A web server is a program that responds to network requests over the HTTP or HTTPS protocol.

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when setting up a webserver on linux , is it a good practice to make a new user and install everything under that user?

I want to set up a webserver and I understand that when using linux its not safe to install things under root. So should I install things like apache and php under a different user? And if i do, will ...
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Port seems to be open, but connection refused

I am trying to open port 3000 on Ubuntu 12.04, cause I have a web server listening there. I'm a bit out of my confort zone here, and spent many hours trying to solve the problem without success. Port ...
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Setting up my www directory correctly

I'm quite new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I need to create a my www directory (in /home) and set the permissions/ownership correctly so that any new files and directories created by myself (via ...
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Where is the directory for your web contents using LAMP?

Okay, I have used XAMPP and Apache on Windows before, but I have never tried it on Ubuntu... On top of that, I am using Ubuntu Server with 12.04 with CLI, no desktop environment or GUI. I believe ...
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How come no one outside my network can connect to my Owncloud server?

I installed lawn software for internet online for my server, I installed owncloud 4 on it. I can connect to it using my newwork internet, but no one out side my internet newwork can connect, they say ...
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How To Replicate 2 Ubuntu Server?

I want to replicate 2 Ubuntu Server . So if i change settings on one server it will replicate to other . The Server Will be Running Zpanel ( mysql , bind , apache , postfix , etc ) .. ...
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Websites running on server showing virus warnings

I am running Plesk 9.5 on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and have about 15 websites infected with some malicious code appended to the end of java files. I have installed Clamav and it has managed to pickup the ...
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webserver folder cannot be accessed without using root [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid using sudo when working in /var/www? My webserver folder, called www, cannot be accessed without using root. Any ideas?
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403 Error when using nginx to access file other than index.htm

I set up nginx on Ubuntu 12.04 and when remotely accessing a file other than the index.htm/php/html, the server says that access is forbidden. I tried to search for a solution but no luck. Any ...
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Why can't I access my Ubuntu web server or ssh from the internet?

I am new to ubuntu server and i have installed ubuntu server on a vm and installed LAMP etc but my problem is that my website is not visible outside. i have port triggering and added port 21,22 and ...
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Mail Server not working?

I am trying to setup mail server since a long time but as I am new to Linux I have unsuccessfully configured it to the best as I could but now I need assistance. I have installed it using the links ...
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How to install webmin on a desktop not on a server?

Need Help How to install webmin on ubuntu 12.04 desktop not on ubuntu server? i wan't to install webmin on my ubuntu desktop not on server
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Webserver configuration to get Drupal Clean Urls work proper

I have just configured a local web-server and migrated a site built on Drupal 7 onto it. Front page is loaded just fine but when i try to navigate i get 404 error. I`ve noticed that using not clean ...
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How to allow a user totally control local web server?

I installed a local web-server (apache2, php5, mysql). All the time I want to edit some permissions or to create a folder or to add some lines to hosts I need to login as a root. Do I need to grant ...
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How can I run “Video for everybody” in current ubuntu (i.e. without specially compiling the latest ffmpeg)?

I first asked "How do I convert a video to all formats neccesary for Video For Everybody" on Super User. The answer involved compiling the latest ffmpeg. Later, I asked "How do I strip the ...
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Creating physical folders and FTP account with bindings in Apache2

Our client wants 2 subdomains creating: mobile.website.co.uk 5thbirthday.website.co.uk I did this on the DNS server pointing them to the IP where the website was hosted. I then SSH into the Linux ...
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What is the safe way to run apache

I installed apache according to the description given here. I want to know what is the safe way to run Apache that means , it is impossible to run Apache without using sudo, I want to know whether ...
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Is it easy to install Apache web server on Ubuntu desktop?

So I have decided to build a Ubuntu computer, for now I am going to dual boot with Win7, and then install apache web server. Figured I would give the whole web thing a try. Did some searching but ...
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Be able to create edit and move files to and from /var/www [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to add files to a website on a LAMP Server? I have installed lamp on Ubuntu 12.04. I try to access /var/www but it doesn't allow me to do anything ...
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How can I make sure my server is connecting through my router?

I have a Ubuntu server with PHP, Apache2 and all of that setup and working on my LAN. Meaning from any computer connected to the same router I can connect to 10.0.0.3 (My server). I have setup my ...
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Apache2 Web Server only recognized locally, does not work externally

I just installed apache2 this morning and am able to start the server and correctly pull up the sample webpage at http://localhost. I am behind a router so I set the router up for port forwarding to ...
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How do I make my webpage accessible from the internet?

Situation: I have Apache2 server with Linux Ubuntu OS 11.10. Then I install a PhP5, MyAdmin, DNS server, LAMP server, MY SQL server. This is what I have done: check localhost 127.0.0.1 and it ...
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Can't create a folder inside my local server?

I recently installed Lampp server (version 1.7.7) so I went to my local folder, which I believe is in /opt/lampp/htdocs because that's where I've installed my server in, and wanted to create a folder ...
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How do I set up hosting a domain name at home with Apache? [closed]

I am relatively new to Ubuntu Linux and I am struggling to figure out the basic set-up of hosting a domain name at home with Apache2. I understand that you have to change your IP from dynamic to a ...
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HTTP(S) based file server

I've got a server running Ubuntu 10.04. I've already gotten openssh for ssh and sftp on it. I've been looking for a web-based (http, or preferably https) file server, perhaps a web-front-end to an ...
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Cannot FTP without simultaneous SSH connection? [closed]

I'm trying to set up an old box as a backup server (running 10.04.4 LTS). I intend to use 3rd party software on my PC to periodically connect to my server via FTP(S) and to mirror certain files. For ...
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What Updated Web Cache Servers are available (Caching HTTP Proxy)

I am going to install Ubuntu 11.10 Server (And soon 12.04 Server) and wanted to know what Web Cache servers (Caching HTTP proxy) come with Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 to improve performance and reduce ...
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Why is UFW blocking outgoing connections?

UFW is blocking some outgoing connections on my server, such as Akismet, the spam killing plugin for my Wordpress site. According to Akismet's firewall info I need to allow contact with four IPs. My ...
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Is LAMP strictly for development purposes? [closed]

So basically, is LAMP strictly for development purposes or is it fine for production websites as well? I ask this because I have recently switched to Ubuntu from Windows and if LAMP is anything like ...
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How to update Zend Server Community?

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and zend-server 5.3.8-ZS5.5.0. So I would like to update it time by time. But I don't even know which packages it uses. If I do apt-get update it doesn't help.
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Streaming a webcam video to the web-page in Ubuntu

I need a software which were able to capture images from a webcam and stream it to the web-page. I already tried a webcam-server, but it uses java applet on the client side for retrieving pictures, ...
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Need to invoke .sh when php webpage load

I am trying to run a .sh script when loading my mainpage: index.php: <?php shell_exec('./alert.sh'); ?> <script type='text/javascript'> window.location = "phpshell.php"; ...
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Upstart not running my dynamic DNS script

I have a dynamic DNS script as follows: #!/bin/bash curl -kL# "http://example.com/updatedns.php" echo $? >> /var/log/ddns ...saved to /usr/local/bin/ddns. Obviously the URL above isn't the ...
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Sync local web server with remote web server

Hi I'm looking for a tool to synchronize files from my local web server to remote web server. I've been using since a few of years the (Site Publisher) with wine, but I'm looking for a free ...
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Why does my server only uses 3GB of memory

The server has 24 GB of memory and 4 quad-core cpu's. It runs a busy website on apache/MySQL/php and sometimes gives a message that the server load is too high. When I look at the logs it never uses ...
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File permissions to let web application write files

I installed osCommerce using these instructions. During the initial run, I was asked to point at the MySQL database it should use and set up admin accounts. But to save the settings, it needed to ...
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MySQL database in tasksel LAMP stack for osCommerce

I'm experimenting with osCommerce, an e-commerce suite, for which I installed the LAMP stack using tasksel. It did ask for a "root password" for MySQL, but other that that I did not pay attention to ...
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How do I install osCommerce?

Recently I've come across the osCommerce, an open-source e-commerce project, and I'd like to try it. Is it packaged in the repository (like Wordpress)? If not, how do I manually install and use it?
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I need to grant permission to my export directory to write to webserver, but I don't know what that is

I am installing a rather complicated program that writes to a directory and this directory needs to be able to write to my webserver. My instructions say this: Grant php/export directory ...
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how to browse to a local web site from my ubuntu desktop

I run a web server just on my local network on a Windows XP machine using IIS. The main app I created keeps track of all my bookmarks so that no matter which computer I'm using in my home, I have ...
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Unable to access server web pages from internet?

I'm new to Ubuntu server, which I have install (10.04). My server is connected to my Belkin router, which in turn is connected to my CISCO Linksys SPA2102 VOIP phone adapter/router. I can asscess my ...
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How do I establish an FTP connection from Windows to Ubuntu Server?

I have a LAMP web-server on Ubuntu 11.10, working perfectly. But now I want to develop my website from a Windows 7 system in the same network. I want to set up an FTP connection to Ubuntu so I can ...
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Crashed my server, how do I find out what happened?

From a remote machine, I ran 100 concurrent requests against my Ubuntu VPS ab -n 100 -c 100 http://... And, as I suspected, the server "crashed". I can still ping it, and it responds very quickly ...
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Change XAMPP's htdocs web root folder to another one

I'm trying to change the XAMPP's web root default directory /opt/lampp/htocs to another one like /home/me/Dropbox/public_html without success. I've edited the file /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf # old ...
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How do i set up a webcam server for HTTP?

There used to be a package webcam-server, but it is no longer there. I would like to be able to view the picture from a Logitech USB webcam in a browser in a different computer in the same network. I ...
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How can I host a website in a virtual machine?

Before you shoot this down, please let me explain what I mean.... I am running Windows, I also have a virtual machine installed that is running Ubuntu. I want to set up a website on Ubuntu (the ...
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How I can turn off unknown webserver (Apache probably)?

I want to start XAMPP Apache server but it terminal it says that another web server daemon is already running. So I want to find out how to turn off it or so. When I go to localhost I get following ...
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Benefits of using Squid proxy in Ubuntu Server

What are some of the benefits of installing Squid Proxy in an Ubuntu Server that is sharing its Internet connection to a group of PCs in a LAN.
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where is my awstats 6.9.5~dfsg-5 installed?

I installed this webserver log analyzer with Synaptic, and now cannot find it. It will not run from terminal. I have AbyssX1 running on my box and would like to see my visitor statistics.
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XAMPP vs. Native LAMP Packages

I'm currently in the process of setting up an Ubuntu Desktop setup for a combination of technical writing, heavy statistics/mathematical analysis, and also server-side development and I wanted to know ...