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What is a recommended maximum number of files in a directory on your webserver?

I am going to give this a shot. From a filesystem point of view: FAT32: Maximum number of files: 268,173,300 Maximum number of files per directory: 216 - 1 (65,535) Maximum ...
norcal johnny's user avatar
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What is a recommended maximum number of files in a directory on your webserver?

I've tried to have directories with tens of thousands of files on ext3 and ext4 Linux. It eventually gets to the point where listing those files is prohibitively expensive. It can take a few ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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SEO impact of hosting static HTML on Amazon S3 vs. webserver

You may be misunderstanding the concept, here. Files on S3 cannot be modified, but they can be overwritten, and overwriting a file does not require deleting the old file, first. You simply upload a ...
Michael - sqlbot's user avatar
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When splitting a folder with tens of thousands of documents into several folders, how can I handle broken links?

How you do this would depend on how these files are named. You could, for instance, divide these HTML files into subdirectories according to their first letter (assuming a fairly even/normal ...
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Directory Structure - Sub Directories or Basic Files

How and where you store your files on a server has no relevance to SEO.
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Is it possible to host just a filesystem instead of an HTML site?

Yes. Just don't use default index files for the server. In a typical apache server setup, the default files are normally index.html and index.htm and maybe index.php depending on how the server is ...
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How Does Google Search Find Pages On Web Site

The sitemap is there, in part, to help Google find pages it might not otherwise locate, such as orphaned pages (pages with no links pointing to them). However, the main method Google uses to find ...
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Are there any files or folders (apart from robots.txt and favicon.ico) which MUST go in the root directory according to their official spec?

Must /.well-known/ also be placed in the root directory? The /.well-known/ prefix is a defined standard (RFC8615), to which specific URI suffixes can be officially registered. So yes, it would need ...
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How can I name an image so that a) it's still unique b) descriptive

That is pretty much what people - including me - do. Take a descriptive name but eventually there will be a conflict since many times people have photos of the subject in slightly different poses. ...
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How can I check for coding errors in all the HTML files from my site?

You can go to this web address and enter your URL - https://validator.w3.org/ and it will generate a report for you. You can also use a site like GTMetrix https://gtmetrix.com/ to check the overall ...
Jason Bruce's user avatar
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How can I check for coding errors in all the HTML files from my site?

I am not aware of any thing that will check html errors on all your pages on your devlopment machine. HTML : I would use an extension for the browser such as HTML Validator for Chrome. Go direct to ...
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How Does Google Search Find Pages On Web Site

I have an old website that I send only the home page to Google and test how Google indexing my other pages. The result: Google index my first page then search in this page for other links for my ...
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Are there any files or folders (apart from robots.txt and favicon.ico) which MUST go in the root directory according to their official spec?

I think it may be difficult to get an exhaustive list of all possible files which need to live at the root. For one thing, different content management systems may place various files at the root, ...
Henry Visotski's user avatar
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How do I remove unneeded files from WordPress and Magento installations to stay below a limit on the number of files from my web host?

If all of the sites are similar in nature you could try a multisite install instead if not if maybe a different host or even upgrade from using a shared host to a vps gives you much more control and ...
Entrepreneur AJ's user avatar
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How do I remove unneeded files from WordPress and Magento installations to stay below a limit on the number of files from my web host?

Unfortunately you have likely hit an inode limit https://au.godaddy.com/help/resource-limits-12001. Godaddy are pretty inflexible with this and lost me as a customer over it many years ago. If you ...
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How do I use Amazon s3 to host audio files linked from my website?

There is no need to have your website hosted on Amazon. You can use S3 to store your audio files and then use the public links such as https://s3.amazonaws.com/bucketname/audiofilename inside your ...
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what is the proper file permissions needed for certificate files

This is partially subjective and especially because your question lacks too many points of context like: which applications are using these certificates, which OS (based on your mention of 644 it ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
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Microsoft Edge browser not correctly filtering PDF files in upload file dialog with Contact Form 7

Your Contact Form 7 is using accept=".pdf" on the file input HTML. This instructs browsers that know how, to only show files which have a file name matching the pattern. Ideally your contact form ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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How can I name an image so that a) it's still unique b) descriptive

You can follow Google Image Publishing Guideline First. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/114016?hl=en&vid=0-1401327443069-1512401881759 You can make them unique by using a dash (-) ...
Mazharul Haq SEO's user avatar
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What image compressor Google Pagespeed Insights uses?

It's not the specific compressor you need to know here. It's actually the amount of compression that is key. Uploading images without compression will provide original quality images at a price of a ...
Mike -- No longer here's user avatar
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How can I display the MD5 or SHA1 of files in a web server directory?

To write a custom listing, you need to write a script, but PHP is not the only scripting language, and is not one of the more secure scripting languages. However, no matter what scripting language ...
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How to stop parallel downloads

Unfortunately there is no way to prevent a file from being download twice in parallel. The HTTP protocol is stateless and as such each and every request is considered its own request for the file and ...
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