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Ordering: 1. nginx 2. varnish 3. haproxy 4. webserver?

I've seen people recommend combining all of these in a flow, but they seem to have lots of overlapping features so I'd like to dig in to why you might want to pass through 3 different programs before ...
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Suspected server or data vulnerability and reporting a fraud site

Our business is YouGotaGift.com, an online store for gift cards, two days ago someone created a website that's called YoGotaGift.com (You is missing the u), and sent a mail campaign to many people ...
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Is there a Mercurial admin web frontend?

Something like Bitbucket (of course much less feature-rich). It must be able to hold multiple repositories, and be private (i.e. if you don't login, it doesn't show you anything). It should be able ...
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What is a cookie-free domain?

What is a cookie-free domain? I've seen these words many times but I never understood what it is.
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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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How do you manage large web farms? [closed]

I have a quickly growing web farm running IIS 7 (30+ servers). All servers are identical copies of each other and all servers are physical. We update the software about once a month, and in the ...
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Any disadvantage to short DNS TTL? [closed]

Any disadvantage to short DNS TTL?
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Dell PowerEdge server crashed, how to repair? What happened? Information inside

I am currently in high school and run our school's website. This summer, our SysAdmin was diagnosed with cancer, and he went off for treatment, so I have been thrown into an interesting situation. ...
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ISP grade Proxy

We are a ISP in Africa (bandwidth is expensive, more than 800 USD per Mbit). Instead of investing in more bandwidth I believe it can be worthy to invest on web proxy appliance. I prefer to use mature ...
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What's the best centralized syslog viewing tool for *nix out there

Looking for what people think are the best for doing web viewing of a centralized syslog server. I am open to using any syslog server also. EDIT I actually went with GrayLog2
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Is there a simple LDAP-to-HTTP gateway out there?

We have a local LDAP directory that provides basic contact information about our user community. We would like to integrate this into some third-party hosted services that allow us to implement ...
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Is Tomcat Native worth the trouble?

A little background: I have a webapp that has both Servlet/JSP dynamic content and static files. Pages are always dynamic, and ~10 static resources are served for each page. Everything is served ...
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Can I use a Mac Mini as a web server and database server? What are the pros and cons? [closed]

We are a bootstrapped web start up. We have a LAMP web application that we expect relatively low to mid traffic because users need an account to log in. Our current approach is to colocate two ...
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Web Application Vulnerability Scanner suggestions? [closed]

I'm looking for a new tool for the ol' admin toolkit and would value some suggestions. I would like to do some "automated" testing of handful of websites for XSS (cross site scripting) vulns, along ...
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What is the technology behind Hostname Based SSL (multiple ssl vhosts on single IP)?

Well known PaaS provider Heroku offers multiple solutions to SSL problem. One of those is a product called Hostname Based SSL This is not SNI. They claim it works on every browser in any ...
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Enterprise grade file sharing

Can anybody suggest any web based application ( enterprise grade) that will allow my internal users to share files with the outside world. Maybe something like yousendit, but I want to be able to host ...
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how many users typically use the “forgotten password” flow?

I was wondering what the "standard" usage rate of the "forgot my password" flow is on other ecommerce/industry websites? Right now not that many people go through the "forgot my password" link on my ...
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How can I check if my IIS site is using NTLM or Kerberos?

How can I check if my IIS site is using NTLM or Kerberos? And how can I change authentication from Kerberos to NTLM? I'm using IIS 7.5 and I couldn't find any answer to this question, can help me a ...
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DNS redirect error (probably CNAME related)

I have this question. There's a lot of information out there but none of the things I tried helped and I am still unable to identify if it can be helped at all. I have a site originally with a ...
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WMI Impersonation levels within vbscript / ASP code

I have an IIS 7.5 web site running "classic" ASP code (not ASP.NET) where the site is running under the normal service context, and only "Windows Authentication" is enabled. Users and navigate the ...
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Correct recursive chmod, separate for files & dirs

I'd like to recursively chmod a directory so that: Files are 0664 Directories are 0775 How to do it better, shorter, fancier? :) Maybe, use umask somehow? All find solutions are too long: I ...
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Why is DownOrNot and JustPing reporting that my website is down?

I was pinging my site with DownOrNot and it is reporting that my website is down from ALL locations: http://www.downornot.com/qweop Then I pinged it with JustPing and it is reporting that my website ...
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Suggestions on large scale web applications architecture?

It's a big question:) We are running a website with LAMP that is not big, 5 web servers with LVS load balancing, 3 MySQL servers with replications and separation of reading and writing, and we use ...
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What is meant by root in regards to website hosting? [closed]

I apologise in advance if this is a silly or easy question but I really need an answer ASAP. I have been asked to make some simple modification to a web page for a client. They already have a website ...
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Squid equivalent for Windows?

We are planning to move some of our Linux services to a Windows platform. What is the equivalent solution on the Microsoft platform to setup a web cache for outgoing traffic?
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How do I limit SSL/TLS connections to at least 128-bit encryption?

When I'm ordering an SSL cert for my public web server, how can I be sure that the web server (IIS 6 in my case) will only allow SSL/TLS client connections supporting our corporate standard of at ...
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Best Linux flavor for web application development (LAMP)

Currently I am using Fedora 12/13 for web application (LAMP) development. Would serious users of LAMP consider any other flavor. Usage is for my laptop. If you require more info, pls request, just ...
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SBS 2008 DNS stops working after 1 day for .uk, .eu and some other TLDs outside USA

In SBS 2008, when first installed or rebooted, DNS queries succeed, but after a period of about 1 day users report that they are unable to access some web sites. On inspection, it may be noticed that ...
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Who (What?!) is “http://1.1.1.1/bmi”? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask but I found some pages who contain links in them that start with "http://1.1.1.1/bmi". Who or what is 1.1.1.1? or maybe http://1.1.1.1/bmi has a meaning more ...
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how to provide a web interface to sftp server

We need to securely serve files to our clients. We want the transport to be encrypted, users should require user/password and they should be able to access their files through the web, ftp/sftp and ...
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How to monitor your “entire” website?

I've perused through the forums here and was wondering what the best practice was in terms of monitoring the status of your "entire" website? (not just the homepage) In terms of priority, if your ...
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A web shell to ssh via browser?

I am traveling for a couple of weeks and I can connect to Internet only via Internet Points (or open access points if I'm lucky) and I doubt I can always find an ssh client to connect to my servers, ...
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Prevent email interruptions while switching web hosts

I have a website that is currently hosted at a company that also hosts my email address. I am switching hosts soon, and cannot have any interruptions in emails. What is the best way to go about this ...
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When Should I Stop/Start an IIS Application Pool?

I was told that every time I refresh our web site, either individual pages or the entire site, I should first stop the application pool, update my website file or files, then start the application ...
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Internal website and DNS config [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Needed: Simple HTTP reverse proxy for Windows 2008 We have two servers sbs2003 and a new server2008(web server). Currently we have remote.example.com pointing to our ...
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Why does curl give a different response for $_SERVER['REQUESTI_URI'] than browsers?

I have a simple test PHP page: <?php echo $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . '<br/>'; echo $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']; ?> When I access this page with a browser (I've tested chrome, and links) it ...
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Are SSL Client Certificates well supported by all major browsers?

We're thinking of improving the authentication of some critical webpages with client certificates, but we're not sure whether it's a widely used standard. Are SSL Client Certificates well supported ...
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Tools to manage large network of heterogeneous web applications?

I recently started a new job where I've been tasked with managing a global network of heterogenous web applications. There's very little documentation. My first order of business is to create an ...
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Apache groups & users web administration

I am looking for a web administration interface to manage my Apache users & groups. Basically, I would like to be able to : List all users Add a new user Remove a user Create a new group Delete ...
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Duplicate IIS web site with Web Deploy

I have a Win2008 server with IIS 7 and I want to duplicate one web site and just change the binding port and the application pool that is using, so I will have 2 web sites (locally or remote) with ...
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Should Web Designers be aware of their hardware? [closed]

Love to get some community input here: Should web designers have basic knowledge of their hardware? Basic concept of things like RAM, processors, HD speed, anything. While they don't need have an ...
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Suggestions for a LDAP Gui suitable for a help desk to manage users

I am running a Solaris 10 environment using Sun Directory Server (LDAP) 5.2 and now 6.3 for managing user accounts. So far I have been managing the environment via scripts to add users and groups but ...
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Web Based Linux Server Monitoring

I'm in search of a tool that would monitor my server, something like a phpSysInfo or munin. I want to gather as much as possible so log parsing would be ideal. Also I need an opensource solution ...
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Is it possible to completely avoid a single-point-of-failure in a web back-end?

It seems like you're always dependent on some hosting provider being available. Even if you servers are geo-redundant across data centers, you still have a DNS record that points to some IP address ...
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Gathering web page statistics in a Bash script

I need to gather statistics on how long it takes to retrieve a web page once every couple of seconds. I can do a time wget --spider http://www.google.com/index.html (spider will not download ...
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How to add disk space to /var/www for my websites?

I did $ df -h and it threw this: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md1 9.7G 1.7G 7.6G 18% / /dev/md2 683G 211M 649G 1% /home tmpfs ...
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CherryPy, Load Balancing, and Remote Failover

Our company's current customer-facing site & intranet site is currently built on Classic ASP running on IIS 6. The current site only contains about 10 customer-facing pages, and an internal site ...
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What does the arxiv.org anti-bot “search and destroy” actually do?

The lanl.arxiv.org math and scientific preprint service (formerly known as xxx.lanl.gov) has a strict policy against bots that ignore its robots.txt, Robots Beware. On that page, the have a link ...
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Windows Internet shortcut with embedded username:password [closed]

URLs of form http://username:password@example.com:80/ work fine in the address bar of any browser I tried, yet when I create a shortcut in Windows and try to launch it, it says it cannot find the ...
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How to test keep-alive is working on client end

What are some different ways/tools to verify that keep-alive is working on the server from the client's end?