The term web server can refer to either the hardware (the computer) or the software (the computer application) that helps to deliver web content that can be accessed through the Internet.

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CentOS VPS - Pointing my Domain name to the VPS static IP

I am a Linux Newbie. I have a VPS with CentOS installed at my ISP and I am managing it remotely. Up to this point, I have had shared webhosting on a Linux machine at my ISP where I had CPANEL ...
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Random file accesses to server's ip

[Sat Jun 22 13:07:06 2013] [error] [client 208.80.194.26] File does not exist: ...
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nginx should not handle unicorn's request

I have a server on which I have configured Nginx and Unicorn, where Unicorn servers static pages. In my case I'm writing a rewrite rule in Nginx that, if a request comes to mydomain.com it should ...
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How would I mount a linux shared folder on another linux system?

What I'm trying to do is to share my VM development web server's /www folder, to make it more convenient to transfer the HTML, PHP and web documents I have made to test on the web server. Would I ...
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Nginx returning 502 Bad Gateway

I'm trying to set up an Nginx webserver generally following this guide but using perusio's configuration. When I try to access the site, I get a 502 Bad Gateway page. Searching on the error I've seen ...
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IP Address inaccesible

My Linux machine is inaccessible by the IP address, as in only http://127.0.0.1:8080/projectname or localhost works on the browser, but http://10.1.5.5:8080/projectname doess not (here ...
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nginx redirect with /

I'm configuring nginx for the below scenario. I have a web server say example.com, when I'm writing a rule like if someone hits /something it should redirect on index.html (including styles and css). ...
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Disadvantages to having www-data able to log in

I run a tiny web server basically just for hosting small data projects and files. This server has a public IP address. I would like to be able to FTP in and upload files directly to /var/www/*, and ...
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Does fail2ban offer any additional protection to SSH if password login is already turned off?

I’m setting up a Debian VPS on Linode to use as a public web server, and I’m following their security suggestions. The last suggestion they make is to install fail2ban, to avoid dictionary attacks on ...
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HAProxy should not forward an incoming request to down instance

In my scenario, I have 2 servers, both are communicating with HAProxy. When a request comes in, HAProxy splits the request and sends it to both servers, following a round robin method. If in any case ...
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Use an existing wampserver from a windows partition on linux mint

I dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint 14. I have wampserver installed on Win 7 and have a couple of websites already set up there. Is it possible to use that same installation apache/mysql/php ...
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Creating a Safe Web Server

Web server hosts multiple websites. Multiple users update each website. User home directory /home/user1 /home/user2 Web directory /var/www/site1 /var/www/site2 Each user uses SFTP to upload ...
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Get transmission web interface working with web server

I have my working on default port and I want to be able to use the web interface with an URL like http://my.domain/torrents. I tried adding a location and a proxy conf to Nginx but it fail to work ...
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Problem setting up DVWA in Wheezy 64 bits

I'm trying to get running Damn Vulnerable Web Application in a virtual machine with Wheezy. The easy way if it was 32 bits is install XAMPP and copy the dvwa to htdocs. However I'm using 64 bits and I ...
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How do you write test cases for a web server that uses posix sockets? [closed]

I know how to test it experimentally by running the program, but ideally I would like to test each function I write as I write it. Usually I can't test my functions until I write a whole bunch of ...
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Moving a root directory to a separate partition

I'd like to create a new partition and move the contents of the /var directory to it for the security reason of having /var/www and other subdirectories "mounted" with nosuid, noexec, and nodev ...
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Openstack for home cloud hosting

I am experimenting with a couple of technologies that I soon may have to use at work. So for now, I was thinking about duplicating the environment which I may have to create for my office at home so ...
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redirect web server with no-ip and port forwarding in livebox

I want my Apache web server running on a Livebox (home router appliance running Linux) to be accessible from the Internet (WAN). I installed and configured the application noip2 on my Ubuntu PC. ...
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Specific directory permission for one user using sftp

My web server structure looks like this: /Home/User/Public_Html/Website_one /Website_two /Website_three/Directory_one ...
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Web front-end to find/grep/ack

In my lab, we are trying to build a web that allows the user to enter queries for find, ack, grep on a specific directory. The web would return an HTML with a table of a list of clickable files (click ...
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How to host an intranet website inaccessible outside the LAN?

I am a Linux/Unix noob, so please bear with me. Here is my situation: I have a server (Debian Squeeze) on a LAN. I have installed Nginx web server on it. The server has Internet access to download ...
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Installing Debian without GUI for a web server

I'm unfamiliar with Debian (obviously), so I downloaded the live ISO thinking it might help me out. From the live GUI, I doubled click on the install icon on the desktop and proceeded - it gave me a ...
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Cannot Access Webpage from Outside LAN

I have a CentOS 6.0 web server running httpd, mysql, php, and Joomla 2.5. It has a static, public IP address. I can access the webpage (which is the Joomla management console) by IP address perfectly ...
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Owner & Group setting for OpenCart install on CentOS 6.3

I'm setting up a development server on a HP microserver with CentOS 6.3. I'm relatively new to Linux and have ran into some issues/confusion. I have the server fully setup/updated with yum. It's a ...
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Apache 403 Forbidden on sub folders?

I can view all files in the root directory (/var/www) but as soon as i enter a sub directory (eg /var/www/test) i get a 403 Forbidden error. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.01. Have tried searching for ...
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How to access my Mageia web server VirtualBox guest from my host system web browser?

I have installed and setup a guest Mageia 2 on VirtualBox which I plan to use as a development web server. My host is Windows 7 (64-bit) and I want to access the web sites from this host web browser. ...
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Can I setup a local webserver using ArchLinux and VirtualBox

I intend to create a local webserver using ArchLinux and VirtualBox for testing purposes. I just wonder if Arch Linux has what it takes to create a fully functional webserver?
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Simplest way to set up multiple subdomains to separate VMs running on single host

Problem: I´m planning to set up several virtualized centos, rhel or ubuntu guest machines on a single centos host server (most likely using KVM). Each guest VM is running an instance of a webapp + ...
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netcat in shell script giving invalid connection

I have a shell script that uses netcat to listen to localhost on port 1111 for web requests. Every time I try accessing localhost:1111/index.html for example I get: invalid connection to [127.0.0.1] ...
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How to configure permissions to allow apache to securely have access to a file in a shared environment?

This is a follow up question from my previous, but I felt it might be more Linux based. http://serverfault.com/questions/414207/how-to-set-linux-permissions-to-allow-apache-to-have-access-to-a-file ...
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CentOs Unable to load pages that are on server

I am having a little difficulty accessing pages that are on my server. Under /var/www/html/ I have an index.html page, and when I try to access it from chrome, it times out. The permissions on html/ ...
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Not able to configure phpmyadmin in Ubuntu 12.04

I tried to configure LAMP on Ubuntu 12.04 following this guide (http://www.howtoforge.com/installing-apache2-with-php5-and-mysql-support-on-ubuntu-12.04-lts-lamp). But when I point to ...
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How to start a webserver with systemd?

I copied this this file (vokabel_daemon.service) [Unit] Description=Start vokabeltrainer daemon After=network.target [Service] ExecStart=/home/mm/lib/vokabeltrainer/box_vokabeltrainer.pl daemon ...
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Run an application under Tomcat

I have an application that needs to run under Tomcat. I have installed Tomcat but I don't know where can I put the directory of the project.
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Trying to create tunnel to mysql through SSH

Im in a bit of a bind here. I have a client that want's me to set up his website, but he runs the server w/ SSH and CentOS 6.2 as it's OS. Now, I'm trying to add the sql server on Mysql Workbench for ...
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How can I secure an OpenBSD-based Apache webserver?

I have an OpenBSD server that has a running webserver (the built-in apache web srv). How can I harden this setup? I want to only server static html files, no php, no sql.
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Linux webserver reboot issue

I've webserver, it works fine when there is no load into it. when I've load onto it and try to restart httpd server gets reboot itself or sometimes it automatically get reboot It is Xen HVM with OS ...
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Webserver for Embedded Linux [closed]

I am building an ARM based embedded device running embedded linux having a web based interface and I need a webserver running on my device. At maximum it will get 50 requests at a time. I have on ...
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Help me choose the right distribution for learning and hosting web apps

I'm coming to Linux from the Windows world, and I want to learns the ins and outs of the system in order to make it my primary day to day work and hosting environment. I'm pretty much a complete ...
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“error: no such device” at boot in Ubuntu Server 11.10 with Raid1

I have a configuration of 4 HDD's as Raid1 2 pairs of 2 HDD's. First Raid1 pair is for system, so I just made an 40GB space for swap, and the rest of it for the root, the second pair of Raid1 is for ...
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Backup from remote server

I'm a novice so go easy. :) If it makes a difference I'm using Ubuntu/Debian machines. I want to back up our dedicated web server to a local location in-house. This is for many reasons - I know that ...
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What can I use to monitor and log incoming/outgoing traffic to/from remote hosts?

I run a web server (Debian Squeeze on a VPS), and the graphs provided by the hosting company show consistently that around twice as much traffic is incoming to the server compared to the outgoing ...
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Is there a way to find out which webpages are being accessed by clients on a UNIX webserver?

My web server is running CentOS and every time a certain page is accessed on my forum, httpd locks up and I can never seem to pinpoint the exact file. Is there any way to view the pages that ...
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Linux program running on Ubuntu machine but not on Unix webserver

I've downloaded the command-line program "Whitaker's Words" which was available for Linux as well as Windows etc. There is a main program named words. I tried to execute it on my Ubuntu (11.10) ...
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Partitioning for Web Servers

I was curious what some general best practices are in relation to partitioning for a new Linux VM that will be used as a web server? Are there certain guides that should be consulted or followed? ...
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How do I fix the error 403 I am getting with XAMPP while I am using mod_userdir?

I am running Arch Linux and I decided to use XAMPP so I can create and test web pages. Anyway, I followed the instructions given in the site and extracted it to /opt/lampp and I also uncommented the ...
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Problem with bash script executed from website

I have just begun writing scripts in bash and I am putting some of them on my web server (whihc is located on my virtual Debian 6.0.4 machine). I have installed lighttpd on this machine.and when I ...
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How do I create web pages in my home directory and have the web server serve them in my web browser?

I have recently installed the Apache web browser in my Debian Squeeze (using command tasksel and selecting [ ] Web server). Now I get it to start via sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start and then I go to my ...
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How to “get” a HTTPS website running?

I have a website serving several pages that can be reachable via HTTP. How can I make these sites available via standard HTTPS? (not self-signed). What are the steps? (go to a CA, and then?) Can ...
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Give permission to view files

I am new with servers and I started learning about Cloud servers. My server has Debian. I installed apache, php, and vsftpd and I added users with adduser <user>. Then I gave permission: ln ...