A "website", "web site" or just "site" is a graphical presentation consisting of a collection of web pages. A website is often generated by a web server and presented through a web browser.

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How does domain name registration work? [closed]

When you pay a company money to register a domain name, what do they do? Is it possible to register a domain name without using one of these services?
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How do I diagnose not being able to reach a specific website as an end user?

If I can generally reach web pages on the Internet but can't reach a specific one, how do I troubleshoot what the cause is as an end user? This question was a Super User Question of the Week. ...
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How does a website remember not to store cookies?

A popup on a website showed up, and asked me if I allowed the website to store preferences in cookies. By accident, I said "no". Refreshing/restarting does not bring the popup back. Is there a ...
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How can I get a virus by just visiting a website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a computer be infected by malware through web browser? It is common knowledge that you can get a virus just by visiting a website. But how is this possible? Do ...
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How much information can websites get about your browser/PC?

I am trying to determine if the information shown on www.whatsmyip.org is the absolute maximum amount of information that a webserver can obtain from a web visitor. Are there other sites that will be ...
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How to forbid keyboard shortcut stealing by websites in Firefox

Many websites, especially everything involving rich text editing (this site is guilty as well), steal keyboard shortcuts normally used to control Firefox and make them do something else instead. It is ...
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Blocking hover ads

Okay, I am done with hover ads. I am so done with it, I am starting to avoid website which implement them even though I (used to) like those websites. Obviously, it is considerably harder to block ...
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Saving a website permanently [closed]

I am being falsely accused of "item not as described" following an eBay sale and the buyer opened a case against me. eBay's terms with 'buyers protection' force the seller to refund the buyer. I am ...
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Why does my browser connect to unknown third party sites when I visit different webpages?

When I visit a site, It connects as it should, however I notice it also connects to unknown third party sites automatically. In the Mozilla Firefox Browser, an add-on called Lightbeam shows the third ...
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How can a site run without Internet?

I came across this site http://www.desimartini.com/allaboutrajni.htm which requires me to disconnect from Internet to see the action! I am surprised as the site has quite an amount of content and ...
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How to enter login information for a website from the linux command line

My internet connection is provided by the university. It is protected to a username/password combination. This means when I start up my computer, I have to start a web browser and open an arbitrary ...
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Blocking pop-up adverts in YouTube videos

I don't have a problem with unobtrusive adverts and why shouldn't websites try to make money from it's users? (someone's gotta pay for the servers!) But what I really find annoying are the adverts ...
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Blocking *.example.com at the OS (Windows) level

For privacy and performance reasons, I'd like to prevent my computer from ever communicating with certain Internet hosts. I'd like to do this at the OS level, not through web browser plug-ins (not ...
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Tools to (privately) annotate/markup a website for maintenance

I've been tasked with updating a website. Rather than proofreading and updating each page (one at a time), I want to make a single pass over the entire website, marking graphics/images/videos that ...
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Block specific URL on web browsers

I want to block certain URLs on browsers. I don't want to block whole site. For example, I want to block Google Reader, but not whole Google domain. Is there any way I can do it?
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What is the best way to test a webpage on higher resolution than your current screen's resolutions?

I'm making a responsive website where I need to test my webpage's css, html, javascript rendering on 2400px resolution while my screen is only 1900px.
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Utility to determine the font used on a site?

For example: I like the fonts used on the website : NYTimes, so something that could list all the fonts used by the website would be great! I do NOT want a image processing utility that could analyze ...
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How to track websites that have been visited?

When I check my child's computer, his internet browser history is all blank. I strongly believe he deleted all the browsing history, cache and everything. Is it possible to know what websites that my ...
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How to explain IPv6 in under 30 seconds

Background: Let's say I have a friend whose website, friend.example.net, is hosted by a hosting company at example.com. Whenever I try to reach friend.example.net, it redirects me to example.com. ...
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Make Firefox automatically set zoom level for new webpages

When Firefox goes to a new webpage I don't want it at 100% zoom but at a different percentage that I specify, and I want it to always use this zoom for all pages that it goes to. How can I do that?
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Website downloader (cache?) to view sites offline

Is there a portable way to download or cache all pages of a website for viewing offline? I have a cross country flight tomorrow, and I'd like to be able cache a few webpages (particularly the python ...
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Can everything be done in Telnet?

Is it true that everything you do on the web such as web browsing and reading email you can do with Telnet?
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What are good software review sites out there? [closed]

Nowadays, if you try to google: software name review chances are the first 20 hits will be sites like .cnet.com, .snapfiles.com, .softpedia.com, ... well, just google it, and you'll see. In other ...
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What tools can be used to keep track of changes on web pages? [closed]

What software or online service could one use to keep track of changes that occur on a given web page? It would be nice to get an RSS feed for updates but other notification methods are fine too. ...
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How do I block certain websites from being accessed through a browser?

A friend of mine (who is not a geek) asks me how to stop her little brother from playing web games on her computer. She is currently using Chrome and IE, and I have never done that before, even on FF. ...
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Resources for building computers [closed]

I want to build my own PC. I've never built one before & I find the variations in chipsets and CPU pins, etc a bit confusing at times. What I'm after is a site that is kept up to date with the ...
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How to generate web picture gallery offline? (no php on server)

I've just attended a huge family gathering, and now an hour after getting home people are texting asking for the photos. The deal is that the images are like ~5mb a piece, so e-mailing people isn't an ...
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Photoshop/Website: Ps scaling vs HTML scaling?

What's the difference between scaling an image down to 150px in Photoshop and then using that in HTML: <img src="blah.png" /> versus Using a 500px image and then using that in HTML: <img ...
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How do I make HTTrack download at 15MBps?

I want to download some static websites. I have begun the process, but it seems that the maximum speed I can set to the GUI is a shade shorter than 1Mbps. My down-link is steady until 54 Mbps, so I ...
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How can I block websites in Windows 8 without additional software?

How can I block some websites in Windows 8 without using any tools or third party firewalls?
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Is there any software to identify whether PC installed any pirated software? [closed]

There are some employee in company that installed pirated software in their PC and I scared they use for commercial use, so, I decided to use kind of a software to detect whether their PC installed ...
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WiFi or Bluetooth controllable power outlet

I am looking for some sort of thing that I could plug a lamp into that would then plugin into the wall that would allow me to control it (ie turn it on and off) via a web interface, or via a web API ...
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Suggestions for website change monitoring tool? [closed]

I work for someone who has recently had their web server hacked and had a bunch of text added to their sites without their knowledge. I'm looking for a service that alerts you when your pages change. ...
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Block domain, website, without waiting for localhost (hosts)

There is a related question here. I can use Administrator, install extra software, whatever needs to be done. My problem is: I can't block websites entirely. Like in AdBlock Plus, you add a rule ...
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How can I find out with which software a web page was written?

I'd like to know which software was used for the development of the web page from hotel.info. How can I do it? Is there any tool for Firefox that could help me finding out this information?
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How to check how old is a site? [closed]

If there an official website or something to check the age of a site.
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Block a URL at browser level

Does anyone have a solution (that doesn't involve editing the hosts file) to block a particular URL from FireFox? Basic back story is that I'm trying to discipline myself. I'm spending FAR too much ...
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Security Beyond a Username/Password?

I have a webapp that requires security beyond that of a normal web application. When any user visits the domain name, they are presented with two text fields, a username field, and a password field. ...
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How to capture fonts from the websites?

Sometimes some websites have very cool fonts and they might even be freely available over the internet. Is there a simple way (an app maybe) which can be used to find out which font the website is ...
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How to save useful information found online

I bookmark and favorite at least 20 pages of useful information a day on stackoverflow, blogs and the web in general. I'm sure some of the advice and information I find online will be indispensable ...
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How can I sniff/capture submitted form data in IE?

I filled out an online form which is submitting to a crashed ASP.NET app. If I refresh, I get the message: To display the webpage again, Internet Explorer needs to resend the information you've ...
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Getting a free SSL certificate for a subdomain [closed]

I have a sub domain from no-ip.org. I would like to get a free SSL certifcate for my domain. Is this even possible to do for a subdomain and if so what are my options?
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Hosting a web site at home: ISP Blocking port 80?

I presume this is a better place to put this rather than server fault. I'm interested in setting up a small site to host at home as a "proof of concept" exercise, i.e. to prove that I know how to do ...
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How does shared hosting work?

Ive always wonder how its possible to host many websites on one server. For example dreamhost can have 100+ pages hosted on one server, how is this abstracted? Does it have 1 ip for every webpage ...
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How do I set my wallpaper to a web page on Mac OS X

I'd like to be able to have very ambient and persistent access to a web page. One idea would be to set the web page as my wallpaper. On Windows this would be easy enough, by setting an Active ...
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How to create keyboard shortcuts for URLs, with parameters added in?

As part of my job, I frequently have to visit several URLs that have the exact same address, except for one word. So for example, in one day, I'll visit the following sites over and over again: ...
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Software to automate website screenshot capture [closed]

Do you know any software that can automate the process of getting screenshots of every page of a website? It would act like a spider/crawler/robot. You name it... For example: I developed a website ...
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CityDesk alternative

It seems to me that Fog Creek no longer intend to invest time on CityDesk (that by the way I like a lot). Am I right? Is there any alternative to this nice piece of software? A friend of mine, a ...
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wget not converting links

I am trying to mirror a fairly large site (20,000+ pages) prior to a major overhaul. Basically, I need a backup before cutting over to the new one in case we forgot something we need (we'll have ...
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Good printer review websites? [closed]

Do you know of any good websites that have fair, up to date printer reviews, including cost per page estimates ? I used to be quite satisfied with http://www.behardware.com/, but their reviews are too ...