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Old 02-09-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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.WMA Streaming (Standard)...Linux or Windows...???


hello...

[1st off...I used to host my music (A&R) website on a dedicated windows server...'cause I thought it was necessary for streaming .wma files. when I discovered it wasn't...I went w/ a standard hosting package, w/ GoDaddy...now saving BIG bucks.]

BUT...

I moved my recording studio's site to it's own domain. [it used to be a series of pages on my A&R site.]

I now need to create a '301 Redirect' in my old site's directory to redirect surfers (who have my old url) to the new site...but more importantly...to retain my ranking w/ the major search engines...!!!

it cannot be done on a Windows server (which I'm on, w/ GoDaddy)...not an .htm redirect anyway, which I need. I've tried all the php, asp, etc. scripts...they don't work. [&...I don't think I really need windows features like php or asp...I code my site(s) in Dreamweaver as html pages.]

so...if I migrate my site(s) to a Linux server...

1) will standard .wma streaming continue to work...??? (i.e., a .wax file in the directory that points to the .wma).

2) which type of server is FASTER for this task...(if any)...Linux or Windows...???

thanks,


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Old 04-10-2010, 06:01 AM   #2
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I now need to create a '301 Redirect' in my old site's directory (..) it cannot be done on a Windows server (..)...not an .htm redirect anyway, which I need. I've tried all the php, asp, etc. scripts...they don't work.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_redirection for a basic understanding of redirection. Notice at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_red...refresh_header it specifically reads that:
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Meta Refresh with a timeout of 0 seconds is accepted as an 301 permanent redirect by Google, allowing to transfer PageRank from static html files.
. Saying "doesn't work" does not help us help you. Post configuration, file and log file details instead.


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will standard .wma streaming continue to work...??? (i.e., a .wax file in the directory that points to the .wma).
File content sent in response to a client request may be preceded by a (MIME) header telling the client what to expect. If a web server does not include the right MIME types (proprietary software and such) then you can add the right ones yourself. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms867184.


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which type of server is FASTER for this task...(if any)...Linux or Windows...???
The right answer is "it depends". First of all if you never have measured speeds on your mcrsft server then you will not know the difference. Next to that an operating system needs to have the right amount of resources to work properly. Expecting to serve thousands of users on say a 1nd generation Intel Celeron with 256 MB RAM and a 2nd generation 5GB IDE disk is pushing it. Choice of type of webserver (Apache, Lighthttpd, Nginx, Thy to name a few) matters as general operating system and web stack configuration tuning.


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Old 04-11-2010, 12:58 PM   #3
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thanks...

lotta stuff in there I can use, especially the MIME server info.

btw-i say doesn't work if it doesn't work...& I explain what doesn't work...not sure what u mean by ur response, save for content lecture.


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btw-i say doesn't work if it doesn't work...& I explain what doesn't work
The first yes, the latter no, definitely not. If you would have explained what you have done, what say 'curl -v protocol://address/path/file' saw and what the access or error log showed, then you would have found a response to that. LQ is a technical site you know and particularly my ESP is way low.


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...not sure what u mean by ur response, save for content lecture.
Post details as listed above if you want a response.
 
  


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