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Kernel mode web servers: A clever optimization or a security nightmare?

I was reading a Hacker News thread where one user posts a link from 2011 explaining that IIS is much faster than most other (*nix) web servers. Another user replies, explaining that IIS gets that ...
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What are some of the major differences in process management between CGI and newer (better) technologies? [closed]

I know CGI spawns a new process for every HTTP request that it serves, while servlets use one Java process to serve many requests. What do other technologies (rails, WSGI/django, mod_php, asp.net ...
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Are there any non-blocking web servers for Java?

I was studying about the infrastructure being used by Facebook, as I was developing a website based on social interaction for a university project. Facebook is using Tornado Web Server as its ...
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Why HTTP Servers send information about themselves in HTTP Headers?

Most of the HTTP Servers I know send their application name and version in response http headers as default behaviour. (Nginx, IIS, Apache etc.) Of course we can change the default behaviour but I ...
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3 tier architecture in .NET web applications

Nowadays most systems are designed as web apps. In the .NET world the famous three tier architecture is usually translated like this. Front End (Web Application) Middle Tier (custom DLLs using an ...
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Is it realistic to test web application with tomcat while production server are using WebSphere?

In our company we use WebSphere Application Server to hold web application but it is not available for developers because of license issue. We have been using Tomcat to test the web application and ...
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Architecture design for a web application that runs SSH connections to remote servers

This is a followup to my question here. I have to make a web GUI for a library that manages remote clusters via SSH. The main point is that this library spawns threads and subprocesses (Popen) ...
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What's the simplest way to provide a portable, locally running webservice server application?

We have a large website running that offers a JsonRpc web service. For offline demonstration purposes, I want to realize a portable, locally running webserver with a minimalistic feature replication ...
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Storing user uploaded images / files in multi server env

In a multi server system, e.g. a load balancer, multiple web servers and a database server, where do you store the files / images users upload when each web server will need access? Before now I've ...
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The best way of coding web system in term of performance [closed]

So far I've been using IPB and my custom scripts all coded in PHP but I am really disappointed of the long term performance of it. I would like to move to native coding, the learning time to put into ...
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Quickly write log entries from http requests in a MySQL database with high performance

When a dataset is saved in the software I use, a http request is triggered (fire-and-forget). Information like the timestamp, the user and the changes made are listed in the GET parameters. Now I ...
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How can I run a script/subroutine on a webserver and have that subroutine remain private (eg. Key Generator)?

I am a third-year computing science student with an internship at a small software development company. My Problem: I have been tasked with re-implementing a software key generator routine on an ...
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What are the PHP web server architecture components and the purpose of each one of them?

Given below is an image of a basic PHP web server architecture: Would someone please explain the several components available and how they interact? I'm more concerned of how the PHP Core operates ...
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Login Tokens Remote DataServer for use in a Javascript/HTML-PHP environment

I've asked this question on stackoverflow, but i think this is a more appropriate place for it. I'm creating an app for iOS, Android and the Web. I created a separate Restful Data Service that is ...
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Multiple API Calls on Web Server

I am trying to build a Tumblr Site that makes API calls to Social Network sites and return data and render on the Tumblr Site. And the thing is Tumblr doesn't allow PHP on their HTML Editor. So my ...
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Strategy to serve mobile content from “m.*” subdomain?

There seems to be an emerging pattern to serve mobile content from a m.* or mobile.* subdomain. When I go to many websites on my phone, I'll be dynamically redirected to one of these subdomains and ...