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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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 ...
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How does the web server choose between unicode and utf-8 for accented characters?

I have a web server with my ISP which replaces accented characters in URLs with their unicode values: for instance é (eacute) is translated to %e9 (dec 233). For testing locally I use EasyPHP which ...
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How do sites avoid SEO issues and legalities with subdomain unique ids?

I was looking through a few websites recently and noticed a trend I'm not sure I understand. Sites are creating unique referral URLs for customers in the form of: http://customname.site.com (If ...
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Password protect an alias virtual directory

I have a main domain being hosted through CPanel. I also have a sub-domain that I would like to appear as a path under the main domain instead of as a sub-domain. So I have: http://example.com/ ...
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Transferring local site to shared hosting

I'm looking to setup a simple online text processing tool similar to the Clang demo. The processing program itself is a C++ program which I can modify to provide the desired output I need. Since I use ...
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.htaccess URL rewrite [closed]

I used to have a rewrite rule to RewriteRule ^([^/]+)\.htm$ index.php?c=$1 [NC] RewriteRule ^([^/]+)\.htm/([0-9.]+)$ index.php?c=$1&amt=$2 [NC] Now, I have to change to RewriteRule ...
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XAMPP - Unable to serve files larger than ~30MB [closed]

I'm developing a site locally with XAMPP on Windows 7, and as far as media is concerned, I'm unable to play media files that are larger than 30MB or so. Both video and audio files (MP4 and MP3 ...
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.htaccess directory to subdomain

I have been trying to make a subdomain from a directory (made by .htaccess) to be used as the main page starting like http://domain.com/sub/2/3/4.html and turning into ...
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How can i check how many users can visit my website at the same time?

i have my website on a shared webhosting account. I would like to check how many people can visit my site at the same time without the server slowing down or crashing. I don't have SSH, if that makes ...
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Alternatives to multiple .htaccess files or a gigantic httpd.conf file

When starting off, I used .htaccess files to instruct Apache how to handle a request. Not only have I read that doing so was inefficient, I found having a multitude of .htaccess files located ...
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Force Browser to put .pdf or .jpg links in download queue instead of opening it directly

I have an apache server with access to a directory, eg /downloads/pdf/ How can I tell the sever when a user requests http://example.com/downloads/pdf/example.pdf not to open it directly, but ...
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Apache HTTP Server Configuration on Port Other Than :80

I am running an apache server for development on windows 7 (via XAMPP). By default, it is set up to listen on port :80 for http:// requests. I can configure it for, say, port :1234, and can access ...
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redirect 204 with htaccess if url contain certain string

I get tons of url with "undefined" added at the end of url, consisting about 20% of my pageview. I tried to check the troubling script source and can't find it. Tried some solutions but none of them ...
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Stop Apache serving filetypes

Preferably using .htaccess files, though .conf files are an option, is there any way to stop Apache serving certain filetypes? For example, .db shouldn't be served for obvious reason (privacy and ...
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How to change document root of main domain in cPanel shared host?

I am in a shared host that I have basic cli access. Inside public_html/ I host several addon domains, each in its own dir. Is it possible to make my main domain's document root inside another folder ...
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How do I normalise a URL from a folder to a subdomain?

I have a mybb forum hosted at a folder inside my site, which can also be accessed via a subdomain. I would like to configure it so that if someone would enter the folder it would automatically be ...
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Is a real http to htttps rewrite possible or is this always going to be a redirect?

I noticed that there are some articles on the Internet that talk about using the apache mod_rewrite module to rewrite a client to server http connection to https. But rewrite does all the changes ...
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What causes an empty referrer field in a webserver log file?

Given a log line from Apache such as the following: xx.xx.xx.xx - - [04/Jan/2016:10:42:27 -0800] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 6861 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like ...
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How can I force my site to serve just HTTPS and non-www?

I have a WordPress install where all the links are https://example.com. So, users that try to access the site via https://www.example.com will see the site, but none of the images and resources will ...
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How to prevent JavaScript directory access with htaccess

I have a website like http://example.com but the problem with it is that people are able to get access to my JavaScript by pointing a browser to http://example.com/js/. I have little knowledge of ...
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301 Redirect from www to non-www without using VHOST

I have my web application running on EC2 with Apache. I want to redirect www to non-www. On searching Google, I used this but it leads to redirect loop: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName ...
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Remove multiple trailing slashes in a single 301 in .htaccess?

There is a similar question here, but the solution does not work in Apache for our site. I'm trying to remove multiple trailing slashes from URLs on our site. I found some .htaccess code that seems ...
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Rewrite in Mediawiki, remove index.php, .htaccess

I've just installed Mediawiki on Apache and I want the URL should be: localhost/Main_Page/ localhost/Special:Recent_Changes ... instead of: localhost/index.php/Main_Page/ ...
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Disallow all user agents except one using .htaccess?

I've been struggling to get this .htaccess working. The aim is to disallow all user agents besides my app. The app sends a GET request with a user agent of lets say 'AcmeUpdater'. Whenever I try to ...
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How to proxy with apache site from same domain but another port as a subfolder?

So I have a problem - I have my main site on apache web server on debian on port 80; I develop a web server (in some C++ or C#) and it currently runs on port 6666. But some people are living under ...
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Apache HTTP redirect from a URL list

One of my web applications will be completely replaced by a new system. All URLs will change and thus external links would break. I want to setup Apache httpd to answer with proper 301-redirects to ...
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Apache show file index as utf-8

I'm on a shared hosting which runs Apache on a Windows server. I am running Linux and I have uploaded some files that should be accessible directly via a public URL (that is known only by a few ...
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Requests in form: http://www.site.com/one/two/three/ in Apache 2

how can I configure Apache server, to mantain requests such as: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/fql/ (i mean the /one/two/three)? What's the name of this technique and how it is ...
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How to implement user-friendly paths in PHP without creating a file or directory for each page?

NOTE: My terminology may not be entirely correct. I believe StackExchange does something like what I am asking, in case this can make things clearer. Using PHP on Apache, I would like to handle URLs ...
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Question about mod_rewrite rule for redirecting failing pages

I'm setting up a mod_rewrite rule that redirects failing pages to a custom "Page Not Found" page. This is with WordPress. I've used an online tutorial from the Apache site and so far my rules look ...
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Redirect $.html to $/ mod_rewrite rule clash

I have already remapped URL's from for example /sub/test/ to test.html but I also want to redirect /sub/test.html to /sub/test/ but here seems to be a clash between the rules. .htaccess files is in ...
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Multiple Apache vhosts with Basic Auth & SSL

I'm just getting started using Apache and I pretty much have everything configured the way I want, I'm just having trouble with one aspect. A quick overview: I have a document root of "/var/www", ...
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Which domain should I authorize in my .htaccess to let google spreadsheet access files on my site

I use google spreadsheet feature that allows one to let an image be the content of a cell. The cell is defined by: =image("http://www.example.com/my-pics/my-pic.jpg") It works pretty well. But, I ...
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An apache injection attack?

I encountered a novel (to me anyway) form of injection attack in one of my logs login as <!--#exec cmd="ls .."--> Which looks like someone it trying to trigger sever side includes on an ...
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Best practices for serving multiple sites with Apache2 [closed]

I have a server with a number of virtual hosts. Over the last couple of years I have continually been improving on most parts of serving these sites, everything from how and where to do logging, how ...
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Apache log naming conventions

I run 30+ sites out of my dedicated server (running CentOS). Some of these are subdomains. I currently use this pattern as a log file naming convention, in /etc/httpd/logs: site_com-error_log ...
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Tomcat serving static content with directory listings

I have Tomcat 7 configured to serve static contents from a directory: <Host appBase="webapps" name="localhost"> ... <Context docBase="/var/projectA/static" path="/projectA/" /> ...
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Help with 301 redirect from subdomain to root domain

I need to forward existing subdomain links to the root domain as the subdomain no longer exists. I have tried so many different lines of code in my .htaccess file and can not get the redirect to work. ...
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Good Book for Managing a Linux Web Server?

I'm being thrust into the role of managing my own web server. I will have access to some managed support, but I need a comprehensive resource I can turn to that covers: command line basics, apache and ...
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Is it possible to force a directory index to display even if an index file exists?

On my Apache server I need to display a directory index of a given folder even if it already contains an index file that has been defined in DirectoryIndex. In this case an index.html file exists, but ...
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Enable gzip compression on Bluehost?

My website is loading large (~3mb) SVG file with jQuery. It takes quite a while therefore I decided to enable gzip compression. I have a hosting account with Bluehost which supports custom .htaccess ...
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Unknown files appearing in my website 404 error page list without a referring URL

I've been seeing lots of entries in my 404 error page lists in my shared hosting account, which are attempts to hit sub URLs on my 'static' website, such as (usually with no referring URL): ...
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Is 21 seconds too little for a connection timeout instead of the Apache default of 300 seconds?

I currently have apache timeout incomplete requests after 21 seconds because I don't want bad bots holding up the available connection slots, and I feel people would rather wait 21 seconds for a slot ...
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Getting MAMP Pro Apache to Listen on Multiple TCP Ports

I'm running MAMP Pro (Currently 3.5). I would like to be able to run Apache's standard (non-SSL) TCP on multiple ports (80 and 8080) for testing. It doesn't seem to let me do this. Adding a new TCP ...
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X-Robot-tag noindex not appearing in header

I am trying to include the following in my response header to all resources in multiple directories (dirone/dirtwo/dirthree/direfour) from an Apache server. X-Robots-Tag: noindex, nofollow In my ...
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Server does not lookup www or other subdomains

I have some problems, and I think that it's related to DNS Records. I can't open my website by www. or access any sub-domain. These are my DNS settings: example.de. 14400 IN A ...
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Limit access to rewritten uri based on IP address

I'd like to limit access to a Drupal 7 registration page (/user/register) from certain IP addresses. I've tried to set the apache directive, but it's still letting me access it from an IP that isn't ...
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Require valid ServerName in httpd.conf

I have two virtual hosts, and have sites1.com and sites2.com pointing to my server. All works fine. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName site1.com DocumentRoot /var/www/site1/html ...
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Moving a WordPress site to a new domain - need help with an Apache htaccess URL rewrite rule

I'm helping to move a WordPress site from one domain to another, which includes a change in permalink structure. I know I can use a .htaccess entry, but I'm not that well-versed (yet) in regular ...