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Concern about web page photo gallery and impact on server load

I'm setting up a new set of image gallery web pages for a site recently redesigned with Twitter Bootstrap framework. Based on past experience I'm concerned about possible server load issues, but since this is new tech now maybe I'm just paranoid? Full explanation inside... [more inside]
posted by dnash on Apr 24, 2014 - 16 answers

Cool things to do with my virtual machine?

I've just signed up for a virtual server, and I'm looking for ideas of fun things to use it for. [more inside]
posted by teraspawn on Jan 9, 2013 - 6 answers

How to backup remote web server and email on servers?

Backing up a web server and the email on it to a local machine, how to do? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Aug 17, 2012 - 4 answers

There's no place like localhost... please help me get back there...

Just installed Apache on a new machine, and now any calls to localhost goes to one of my VirtualServers instead of the docroot. Help! [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on May 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Please help me configure and secure my Ubuntu-based combined home file server/public web server/VNC server!

Please help me configure and secure my Ubuntu-based combined home file server/public web server/VNC server! I am building a low-ish power home file server, which will likely run Ubuntu 11.04 or 11.10 (possibly server edition), and I should be able to set up a basic samba share easily enough. But I would also like to use the same computer to serve a few basic webpages, and I would like to provide ssh and ideally VNC or RDP-like access from outside the LAN. I can probably get the basic software set up, but I'm a n00b when it comes to NAT stuff, firewalls, and security issues generally. I would also appreciate help with setting up dynamic DNS. [more inside]
posted by dilettanti on Oct 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Advice on website hosting

Who do you recommend for small-scale web hosting? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Sep 24, 2011 - 24 answers

How can I get IIS's Directory Browser to sort numbers like numbers, and not alphabetically?

How can I get IIS's Directory Browser to sort numbers like numbers, and not alphabetically? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Sep 6, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I manage a single database with multiple web servers?

How do I ensure data integrity when using multiple load-balancing servers? [more inside]
posted by vraxoin on Jul 28, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I manually backup/restore an entire WHM/cPanel account?

I'm looking for a manual alternative to the WHM's built in "Copy an account..." function. [more inside]
posted by ofcourseican on Feb 17, 2011 - 0 answers

Bizarre Apache/PHP issue.

I have a really weird Apache/PHP problem. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server, fairly typical webhosting setup. One of our sites returns 404s randomly through the day, typically late at night, but sometimes in the morning. It'll do this for an hour or two and then start working all on it's own. The other sites are fine. [more inside]
posted by signalnine on Jan 29, 2011 - 9 answers

pound is not playing nice. :(

Can you help me use pound as a reverse proxy and load balancer? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Dec 8, 2010 - 5 answers

CMS for web presence

I need a web presence for articles and pictures, and a way for readers to comment on both. I know a lot about web servers, and squat/all about web design, and I don't have oodles of free time... help me pick a CMS. [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Oct 7, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I use .htaccess to shorten URLs?

I need some specific help with my .htaccess file. I'm new to the Rewrite module and can't quite figure out what I need to do to serve my pages (which live inside some nested directories) up with a nice short URL. [more inside]
posted by Aquaman on Feb 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Giant but simple database - how to build

What is best method to create a non-techy local interface for a 40M+ record database that I'd like to host on my web server? I'd like to regularly import new data, crunch it, and export specific CSV reports (which will be much smaller than 40M rows). [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Feb 5, 2010 - 2 answers

I thought WAMPserver was, like, for idiots. I feel like an idiot so why doesn't it work?

I am following a tutorial on how to install WAMPserver and Wordpress on my Windows machine to kickstart my learning of CM systems and PHP. A crucial component won't install and I don't know nuthin' about how to fix the problem. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Jul 21, 2009 - 6 answers

redirecting Coldfusion without software installed

My new webserver doesn't have Coldfusion so I am hosting my .cfm pages on another server. Can I redirect traffic to these new addresses using a .htaccess file or do I have to have the software installed to even get a redirect on a .cfm page? How would you do it?
posted by Foam Pants on Jun 4, 2009 - 6 answers

SSL Client Certificates

Please help a noob with client-side SSL certificates. [more inside]
posted by banshee on May 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Wait a minute Mr. Postman!

Why are some random automated messages suddenly not being delivered through our email server? [more inside]
posted by siclik on May 6, 2009 - 7 answers

this webpage is for loading and unloading only. no bookmarking

Is there anyway with apache redirect's (mod_rewrite with a 301 rule) for the underlying web page to detect the redirect and run some JS or PHP (or anything really) to say, 'HEY USER!!! Ya you! Change your bookmarks please!'? [more inside]
posted by cayla on Apr 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Need a book recommendation for J2EE

I'd like to learn more about design patterns and designing a maintainable infrastructure for a J2EE web application. Do you have any book recommendations?
posted by smurdah on Apr 17, 2009 - 3 answers

www-wrong

How do I prevent Firefox from adding 'www' and '.com' to local URLs? [more inside]
posted by le morte de bea arthur on Jan 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Quantifying the Slashdot Effect

I'm trying to figure out if a server I'm working on can withstand being linked to by very high traffic websites. Can anyone tell me the basic traffic characteristics of, say, a front page link from: Drudge Report, Yahoo! Buzz, Huffington Post, Slashdot, Reddit, or Digg? I'm using ab (ApacheBench) and I'd like to have some idea of how many requests, and at what level of concurrency, I should be trying to make this server capable of pushing out. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by evariste on Oct 24, 2008 - 5 answers

How do i get a VM to share a local folder?

How do I get a vmware machine to mount a folder on it's host machine? [more inside]
posted by muddylemon on Sep 27, 2008 - 3 answers

VMWare: Web server on guest OS, accessed from Host?

VMWare Fusion as dev server: How can I set things up so I can access a web server running under the guest OS (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5) from the host machine? Bonus points if it can be done without plugging into an ethernet network. [more inside]
posted by weston on Sep 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Using Apache to (almost) bypass Apache?

Is there a simple way to use Apache's ProxyPass directive so that everything apart from a directory beneath the webroot gets passed on to another server? If not, can it be done another way? [more inside]
posted by holgate on Sep 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Apache2, mod_php, suexec security confusion.

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 - 7 answers

PHP Uploads Result in Corrupt Files

PHP gurus unite! Tell me why my PHP uploads always result in corrupt files and what I can do to fix it! [more inside]
posted by charlesroper on Mar 5, 2008 - 28 answers

I do declare! But my XML doesn't.

We are moving our sites from a WAMP to a LAMP and one of the XML parser classes has gone all haywire. Eeep. [more inside]
posted by foxydot on Feb 26, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I run a web server on OS X without admin access?

How can I run a web server on OS X without admin access? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Feb 20, 2008 - 14 answers

Strange Entries in Web Server Log

Help me understand strange entries in web server log that look like spam attacks. [more inside]
posted by GregWithLime on Feb 2, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I replicate data between several IIS 6.0 WebServers ?

IIS 6.0 Replication/Failover Software Suggestion/Recommendations ? [more inside]
posted by hboogz on Jan 15, 2008 - 1 answer

Installing MediaWiki on XP with an Existing Apache Webserver

MediaWiki install: Apache, MySQL, & PHP already on my machine? [more inside]
posted by jjsonp on Jan 4, 2008 - 5 answers

What is a simple "download ticket" manager program for a webserver?

Is there a download manager (php preferably) that can generate "download tickets" for a file? [more inside]
posted by beelerspace on Sep 11, 2007 - 4 answers

Disordered HTML packets?

What is wrong with our Windows 2003 webserver? The web pages it serves are usually (but not always) missing some of the HTML when viewed on other machines, playing havoc with the layout. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by jarsyl on Jul 20, 2007 - 8 answers

Protecting mah bandwidth

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 - 11 answers

Is there a good speedtest tool you can host on IIS?

Is there a free or inexpensive package for self-hosting a bandwidth speed test on an IIS 6 server? [more inside]
posted by upc_head on Jan 31, 2007 - 1 answer

setting up a website/webserver from an apartment

What kind of internet provider and other stuff do I need to run a website out of my apartment? [more inside]
posted by mrkohrea on Oct 25, 2006 - 14 answers

How to load test a home server

How to (gently) load-test my home server (linux, details inside) [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Sep 8, 2006 - 4 answers

Oh noes! My website is getting pwnt!

Does anyone have any experience implementing Pound or any other linux-based reverse proxy system? I'm trying to solve a "my website is getting pwnt by traffic!" solution by this weekend.
posted by SpecialK on Sep 4, 2006 - 3 answers

Website Store Locator

Adding a searchable "store locations" to your website. [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon on Jul 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Can my map talk to my other map?

I need help on learning fancy new web coding techniques [more inside]
posted by forforf on Apr 14, 2006 - 13 answers

Client Login that's better than .htaccess

I work for a small production company, and we’re looking for a server-side “client-login” solution to reside on our web server for customers to preview rough-cuts and miscellaneous files. [more inside]
posted by dvottero on Mar 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Per-user link tracking for research

I'm a web server admin and have a university faculty member that wants to do a research project that would involve recording (on a per-user basis) the links clicked on a web site they have created. Suggestions??? [more inside]
posted by spock on Feb 17, 2006 - 10 answers

Help my wiki survive slashdotting!

How can my little wiki survive slashdotting? If it were just static pages, I could figure out how to colocate, but what to do about collaborative content? [more inside]
posted by rwhe on Feb 1, 2006 - 12 answers

mysterious new cookie conspiracy?

What are these __utma/b/z cookies that are suddenly spewing from all sorts of websites? [more inside]
posted by intermod on Nov 20, 2005 - 9 answers

Routers and Forwarding inside and outside the network.

Routers: This may seem rather silly to some folks, but I need a little help in figuring out what my network problem is. (I tried to google around, but i am not even sure what the term is that I should be searching for) The problem is, I am hosting my own web-server and MySQL DB for development purposes, and I have a domain name that points to it. When I am outside my own network I can hit my URL just fine. But when I inside my network, it always try to go to the routers configuration page. Any ideas as how to make sure the router is forwarding the ports correctly INSIDE my network?
posted by countzen on Sep 7, 2005 - 7 answers

Installing PHP MING on Debian

Installing PHP package Ming on Debian Sarge? (kernel 2.4.29) I'm getting compilation problems when I'm rebuilding php and I'm a n00b. Can I get some help? [more inside]
posted by Stynxno on Aug 11, 2005 - 4 answers

"You'll gonna need a more sophisticated solution."

I've just learnt (after an afternoon of struggling) that Apache's mod_write module doesn't work for embedded media, like a video in object tags. The best response I could get to my problem was "You'll gonna need a more sophisticated solution.". Well thanks. Any pointers? [more inside]
posted by handybitesize on Jul 21, 2005 - 5 answers

Is it a bad server? Or am I a bad coder?

I build websites. One of them runs very, very slowly, but only on the client's server. I'm pretty sure it's because their server needs more memory. But I'm a mediocre sysadmin, and I want to be absolutely certain I know what I'm talking about before I blame the hardware for what could be a problem with my software. Help reassure me that I'm not insane. [more inside]
posted by ook on Jul 13, 2005 - 14 answers

What are these strange requests in my HTTP server log?

Why would requests for other websites show up in my web server's access log, and does it indicate that there's a vulnerability in my server? [more inside]
posted by jacobm on Jun 12, 2005 - 14 answers

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