Web Servers





A web server refers to the software that helps to deliver web content that can be accessed either through the Internet or through an intranet. The primary function of a web server is to store, process and deliver web pages to clients. The communication between client and server takes place using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The most common use of web servers is to host websites, but there are other uses such as gaming, data storage, running enterprise applications, handling email, FTP, etc.

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I'm getting the following error message when trying to write to the event log in my aspx page:

code to write to the event log:
EventLog.WriteEntry ......

error message
[SecurityException: Requested registry access is not allowed.]
   System.ThrowHelper.ThrowSecurityException(ExceptionResource resource) +51
   Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.OpenSubKey(String name, Boolean writable) +7469849
   System.Diagnostics.EventLog.CreateEventSource(EventSourceCreationData sourceData) +366
   System.Diagnostics.EventLog.VerifyAndCreateSource(String sourceName, String currentMachineName) +194
   System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry(String message, EventLogEntryType type, Int32 eventID, Int16 category, Byte[] rawData) +205
   System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry(String source, String message, EventLogEntryType type, Int32 eventID, Int16 category, Byte[] rawData) +87
   System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry(String source, String message, EventLogEntryType type) +14
   TagTeam.ttDownloadHandler.ProcessError(HttpContext context, String errorMessage, EventLogEntryType entryType) in e:\InetPub\Products\RevBase\Applications\DotNet\ttDownloadHandler\sl.ashx:395
   TagTeam.ttDownloadHandler.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context) in e:\InetPub\Products\RevBase\Applications\DotNet\ttDownloadHandler\sl.ashx:106
   System.Web.CallHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +181
   System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& 

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I want any request that goes to mysite.com/index.html to be 301 redirected to mysite.com

Will the following mod_rewrite work in my htaccess file, is it comprehensive enough, and where would it need to be placed in the file?

RewriteCond %mysite.com/index.html HTTP [NC]
RewriteRule (.*)index.html$ /$1 [R=301,L]
Our Internet Surfing Segregation (one of those  Secure Browser product/solution like
Menlo, Authentic8, Fireglass) recommended us to put a proxy.pac (Proxy Auto Config)
file in a webserver.

This proxy.pac will be pointed to by IE, Chrome, Firefox so that when users launch
these browsers, proxy.pac will launch this vendor's secure browsers when users
browse sites that are not in the 'whitelist' (ie trusted sites).

This is a Garrison product (garrison.com) : I thought of placing this proxy.pac file
in a corporate shared drive  so that in browsers, we can set in the proxy config
script as   file://c:/folder/proxy.pac  but IE11 doesn't support this file location
anymore (tho Chrome & Firefox still do).

Was advised by garrison that it's best to put in web server so that in IE11, can
specify as  http://...website.com/proxy.pac    but our corporate site is hosted in
a Cloud: don't think the Cloud provider (AWS) allows us to deposit a file in an
SaaS model.

What other ways other than setting up a webserver?  I do have a Solaris web
server that acts as  ClamAV depository (local mirror)  that runs httpd : what
are my best option?
I have my domaing "www.myserver.com" and I got  customized my ".htaccess" file with the following rewrite rules:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/oculto/larespuesta.php$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.myserver.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.myserver.com/$1 [L,R=301]

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This set of lines allow me:
1.- redirect all calls of "http://" to "https://"
2.- redirect all calls of non "www" to "www"

I wanna know how to bybass of this rules using rewrite rules, subdomains in the same server? I tried with RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !subdomain\.myserver1\.com$ [NC], but after I add that line I need to comment
   RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.myserver.com$ [NC]
   RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.myserver.com/$1 [L,R=301]

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Is there a way to add a bypass for my subdomains in my htaccess?
I've noticed that all of my web servers were logging this block below from my host intrusion prevention system.  For privacy, assume this particular webserver has a dns name of zeus.xyzcorp.com


Is this bot just a crafted URL request being thrown at my webserver in hopes that it is vulnerable to run a powershell script that will make it reach out and download + execute something? Which exploit would this be targetting?
Hello Experts,

One of our clients wants to bring there website in house and host it themselves.  Currently they do not have a server but will be having us set one up for them.  i know this is a broad scope question.  What would the general necessity's for hosting your own in house website, firewall, server, software, etc?

Thank you,

Hi Experts

Could you pont a way to obtain the volume of accesses to a customer portals (Apache/ MSSQLServer) ?

Accordingly to:
The customer enter on some site's pages with it's credentials, choosing it's name on a combo, etc...

Is it possible to obtain the access volume by using the Apache default features, f.e. ?

Thanks in advance!
I would like my Apache server to automatically connect all requests for a specific website using https:

I use MAMP Pro 5, running on Mac OS X 10.11.6  I have set up multiple websites, and for one specific domain I have successfully installed a SSL certificate that I purchased from namecheap.com
I can connect to the website securely if I type in the complete address, with https://

If I connect to the website without typing in https://  MAMP PRO's Apache server only serves up the pages without the secure connection

How can I have MAMP/Apache only connect visitors securely?
I've tried Allow http connections, but that doesn't redirect connections from http to https

MAMP Pro SSL settings for domain
Hi All,

We are looking at publishing one of our servers with a web service onto the internet. We already own the domain abc.co.uk and have our company website with this name hosted externally. We want to use service.abc.co.uk to publish our server. If we add this DNS entry externally will it cause problems with our company website/ domain? Secondly do we have to own the name service.abc.co.uk before we publish it?

Sorry for the newbie question.

Does anyone know what the default url is for the cms user login for a site managed by the umbraco CMS?
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Are there any 'best practices' guides for general iis configuration and management, not just from a security angle. Plus any common mistakes that are made.
Windows 2012 R2 Data Center
IIs 8.5.9600.16384
Web Farm
VMware ESXI 6.5

I have two Web Servers VM's and my web sites are working fine.

I am using IIS Shared configurations.  I have DFS/R installed to replicate the data of wwwroot folder.

I am now adding a cert so I can us HTTPS

I installed the cert o my node 1 server

In the bindings I added HTTPS port 443 and selected my new cert

I created a folder under wwwroot named cert and placed my cert crt file there

DFSr replicated  the folder and files to Node 2.

On Node 2 The HTTPS port 443 binding was automatically added.

Problem is it assigned another cert to the binding.

When I add the cert on node 2 it displays and then it disappears

How do I get the cert installed on both nodes?

Thank  you

I am looking into getting some assurances from our web server admins that all sites and configurations are subject to routine backups, and all relevant files/configurations associated with the servers & sites hosted on the server are included in the backup process, nothing has been overlooked etc. I appreciate it will be an 'it depends' type response and is quitea broad query, but as a broad outline, what are the various components of a website hosted on an IIS web server that need to be routinely backed up.
Windows 2012 R2 DataCenter
IIS 8,5.9600.16384

Just setup two Windows 2012 R2 Data Centers for Load Balance of my Web Sites.

I installed NLB and both are active. I can browse the default web page using the VIP on the cluster. I can fail over one node and I get switched over no problem.

I installed ARR  M Microsoft Application Request Routing 3.0  

But when I start up IIS I do not see the  Servers Farm in my view    See attached image.

I see ARR Cache settings

I restarted IIS several times no change

What am I missing here?

Happy New Year All

How do I recover ownership of expired whois.godaddy.com domain name

Domain Name schoolforthearts.org is owned by me (Jim Lacey of  as  JAMAR Associates)  as of 11/27/2016 as listed in ICANN WHOIS.

Registry Domain ID: D103541157-LROR
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com 
Updated Date: 2010-11-17T19:08:48Z
Creation Date: 2003-12-23T23:51:04Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-12-23T23:51:04Z

This domain was listed by GoDaddy as Parked for Free - but now seems to be for sale, apparently because of earlier expiration date.

Current user of this domain needs resolution as customers cannot access website, domain listed as 'parked for free, courtesy of GoDaddy'.
Hello Htaccss  Experts :)

I have an htaccess file that has, near the end, a rewrite section that redirects the site to another url.

I don't want that redirect to happen, but I'm not sure how to change that htaccess file.

It's running on xampp that I installed on my local windows based server, for testing locally on Localhost.

I have changed the redirect to google, for privacy issues.   But I just want there to be NO redirect. It's a WordPress site that I just want to run locally for some testing. WordPress has been successfully installed.

Below is a snippet from the end of the .htaccess file   My snippet starts a few lines before the rewrite engine section -- and goes all the way to the end of the .htaccess file

ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 year"
ExpiresDefault "access 2 days"

RewriteEngine On 
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/\.well-known/acme-challenge/[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/\.well-known/cpanel-dcv/[0-9a-zA-Z_-]+$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/\.well-known/pki-validation/[A-F0-9]{32}\.txt(?:\ Comodo\ DCV)?$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.google.com/$1 [R,L]
# Use PHP70 as default
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php70 .php
# BEGIN custom php.ini PHP70
<IfModule mod_suphp.c>
    suPHP_ConfigPath /home3/zzz/public_html
# END custom php.ini

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Would just changing "rewriteengine" to öff do it?

As I said, I am running this on my local computer using xampp   (which I haven't used for a while, but I got localhost working on it.)

Could you recommend an affordable service which would perform a penetration test against a web site and then create a comprehensive report document?
I searched  the internet and only found tools I could use to find holes/make sure there is no holes. But we need to pass a clear penetration test report
to our client as required by the contract.
The user wants to get back a domain that they once had, but that now has a domain status of "Domain Status: pendingdelete"

We need advice on whether there is anything that can be done other than waiting in suspense every day to see if the domain has been released by the registrar and is 'back in circulation'.

The domain name is not a desirable name.  I doubt if there are dozens of people who want this name
I see from a whois that the Registrar is ENOM

I'd like to register it with DYN.COM
Can ENOM be contacted?
Can anything but waiting be done?

Dear Experts
We revamped our website  with word press CMS  and we are live with new website on google cloud platform but the old website was joolma and it was hosted in godaddy. The issue is already indexed and available in search engines on the search results when click on it shows page not found , these are of old websites links, please suggest the measures and steps to be taken to ensure all old website links does not end up in page not found. Please suggest the best practice to handle this, should we have to take migrate the old website also to the new web hosting server I am not having clear idea on what is the best practice. Please help
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I need advice in securing an IIS server and PHP. I'll be uploading some php forms to be accessed through the browser and want to make sure they are secured.

IIS 8.5
PHP 7.0.7

Any help or advice would be appreciated.
I have been tasked with a project where we have 4 identically constructed databases with different customer data in each running on premises using MSSQL and Microsoft Dynamics 2016.  I need to export specific customer data from each of the 4 databases and import that data into a MySQL database that is hosted off site with our web site. This data will then be periodically uploaded to the website database either with triggers or at a timed interval.

As I have very little experience with this type of database project, I am seeking information on how this can be done and what basic steps are needed in order for this to work.  Any additional details would be appreciated.
Thank you!
I need to set up an IIS site (with PHP already installed) and import some forms to be accessed through the browser. It's been two years since I've used IIS and I have forgotten how to correctly set up a new website. (What port to use, making sure PHP is installed correctly using the PHP Manager, how to import the PHP forms created by one of our faculty members, make sure it is accessible on the web, etc.) Any help will be appreciated.

I don't think I set it up correctly - Hoping it will be accessible through: https://casweb.memphis.edu/msci-forms

I need to set up a easy-to-remember URL like www.mycompany.com/PRODUCTX
However, the actual location of PRODUCTX may change.
1. What is this called:  The process of setting up a easy-to remember URL which leads to an actual URL whose address may contain a bunch of letters and numbers, etc.
2. Is it called a primary URL?  Destination URL?
Are there any free tools to automate the analysis of an iis server configuration against recongised iis security / general best practice.
I need a great WebHost for a site that will be using PHP and MySQL for a small project.  The site will be having users sign in, submit and edit forms.  They want to keep the history online, with frequent backups and good security.  

What a good company for professional hosting?


Web Servers





A web server refers to the software that helps to deliver web content that can be accessed either through the Internet or through an intranet. The primary function of a web server is to store, process and deliver web pages to clients. The communication between client and server takes place using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The most common use of web servers is to host websites, but there are other uses such as gaming, data storage, running enterprise applications, handling email, FTP, etc.