A server which provides documents and applications through the http/https protocol

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Extremely simple web server for Windows? [closed]

A few years ago I used a super simple free web server for Windows. The only thing you had to do was copy an exe to a dir, double-click that exe, and - voilá - that dir was now accessible over HTTP. ...
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How do I get Apache to follow symlinks?

In my apache www folder (/var/www on ubuntu 10.10) I have: mydir -> /home/user/mydir (that I created with ln -s) Now, if I want to see a listing of the files in mydir from the web, I have to ...
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How do CDN (Content Distribution Networks) work?

Taking Akamai as CDN. From what I understand, when a client requests a page, the request goes to Akamai central server, which then depending on the location of client, picks up an Akamai edge server ...
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Why does the percent sign in a URL cause an HTTP 400 Bad Request error?

I stumbled upon this by accident when mistyping the URL for a web page in my web browser. Why does visiting http://example.com/% cause an HTTP 400 Bad Request error to be thrown? Is the server ...
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Force Chrome to open URLs as URLs, instead of searching

I have a local Apache server running, which is defined through /etc/hosts as "apache". So I often open pages like: http://apache/website/ Normally, this works fine. However, since I am using a more ...
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Access internal IP using public IP

I have a DSL modem with a public IP address (201.206.x.x), and I have a web server in my internal network (192.168.0.50). I set up the modem to forward requests to port 80 to my web server, so, if I ...
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PID:4 using Port 80

I was trying to install Zend Server CE on my computer but when I got to the point were I need to choose the port for my Web Server it says: "Web Server Port: 80 Occupied". So I decided to check what ...
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Can I detect what webserver a website is using?

Is there any program or command that I can use to detect what webserver a website is using? With webserver I mean in software i.e. IIS 6, Apache or nginx.
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Virtualbox: How to access web server on guest OS from the host OS?

After a lot of RTFM'ing and reading forums, I am still having problems and need some advice. I use Virtualbox on Ubuntu and installed a Centos server as a guest. My problem is that I cannot access the ...
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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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Nginx: Serve static files out of a given directory - one level too deep

I'm pretty new to nginx configs. I'm having some difficulty with a pretty basic problem. I'd like to host some static files at /doc (index.html, some images, etc). The files are located in a directory ...
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How to set up multiple websites on a server with one static IP?

I have a server which has one static IP address (let's say it's x.x.x.x). How can I set up multiple websites on this server? What I can think of is creating multiple website and publish them through ...
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How to change listening port on webbserver IIS 7?

How do you change the port to which the webbserver IIS 7 is listening for incoming traffic to whatever portnumber?
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Is it possible to host a web server from behind a NAT

My PC is behind a NAT router that has a public IP address. If I want to host a website then I believe I need a domain name which I can purchase from some site which would pledge to resolve all DNS ...
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How to build or find smallest linux with only LAMP

I have an old P4 computer. I would like to use it as a test LAMP server and a need to find or build smallest LAMP server. I don't need anything fancy. If it can run popular CMS's like Joomla or Drupal ...
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How can I open listen ports on an Amazon EC2 instance?

I'm using Amazon EC2 micro instance with Ubuntu 11.04 on it (official AMI by Canonical). I have created a new security group for this instance: Inbound: 22 (SSH) 0.0.0.0/0 80 (HTTP) 0.0.0.0/0 ...
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Apache error log question

I keep seeing the following error in Apache error log. Anyone has any idea what this is? client sent HTTP/1.1 request without hostname (see RFC2616 section 14.23): /w00tw00t.at.ISC.SANS.DFind:)
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IIS 7.5 Windows Authentication Not Working in Chrome

On a new installation of IIS 7.5 I have setup Windows Authentication on my Intranet. The providers I have used are 'NTLM' and negotiate in that order. This works fine in IE and Firefox but in chrome ...
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Linux distro for NAS Server for Home

I am wondering as is there dedicated servers for routing as (ipcop,pfsnese) and also for telephony as (elastix, asteriskNow) and other similar projects , Does exists something for home made NAS ...
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What is “Ubuntu Server for Cloud”?

What is "Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS for Cloud"? http://www.ubuntu.com/download/cloud Is this the right server edition to download if I wish to configure a web-based file server? What is the ...
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Chrome slow on request against 127.0.0.1 via “fake” domain (domain.local)

I'm having troubles on my local dev environment with Chrome since an unknown moment in the past, some request (I would say about 90% of them) are really slow, it takes about 10 secs to start ...
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How can I pass my Windows credentials in cURL?

I'm writing a script that uses cURL to pull data from an internal web server. I can explicitly use --user combined with --ntlm and everything works well, but I can't get it to recognize whomever's ...
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Running a web server with an encrypted file system (all or part of it)

I need a webserver (LAMP) running inside a virtual machine (#1) running as a service (#2) in headless mode (#3) with part or the whole file system encrypted (#4). The virtual machine will be started ...
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Permissions on a typical shared Linux web host

I am trying to understand the file permissions on a typical shared Linux web hosting account. I know how to set rwx permissions for the OWNER GROUP and PUBLIC entities of a file or directory. What ...
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Starting built in Apache server in Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

I'd like to start my apache server on my Mac running OS X (10.9) Mavericks. Here is what I did: Goto terminal sudo apachectl start The server started without problem. But I got the following problem ...
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Files in webpage are not loading in IE 10; But works fine in inprivate mode

I have developed a website that has 6 audio files in it. It is perfectly working in Chrome, IE9, Firefox as well as iPad and android devices. But while loading in IE10, some of the audio files are not ...
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How to browse a website which allows directory browsing but has a default page?

There is a website which allows directory browsing; I know this for sure because I can browse directories where there is no default page. There is a directory which I want to browse, but it instead ...
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Implications of using a laptop always-on as a server

I assumed that there would be a lot of information on this on both the Web in general and on Superuser, but to my surprise I can't find direct answers to these questions about using a laptop as a ...
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Please recommend a lightweight easily installable http server for OSX

I need an http server to serve up static content on localhost. It needs to meet the following conditions: easy to install, minimal configuration, just fire up from a directory and that's it ...
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Website URL hiding/hiding file

Some websites, no matter what page you're on, always just show their domain name in the address bar and nothing else. And many show the folders, e.g. http://superuser.com/questions/ask, but don't ...
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Why does apache write its own process ID in httpd.pid?

I am new to Apache and debugging issues caused by it. I have come to understand that when Apache starts up, it writes its own process ID in httpd.pid in a human-readable format as explained here. I ...
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How to access http://localhost on the host operating system if the server is in a virtual machine?

I always used XAMPP for my LAMP environment and developed directly on Windows 7. But now I want to do all my web development on Linux so I installed Ubuntu in virtualbox and installed PHP/MySQL and ...
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Host PHP server on Home PC and share with Friends - Windows

I want to share my PHP App running on WAMP with my friends from my Home PC, Is there any way? As every PC has an unique IP Address can that be used in any way to act like a server [a tiny one]?
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How to connect to computer without a static IP?

Is it possible to connect to a computer without a static IP? I used before a remote desktop software that allows this, but I now wanted to setup a PC to run like a web server, mostly for ...
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How to access guest server from the web

Ok, here's what I want to do: I want to connect to a webserver running on a virtual machine. I have an Apache webserver running on my host machine: Windows Vista, which can be accessed from the web. ...
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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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Access webserver in a subnetwork

I have the following network: Modem/Router (#1) WWW <--> +-----------------------+ | 192.168.1.1 (bridged) | Router (#2) +-----------------------+ ...
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How do DNS servers work?

I know that a domain name is resolved by a DNS server to an IP address, which is then used to reach the requested server. I'm slightly embarrassed that I don't know some of the details of how this ...
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Windows 8 using as a webserver

I have a few hobby websites that I currently host on CentOS 6. Apache, mail serving, PHP, MySQL nothing special. In the past I used Windows XP to do this same task, for years, and I was OK. I ...
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setup web server behind a router

I want to turn a laptop with a broken monitor into a home web server behind a wireless router (buffalo airstation). I removed all ubuntu gui packages and installed lighttpd. The laptop has a fixed ip ...
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TOR hidden service - PHP or CGI - what is safely?

I want to setup TOR Onion hidden service with non-static pages. What should I use: Php or CGI? What is more safely? I don't want to reveal IP of machine - I live in China and I afraid goverment. I ...
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When using Google Apps, what is the best way to configure additional domains?

Presently, I have it set up like below. I'll put my question first, then you can see my configuration below. So how I have it set up, all my mail from my other domains is forwarded to my main ...
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MySQL doesn't start

I've installed Portable Xampp on my flashdrive. Here is what I'm getting when I try to start MySQL on portable XAMPP server. (Apache starts without any fail) And log looks like that 121003 ...
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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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Is there any P2P web server?

Freenet is a P2P storage and also allows to serve web content. But those are just static files. Is there any P2P web server that runs some web applications server side code? Perhaps one similar to ...
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How do I detect the browser from the server?

Using a lightweight server that does basic serving of pages and doesn't have a api call for browser detection (like in ASP.NET, for example). What is the best way to go about finding what browser the ...
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Download stops at 99% and gives error

Some EXEs from our website are not downloading completely. (ex: "winmansoftware.com/files/WinmanCAERP_Update.EXE") Download completes 99% and gives error. But the same EXEs are downloading from ...
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Lighttpd: Serve all files in directory as static

How can I prevent any code execution under a specific directory path using Lighttpd configuration? I do not want to use a whitelist/blacklist, but simply serve any file as a static file under that ...
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Using CentOS virtual box guest OS as a local web server

I've installed CentOS as a virtual box os under my osx host, and have been trying to use it as a local web server, but I've run into some problems. First, I want to establish that I've installed ...
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Recommended Personal Web Servers

I'm looking for a Personal web server to host very light traffic meant for home use only. What is your take on personal web servers that meet some or most of the criteria below? Free/Open source ...