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Which is the practical difference between a server and a web server?

"Server" is a generic term that represents a computer that shares something. There are many different types of servers. Some share databases, others share web sites, still others share ...
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Remove HTTPS site from Google search index because users are getting a certificate error

I'm very surprised that Google is indexing the HTTPS pages with a broken certificate. Google usually prefers the HTTPS site if they both work, but I've never seen it prefer HTTPS when there is a ...
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Deploy IIS publicly when my ISP changes my IP address regularly

The easiest way is to use a Dynamic DNS (DDNS) provider. There are a number available: https://freedns.afraid.org/ https://www.noip.com/ https://www.duckdns.org/
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How did someone discover my new URL so fast?

When you generate a new SSL certificate, it gets added to the public certificate transparency logs. Every subdomain you use with HTTPS is logged and discoverable publicly. If you look up your domain ...
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Which is the practical difference between a server and a web server?

The word "server" has become a bit ambiguous but general means a computer which provides information to other computers. A web server used to be a physical machine that provided web pages to ...
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What is the advantage of increasing "maximum worker processes" in IIS?

We use multiple workers on our web services server so that if we reach a peak period, another worker will spawn and handle more requests. This is especially effective with WCF services and is totally ...
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HTTP website returns 403.4 even when using Plesk Permanent SEO-safe 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS

In IIS Settings the option Require SSL/TLS must be turned off. With it turned on, HTTP will always return a 403.4 Forbidden error. With it turned off, the Permanent SEO-safe 301 redirect from HTTP to ...
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Will not having https redirect from example.com to www.example.com affect SEO

I don't think you'd see any direct SEO impact however provided your primary domain is working correctly, other than the fact that more people landing on error pages means less visitors reaching your ...
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IIS URL Rewrite: Pattern starting with forward slash never matches

I guess you're referring to the Match URL pattern field, this one: In that case the values received always start without the first / and don't include the Query String parameters either (if you need ...
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Does Reverse proxy in IIS effects SEO in any way

The reverse proxy should be entirely invisible to the user, so no, it should not in any way affect SEO. If, however, the (remote) server you were proxying to was slow or on a slow connection then yes,...
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403 forbidden error when IIS is binding ASP web app on port 8080 to be accessed via a subdirectory

I managed to get this working by creating a new rooms application pool. Then in default websites > rooms > basic settings I changed the application pool to the newly created rooms. I still don't ...
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Deploy IIS publicly when my ISP changes my IP address regularly

One method which does not rely on DDNS is implemented by (for example) ngrok, Serveo, and Pagekite. They essentially perform port forwarding over a tunnel to allow users to hit one of their public ...
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Deploy IIS publicly when my ISP changes my IP address regularly

Talk to your ISP and get a cost for a single static IPv4 address. Depending on their policies, you might be required to move to a "business" grade connection which will cost more but give ...
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Block third domain from being indexed

We already have noindex nofollow, index follow on respective domains Presumably this is implemented using a <meta name="robots"... element in the HEAD section of the HTML? (Strictly speaking these ...
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Add Expires headers to Azure Hosted wordpress

IIS supports header expires, simply add them to your web.config file. Examples: SOURCE <configuration> <system.webServer> <staticContent> <clientCache ...
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Client Provided CName record redirecting/forwarding to my domain with masking

CNAMEs are not really redirects - they're a DNS record type that allows you to easily manage multiple domains/subdomains pointing to the same IP address, without having to change every one them if the ...
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Remove HTTPS site from Google search index because users are getting a certificate error

If you want Google to drop the https version from SERPs, you either need to do 301 redirect to proper site or throw 404s for https requests. Redirects are somewhat better, because your users will get ...
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Images work directly in image folder with IIS but give 404 in subfolders of that directory

The fastest solution with less headache is to just add the file extension you need but gives 404 to the mime types as bellow: select website from IIS Manager add file extension to Mime Types
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IIS URL Rewrite http to https EXCEPT files in a specific subfolder

Although I'm a bit late to the party, I would like to suggest this syntax, which is a bit shorter (and IMHO cleaner) than the accepted one: <rule name="Redirect to HTTPS except /nossl/ folder" ...
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IIS HTTP/S rewrite with SSL offloading non-standard local port

Change your match pattern to only match the path you're interested in: <rule name="ARR_App3Proxy_loadbalance" enabled="true" stopProcessing="true"> <match url="^app3(.*)$" /> <...
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web.config redirects only for specific domain

Based on Joses Answer this does what i need: - I can access the azurewebsites domain while still on the deployment slot - the production domain will always be redirected to subdomain with https <...
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IIS 10 and PHP 7.3 cant upload 4M file in one POST request

From: https://www.inflectra.com/support/knowledgebase/kb306.aspx By default, IIS web server allows for limited file size to be uploaded to the web server. For IIS 6 and IIS 7, the default maximum ...
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Does a new permanent rewrite rule supersede old permanent rewrite rule?

When you use a 301 (permanent) redirect, the browser caches this redirection and uses it further on. So the change won't be visible for people that have already visited the URL before since they are ...
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PHP 7.3 doesn't show in Web Platform Installer (WPI) in IIS 8.5

What worked in my case was updating Web Platform Installer from version 5.0 to 5.1. The download website mentions "WebPI 5.0" but the downloaded MSI actually installs 5.1. PHP 7.3, 7.4, 8.0 ...
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IIS 10 not showing worker process Current Requests

This is probably a little too late (10 months later), but the reason you're not getting the "Show requests" command and can't see them is because you're missing the "Request Monitor&...
jalarcon's user avatar
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Cloudflare returns 200 when server returns 404

I figured out that when I specified a custom 404 (and other errors) page in IIS, it returns a 200 OK instead of the correct error. I solved this by setting the http_response_code() in my PHP with the ...
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Naked domain without any page in url takes too long to load

One excellent tool for helping to diagnose this is curl along with a --write-out format and the -I and -L flags. If you use the -I option curl will provide the response headers for each completed ...
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How can I do 301 instead of 302 redirects when there are multiple domains sharing the same site hosted in IIS?

I'm assuming you're using classic ASP (not .NET) since you refer to default.asp and not default.aspx. Instead of using response.redirect and counting on your web config file to change from a 302 to a ...
Trebor's user avatar
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Can't reach website from outside of the network

That IP address (192.168.0.168) is a private IP address that is not available externally. Depending on your network setup you will need one of the following: Assign a different public IP address to ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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IIS media server tuning (compression cache limit?)

I increased the compression cache size to 10 GB and changed the cache variables to increase retention. A month later, the cache contains only 20 MB of text files (HTML, JS, CSS). I would guess that ...
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