Refers to the software or hardware that make up a webserver, delivering content on a private or public website.

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Ubuntu web host update strategy

I have a couple of questions regarding best practices for updating an ubuntu web server. A server that is hosting a live website that would be very problematic should the server "go down". I am a ...
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Connecting to Webserver(Nginx) from within GuestOS (VMware Player+ NAT) inside Debian from outside

I currently have a Server (Debian 7.3 , Kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64) with VMware Player 6 installed which is hosting a guest OS(Ubuntu Server) with Nginx running on it. I want the NGINX to serve webcontent ...
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Copying files up or down

Considering two file servers which use most of their bandwidth to send files to clients on the worldwide interwebs. Every now and then Server 1 needs to store one of his files on Server 2, they both ...
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fallback webserver & dns

There may be solutions to this here. I've searched and I haven't been able to find them, but... Ok I have two web servers, these servers are online all the time 24/7, once in a while I will take them ...
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Apache 403 on alias to user directory

I'm trying to let Apache list the contents of a users download directory so i created a alias in /var/www/ that points to /home/user/downloads I have chmod -R 755 /home/user/download/ and my Apache ...
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Need Server requirement estimates for my application [duplicate]

I am a newbie to Web Development and am trying to estimate the server requirements based on my application configuration. My application will have to perform simple database look-up based on unique ...
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Website has a lot of requests of 'fqexpack' url from Android devices

Recently our website started to get a lot of requests for /fqexpack url from devices with user agent, somehow connected to Android, like Dalvik/1.6.0 (Linux; U; Android 4.0.4; GT-S5303 Build/IMM76D) ...
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What do I need to configure to access a web app deployed on a remote server?

I have deployed a web app to IIS 7 on a remote (intranet, on domain) server. I believe if I use the IP address of that server as the host name in the app's URL, I shouldn't need any DNS or other ...
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Centos 6 webserver - best use of spare memory [closed]

Just after any quick easy suggestions about where I should try tweaking my web server to use some of the spare memory and reduce CPU usage. Sorry if I'm a bit vague, but this isn't really my area. I ...
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separate mysql server and webserver and consequences [closed]

I have a web application. bought a pretty strong server for it. Server specification is below: CPU: DUAL E5-2620 RAM: 32 GB DDR3 HDD: 2 x 300GB SAS 10K Network: 100mbps/10TB internet. WebServer ...
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Should we have one pool for many websites in Apache+PHP-FPM?

If there are many small websites (about 300) running in light web traffic, should they all use the same pool, or would it be better to have a separate pool for each of them? Let us assume the ...
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DNS CNAME Records For Multiple Websites [closed]

I have a Windows Server 2012 and have setup 2 websites in IIS8, and assigned to the IP address of the server (it only has one). They are both using port 80 as well. How do I setup DNS records on the ...
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Calculate How Much Bandwidth you Need for a Given Number of Users

If I know how many users will be using a site, and about how many will be on at once, and I can approximate how much data is being transferred between the user and server, how can I calculate the ...
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Can Apache's URL redirection send a request to both original URL and rewritten URL?

I would like to use Apache's URL redirection to match a URL and forward it's request to another URL. Simple enough, I know. But, I'd like the originally requested URL to continue to be called in ...
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Setting up a linux web server, noobs basic operation

This question might be an odd one to ask. However I'm a noob on linux/networking and trying to set my old Ubuntu desktop running computer as a web server and place that in my server cabinet which will ...
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Getting Fatal Errors in Nginx to Be Shown in the Browser

While developing I'm getting blank pages in my browser whenever I create a fatal error in PHP with a typo or just my bad programming ;). It's super annoying for me to have to view the raw nginx error ...
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lighttpd 403 forbidden jpeg image access

I am running a stock lighttpd installation with no configuration changes. Client sees a 403 forbidden error trying to access static images (even from an img tag on a static page). Nothing in the logs ...
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folder permissions for linux webhost (ubuntu)

I have a VPS running ubuntu 12.04 that is hosting about 9 sites which are a mix of wordpress and joomla (latest versions). Apache runs under www-data and sites are hosted as virtualhost under ...
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Run Exchange server and Linux webserver on “one” IP address

I currently have an Exchange server on my network but am looking to step away from the whole Microsoft ecosystem. I would like to setup a Linux webserver on my network and host all my sites on there ...
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Should I use a proxy/reverse proxy?

I have some web servers in the same network, each of them with it's own IP. Now I want to a proxy to "transfer" the request to the correct server according to the requested domain. Everything was ...
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How can I run a second site in Azure while sharing the domain?

I have a site running on Azure built in ASP.NET MVC. Part of the site is effectively a marketing site with mostly static pages, the rest is the dashboard that our users log into to use the product. ...
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Is MySQL required on both the database server and the webserver? why?

Is MySQL required on both the MySQL database server and the web server that it is connecting to? If it is required on both the web server and database server, please explain why this is. Moreover, if ...
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Nginx choose upstream depending on args

I need to two different sets of upstreams. But all my requests come from the same URL (same path). The difference is that some request will have a special argument and some won't. Depending on that, I ...
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Apache Security Config - Ubuntu 12

I am running a LAMP stack on Ubuntu 12, with the primary function to serve a PHP based API. There is only one file I want to be exposed to the public called: api.php It needs to reference a config ...
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ruby-on-rails app using webbrick server slow on some machines

I have a fairly simple ruby-on-rails app developed on mac, that was put into production on a debian web server. The web app uses the default webbrick server provided to run the app. The app runs ...
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Web server configuration for symfony 1.4

i followed the guide given at the jobeet project documentations and searched a lot but still get HTTP 403 Forbidden error. I do exatly the same as the docs say and followed a few other theads here ...
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I have 23 Web Servers - I need to wipe all the servers - without loss of service on any sites hosted across them

Okay so it's a challenge and I'm having trouble planning it mostly due to lack of experience. However it's become a task in my job and I'm doing it mostly solo with an extra hand. I'm comfortable ...
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Installing PHP 5.5.6: Can't start php-cgi.exe - MSVCR110.dll is missing

I'm trying to update from PHP 5.3 to PHP 5.5 after downloading the last version from here and I'm having this error: Can't start php-cgi.exe - MSVCR110.dll is missing I've read that I need to ...
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Web operations - Daily Maintenance and tiered support

I am tasked with "operationalizing" some of the web tasks at my job so that the ops team can do some of the first tier support. This includes pushing updates to the web server and other non-automated ...
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Structure of a Web Server [closed]

Where is possible to find references (links or books) about how a generic Web Server work? Basically, I'd like to have a general understanding of what a Web Server does and (ideally) how to ...
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How do I increase the logging level for Puma?

Currently I am only getting ActiveRecord and view-rendering output in my Rails application log file, since I switched to Puma from WEBrick. I haven't been able to find where I can modify the output ...
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Iptables blocking smtp

Iptables is blocking outgoing and incomming smtp on my server, although I specified it not to. My policies are DROP everything except what's specified. Changing policies to ACCEPT everything "solves" ...
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Make files without an extension go through the PHP parser on nginx

Due to legacy reasons I need to get the following scenario working on nginx and I seem to be struggling. Say I have a file in the document root just called 'info' without any file extension. Now this ...
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Route traffic between two webservers on demand

I have two Windows webservers in VM environment, Beside using my firewall (no access) is there an easy and reliable way for me to re-route my incoming traffic to a specific server on demand? Lets say ...
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Reroute traffic between two web servers

I have two self hosted public web servers. One is my live site, and the other is a minified site that I also use to reroute the traffic to it when I have my live site under maintenance. My firewall ...
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Cannot access site on apache from machine on different Lan

Hello I am new to apache and webservers and I need some help. I wish to host website within a machine an browse to it from another machine in another enviornment as part of a test enviorn. I am ...
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Domain Still Points to Old Server After Deleting Account [closed]

Yesterday, I set up an account with 000webhost.com along side with a free domain name from dot.tk. I found out that my WordPress site's Admin is only compatible with >= PHP 5.3 and the server doesn't ...
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Ideas for redundant / geographically optimized web hosting solution

I need to setup a web hosting solution with the following requirements: No single point of failure. Ability to handle reasonable DDOS attacks (non traffic saturation types) Servers located in ...
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Why is SPDY breaking 'Vary: Accept-Encoding' in Nginx 1.4.3?

I've compiled Nginx 1.4.3 from source with the SPDY module. However when SPDY is enabled, it seems to break my 'Vary: Accept-Encoding' header. My Nginx Configuration: ./configure ...
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Why bother reverse proxying applications if you aren't using mod_security or TMG/UAG?

Common wisdom is that internal applications that live inside of the trusted network, such as Exchange, should be reverse proxies whenever they are exposed to the Internet. Microsoft recommends using ...
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Amazon EC2 web server unreachable when running

A couple weeks ago I had a service message of "Database error" when I accessed my website hosted on my server. It appeared that MySQL had crashed for some mysterious reason (the had no visitors except ...
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NFS server and client for web servers

I have this architecture on Amazon EC2, one NFS server and one NFS client, on the client I am serving PHP and Django websites (nginx, uwsgi, php-fpm) and they work perfectly. I am experiencing an ...
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Is it okay to put applications on an Active Directory secondary server? What pitfalls?

I have a fixed number of VMs in my Windows/IIS website setup, which I cannot change in the short term: a web server, which is badly overloaded from a memory and cpu load standpoint (IIS6, Server ...
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How to evaluate if my Apache needs another server and/or load balancer? [duplicate]

I have an Apache web application which is serving ~2k Requests Per Minute. The current infrastructure includes two servers, one acting as Apache + database, and the second one just database. I'm ...
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Nginx error page with JSON response

I'm trying to serve a maintenance page to clients making request to my application when it is under maintenance. Following is my nginx configuration for that purpose. server { recursive_error_pages ...
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How much free memory should I have on my webserver? [duplicate]

I have a webserver that's currently hosting two Wordpress sites and some java-based collaboration software. The server has 2G of memory and is currently using about 1.8G of the available memory. ...
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Apache URL rewriting in reverse proxy

I'm deploying Apache in front of a Karaf-hosted application (Apache and Karaf are on separate servers). I want Apache to operate as a reverse proxy and also to hide part of the URL. The URL to get ...
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Is it worthwhile, for performance reasons, to surround Apache mod_rewrite checks with Directives like Location, DirectoryMatch, etc?

I currently have a number of Apache rewrite rules using mod_rewrite (Apache 2.2). When I turn on rewrite logging I see a number of evaluations of rewrite conditions for files that have no chance of ...
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Web server users and groups

I've set up a web server of which will host sites for multiple clients, each client will have their own user and the files for their website(s) will exist within /var/www. We deploy code via a ...
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How to set up a server without a hosting control panel [closed]

Question cannot easily be narrowed so has been removed - please delete.