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 query : Should you chose gTLD rather then ccTLD even you're not targeting your market to global? So let's say you're starting a project, you wish it could be used internationally. But currently, in

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Posted in: #Cctld #Domains #Marketing #Seo #TopLevelDomains

So let's say you're starting a project, you wish it could be used internationally. But currently, in the development stage, you're developing mainly for local user (easier for marketing). Then in this case, should you chose ccTLD (your local ccTLD) or gTLD (.com, .cc, .design)?

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 query : How do I measure whether the Facebook like box widget is effective on my site? How can I tell if having the embedded Facebook iframe/html5 is any good at gathering a meaningful amount of page

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Posted in: #Facebook #Like #Plugin #SocialMedia

How can I tell if having the embedded Facebook iframe/html5 is any good at gathering a meaningful amount of page likes? (High enough to justify the real estate and extra load time it takes.)

I see plenty of big sites dropping it. In fact I just went to ten or so random places and couldn't find any surviving example (not even buzzfeed!), not even of the tiny version of it.

In the insight section, I'm not sure where to look - some of the likes are attributed to 'your page', but does that include your Facebook page and the plugin on your site and, if yes, how many likes from which?

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 query : Re: Google Search Console says a website links to my website but I can't find a link I was checking inbound links in Google Search Console and it says I have 1000s of links from some completely

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Make sure you have Search Console setup for the www.yourdomain.com also yourdomain.com, in addition to any other subdomains like www.yourdomain.com. You can also verify links with an additional backlink crawler. Remember you are looking at diverse indexes by diverse data sources, so you will see some disparity in results (diverse numbers and links for diverse backlink reports.)

To get an improved understanding around your backlink profile my commendation is to use a pair of tools (OSE, Majestic, aHrefs, etc) in addition to the data delivered in Search Console. Export the backlink information from all sources into Excel, de-dedupe the statistics (so you're not seeing at duplicate links) and review where the links are coming from. Using more than 1 tool will provide you a much better understanding what is out there, so see which ones work for you and your budget.

Also, ensure you have the precise version of your site in Search Console. Google will identify multiple disparities as diverse sites (HTTPS/WWW/HTTP/Non-WWW). You'll also want to set a favored domain (www vs. non-www) to aid Google in combining data.

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 query : How to view the source (Landing Page) for any Visits to a group of pages I'd like to look at several pages in a group ( Page1.htm, Page2.htm, etc.) and then view the Landing Pages that originated

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Posted in: #GoogleAnalytics

I'd like to look at several pages in a group ( Page1.htm, Page2.htm, etc.) and then view the Landing Pages that originated that traffic.

Use Case:

I have several pages that indicate interest from the visitor.
I'd like to look at all Visits that passed through any of them and then see which pages generated the most visits. (The Pages are blog articles).

I can probably use Content Grouping to view the "several pages" as "one page". So it may be sufficient to just view the source for a particular page (Content Group)

What I Tried

I Created a Content Grouping (Conversion Intent)
I went to the Behaviour > Landing Pages view and that shows me all the Landing Pages. Great!

But when I select the Content Group above, the list of landing pages goes away and I only see totals. (See screenshot below)

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 query : Re: During a website redesign, how will removing unused pages/URLs affect SEO ranking? I have been designing a new company website on Wordpress. Its design and content is all entirely different from

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Simple answer: YES, consolidating pages will negatively affect your rankings.

If you want to maintain your rankings, do NOT combine your content into a new page. Simply redirect the old page to the new page with the same content and on-site SEO you had on the original and you should be fine.

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 query : Re: How can I use robots.txt to disallow subdomain only? My code base is shared between several environments (live, staging, dev) & sub-domains (staging.example, dev.example, etc.) and only two

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I'd remove the meta tag from the html page and dynamically build it depending on your subdomain. e.g. we use subdomain dev. for development. So in the pageload event we have this:

' Check if domain is DEV or PROD and set robots accordingly meta tag in head
Dim metatag As HtmlMeta = New HtmlMeta
metatag.Attributes.Add("name", "robots")
If CurrentURL.Contains("dev.advertise-it") Then
metatag.Attributes.Add("content", "NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW")
Else
metatag.Attributes.Add("content", "INDEX, FOLLOW")
End If
Page.Header.Controls.Add(metatag)

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 query : Can we check if a parked domain is getting hits? Is there a way we can check if parked domain is receiving hits. We have some parked domains that we are not using or are not being forwarded

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Posted in: #DomainRegistrar #Domains #MultipleDomains

Is there a way we can check if parked domain is receiving hits.

We have some parked domains that we are not using or are not being forwarded to other domain can we check if some one is checking website using that domain.

For example let us say we have a domain example.org as primary domain which has website associated with it. but we have another parked domain example.net which is just registered with network solution, is there a way I can know if someone is trying to use this example.net to access the main website?

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 query : Who own the country level domain names? Is there not any ICANN rules? I read the terms and condition of Domain Registration Policy (country level domain register in my county) The following

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Posted in: #Domains

I read the terms and condition of Domain Registration Policy (country level domain register in my county)

The following sentence were there:


Domains may not be sold, and any such domains may be de-registered.


Is it legal? Can ccTLD have that types of policy? ICANN allow to ccTLD to having that type of TOS?

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 query : What is the best parctice to point old website to new domain with new design We have an website with domain name www.oldWebsite.com and this website has been revamped with new design and also

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Posted in: #MultipleDomains #Ranking #Seo #Webmaster

We have an website with domain name oldWebsite.com and this website has been revamped with new design and also given a new domain name (www.NewWebsite.com), now the developer was old domain to redirect website to the new domain NewWebsite.com.
there are two ways i can do that one is to use site forwarding feature of the domain itself (at domain level which is provided by domain registristrad such as goDaddy)

or i can do proper redirect using 301 redirect since i dont know what kind of forwarding or redirect godaddy or networksolution doesn't

My recommendation would be keep the current hosting and do 301 redirect for the old domain to new domain and also for the most popular URL let us say

oldWebsite.com/link1 www.oldWebsite.com/link2 oldWebsite.com/link3

this way we can properly redirect them to same content pages if they are available on the new website or it doesn't make any sense if new website doesn't have these popular page anymore.

What is the best approach from my grading old website to new website with new domain to maintain the site ranking & search engine ranking in the old site what is teh downsite fo using a new domain in this case as i was not aware that new website will be launched with new domain name.

any professional advice is appreciated

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 query : Should we have a domain that is off-topic or not so on topic? Let's say we got a domain xmastown.com. If we only look at a domain, we'll think it's related to Christmas, but how about if

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Posted in: #Domains #Seo

Let's say we got a domain xmastown.com. If we only look at a domain, we'll think it's related to Christmas, but how about if the site if for building websites and apps?

Is it fine? Is it good? Will I mis-guide users and search engine crawling robot? Will I lose some points on search ranking if the content in the site isn't related to the domain?

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 query : Pnuts' comment above is accurate. I wanted to also offer some suggestions on tools to help optimize site/page performance. Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Edge have development

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pnuts' comment above is accurate. I wanted to also offer some suggestions on tools to help optimize site/page performance.

Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Edge have development tools to mimic load times over different network speeds.

Two common sites used to rate a page on a website's performance are:

GT Metrix: gtmetrix.com/



Pingdom Tools: tools.pingdom.com/



Both GTmetrix & Pingdom Tools provide guidance/information as to what steps to take to address each warning/flag in the performance report in their web interface. GTmetrix's results can be downloaded in the form of a PDF to share with others.

In addition to the above, Google offers PageSpeed Insights: developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights

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 query : Is it possible to submit set of dynamic pages to Google? Suppose that I have a page example.com/some-page?ending=er that finds all words that end with given ending. Is it possible to tell

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Posted in: #Dynamic #GoogleSearch #Seo

Suppose that I have a page example.com/some-page?ending=er that finds all words that end with given ending.

Is it possible to tell Google that this is dynamic page and so


when people search in Google "words that end with er", Google should
give example.com/some-page?ending=er
when people search in Google
"words that end with abc", google should give
example.com/some-page?ending=abc


In general, to tell that page is dynamic and all endings give different content? Should I generate all possible endings?

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 query : GA - Register a conversion without redirecting to the parameter used in the goog_report_conversion function I have a form which redirects to a third party site. My client wishes to register a

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Posted in: #ClickTracking #GoogleAnalytics

I have a form which redirects to a third party site. My client wishes to register a conversion when this form is submitted.

I've used the click tracking script as described by Google here.

My form's submit button then has the following code:

<input type="submit" value="SUBMIT &gt;" onclick="goog_report_conversion('http://www.example.com/conversion')" />


My assumption was that this would work the same as if someone had landed on www.example.com/conversion, without actually going to that page, and thus my client could configure his GA to register hitting that URL as a conversion.

I assumed that www.example.com/conversion didn't actually need to exist, but I created it as a blank page to be on the safe side.

However, when this onclick event is triggered, it redirects to www.example.com/conversion rather than submitting the form (in Chrome, anyway).

The part of the tracking code causing this seems to be the following:

var opt = new Object();
opt.onload_callback = function() {
if (typeof(url) != 'undefined') {
window.location = url;
}


Is this because I have misunderstood what goog_report_conversion does, and as such should I be looking at a different way to report a click as a conversion? Or is there a configuration option in GA that says to redirect or not redirect to goog_report_conversion's parameter?

Thanks in advance.

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 query : Prevent Internet Explorer from loading external entities including w3 DTD I am accessing a remote HTML resource that is returned after XSLT processing and has a header like so: <!DOCTYPE html

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Posted in: #Dtd #InternetExplorer #Resources

I am accessing a remote HTML resource that is returned after XSLT processing and has a header like so:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"><html xmlns:..


and every version of Internet Explorer in several locations that I've tried tries to load the DTD from the w3.org website and that resource has a 15sec artificial delay. Is there a way to make Internet Explorer not load this external entity?
social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/f9a70df4-195e-4604-a70d-775052d9596b/ie7-not-opening-xml-files?forum=itprovistaie did not make a difference, that is to say, registering the dll made no appreciatable difference, disabling all addons doesn't work in the way described with IE11 it seems but as all (and different) machines I've tried this from behaves in the same way it seems more a default behaviour of IE(the same goes for redundant registry keys): to load, at least this type of, external entities.

Chrome and FF do not appear to share this behaviour.

I may have a chance to change the remote resource to either keep this DTD local or not refer to it but the chance.

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 query : Re: Is it legal to mention some affiliate companies as our sponsors in website? I have registered a few affiliate marketing companies to make some addtional money. There are 125*125 banners are displayed

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It usually depends on the country and the company's requirement/agreement for disclosing the relationship.

For example in the US, the FTC requires clear and conspicuous disclosures for affiliate links. You can read about these in the following guides from the FTC:


Dot Com Disclosures 2013 guide:
www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2013/03/ftc-staff-revises-online-advertising-disclosure-guidelines What People Are Asking 2015 guide:
www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/ftcs-endorsement-guides-what-people-are-asking

Example of disclaimer page:



Example of disclosure when posting on social media:

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 query : Spam blacklisting monitoring I own a store and have a bunch of affiliates who promote it, for an affiliate fee. Lately I encountered situations where affiliates spam via email, getting my store

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Posted in: #Blacklist #Monitoring #Spam

I own a store and have a bunch of affiliates who promote it, for an affiliate fee.
Lately I encountered situations where affiliates spam via email, getting my store domain name blacklisted, usually only a few days down the road.
Is there a good blacklisting monitoring tool, both for MX records and for spam DB's?
I'd be happy to pay for a quality service.

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 query : Re: After uploading sendmail.php to the webserver, what is its URL? How do I correctly write out a path to a sendmail.php that is in the parent directly after it's uploaded to the hosting server?

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It depends on what you're wanting to do, and it depends on your web server. However, in general, if you wanted to access a file named sendmail.php directly, you would simply place it into your document root directory, and then you could visit it at www.example.com/sendmail.php. This assumes that sendmail.php contains some code which you want the public to be able to execute. The directory name or whether it's in its own directory would really just be a matter of preference. However, if you were intended for that to contain scripts which would simply be included, then it would be best to place it in a directory outside of the document root and then include it inside of your script where you need it.

Yes, the server must have read access at least to the script, and execute access to the containing directories. If it can't read it, it can't execute it, and it would give you an error, usually a file permission error or perhaps the web server would serve a 403 status, etc. Most websites run PHP scripts, and so it should be assumed that a stock web hosting environment should be able to run those scripts out of the box. If there is an error, you may want to talk to your host.

That being said, sending mail can be a dangerous thing. Much of the spam out there doesn't come from email addresses that are intended for spam, but instead come from compromised websites where the spammer finds an unprotected for to send their emails. Most hosts will hold you responsible for any inappropriate email that you send. Therefore, it would be important to make sure that your scripts are well protected, and be especially certain to sanitize the data that you plan to send through your script.

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 query : Can I 301 redirect multiples URLs to one page without risking a search engine penalty such as duplicate content? I have multiples url's directing to a single page, ex: www.example.com.br/phone-calls-right-now

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Posted in: #301Redirect #CanonicalUrl #Seo

I have multiples url's directing to a single page, ex:
example.com.br/phone-calls-right-now www.example.com.br/phone-calls-for-yesterday example.com.br/phone-calls-cheaper www.example.com.br/phone-calls-for-free


and redirecting 301 to this single page:
example.com.br/phone-calls

This is acceptable? the search engine see like a duplicated content?
If it's an empty page, there is an way to put an <meta name="robots" content="noindex, follow"> and let it there?

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 query : Will removing a promotional site with little traffic from my main domain and moving my sub-domain blog there affect SEO? I have a blog under a sub-domain, let's say it's test.example.com. I

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Posted in: #Blog #Seo #SiteMove #Subdomain

I have a blog under a sub-domain, let's say it's test.example.com. I want to move all my sub-domain content to my main domain example.com and delete my sub-domain. How much will this affect my SEO rankings? And how can I minimize the amount it gets affected?

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 query : Re: Company's domain that was registered by third party is getting dropped, how can the company be sure to recover it? Someone I have met has a website which has gone down. They have a facebook

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The best bet is, if at all possible, to contact the original owner to have him pass over the control of the domain. The next best option is to work with the registrar, who may be able to work with you to contact the account owner, or they may have some other ability to help you. The last, and worst option, is to wait for it to completely expire.

Once a domain name expires, it is given a grace period. As the site is now not available, that may be a sign that this grace period has passed. After the grace period, there is a "redemption" period. This period of time allows the registrar to give the owner a little more time to redeem the domain, but they will often charge a heavy fee to retrieve a domain name from redemption. This fee is often around 0. This is still better, if it is available, because it is the last chance you have to be sure to acquire the domain.

Once the redemption period has passed, the registrar will release the domain. In a perfect world, you would just go register it at that time. However, there are many scavenger buyers who watch for expiring domains and snatch them up as they come back on the market. They don't do this because they have any desire to use them, but because they feel confident that if somebody had wanted them before, somebody else will want them again. Sadly, there is currently no law against this, and these organizations will often charge large amounts of money, often in the thousands of dollars. Even if you do decide that this sort of investment is worth it for you, there's still the chance that somebody else thinks it's worth it for them, even if for nothing more than capitalizing on the SEO benefits. So, it's not a guarantee.

Therefore, if you simply can't gain access to the domain through the named registrant, then you're probably better off looking for some new domain and start working toward moving away from it. That means updating your links and email addresses, etc. With proper planning you may be able to minimize the impact of a new domain name. Also, remember that there are many TLDs out there now. So, you might be able to find a similar name with a different TLD. When you do, next time, be sure to leave your own information on it as the registrar, and maybe consider auto-renewal. I've had to learn the same lesson, myself, and it is not fun.

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 query : Which one should I use for SEO proposes? text or I know that the alt="" attribute is recommended for SEO propososes, but I also heard that put the description inside a div and hide with

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Posted in: #AltAttribute #Css #Html #Images #Seo

I know that the alt="" attribute is recommended for SEO propososes, but I also heard that put the description inside a div and hide with text-indent:-9999px or font-size:0; is a good practice for SEO.

So there is any difference between use:

<img alt="Descripition" />


or

<div style="background: url('path/to/img')>Description</div>"

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 query : Re: How do I create 301 redirections for changed permalinks I recently learned that the default WP permalink with post date is not SEO friendly. So I had to change the links for all 270 posts

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It is a good idea to create 301 redirects for any moved content. This lets visitors, including Google, know that the page has moved and where to find it.

Since your change follows a pattern, you can redirect the URLs with a single rule. The most simply way to do this is by modifying your .htaccess file.

In your document root, where your site's files exist, look for a file named .htaccess. You may have to enable an option to show hidden files, depending on how you are viewing your files. Somewhere near the top, probably above the WordPress block, add a couple of lines of code like this:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^/blog/([0-9]+/[0-9]+/[0-9]+/)(.+)$ /blog/ [R=301]


Assuming that you are using a standard Apache installation, that should cause your old URLs to redirect to the new URLs, so that if somebody visits the old one, their browser will update it to the new one. This assumes that all such pages have the format where the name is "/blog/" followed by three sets of digits delimited by "/", and that the set of numbers is what needs to be removed.

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 query : Re: How do I make my website show up in the browser bar with the "http://"? After moving to a new web host my site shows up as example.com instead of http://example.com. What steps do I follow

@Murray155

The part of the URL is known as the "scheme", which defines the protocol you are using. When you are visiting a website, the default protocol is . The only other option would be .
There is no way for a web connection to specify a URL without at least implying , and so, even if you left it off, or a link left it off, your browser would add it. It is completely up to your browser to determine how it would like to display, and if your site used the same protocol, at least in theory, the browser should display the protocol the same way.

There are some things that you may check. You might consider checking whether your old or new site is using instead, which may be displayed differently. For instance, some browsers may choose to use a lock icon beside HTTPS URLs. You might also consider looking to make sure your favicon isn't different. I don't think this would make a difference, but many browsers display that close to the URL, and so it may at least be possible for it to have an affect, and I have seen moves to new hosts change the favicon.

Overall, there's not much that's likely to make such a change from a web host change. It is possible that there were other changes, such as a browser update, change to settings, etc., which cause the difference. However even if there were a difference, it likely would not affect your visitors as long as they intend to visit the URL with HTTP, which is the default.

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 query : Redirect subdomain to their folders without double slash and such that parameters get sent through login I have a wildcard DNS setup on my server, something like .example.com. In my root folder

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Posted in: #Htaccess #ModRewrite #Php

I have a wildcard DNS setup on my server, something like .example.com. In my root folder there are some sites, so what I need is to have something like this: test.example.com should use test directory (I have nearly 50 sites, not only one).

I want to do it with .htaccess file. Currently, I have the following rules in my .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www. [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^([^.]+).example.com$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/%1 !-d
RewriteRule ^ - [L,R=404]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www. [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^([^.]+).example.com$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/%1 -d
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/%1%{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/%1%{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /%1/ [R=301,L]


It is doing something i.e. when I hit test.example.com it hits test directory and fetches data but it writes the URL as test.example.com/test// (2 slashes at the end).

Also, when I click on any link (eg. /login) it takes me to test.example.com/login but it is not working while test.example.com/test//login load page but it doesn't send form data that was submitted for login (lost because of 301 redirection).

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 query : Re: Moving website images to remote server vs moving database to remote server I have a wordpress website that has gotten too big for a single server. I need to decide whether I should host the

@Murray155

There's no reason that this has to be one way or the other. I would say to optimize both. If you have a large number of images, a CDN makes sense, regardless of what you do on the server. Also, even if that takes care of the problem, better database performance is helpful in general, so I would recommend tackling both options.

I really do love AWS tools. They are great for the money you pay, and they are pay only for what you use. Also, for connections when downloading and uploading backups, they have great performance. However, for the few times I have seen S3 buckets being used as a CDN, they didn't seem to perform as well as other CDN, so you may want to test out different CDN options. If you have a lot of user-uploaded images, then having some sort of plugin integration is a must.

For the database, I don't recommend having a separate database server over the internet if it's a slow connection. The slower your database connections, the more resources you're going to have tied up and the slower your pages will load. But that doesn't mean that you don't have any options. If you can't add another server, I would recommend adding an SSD drive. You didn't specify if your drive was SSD or not, but it sounds like it's not. MySQL can be very I/O intensive, and that's exactly what SSDs are good fore. You can mount a separate SSD drive that you use only for MySQL to boost your performance. I've made that change for many clients to watch it make a big impact.

Additionally, tune your MySQL installation. It's a commonly forgotten step that can yield big improvements. You can pick up the tool here:
raw.github.com/major/MySQLTuner-perl/master/mysqltuner.pl
Here's an article that might help use it:
www.percona.com/blog/2014/01/28/10-mysql-performance-tuning-settings-after-installation/
It never hurts to check for excessive transient records in the WordPress options table, which can sometimes slow things down.

That all being said, don't assume that these are the problems. Test to see where your bottlenecks are. The above are just good, generic recommendations, but testing is necessary to know the problem. If you haven't already, install sysstat and become familiar with using it. That should give you more details on what your CPU is actually doing. Here's an article that might help:
www.thegeekstuff.com/2011/03/sar-examples/
I like to run sar by itself, no options, to get an idea of where my big usage has been. Here's a personal line I use to check usage for the week:

(sar -u; for d in {1..7} ; do sar -u -f /var/log/sa/sa$(date -d"-$d day" +%d);done)|awk '~/20[1-2][0-9]/{d=}~/[0-9]/{print d" "[CO]}'|sort -nrk8|sort -nrk10|awk -v t="50" 'BEGIN{n="33[0m";c="33[1;31m";w="33[1;33m"}~/[0-9]/{us=+;io=;id=;if (us>io){ioc=n;if (us>t){usc=c}else{usc=w}}else{usc=n;if (io>t){ioc=c}else{ioc=w}}printf "%stUser/System: %s%4.2f%stI/O: %s%4.2f%stIdle: %4.2fn"," "" ",usc,us,n,ioc,io,n,id}'|tail -10


I divide the usage up by System/User and I/O because I find that in general, if it's the former, it's an issue better resolved by addressing the PHP scripts, and if it's the later, I tend to look at MySQL first. If it's just CPU bound, then I would focus on optimizing the scripts themselves, like maybe removing plugins, etc. If it's I/O, then I might check iotop to confirm the culprit. If it's purely RAM based (check with sar -q), then maybe add RAM, otherwise, and SSD can help. Of course, YMMV.

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 query : Re: Subdomain pointing to wrong folder I have an InMotion advanced dedicated server. I created a cPanel account and tried to create several subdomains there. I created and pointed multiple sub domains

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I have never seen this before, and so I would guess that there is some missing information.

I would recommend troubleshooting through the process to find out where the problem is at. If the document root doesn't show up in cPanel, then I would check the cPanel error logs when you try adding it.

If it does show up in cPanel, but doesn't appear to show content from the right directory, I would next check the DocumentRoot in that VirtualHost in the httpd.conf file. If it's in httpd.conf properly and still doesn't do what you think it should after an Apache restart, perhaps troubleshoot your .htaccess files in the path to your document root.

If it is incorrect in httpd.conf, try looking in /var/cpanel/userdata/(user)/(domain) to see if it's set properly there. If not, set it manually and/or check the cPanel error logs when re-adding the subdomain. Regardless, try rebuilding httpd.conf (/scripts/rebuildhttpdconf).

Those should be the only files necessary so, one of them should show the problem. If you still have trouble, you may try contacting your host as they should have access to review the situation and plenty of experience troubleshooting that type of issue.

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 query : Re: Does cPanel overwrite passwd, shadow, and group files? I had the need to use SSH to update the /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, and /etc/group files in order to add multiple SFTP and SSH users for

@Murray155

Yes, cPanel will modify those files. That's how it is able to create users and groups. However, I've added separate users, independent of cPanel, and cPanel never touched them. So, you should be fine. If you're concerned, just make a backup of those files, but I've never seen cPanel make any changes to a user which it doesn't know about.

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 query : Re: Can I transfer a high-cost premium level domain to take advantage of new lower prices for that TLD? I purchased a premium tld last year from a registrar, let's say I got mysite.awesome. At

@Murray155

Sorry, but why don't you just visit the another registrar's website and check out the price? It will show you the domain transfer price when you add your domain to the cart before you make the payment.

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