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SSL certificate selection based on host-header: is it possible?

Is it possible for a web server to select an SSL certificate to use based on the host-header of the incoming connection, or is that information that is only available after the SSL connection is ...
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Hosting multiple distinct folders for distinct domains

I have a VPS that I've installed a Apache Web Server on. What I want to do is forward my own website domains to that server and host those websites' files inside my Apache Web Server. As far as I ...
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Geo-DNS providers? [closed]

We've got a website visited by users mainly in the USA and UK. The site will be run on servers in both these locations. We would like to use a DNS service to direct users to the nearest server, but ...
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Magento Community - Hosting :: Need Advice which sharing hosting will run magento fast

Need Advice which sharing hosting will run Magento Community fast or some other not expensive solution. This website will not have a lot of users, I only need that it will run fast for 100-20 users ...
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Server Hosting from your House - $200 to $300 per month range [closed]

I'm a developer lacking some infrastructure knowledge. What is the fattest pipe I can get to my house in the $200 to $300 range? I'd like to host a few servers at my house. Then if my company gets ...
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Latency in Internet connections from Europe to USA

I'm looking for a (cheap) Web hoster. Basically all the hosting providers that I can find, and match my requirements are located in the USA. But my target audience is in (Western-)Europe, I know for ...
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Recommended DNS TTL

I know it could be very different based on the situation, but for hosting a website with no plans to move the hosting server what is a good TTL to set on the DNS record?
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IIS 7 - Multiple IIS Sites pointed at same directory. How is this accomplished?

I need to point two IIS sites at the same folder on the server. I need to do this because I need different IP-restrictions for the domain name bound to IIS-Site-B vs. IIS-Site-A (which is completely ...
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Setting up and configuring a new VPS server

I am new to VPS servers. I have always used a shared hosting platform all my life. At the moment, we are working on a project at work thats is going to require more than just a shared hosting server, ...
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“Simple” Failover to a Geographically Separated Server?

I've been reading about DNS failovers and a bunch of other technical terms however I'm a bit of a newbie in this so it all sounds Greek to me. Basically here's what I just need: I have two shared ...
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When does a CDN (content delivery network) become worth it?

At what point is it worth adding a CDN (content delivery network) to your website? Does it make sense to use it for a relatively low traffic website that's a web application? The clients are all over ...
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Running Multiple Publicly Accessible Web Servers on a Single IP Address

I have three separate web servers with three different internal IP addresses on a network with only one public IP address. Each web server has security restrictions such that I cannot just run all of ...
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Website Recommendations [closed]

I would like advice in starting a new website that will be relatively high volume. Will need a database. I want a system that will grow with volume by adding hardware. What would be the ...
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How to get nginx to redirect from www to non-www domain?

Let's say I want to redirect from www.example.com to example.com and I want to do this using nginx. I looked around and did not see any good documentation on this so I figured I would ask and answer ...
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Should I host my entire web application using https?

Actually my only requirement for using SSL encryption is that when a user logs in, the password is transferred encrypted. However after reading a bit about protocol switching, that an HTTPS session ...
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Any good resources for setting up a webserver in Linux?

Are there any good resources (videos, ebooks, websites, etc) which allow you to self learn how to configure and manage: Securing a server Web Server (Apache, PHP, MySQL, Perl, TomCat, etc) Mail ...
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Choosing a Host — Reseller or VPS?

I'm developing a common-interest social networking community which is soon ready for release. I need some advice on what type of a hosting plan will best fit both my emerging website development ...
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Apache gzip configuration

I have apache 2.2.11 installed on my server and I have been trying to decrease the load time of my website pages based on the advice from the yslow firefox plugin. I have configured gzip and etag and ...
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PHP shared hosting with opcode caching (eg APC)? [closed]

Basically I'm looking for a cheap hosting solution that actually enables opcode caching. I'm having a hard time finding one. Is there a reason for this? Anyway, anyone know of one?
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How do I export my web-host's (VPS) filesystem to an image to load locally in a VM?

I'm a dev new to sysadmin, armed with root access to a linux box. I want to practice a bit on the configuration in a local virtual machine. What setup would I need to do this? My current idea is: ...
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Dedicated Server Tutorials

I have never setup a dedicated server before except at my house but nerver attached a domain name to my ip address. I will be using windows 2008, iis7 and asp.net, sql server express 2008. I need some ...
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How to show a maintenance page for website when our network is down

We host our ASP.NET web sites internally (within our DMZ). When we are doing network maintenance, etc we would like to have our sites display a maintenance page, but our network is down so our hosting ...
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Detecting what causes the delay between entering a domain name and load of the page

My website takes awfully long time after entering the domain name and before the content starts showing up. I assume this is something to do with the dns resolution or the networks. How do I go about ...
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How can I determine what hosting provider hosts a site?

Is there a service that will identify where a site is hosted (presumably by IP)?
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iptables: block traffic by IP range for specific website

there is a web-hosting server with several sites on it. I need to block some subnets (IP ranges) for some website(s). Is it possible at all? I've tried something like this: iptables -A OUTPUT -m ...
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How to host a single website on multiple geographically-diverse servers

I currently have 2 servers, using cPanel/WHM. The first one is a VPS hosted in London (we'll call it "international") and the second one is a dedicated server located in my country (we'll call it "...
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Nginx reverse proxy making root webapp into custom path

I'm trying to setup multiple docker containers with the same image on a single machine and hosting all the application on the same domain separated by path. The purpose is to isolate each customers ...
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One machine blocked from a single server, and only when it's at this physical location?

I host an e-commerce website for a client who suddenly is unable to access it from his computer. He can ping the server, he can SSH in, but cannot load the website in any browser we've tried: IE, ...
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DNS Failure - domain control panel only accepts url as dns

I've got serious problem with configuring the dns on my domain and I'm stuck with it! I recently purchased a dedicted server for a domain i have that is rafsanjani.ir and i want to host it on my ...
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What is this service called in English?

DETAILS I'm not familiar with server administration and am trying to find the name of a particular service offered by a Japanese website provider. The service is for a dedicated server. I have ...
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How to fix subfolders IIS7 functionality?

I have a problem in my sharing hosting that all websites in subfolders, their URL appear like this: http://amrelgarhy.com/amrelgarhy/ I sent to godaddy, and they sent me that its because of IIS7 and ...
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Running ASP.NET Website and Exchange Server on same machine?

At the moment I only have one machine available to me that is already hosting Exchange Server 2003 on it. I am going to be developing an ASP.NET website (possibly using MVC framework) which is going ...
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Will a low-end dedicated server be enough for my application?

I'm looking for a Windows server for my startup search application, and need some advice. The application downloads a few megabytes worth of text from a remote server and processes it (regular ...
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AppPools hang in IIS8

I am running IIS 8 on a windows server 2012 box with 32 gigs of ram. I have about 50 pools that are all pointing at the same source code for a CMS. These pools are broken down to aprox 10 sites per ...
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iis 7 - IP-restrictions on one part of a website's bindings?

I have several bindings for a particular website. domain1.com - IP address1 domain2.com - IP address1 localhost - * I would like the public to be able to access domain1.com however, I ...