Are there really no web front end design environments that are as stupid simple as MS Access form design for a SQL Server back end? I can write a real clever stored procedure for SQL Server and assign cute and short aliases to every element of the result set and crank out an Access form or forms in no time and distribute it as a light weight front end with only execute permission required. Is there some analog for a web front end? [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello
on Apr 24, 2012 -
Quick web question: Does splitting image heavy content into pages increase or decrease server load? [more inside]
posted by Jezztek
on Sep 1, 2011 -
How can I turn the folders on my web server into a browse-able website (without setting up a content management system)? [more inside]
posted by brother
on Apr 21, 2011 -
We're sending out about 55,000 postcards to members of our organization. Those postcards direct them to visit a brand-new website for information on a new program. Assuming that all 55,000 members have at least some interest in the new program (which they likely do, or they wouldn't pay for the membership in the first place) what kind of website traffic should we be prepared to handle during that first week? What specific hosting package (vendor and package name) would you suggest we buy to best absorb the traffic for this project.
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 11, 2010 -
What are best enterprise level Web Analytic / Stat programs that work with IIS and Apache sever logs? [more inside]
posted by wcfields
on Mar 10, 2010 -
Researching options for all things website: hosting, domain name registration and DNS.
Can you help me narrow it down? [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek
on Oct 1, 2009 -
How can I create an RSS feed from a wordpress site that doesn't add new posts, only updates the SAME post every day? Please direct me to online tools I can utilize based on specifics below. [more inside]
posted by Merlin144
on Aug 16, 2009 -
I'm putting together a business model for my web application. As part of my expenditure, I need to estimate how many servers I need as a function of number of users. What's a good first step to finding this out? [more inside]
posted by tomargue
on Jun 26, 2009 -
How can I study the server load/impact of my PHP scripts in a shared hosting environment? [more inside]
posted by jorlando
on Oct 13, 2008 -
I need web hosting, and my needs are pretty narrow. I don't need fancy tools or applications, everything I'm doing is pretty much text. I don't need hand-holding or customer service. But what I DO need is to not have to worry that if any of my domains (I've got five or six) go viral, I'll be socked with $$$$ bandwidth overage bills. That happened to me once a long time ago, and I still have trauma scars.
I realize that no hosting service can offer, like, infinite bandwidth. At a certain point, service would either cut off or else overage charges will cut in. But are there any web hosting outfits out there known to have particularly generous bandwidth limits, and reasonably priced overage charges beyond those limits?
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Aug 6, 2008 -
Web server question. Can I combine htaccess and session variables from other systems? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by jpoulos
on Jul 23, 2008 -
Apache2 security theory; mod_php versus CGI php and the use of suExec: What is the non-theoretical problem with running Apache2 with mod_php and thus without using suexec on a dedicated system? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jun 10, 2008 -
I work on the production team for a long-running public radio program. We have a massive archive of shows in digital format (MP3 and AIFF) which we need to collate into a powerful and highly flexible database - something like iTunes, but much more advanced. Does a program exist to do this? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark
on Apr 23, 2008 -
I've been offered funding to buy a shiny new web server. Now the Chair wants me to give her some specs/costs. How do I go about giving her a ballpark figure?
posted by media_itoku
on Apr 8, 2008 -
I'm looking for good, neutral, non-dogmatic comparisons of LAMP and Windows for building and hosting database-backed web applications. [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha
on Mar 13, 2008 -
Any particular reason a company would not allow access to MS Exchange via Outlook and/or cell phone only allow access via Outlook Web Mail? [more inside]
posted by thinktwice
on Dec 12, 2007 -
File this under disgusting. A pedophile site is linking to my friend's business site. They've been contacted to take the link down. Is there any other option to block unacceptable linking like this?
posted by miqueltegler
on Jun 14, 2007 -
I think the title explains it all:
I'm looking to get a list of all files in a specific directory from a web server- www.site.com/docs/. The thing is, there's an index.htm file in that directory so if I browse to it, I just get the index file. Is there any way to find out the names of all files in that directory, scripting or otherwise? [more inside]
posted by newatom
on Apr 20, 2007 -
How can I get free web hosting for a few days or a week, just so I can post a message explaining why my web site is gone until I can work out a new permanent server situation? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Mar 6, 2007 -
Website admin question: I want to put up a website with about 10000+ charts. I don't mind people copying images, but how can I protect against a site sucker barging in, scooping them up, and killing my bandwidth? I wish I could generate a bunch of static HTML pages with simple IMG tags, but I'm guessing this isn't possible. What might PHP have to offer for protecting my content from site suckers?
posted by calhound
on Feb 26, 2007 -
Taking a site offline with .htaccess. I have a server which is running in production, but I want to take it offline for some maintenance. While I want everyone who calls at any URL to be redirected to index.html, I want admins to be able to view the site in full. [more inside]
posted by fightorflight
on Jan 3, 2007 -
How to calculate hardware requirements for a load balanced web server cluster? The web servers will be running Windows 2003 with a back end DB server, I want to support about 1000 simultaneous connections per server. The web application is fairly AJAX intensive. Not sure how I go about determining what sort of hardware I need for the servers, any ideas or suggestions?
posted by RedMosquito
on Dec 12, 2006 -
Is there a free simple web to email gateway or scriptable email responder that will run on windows server 2003? [more inside]
posted by Nothing
on Oct 26, 2006 -
I'm Looking for a simple windows-based web server monitoring tool (preferably free) that can sit and run (as a service would be nice) and ping a remote website at a pre-determined interval and just fire off an e-mail notification if it does not get a response. I checked out IPCheck but it does way more than I need. Any suggestions?
posted by RedMosquito
on Sep 25, 2006 -
Looking for a free app that can enable/disable the proxy settings in Internet Explorer on a timer
. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Jul 25, 2006 -
I'm looking for a simple web FTP interface to allow clients to upload files to my web server. I'm using Dreamhost, so it has to be installable on standard Apache / PHP / MySQL, etc. I'd like to have a simple "upload file" area in the client's section where they choose 1-3 files and click "upload."
posted by letitrain
on Dec 15, 2005 -
I maintain a complex website that I update by hand. (Unfortunately, this is unavoidable.) I want my local directory to be an exact mirror of the site, so that when I alter and modify thirty HTML files and I can simply run a script to copy them instead of FTPing them all by hand, in addition to removing deleted files and downloading any server-side changes made by scripts or other users. What's the best means to do this on OS X? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Oct 17, 2005 -
I want to setup a Windows 2003 server using my dynamic IP address that I have from Comcast. How can I make this happen? I have a linksys Gateway (WCG200) that has the server and a few other computers connected to it. I am trying to setup a small server for my printing/web hosting/file sharing/remote access needs. I need to see how to setup my DNS & DHCP settings for this to happen. Also I have my own domain name which I would like to use. Can I use programs from companies like no-ip.com to setup my web site so if anyone types my registered domain it will find my site? Remember that I will be using a dynamic address. Or the last straw is to get a static IP address. Where can I do so(for the cheapest price)?
posted by nserrano
on Sep 28, 2005 -
W2k3 Server Gurus - best practices for setting up a dedicated Web server and recommended log analyzer software (more inside)
posted by gsquared
on Aug 14, 2005 -
A client wants to enable fiile uploads via their web site. The web site is hosted outside the company and the files need to be uploaded to their FTP server which is hosted within or on-site at the company. Thus far all the components I've looked into upload to the web server. Is this simply the only option? Can anyone recommend a good component or alternate method? PHP, ASP are fine.
posted by juiceCake
on Mar 21, 2005 -
A couple months ago my site was lightly hacked. It happened again on a site for a friend of my father, possibly not as lightly. --> [more inside]
posted by sailormouth
on Sep 14, 2004 -
A family member of mine wants to set up a simple site for his home business - schedules of classes, some photographs, contact information, links, etc., and I have suggested that he use Typepad, which I use for a number of projects. However I think he'd prefer a non-weblog format, which leads me to my question: are there combined hosting/construction tools out there, like some of these weblog services, that have a good and very easy-to-use back-end, lots of design/format choices, but are more focused around a more heirarchically structured, top-down site structure?
posted by luriete
on Aug 25, 2004 -
I have a webserver colocated in Los Angeles, where I live. I am moving to New York in a few months and I'm wondering if I should take the server with me. I have a ridiculously great deal at my current facility. How big of a deal is it to have a server in colocation in a far away location? (The server has RAID 1 and hot-swap drives, if that helps.)
posted by 4easypayments
on Apr 6, 2004 -
I've been asked to redesign a medium-sized corp (60 employees) web site. The current host is dreadful and I want to switch it to Dreamhost, who I use for all my small clients without problem. How will moving their web site/domain to a different host affect their email? [MI] [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Jan 13, 2004 -
Searching for a web host is excrutiatingly painful. Tons of options, tons of discrepancies between hosts, how and who did you choose?
What's a reasonable price to be paying? $5, $10, $20/month? [more inside]
posted by jacobw
on Dec 18, 2003 -