTTPS redirects, this often happens when: You redirect from naked ...
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406 Not Acceptable response

Your request body is very large. If I'm correct, your request body is at least 10.4 KB in size because of all those fields that begin with chk and that have a value of at least 5 characters. That ...
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404 page vs. 404 server answer

The TLDR; answer: Send out a 404 header, don't change the url. The longer answer: There are more options then you suggest, which I'm not going to list here (because it's not really needed). The ...
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404 page vs. 404 server answer

the url remains the same, but the page has the status code 404, This is certainly the preferred option, as Martijn suggests. For a "custom" error page on Apache (ignoring the CMS option for a moment),...
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Redirecting bare domain to www doesn't when specifying http/https scheme

Namecheap does not offer HTTPS for redirects. It would be better to implement the redirect at your hosting company so that they can do HTTPS for the redirect. This page has instructions about half ...
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How Can I Debug a Redirect Error in Google Search Console?

This error in GSC is terribly vague and it is really hard to know what they are referring to when you see this in the reports. So, don't feel alone in finding this report confusing! When you see this ...
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Redirect visitors when site is too busy

There are things you can do at a number of levels: Network Level Network Hardware: Install a load-balancer, with addition servers behind it. This will allow you to run your existing set-up fairly ...
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Do HTML errors affect search impressions/ traffic?

In short, yes. But, good HTML does not automatically mean you will get more traffic, so the fact that you have not seen an increase may not have anything to do with your HTML. To your questions ...
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What does the Chrome error code (6) in "appcache fetch failed" indicate?

Looking into Chrome source code, those numbers 6, 9 or similar are order numbers of enum. In case of 6, this is NETWORK_ERROR, in case of 9 it is SECURITY_ERROR. Here is source showing that if given ...
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What does the Chrome error code (6) in "appcache fetch failed" indicate?

If you still get this problem, make sure... You don't have switched on "Google Chrome can run in background" option Go to $sysdrive$\Users\$youraccount$\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\...
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Should error pages be strictly html?

This really depends on the error being served. For a 404 error, there would be no reason that there are any issues with the server - meaning all the php stuff should be working find. But if you have ...
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Should error pages be strictly html?

I would say yes, simply because there isn't any need for dynamic error pages. For example: If your database is down or under pressure, it is unlikely that you will want your error pages to be ...
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Google Search Console verification problem after blocking countries

It happens because the Google server that is used by Google Webmaster Tools is not necessary located in Luxemburg because based on your research, the Google.com's server is there. Google uses many ...
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Clicking on the downloaded jQuery file gives errors from the source "Microsoft JScript compilation error"

JQuery isn't something you "open" it is a JavaScript library you include and reference in your website's code via <script></script> tags. An example taken from the jQuery site itself is: ...
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Google doesn't send me to correct robots.txt directory

The problem isn't on Google's end, it is on your end. Your HTTPS is fine: $ curl --head https://www.qcandles.com/robots.txt HTTP/1.1 200 OK However your HTTP to HTTPS redirect is broken for deep ...
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Firefox reports SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE with a GoDaddy certificate and the website doesn't work

Your certificate has been revoked by the CA that issued it. If you go to https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=drmohanskinandhaircentre.com you can see: Revocation status Revoked ...
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Google Search Console still reporting 5xx errors even when my server has been running flawlessly for 7 days

The screenshots indicate you are looking at the http and non www version of your site. The home page inspection report indicates that the home page for that site (http without www) is redirecting to ...
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Do errors in Javascript (console errors like reference errors) affect SEO?

If any error or improper implementation of Javascript(in any form) is affecting the crawlability or preventing crawlers from fetching content, it can affect SEO in a drastic way. If this error ...
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Redirecting Old Domain to New Domain - Google SSL Warning

One of your core assumptions is wrong - " the old domain with no website attached " You may not be paying for it, and it may be minimal, but for any web page redirect to occur the domain ...
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Do I still need a favicon in the webroot when an alternate location has already been provided?

Some bots and older browsers Some bots and older browsers will ignore custom favicon paths and will attempt to fetch a locally stored favicon from the root /. A simple fix would be to copy the ...
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Virtualmin cannot connect to MySQL database

I found these resources that may help. They explain the errors rather well and what to do about them. Got error: 2013: Lost connection... https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10563619/error-code-2013-...
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Should error pages be strictly html?

It depends on your situation. Your PHP could also handle the lack of database connection in a nice way. But if you have a custom PHP with many possibilities for bugs and problems, go for an HTML page....
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My php.ini configuration is being ignored - how can I override the error reporting level in my PHP scripts?

If php-fpm runs as a daemon, restart it to reload php.ini. You do not need to restart apache.
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Error Log shows nosy visitors trying to access various admin pages

There is likely nothing you have done. Welcome to the world of hackers. This is something I research. There are many software packages designed to landscape and hack websites. The access for admin, ...
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