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How can I make my home PC a web server?

I am running Apache Tomcat on my PC. My PC is connected to a router in my house and the router is connected to my ISP. Now I want to run a server on my pc so that my frined can view my site hosted on ...
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Would you setup a DMZ at home?

From a security point of view, what are the benefits of going the whole hog of setting up a DMZ at home if you plan on running a low traffic (unpopular) website from there? There are a number of ...
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Staying anonymous while hosting your site?

I don't mean anonymous surfing. I mean hosting and having your own domain and such. The reason is that my blog is about religious/political topics which may cause me trouble in the future. This is ...
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Hosting online with xampp?

I'm not quite sure what I'm doing wrong, because from what I've read, this should all be working. What I've done: Forwarded ports 80, 8080, and 443. Changed the ServerName localhost:80 line in ...
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My uncle is the family historian. We need to host about 5-15 TB of images and video. Any inexpensive ideas?

Basically we have hq scans of thousands of old family photos. Plus tons of family video. We want to host them where we can still have total control over the content and restrict access. I'm a php ...
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Receiving and processing SMS messages through a script?

I am attempting to setup a system to receive and process SMS messages automatically. The system is intended for use in a context (an unfunded migrant workers' union in India) where both finances and ...
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How to display a mailbox as browsable website?

We have a company-wide mailing list that aggregates all its messages in one IMAP/POP3 mailbox. Now we would like to make the contents of this mailbox browsable as an internal website. The goal is to ...
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How can I test if a server supports byte serving?

I have some mp3 files hosted on a server on a shared hosting account and I have trouble submitting my podcast feed to the iTunes store. Apple rejects the feed, because they say my episode files are ...
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Hosting my own note-taking application

I have a server. I'd really like to be able to log into a website that I host and do something like take notes for a class, record some thought, etc. Is there any software that would allow me to do ...
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Multiple people sharing a single unlimited web hosting account: why not?

Me and my friends have seen a few of web hosts (ipower, bluehost, etc) which offer unlimited bandwidth + unlimited space + unlimited domains. What's the catch with these hosting plans? I mean, ...
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Running servers in the same room with a washing machine

Just moved into a place with a giant utility room. Was planning on sticking a couple of racks I use to host stuff in there but the washer / dryer is in there. I've heard that the bleach used to wash ...
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What are the requirements and important issues before making a project 'open source'?

What are the important details of hosting your project in an host. What are the steps to follow if I want to make my project open source.
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How to host a webserver through NAT?

I've come across many "How to host something while behind NAT" but none are like my situation (I knew how to host a server through a simple NAT anyway). This is how my ISP works... First, start off ...
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Installing Wordpress in Apache

So, I've installed Wordpress in Apache and have it working, i.e. I can browse to it on my hosting server via localhost and it displays my blog, all good and well. But when (anyone) browses to it from ...
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Google Biz app alternatives

At work we currently use google biz apps. Which as the only IT guy I love and has been pretty much trouble free during my time at this company. however for several reasons were considering moving to ...
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How can I view different internally hosted websites, set up as virtual hosts?

I have an old machine that I've converted into a web server. I'm wondering what the best way to make the websites viewable on the internal network, without using a proxy. I experimented with BIND, ...
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Can email signatures in Outlook be hosted externally?

My company have 10 or so sales reps that all need our email signature that is frequently updated - it contains things like our exhibition dates, any new products logo's we take on etc, so it's a big ...
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Why can't I connect to my IIS server, running on my PC, via public static IP?

I know this topic is quite old, but, nevertheless, I am doing this in a first time and I have some troubles with it. I try to open public access to my sites, hosted on IIS 7.5 web server on my Windows ...
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How to host an open id authentication server?

I want to host my own open id server (just as an experiment). Does anyone know how to do this?
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How is it possible for a person to upload files to a site they don't have credentials to? [closed]

A little while ago I got this email: hi there, i am [name], security expert. your website is not secured. you use a weak password. and you didnt install security to prevent hacking/malware ...
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Is there a way I can connect to my computer through a domain or IP that bypasses a router? Similar to how Team Viewer does screen sharing?

So, I want to show some people a rails app I've been working on, And I can't get passed the firewall on the router (it's not mine / the ISP won't let us have access to it). So, is there some sort ...
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Merge albums from different photo sharing services

Heres the theoretical scenario; we have a social event to which about half of the attending guests brings a camera, many photos are taken. Later, at home, everyone uploads their photos to their ...
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What is the safest way to set up SQL Server for remote access?

I'd like to be able to make my dev database server accessible over the internet. I and half a dozen dev applications will be the only users. I have a hosting account that includes SQL Server, but I ...
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Outlook doesn't get push emails from hosted exchange server

Somehow my outlook stopped getting push emails from the my provider of the hosted exchange server. It happens on multiple computers and I can get the emails or synchronize the folders only by ...
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Subversion multi checkout post-commit hook?

The title must sound strange but I'm trying to achieve the following: SVN repo location: /home/flx/svn/flxdev SVN repo "flxdev" structure: + Project1 ++ files + Project2 + Project3 + Project4 ...
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Good real-world networking books

Is there a good book out there about router configuration for the home user that hosts at home, has multiple IP addresses, etc. Basically, router configuration for the power user. Some of the topics ...
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Moving from one host to another—possible to keep email?

I am moving a website from one host to another. In this account are two email addresses, used via IMAP. Is it possible to keep the messages in these accounts and transfer them to an entirely different ...
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Mac OS X - Web Sharing

I've enabled web sharing on my Mac OS X (via default Apache installation), and it gives me a web address that I (and supposedly other computers) can use to access my site. However, when I try to ...
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How to find a domain based on the IP address?

We were contacted by our ISP saying that one of our servers was issuing an attack on another computer. May 23 14:11:35 wdc lfd[14308]: *Port Scan* detected from ***.***.***.*** (US/United States/-). ...
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What is the history behind the ~ in subdomains/university hosting for studuents?

What is the history behind the ~ in subdomains/university hosting for students? Why not subdomain.site.edu or site.edu/subdomain. Any particular reason the ~ was chosen and not something else?
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How to find out domain's email provider

I need to find out what provider is providing emails for a domain (like emailacct@companyname.org). I know I can find the provider for hosting a domain but how can I find out about emails for a ...
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Web Hosting at home on Old Hardware [closed]

This is a re-make of this interesting question. I've rephrased it slightly to avoid pulling aggro and to provide some quality information, as I've pondered this before, but only JUST ran the numbers.. ...
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Company Cloud Where I Can Assign Files To A User

I'm looking for a script/solution for my company. Basically a place to store our contracts/invoices for our clients online (so it will be hosted on our web servers), giving our clients access to our ...
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Hosting games via UMTS surf stick

I've recently bought a UMTS surf stick from German ISP and cell phone carrier 1&1. I'd like to host games (Settlers) that require a direct connection to other players via TCP/IP. I understand ...
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What pay-for hosting is great for ASP.Net sites?

I'm making a portfolio site and I want it to be pay for, NOT FREE. I need ease of use and good costumer service. Which site has a proven track record.
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Is there a way for me to host my little ASP.Net project for free online?

I have this little registration program. I'm going to save 4 fields from the people who register. Name, RegistryNumber, Major, EMail. Nothing much, I know, this is just so people can register for an ...
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Need to split up packets and rebuild again at destination

Cant go into too much details here for various reasons but here's what I've got. I've a host which replies to a terminal with a receipt containing info of what items have been purchased at the ...
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Hosted Excel macro

What I have: An Excel workbook that uses a VB macro to calculate the price of a product based on a complicated Bill of Material set of instructions. How the workbook is designed: The workbook has ...
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How to create my own Ubuntu package building/hosting like Launchpad PPA?

Launchpad is great though, but I'd like to know whether I can do it myself, because the network connection to Launchpad.net is too slow from China. (while this is not the only reason)
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How do I host a file on my server for download?

This might be a stupid question, but I have to ask cause I'm not getting anywhere... I have a virtual private server with Godaddy, and I set up an FTP account. When I access the account via ftp I ...
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Why does my web hosting 'minify' and break my PHP files via ftp?

I use WinSCP as my ftp client. I have used it countless times on different web hosts via ftp without any problems....except my own web hosting. The problem is that when I attempt to edit or upload a ...
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DNS options for my local network

I have two domains services.xxxxxxx.com and www.xxxxxxxx.com being hosted on two different machines on my local network and rather than using port forwarding I would rather have all traffic for each ...
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Hosting videos on personal server

Novice question. I want to stream some videos via a personal website. However I don't want to use any of the commercial hosting sites like veoh, youtube or anything else. So, the question is : How ...
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how to set up an http server from scratch

I am an almost absolute beginner to the world of servers. I have no knowledge of setting up a server aside from running apachectl -k start and seeing "it works!" in localhost. I've tried dabbling in ...
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How to setup cPanel with multiple hard drives on dedicated server

I have a dedicated server with OVH for my website that has 2x2TB SATA3 hard drives. Currently I am using about 12GB with files and MySQL databases, however, an email notification I got from them told ...
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Why does DNS return alternately old and new addresses when you change nameservers for a website move?

Registrars warn you that the process of moving a site (and changing nameservers to do so) can take up to 48 hours to propagate. That's one thing - but why in the process of propagation does it work ...
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Should I be concerned if my Git hosting provider stores passwords in plaintext?

I found a comment on Reddit suggesting that ProjectLocker, a free Git host, stores their passwords in plain text. I don't know (a) if this is true (b) how to verify it or (c) how worried I ...
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How to make my IP publicly accessible to make my local Tomcat server public?

I'm working on my desktop computer. On this machine I also run Tomcat for my Java development so that I can visit my local address: http://192.168.1.1:8080/myapp Now I go to whatsmyip.com and get ...
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Back up website with Notepad++

I have a lot of files on my website right now, and I'd like to back them all up to my computer. I'm using Notepad++'s FTP plugin, and I was wondering if there was an easy way to mass backup ...
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Trasferring files from Host A to Host B without downloading on hard drive and simple ftp?

I have a website to move from One Host to another .. for example : from bluehost to hostgator ... i have made my website zip which is 2 gb .. i want to know if there is any software or something ...