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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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Why does Chrome resolve websitename.localhost as localhost?

From https://ma.ttias.be/chrome-force-dev-domains-https-via-preloaded-hsts/ There's a proposal to add the .localhost domain as a new standard, which will make lives of developers way easier. It would ...
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Do I need to change the host file of each computer to share a web page on a local network using a hostname?

This depends on how your network is setup. If you have a central DNS server on your network (as many enterprise business networks have) then you can add a zone record for whatever domain you wish for ...
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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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How can I copy a website from GoDaddy cPanel to my Mac

There are a number of steps involved ranging from trivial to more complex. It depends on how the site was created, you don't say if it is a CMS or custom built. First thing you will need is a working ...
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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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Why does subdomain.localhost work on Ubuntu but not on Debian? (without hosts entry)

Ubuntu is running the service systemd-resolved that maps localhost subdomains to your local IP address. If you query the DNS using dig you will see that it gets the local IP address (127.0.0.1) from a ...
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Must I use a Top Level Domain (TLD) for localhost websites?

Yes. Depending. Client Side: Most OSs allow for the editing of the hosts or hosts.txt file to associate a network name or domain name with an IP address. This is a client side option. You would do ...
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Blocking Adsense clicks on my computers

Self-clicking is against Google Adsense Policy. Google doesn't tolerate any spamming activity like these. but if you made click by mistake once then are enough chances that Google will not close your ...
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Is there a way to share my joomla localhost website to someone else from the same network?

By locally I assume you mean on your local desktop and that your coworkers are on the same campus. To answer your question more specificaly, we would need to know what your operating system is. ...
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How to test my website from my phone on the same local network? 127.0.0.1 doesn't work

You will need to use the real local ip address of the computer (not the loopback 127.0.0.1) and make sure it is serving over the lan. More info: Stack Overflow - How can I access my localhost from my ...
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nginx how to configure nginx to nevigate to a subpage for reactjs app

This is my way of handling routes in reactjs and nginx I send every path to index.html and as a result reactjs is responsible for routes, and for that purpose I use reactrouter location / { ...
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Best way to protect a directory outside of root directory?

There is no single best answer to this question as it depends on your usage case. One common solution which I would argue is particularly useful would be to change the structure like DocumentRoot ...
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Caddy error on https://127.0.0.1/ or sub1.localhost

Since you are testing with Curl, SNI could be an issue here. Try with the --resolve option as explained here: https://caddy.community/t/why-curl-fails-while-browser-calls-succeed/9841/2 And since it ...
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How to access Windows XAMPP localhost website using Python

Ok, not an actual answer but rebooted and restarted XAMPP and the problem has vanished - at least for now. Unknown is whether or not this was a one-time event specific to my system and some sequence ...
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State and City in breadcrumbs

Why do you need to put the state and the city in the path? Internet has no frontiers, only when you indicate your postal direction. Anyway, if you need it: The state and the city are more like a ...
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Changing HTML and CSS files don't show the change on the Apache virtual host?

I think that the problem is that browser is caching it. On most browsers, Ctrl+F5 will refresh the page. For major changes it is better to clear all caches. On Chrome the command is Ctrl+Shift+Del.
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Lighthouse SEO score does not improve when sitemap.xml is expanded

I am currently working on improving my sites SEO score Before going into detail, please note that the SEO Score in Lighthouse has very little to do with how Google is ranking websites. You can be ...
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Why can't I access an Apache web server on a local network with my phone?

Phones are usually connected to TWO networks: one via cell tower and one via WiFi. If you turn off mobile data on your Android device, it will force it to use WiFi for the local intranet and it ...
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Localhost website not accessible from Public IP despite port forwarding

The evidence strongly suggest the problem is not with your router, rather it is with the setup of your web server. I strongly suspect that you have firewall rules on your webserver which are ...
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Full local server preparing for use full site backup file from hosting

If you do anything short of a full bitcopy of the server disk the answer is going to depend on the specific software you are running. If you are just worried about the website you typically only need ...
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Which is the practical difference between a server and a web server?

A web server accepts and fulfills requests from clients for static content (i.e., HTML pages, files, images, and videos) from a website. Web servers handle HTTP requests and responses only. An ...
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WordPress redirecting to itself

This might help? In your apache config, you see these lines: <VirtualHost *:80> ... </VirtualHost> This means that the config in between matches for all hostnames on port 80 (HTTP non-SSL)...
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Can I test Google adwords conversion tracking on my local environment site?

Instead of a localhost install, why not try a dev.yourlivesite.com? That would still be on your domain so most of your settings and site verifications should work.
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Can I test Google adwords conversion tracking on my local environment site?

Not really - because you'll get no "real" conversion on the localhost. But, you can test, whether your implementation was error-free. Set your GA account into debug mode, or use a debug extension. ...
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Put WAMP online but hide its server index page

the server's index file which shows the list of all the projects is also accessible. What I want is to be only able to view it from local machine, not from others. Others can only access the index ...
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Google Business Sub Categories for Cleaning/janitorial Company

Google has a category called "Janitorial Service." Maybe they added it since you asked this question, but I would use that. I don't think that "Cleaners" means "Dry Cleaners" because there is a ...
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Must I use a Top Level Domain (TLD) for localhost websites?

The domain name in the URL http://name/ does have a TLD, or rather: it consists only of a TLD (name). It would be http://name./ as FQDN, but the variant without the . typically works in browsers, too. ...
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