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Can't install XAMPP on my Windows XP computer due to httpd.exe and php.exe no being valid win32 applications

OS is winxp sp3. The Apache Friends download page for XAMPP states that Windows XP is no longer supported by the application. However, an alternative link is given for this OS. Windows XP or 2003 ...
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prevent IIS from executing scripts in a specific directory

One good and easy way to prevent execution of certain file extensions under an specific folder is to use the "Request filtering" feature of IIS to prevent accessing them altogether. Go to the folder ...
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Rendering of Raleway (Google Web Fonts) in Google Chrome browser

This is a known issue with Raleway and some versions of Chrome, it's related to anti-aliasing of fonts. This is a fix for windows, using SVG in the css /*FIX FONT FOR GOOGLE CHROME ON WINDOWS*/ @...
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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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How do I log in into Apache web server on Ubuntu from Windows?

You need one additional thing to connect: the address of the server. It can be either an IP address or a host name. After you have the address you can log into the machine through secure shell (SSH)...
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Test website can't be reached despite setting up DNS in local hosts file and adding a virtual host to Apache config

The browser that you are using to test likely has DNS over HTTPS (DoH) enabled. That is a feature where the browser ignores the local DNS settings and instead looks up DNS from its own internet ...
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Do you need to set your network profile as Public or Private when creating your own hosting?

I could not find any other resource about it but I found answer in the comments of my question. I would like to post it as an answer below: This setting does not impact TCP/IP access to your computer, ...
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How do I increase the upload size in IIS?

You need to set maxAllowedContentLength, not maxRequestLength to up the allowed upload size for IIS. the former is the IIS request length limit, the latter is the ASP.NET request length limit. Also ...
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prevent IIS from executing scripts in a specific directory

Assuming that you want the uploaded files to be served as static content (or else you could just save the uploads outside the root folder of your application): Inside your root web.config (which can'...
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How do I access Windows server on a Microsoft Azure Website?

For an Azure website not running in a VPS, you just need to supply a .pfx file (this step of the tutorial). You can use the Utility running on any Windows machine (including your local workstation) ...
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PHP 5.6.6 loading but not interpreting in Apache2.4 64 bit Windows

The issue is, there is a missing AddHandler php5-script .php in the config file.
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301 redirecting urls with special characters using web.config

The HTTP status code 500 "internal server error" is shown because the URL's you used are not properly escaped. A quote from StackOverflow: When adding a query string in the action of a rewrite ...
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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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Is there any way to display windows app available using manifest.json as it is displayed in android?

From my knowledge, you should only add a new value in your related_applications array: "related_applications": [ { "platform": "play", "id": &...
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Images Clear on Windows but Fuzzy on Mac

Your Mac is probably retina, which means it uses twice the amount of pixels to display things. Some articles with more information: http://blog.endpoint.com/2014/05/supporting-apple-retina-displays-...
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How to approach Let's Encrypt for 180 domain aliases

For want of a better solution, and to get this working, I've ended up creating multiple sets of the codebase onto 'fake' domains and pointing a number of the aliases toward each one. If anyone has a ...
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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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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 to exclude Windows desktop from Google Ads

It is not possible to exclude Windows or target only macOS. You can select operating systems for Display and Video ads, but only mobile operating systems are offered. I had a 30 minute conversation ...
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How do I make my home web server public when port 80 is forwarded with my CenturyLink router?

It is public as soon as it becomes accessible from a public address. All you need is to forward a port from your gateway to your local machine. You need to find out your external IP address. It could ...
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How to stop backslash working on XAMPP

Backslashes in file-paths in Apache directives As far as I know, there is no option in Apache to prevent Apache/Windows from interpreting the backslash as a directory separator. However, it is ...
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Server error 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied when accessing any page with HTTP

I found the resolution as issue was resolved based on below article https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003646494-A-website-hosted-in-Plesk-for-Windows-Server-is-not-accessible-over-HTTP-...
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How to open port 8080 on windows 10, configure firewall and any other settings?

Turns out for some reason my cable modem blocks 8080. I am assuming it must be reserved for another service higher in the list. I had to figure this out on my own as comcast still says it is not ...
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How to disable root web.config inheritance on my seekdotnet.com hosting?

I found the solution just realize that we need to actually disable the section one by one lol https://stackoverflow.com/questions/782252/avoid-web-config-inheritance-in-child-web-application-using-...
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How can I calculate the maximum cost of an instance or prevent clients from exceeding pre-paid limits?

The major cloud service providers use different pricing models. You could consider at least checking out the big 3: Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Of them all, I think Amazon has the most confusing ...
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How can I calculate the maximum cost of an instance or prevent clients from exceeding pre-paid limits?

You should reconsider your requirements. Reserved instances on AWS are better suited for continuous operation of websites. I guess you are trying to minimize the costs of managing traffic spikes ...
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How can I get a breakdown of Windows 32 bit vs Windows 64 bit visitors in Google Analytics?

The UserAgent Explanation here should be what you're looking for. You should be able to filter out the traffic source by filtering through using the user agent. Desktops and Laptops will use any of ...
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What is the cause of page speed performing extremely poorly on Chrome on Windows and Safari on Linux?

Briefly as you mention your .htaccess file if you have access to the vHost file it is better to shift these declarations into the vHost file as Apache needs to check the .htaccess file for every ...
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Can't install XAMPP on my Windows XP computer due to httpd.exe and php.exe no being valid win32 applications

I just went through this trying to set up my old XP machine with XAMPP. Do not use the 1.8.2 downloads from Sourceforge: they are either corrupt or invalid, or they come with the files but no ...
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Web page stopped working correctly (with a publisher error). What might be wrong?

This happens if Internet Explorer is not configured to let you install unverified software. A quick and dirty fix for the problem is to open up the internet options window and select custom level for ...

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