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My site seems to be hijacked… but only when visited from another site… how?

My website is altoonadesign.com if you type it directly in your browser it takes you to the correct site. However if you do a search for "altoona design" and click on the link to my site you get ...
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Apache or NGINX for PHP?

I've read quite a bit on the major benefits to running NGINX over Apache for serving static files. However, I have never seen an article talking about Apache vs NGINX for serving PHP pages. Question: ...
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What is the first thing you do if your website was hacked?

What would you do as first thing if your website was hacked? Taking the site from net? or rollback a backup? not realy or? Did you made any experiences in this way?
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When should you use and not use Etags?

I was just looking at our site on WebPageTest.org and one of their recommendations for speeding up a website is: ETag headers should generally not be used unless you have an explicit reason to ...
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fastest web server for static, dynamic content?

I'm looking for the fastest http server available for: serving static content -- huge set of large images. Minimal features need, just as fast as possible. dispatching dynamic content plugins -- ...
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SSL - should I just make my entire site secured?

I'm planning on building an application wherein my users can create accounts on it, email other users, etc. The site will also have forums, chat, etc. It will also need to process credit cards. I'm ...
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Where to go to learn about web architecture? Youtube example?

I'm trying to build a web application that is similar to Youtube (it's not a knock off), but I guess I don't know how video is served on the internet very well. I know how to build regular database ...
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Access, Permissions, and Security for 3rd party developers

Our Marketing department wants to start hiring an outside company to assist in the development and maintenance of our marketing website. The website right now is on FreeBSD (using apache), but with ...
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DDOS attack - How to prevent [duplicate]

Recently I read about Denial of Service attack on Amazon & PayPal. I am curious that how this is performed. These big companies must have huge servers, so DOS would require billions of bots to ...
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How to use ssl_verify_client=ON on one virtual server and ssl_verify_client=OFF on another?

I want to force ssl client verification for on of my virtual hosts. But get "No required SSL certificate was sent" error, trying to GET something from it. Here are my test configs: # defaults ...
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Transition domain to new web host without waiting for DNS propagation

I was considering switching to Amazon EC2 to host my website to handle more traffic. It seems like I would have to update DNS records to point to the new server but I was wondering if there was a way ...
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how do I set up my web app dev environment for easy production transition?

I'm about to start developing a web app. It will be hosted on dedicated servers in the cloud when its time to go live. Currently my development environment is my shared hosting account. I'm assuming ...
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How do hosting companies know that a person owns a domain name?

I was wondering how a hosting company can verify that you own a domain from another company that registers domains. I know that you change the DNS at the register site, and that you put the website in ...
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How does too many requests make a server crash?

I am wondering why websites crash at all. If a server has too many requests, it might queue up the request in its waiting lists and serve it when all the earlier requests have been served. ...
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How should we set up a web server that supports ongoing development?

I have rented a VPS (Linux - Fedora) and it's to be used as a web server for both development and production of the same web application. I have yum-installed apache, subversion, and all packages ...
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Creating an efficient work flow for developers

I need some ideas on how our work flow compares to some others. We have a single developer that works on our marketing website and she knows how to code and that's about it (no source control ...
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domain serves content from subdomain on another website

I have several sub-domains on 1 website http://sub1.mysite.com http://sub2.mysite.com http://sub3.mysite.com I've also registered equivalent domains for each of these sub-domains at sub1.com ...
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Is there any trustworthy web hosting review website?

If you search "hosting reviews" on Google, almost all results are advertisements. I can just tell by looking at them.. :/ Is there any trustworthy hosting review websites out there?
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Open Source XML Firewalls?

Does anyone know of any open source XML firewalls that provide equivalent functionality to DataPower, Vordel, etc?
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How to limit log file size in Apache2

Log files in /var/log/apache2/ are too big. I want to limit the file size. Is it possible to store only the recent 100 lines? Thanks.
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1answer
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Speed up asp.net Development server

I am running a website in ASP.Net using the development server, which is insanely slow to load a page with no apparent reason since it is fast in production. Are there any tips to speed up the ...
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4answers
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Website not coming after deployment

I just deployed my website (overwriting the files which was previously working in c:\inetpub\webapps\websitename folder). Now the website is not coming up .. it says it is loading and seems to be ...
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Is there a way I can block people from a certain countries from visiting my website but allow certain IP addresses from those countries to visit it?

I want to prevent people from certain countries from visiting my website - but I want to allow some defined IP addresses from those countries to be able to access it. Is it possible? If yes, how?
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Running multiple versions of PHP on Ubuntu

Is there an easy way to run multiple versions of PHP on Ubuntu 10.04 (desktop), and switching between them? I am spoiled with the very easy installation and switching of PHP in WAMP for Windows. This ...
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When to run apache httpd + tomcat?

What are the primary benefits of running apache httpd in front of tomcat? Are the benefits worth the extra setup and complexity?
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1answer
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Sharing local web-server (Windows, NAT) in Internet

There is a Windows machine connected to Internet by NAT (no IP, no incoming connections). Is there any way to make local web-server on this machine accessible from Internet by static IP or domain? ...
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1answer
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Setting up a Develop, Acceptance, Production for a single person business

My wife is a graphic designer who is starting her own business in the field of designing templates for wordpress other php based systems. I'm going to setup the servers (VMware with CentOS) so she has ...
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Setting up Virtual Hosts with Apache on Windows 2008 server for multiple sites. Complicated setup, including subversion [closed]

I am setting up apache on my windows 2008 server at my home. It will serve 2 functions. Subversion hosting to allow me and some others to manage company documents with version control Local ...
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Which SQL database should I run?

I'm creating my first website from hand-coded scratch (just used WordPress and Drupal before) and I'm at the point where I'm setting up my database for the site. However my host has given me 4 options ...
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Show the same site from two different subdomains

I have a website that is a small, one page html/css/js site. I want the viewers to be able to view the same site whether they are coming from www.domain.com or just domain.com, without redirection. Is ...
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Making python run on my webserver

im getting a bit stuck regarding options for running python scripts on my server. From the research ive done so far, i can see i need to modify apache slightly to run python scripts, by using either ...
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Inexpensive CDN with Origin/Pull services? [closed]

Does anyone know of an inexpensive CDN which offers origin/pull services? I've looked into Cachefly, they look great but don't provide this service for less than $1k unfornuately. If you know of an ...
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How quick is Broadband?

I need to pick the brain of someone who knows about networks, specifically how the web functions over broadband. With dial-up, when working out how long a web page would take to download, you took ...
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2answers
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Ideal Dev Environment

We have a linux based development server which we connect to from our windows based desktops (via ssh, scp, samba (mapped network drive), etc) We're doing web development in perl, using apache2, ...
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Where to store application that I develop?

I'm developing a server application for ubuntu server, clients will connect to in through socket connection. It's in beta stage and under heavy development. At the moment lots of people are using it ...
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how to allow root login on vsftpd ubuntu

How do I enable root login on vsftpd? Note that this FTP server will not be accessible via WAN/Internet. And I need full permissions for my web development environment (localhost, VirtualBox Guest ...
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1answer
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Avoid modifying REAL's config when upload DEV's config

I'm developing a website. I have two environments: DEV and REAL. Each of them have a config.php to store database configuration and something. When I modify something in DEV's config.php and upload ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to make apache print http parameters in access log?

Apache prints the request to access log. The line will tell you which page is access, say test.php but is it possible to ask it to log the HTTP post parameters as well? Ideally, a specific parameter?
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Simple DNS Server or Tool for Local Web App Development

When I develop web-apps I sometimes have to hard-code full URLs into my generated markup. Even though one can generally get by using relative URLs a la <a ...
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1answer
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How can I determine the likely cause of a 504?

We always have these on Reddit, but Reddit just claims it's not the servers, or at least it can't be solved by throwing more servers at it. What normally causes these errors? Is it likely in the code? ...
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DNS: Why does my DNS take so long to look up?

I have a web-application that I'm testing the frontend performane using looks like YSlow and http://www.webpagetest.org/ One of the things I notice the most is that the time to perform the DNS lookup ...
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Offer Custom URLs using CNAME

How do I allow my customers to access subdomain.myapp.com from a subdomain.customerdomain.com. Google Apps allows you to do this with a CNAME change. How can I offer a similar functionality? I found ...
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How to disable mod_security2 rule (false positive) for one domain on centos 5

Hi I have mod_security enabled on a centos5 server and one of the rules is keeping a user from posting some text on a form. The text is legitimate but it has the words 'create' and an html ...
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SVN, Samba and Symbolic Links. How to get them all to play together?

I've got a website project under version control that relies on files from an unversioned directory on the same server via Symbolic Links. I'm currently storing the symbolic links in the repository. ...
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how to make apache2 listen to localhost and a lan computer

i completely got something wrong abotu the listen thing in apache. my question now is. when i make it listen to NameVirtualHost *:80 Listen 127.0.0.1:80 Listen 192.168.1.23:80 will it be ...
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Apache lags when loading recently changed files

I have a basic CentOS server running Apache that I use for website development and testing. Whenever I make changes to a file, like a 'javascript' file, and then reload my webpage, usually the server ...
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Back-End Developer - Proceedings [closed]

I am creating a websites for mobile phone tests. Users can post their own tests and combine it with an existing rating of each product. I do only front-end development and I have no idea about ...
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1answer
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If statement that detects current server subdomain? [closed]

Trying to write a php if else statement along the lines of: if ($_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'] = local ) { Content here should display if the current url is for example, local.test.com } elseif ...
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How to better simulate remote development locally with virtual hosts?

When developing WordPress websites, for instance, such a script saves a few values on the database with detected paths/addresses. To avoid issues when uploading the production version to the server ...
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Webdav on iis7.5 - always shows empty folder

I've followed all directions on configuring webdav on iis7.5 from this url: http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/350/installing-and-configuring-webdav-on-iis-7/ The only difference is, I'm configuring ...