The Apache HTTP Server is an Open Source Web server, which originated from a series of patches to the NCSA HTTPd. Apache is the world's most popular Web server, which is run on 54.90% of all Web servers according to the Netcraft survey conducted July 2010.

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How to get rid of crawling errors due to the URL Encoded Slashes (%2F) problem in Apache

The Google web crawler has indexed a whole set of URLs with encoded slashes (%2F) for our site. I assume it has picked up the pages from our XML sitemap file. The problem is that the live pages will ...
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Redirect Permanent and https

I just set up HTTPS on my server, and I have an issue with redirect permanent. Example http://domain.com/index.html it redirect me to http://www.domain.comindex.html The / (tail ending slash) is ...
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Use different document root for subfolder of URL

I have an php application that uses an MVC framework. Lets say it lives here http://domain.com on the web and here /srv/www/domain.com on my server. I want http://domain.com/blog to use a wordpress ...
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How should incorrectly encoded URLs be handled?

Just recently noticed that some sites link with the URL incorrectly percent-encoded, to which my server (LAMP) responds with a 404 Not Found. For example, for a URL of mine like this: ...
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Is it dangerous to keep Thumbs.db on a web server?

Windows Thumbs.db system files that are in most of folders were uploaded with all other files from the localhost to the server. Is it dangerous, if you forget to delete them on the server? I am on ...
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Apache logs: “::1 … ”OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 -

Just looking at logs of a not-so-busy site on one of our Apache servers and notice tons of these in the log: ::1 - - [15/Apr/2011:12:11:40 -0700] "OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 - ::1 - - ...
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Apache Rewrite Rule non-www to www + http to https + remove trailing slash

I would like to accomplish the following: rewrite non-www to www redirect from http to https remove trailing slash e.g. http://example.co.uk should redirect to https://www.example.co.uk How ...
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ErrorDocument in dynamic SubFolder

I host different Websites in 1 web space. But I don't want to give the ErrorDocument an absolute SubFolder name. Is it possible to make website a variable? ErrorDocument 404 /website/error?error=404 ...
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Apache 2.4 Loads Image Files Even Without Extension. Why?

I have an HTML page with the following: <img src=J3 width="100" height="150" alt="Student Name" style="float:left;"/> In the same directory there is an image file, J3.jpg. The page ...
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How can I serve all resources under HTTPS instead of HTTP without changing their URLs in the HTML code

I know that by using an .htaccess file I can redirect everyone to https://. However, my SSL certificate complains if all the content isn't served under HTTPS. Is there a way to convert all the ...
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How to add multiple websites on a single IP address?

I have a VDS server and a dedicated IP address. The question is how to add multiple sites in a single domain? For example I have 3 sites as below: www.company.co www.webdesign.com www.inet.com ...
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Apache: disable PHP in a directory

I want to disable php in a specific directory on my server. I thought that setting Options -ExecCGI in httpd.conf would prevent php scripts from being executed, but obviously I am wrong. So, this is ...
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How can I determine the trending pages on my site?

I'm looking to see what the "hot" pages are on one of my sites. I want to see for various timeframes, what the top-50 pages are. I'm only concerned with the current month's data. I'm going to create ...
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How to redirect URLs with a specific IDs to new URLs on a new domain name?

I want to redirect all pages where there is a specific word inside in the URL. Both websites have the same articles. For example: ...
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Physical memory usage issues with WordPress plugins

Occasionally, my website that's hosted with GoDaddy is crashing due to physical memory overload. My host told me that PHP processes are overloading the server, and to try to find out which WordPress ...
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Best process for upgrading a live server

I just recently started at a new company, and their live server has PHP v5.2.6 (yes, circa 2008). A site I recently designed for them actually wouldn't work on it because PHP is so old, so I've now ...
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What are the most commonly used and basic Apache htaccess redirects?

This question is here so we can offer users who are looking for information on how to make one or more common or basic redirects in Apache using the htaccess file. All future questions pertaining to ...
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I want to use gzip compression in Apache

I want to enable gzip compression for acethehimalaya.com. Can anybody please tell me what is the best way of achieving compression in an Apache Webserver?
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using .htaccess to redirect .asp to .php?

Ahoy all! I've been racking my brain with this one. I basically just converted all of my pages from ASP code to PHP code. Kept the same filenames. So, here is the htaccess code I have so far, but ...
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SSL enforced but receiving some parts of the site are not using SSL warning

I had been trying to enforce SSL for my site but although the SSL certificate is signed properly by networksolutions, each time the pages are loaded it still displays an SSl warning in browser ...
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How to restrict access to my site using htaccess

How to disallow access to site except me?
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Possible to split virtual host definitions into multiple apache conf files?

I have a single server that I use to host a whole bunch of smallish websites. It's recently come to my attention that a service called LetsEncrypt allows me to get an SSL certificate for free. The ...
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Have disabled apache site config file 000-default.conf, but it still seems active. Why?

I added a file mysite.conf to my apache sites-available folder with the correct settings, then enabled it and reloaded apache, and it isn't working. I want to disable the default site config as ...
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How to set browser cache to expire after one day?

I'm using the code below in my .htaccess file to enable caching for my website: ## EXPIRES CACHING ## <IfModule mod_expires.c> ExpiresActive On ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year" ...
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Ditch cPanel / WHM in favour of manual setup

We currently use cPanel / WHM on a reseller account but are looking at getting a dedicated server. My first thought was to duplicate this set up on the dedicated box to allow us to quickly create new ...
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Website hack resulting in auto redirect - where to start looking?

My website is being redirected to a non-existent page (/showpage.php) for some users when they hit the homepage. For other users, the site works fine. I have looked in the index.php files and some ...
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Apache create index for directories without one specified.

Currently, I use a PHP script to list the contents of a directory that does not have an index file, but I don't want to have to copy it to every directory without an index. Can Apache do it ...
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running multiple name-based web applications on a single ip address with SSL

I'm working on web projects. My scenario is I have two web applications running on one single web server (Apache). Due to my company policy, they ask me to put both of them on SSL (Port #443), no ...
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Configure Apache HTTP 2.2 for PUT method

I've written code for file upload and download using HttpWebRequest/HttpWebResponse class in C# with Apache 2.2 as a web server. In code I'm using request.method = "PUT". I want to config my HTTP ...
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Prevent script execution as TimThumb exploit workaround

It's been a long time since I've done any web-development, and I never needed to administer a server myself. However, I can read manuals with the best of them, and when someone needed advice regarding ...
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Serve 404 error, if typing not exact URL

At the moment, when I type: xyz.lo/abc.php/123 in my webbrowser, Apache serves the same page if I were typing xyz.lo/abc.php Unfortunatelly relative links present in HTML won't work with the ...
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How to write a generic .htaccess file rule, regarding RewriteBase

The following rule in my .htaccess works just fine for routing calls to index.php: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [QSA,L] However, this does not ...
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Extend depth of .htaccess to all subfolders and their children

I need to be able to use .htaccess in all subfolders for full depth. E.g. I have .htaccess in public_html folder: \public_html\.htaccess How I make it to work for the folder small as well? ...
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Session cookie being dropped when moving under the SSL

The short version: I've got a session cookie being set on a dev site but it's not being picked up when I move to the SSL (so the shopping cart empties when you go to the checkout). When it's set on ...
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Setting folder to be writable by apache/php in windows?

I have a local test server, and I am attempting to write a file with PHP. I am getting a message that the folder (../uploads/) does not exist or I do not have permission. My directory structure is ...
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Blogging platform for private/family blog? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I am trying to setup a blog to be used for our family. This blog will not be open to the public and family members ...
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Is there an easier way to implement 301 redirects when converting a site to WordPress

I have just converted a website to WordPress. The old site has hundreds of hard-coded html files, and the new site does not match the old site's directory structure or file naming system (bad SEO in ...
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Why am I getting a 301 redirect when I haven't told Apache to give one? Can WordPress push a 301 redirect?

I am setting up a development environment with XAMPP on Windows. Apache version is 2.4.17. My development url is www.hagertyforjudge.dev, also accessible at hagertyforjudge.dev. I am trying to solve ...
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Statically mapping a PHP script to another script using an .htaccess file results in 404 errors

After having read a lot of posts on the topic of URL rewriting, I still remain stuck with 404 status errors. My goal: A 'static' rewrite of URLs, as follows (user clicks or enters the one ...
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Enable 'mod_rewrite' Using .htaccess File On cPanel Shared Hosting Server

I'm using cPanel to host my website. I need to enable 'mod_rewrite' on this Shared Hosting cPanel account to run my script. I've tried to Google the solutions high and low but did not find any luck ...
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Sitemap file getting double compressed

I have a script that generates my XML sitemap and writes it to the file sitemap.xml.gz - i.e. an XML file, compressed with gzip. This file is definitely written correctly as when I download it via FTP ...
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Best way to protect public facing development environments?

We're in the process of setting up individualized dev environments for our developers. All of our developers are remote and we don't have a VPN or anything to bring this in house. But here's the ...
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Do Dynamic Subdomains Harm SEO or not?

I am establishing a new website for just resumes, and I structured my htaccess as to provide dynamic subdomains as: marketing.resumedomain.org/index.html sales.resumedomain.org/index.html ...
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How to organize /var/www/ for multiple users and vhosts in apache

I've been creating new directories for each site in the var folder like this: /var/www -- localhost -- owned by localuser:www-data (+setuid/setguid) /var/www-somesite -- somesite.com, ...
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Apache KeepAlive - why should I ever need it?

I've read several blogs about turning KeepAlive off in apache. When I had it turned on, and a spike in traffic, people started timing out, or had to wait +10 seconds for a page load. However, when I ...
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Mulitcore or Clock Speed

For programs like Apache, do they work better with more threads, or due to their asynchronous handling of requests make it so they handle better with a higher clock speed?
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Determining if a visitor left your server

We have an Apache server running a PHP website. The site is an e-commerce shop. We currently use Barclays as the payment provider but are seeing a lot of customers drop out at the point at which we ...
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Apache Virtual Host different depending on client ip?

What I'm trying to accomplish is: 1. A person, with IP 192.168.1.5 loads my webserver (192.168.1.2) and reaches htdocs/ 2. Another person, with ip 192.168.1.6 does the same request, and reaches ...
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RewriteBase has to change when using UserDir

I have setup our Apache server to use UserDir. This mean our URLs are: http://dev.server.com/~username/drupal/html/ Before our URLS were: http://dev.server.com/drupal/html/ In the 2nd case I ...
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Apache utf-8 characters in filename

I can't figure it why I can't open files (photos as a start) that contain utf-8 characters in their file name. For example, I have the following photo: José-Antonio.jpg , the browser outputs it as ...