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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Stop other sites on server from being able to access other sites on server

I am on a friends server and I have found a potential security flaw where I can access other sites files on the server. He says he is on a shared hosting and I am not sure yet if the other sites are ...
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Location of httpd.conf file

I have setup a home server on my PC and I can edit my httpd.conf file on it. When I move to my web server I can't see the location of my httpd.conf file. Is it in the www directory of the website? ...
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How do I temporarily disable a website?

I have to take a website down for a month, which is the least intrusive way to keep achieved SEO optimizations? should I just add in apache config: <Directory ...
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Installing mpm_worker for Apache and configuring pre_main_global.conf doesn't seem to work

I just installed mpm_worker for Apache and added this to pre_main_global.conf: <IfModule worker.c> ServerLimit 40 StartServers 2 MaxClients 1000 MinSpareThreads ...
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Why is my subdomain not returning anything?

I've set up DNS record to test out using virtual hosts prior to moving one of my wordpress installs out of a subdomain. I want to move from mysite.com/blog to blog.mysite.com. I've tested the DNS ...
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http header rel=“canonical” through htaccess for dynamic content

I have a large number of URLS where I need to specify rel="canonical", The URL structure is like: example.c.o.m/abcd?q=ccccc&location=ffff&x=pp&y=qq I need to strip the last two ...
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Why do servers need to know their domain?

Besides routing traffic, why do servers need to be configured with the server name? It seems like a waste in all cases except for routing or hosting for a TLD. Nginx example: server { listen 80; ...
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protocol relative URLs from other domains

If I am configuring https://foo.mysite.com where I have an SSL cert with CN=foo.mysite.com, but index.html has includes/images/etc loading from http://othersite.com/cat.png and ...
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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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Placing multiple Apache VHost sites in 'maintenance mode' with 1 rewrite rule

I have an Apache2.2 webserver set up to handle dozens of virtual host sites for our organization. I am looking for a simple method to temporarily 'turn off' all the sites by having all site requests ...
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How do you test non-live sites before switching DNS?

I have a few websites that I need to move to a new server - how would I test that they work before switching DNS? What URL would I navigate to?
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Check to see if emails are getting automatically sent

I have a Drupal site that is supiosed to send emails every time new content is created. The emails are sent to admin users so that they can check the content. None of the emails are making it to the ...
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My Server is returning a 404 instead of 403 when access if forbidden - is it good or bad?

via .htaccess, I forbid access to folders that have no index page inside (domain.com/images for example), and also block my site completely for several user-agents (such as wget). When I test to see ...
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Ditch cPanel / WHM in favour of manual seup

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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Access site not working for the owner

I made a website, and it works for everyone except for the site owner, who cannot access the site. He gets a "server could not be found" error. I went to his house and the issue occurs for all of his ...
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Need help writing .htaccess / Apache rule

I have some URLs which are now 404 due to site upgrade. I want all URLs starting with www.example.com/archives/* to point to www.example.com/news (notice that after archives there is a wildcard ...
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Apache URL rewriting not working

All .php files are rewritted before doing the below rewriting: test.php => test foo.php => foo I want to rewrite this URL http://www.testdomain.com/test?name=john&id=2&nick=doe to ...
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How should I set up and use a CDN for my web application?

I plan to create and run my own CDN. Currently, media and other static content is being served by the web-servers which are behind a load balancer which is a waste of resources. The network structure ...
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Why web hosting providers use Apache for their plans?

As the title says, I see most web hosting companies provide plans that running Apache instead of Nginx. So, what is the reason that makes them stick with Apache? Although, Nginx is much more lighter ...
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Why can I access a website through IP address but not by it's domain name?

I'm using CentOS, LAMP and Wordpress.org I have added and edited a virtual host on the apache server. For servername I put the hostname that is output when I typed the command hostname. Now I'm ...
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Different authentication for HTTP POST and GET requests in Apache

I want to authenticate for POST requests for http://path/to/logical/abc.xml (but not GET requests to that URL). How do I put constraints like this in place? The paths are logical and location ...
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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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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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Hide a site entirely from search engines (Google, Bing etc.)

My company is running a few internal websites that we do not want indexed by search engines such as Google, Bing etc. However, the websites still need to be accessible for our customers, and ...
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How to leverage browser cache using .htaccess on nginx?

I'm trying to increase the pagespeed of our website ubercore.co. I'm using PageSpeed Insights for Chrome extension to analyze the pagespeed. It has suggested me to "Leverage browser cache". This is ...
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Apache returns 304, I want it to ignore anything from client and send the page

I am using Apache HTTPD 2.2 on Windows. mod_expires is commented out. Most other stuff are not changed from the defaults. gzip is on. I made some changes to my .js files. My client gets one 304 ...
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Simplest way to lock down a beta web site but allow paypal payments

Perhaps a strange question, but I have a website that's not ready for production use online in order to test paypal payments. I had locked down the site using a .htaccess file however this also ...
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Site down for some users and I can't find the issue

Hoping to get some advice, I'm getting feedback from users in seveal regions around the world (Asia, Africa) that a site I run is down for them. When I check myself it's fine, checking the server all ...
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web maliciousness via Twitter? [closed]

My Apache logs suddenly show huge numbers of downloads (downloading the same things over and over) from IPs that trace to Twitter -- 199.59 & 199.16. What does that mean? Can you actually download ...
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Trying to host server for external access - Apache, VirtualBox & Portforwarding

Banging my head on the wall at this stage... Trying to host my Apache site on Ubuntu 12.10 with VirtualBox. Running Windows 8 host. Things I've done: Ensured Apache is listening on ports 80, 443 ...
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How to add a remote file to .htaccess file for webcaching?

I have the following code in my .htaccess file that caches several file extension types: ## EXPIRES CACHING ## <IfModule mod_expires.c> ExpiresActive On ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year" ...
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Mapping a domain to my virtual server using an A record

I bought a virtual server from Hetzner. It has Debian 7.0 minimal installed, and I also installed Apache server using apt-get install apache2. That's about everything I did on the server. This URL ...
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Reasons for putting an application platform behind a web server

Application platforms like Node.js and Tomcat can bind to port 80 and serve external requests directly. Alternatively, these application platforms bind to a local port (like Tomcat's 8080) that is ...
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MAMP not working as 'localhost' but works with “127.0.0.1”

I just installed MAMP on Mac OSX 10.8.2. When it is started, I'm not able to access the server through http://localhost:8888 but when I visit http://127.0.0.1:8888/ and it works fine. Why is it so? ...
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Get the number of concurrent users in Apache?

We want to know how many concurrent users the apache is serving at one time? Can I do it by installing some statistics tools? I tried webalizer but it only shows hourly hits, not the number of users. ...
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Apache .htaccess URL rewriting is not working

I am using this code in .htaccess but the last line not giving any response: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l RewriteRule ...
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Can I redirect a subdomain to an IP address with a port?

I've got two addresses: ipaddress and ipaddress:100. The first one uses the default port of 80, but the second server (running GitLab) uses port 100. I have multiple IP addresses, but I am wondering ...
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Apache2 only first virtual host is working [closed]

i have a probelm with this configurations, only the first virtual host is working and other under the same domain point to the first www.firebuggger.com). do you guys have a clue? NameVirtualHost ...
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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 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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How to measure the file download speed in another country [duplicate]

Now I have a dir with about 5000 files (images) in it and I concerned if this amount will significantly slowdown speed of page load with this images. I'd like to test the load speed of an image from ...
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SSL works on https://dedicatedip but not https://domain

My SSL certificate works on my apache web server but only when I do https://Dedicated_vps_ip. When I do https://domain.com it just doesn't work. I've tried almost everything. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Does using LiteSpeed instead of Apache speed up WordPress?

I've read that Litespeed is a lot faster than Apache. I use mostly WordPress and Joomla sites and am looking for a new server. Will I see a significant increase in speed of WordPress being on a ...
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Apache - How to extend localhost scope e.g. to other drives?

In Apache httpd.conf file I can set the DocumentRoot value. After setting this, if I view "localhost" in a browser, I can see the folders and files this given folder contains. I cannot "speak" PHP ...
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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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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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What is the best Apache logs Analyzer? [closed]

What real-time log analyzer can you suggest for Apache access and error logs? There is a list of web analytics software on wikipedia, but it would be great to hear opinions from people with ...
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Upgrading Apache 2.2 to Apache 2.4 [closed]

I'm planning to upgrade Apache 2.2 running on my centOS 6.5 server to Apache 2.4, Does the new Apache version worth the update?
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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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Regex isn't honored in mod_security2

SecRule REQUEST_URI "^/(|(.*)/)(lpt1|lpt2|lpt3|lpt4)(/|\.|\?|$)" "t:none,t:htmlEntityDecode,t:lowercase,t:removeWhitespace,block,msg:'X',id:'1000'" SecRule REQUEST_URI "^(.*)//(.*)$" ...