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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Serving proper 404/410 error codes on dynamic database driven site

a developer I'm working with is having a difficult time serving 404 errors on dynamically generated pages (they get created when the request is made by querying the database to see if the content ...
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how to fix .htaccess - redirect http://408.111.1111.domain.us/ to http://domain.us/index.php?w=408.111.1111

We want to use mod_rewrite and .htaccess to do a redirect. How do we redirect http://408.111.1111.domain.us/ and www.408.111.1111.domain.us/ to http://domain.us/index.php?w=408.111.1111 ? If the ...
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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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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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Forcing SSL and www in .htaccess

I'm looking for a way to force SSL and www. I've been able to force both separately but together I keep running into redirection issues. The following code works when handling a URL in this format: ...
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Installing Google Sitemap Generator on Linux

I have a website with httpd (front end) and Apache tomcat (back end). I'm trying to install Google Sitemap Generator and create sitemap for the website. I followed the following link for ...
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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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Can I configure Apache's HTTP Authentication (.htpasswd) to require the name/password of a local user account?

I'd like to restrict access to a certain directory in my webroot to all users that belong to a specific group. I know that I can create a .htpasswd file that specifies a user, or even several users, ...
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Where does Apache get the 'last modifed' date for its automatic indexes?

I have a Solaris server running Apache, and I am using the following .htaccess to generate automatic indexes. Options +Indexes # SET INDEX OPTIONS IndexOptions +NameWidth=* Where does the "Last ...
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How can I redirect everything but the index as 410?

Our site shut down and we need to give a 410 redirect to the users. We have a small one-page replacement site set up in the same domain and a custom 410 error page. We'd like to have it so that all ...
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Internet Explorer 8, content negotiation and missing file extension

I'm using Apache to serve a webpage that contain some images. I have imags in both SVG and PNG format, and use content negotiation to serve the format that a client understands. As a result, the files ...
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Is my .htaccess rule creating an infinite loop?

Whenever I type a made up address that includes a directory index it removes it. The problem is when the the address includes a forbidden subdirectory. It reduces itself until it hits forbidden. How ...
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Apache Server - Wrong Certificate

At work we are moving a website from "outside" to "inside". Standard LAMP website (Apache, MySQL, PHP). The issue I'm having is that it's serving up the wrong certificate. https:/intranet - on my ...
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Apache virtual host does not work properly

I have read a lot of information all over the Internet regarding this subject, and can not figure out what I'am doing wrong. I'm trying to host two websites under different names locally under Windows ...
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Rewrite rule for 403

I have an .htaccess file: In this file it redirects to index.php in case a file or directory is not found. My code is as below: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} ...
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Switch to https

I'm looking to use an .htaccess file to use mod_rewrite to switch the protocol from http:// to https:// when someone hits my website. For instance, once someone goes to: http://www.mywebsite.com/ ...
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URL without trailing slash makes Apache look in non-SSL DocumentRoot

I have configured a virtual host in Apache for serving content over SSL/TLS. Since I also want to allow other sites on my domain to use regular http, I have two document roots, one at /home/www/html ...
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Apache 2.4.2 on Windows reveals hidden files in web browser

Even though I have code to block access to hidden files in httpd.conf, the contents of a file such as .htaccess is visible in web browsers. The same effect is present when running the server on ...
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Redirect everything from old domain to new domain

I need to (permanent) redirect all of the following: www.domain.com www.domain.com/folder sub.domain.com sub.domain.com/folder Basically all URLS that are reachable without being intended to: ...
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Fastest way to redirect dead URLs to home page

A client of mine scrapped his entire wordpress site of many years for a custom CMS. The URL structures both use the /<post_title> format, so a pattern based .htaccess rule is out of the picture ...
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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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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 - directory browsing gives 404

With no .htaccess files and Options FollowSymLinks MultiViews Indexes followed by AllowOverride None in the vhost configuration, I'm getting 404 responses from directory listings. Are there some ...
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Issues with timed out downloads via TomCat?

We get, in our opinion, a lot of failed download attempts and want to understand why. We offer downloads via an email link (typical): http://www.semanticdesigns.com/deliverEval/<productname> ...
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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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REST webservice full implementation: server + client

I've spent a week reading about RESTful webservice and searching for a fully example to build my project above. When I reach a fully understanding of the REST webservice, I couldn't find any full ...
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apache2 subdirectory access

I am setting up an apache server on my linux (debian) machine. I am making a website, with sub directories that contains my css and image file. Here is my config. <Directory /var/www/*> ...
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Extensive GET /wpad.dat HTTP/1.1 requests

We are having extensive (thousands per minute) GET /wpad.dat HTTP/1.1 requests at our Linux server, causing traffic problems and slowing down access to the websites we host. What does it stand for ...
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Separating static/uploaded content from the site

I have a site where I anticipate to have a large amount of users. I've heard that it is a good idea to separate user content (uploaded images) and place them on a separate static server where lighttpd ...
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Configuring an Apache server to run Python

I currently have a website set up on an Apache server running on Redhat Linux, and am trying to configure it to be able to run Python scripts. Essentially, I want to allow Python to be executable, so ...
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Redirect of www vs. “all works” [duplicate]

I was asked a question from a friend if he should redirect his-domain.com to www.his-domain.com. I answered him that it seems more intuitive to just make both work. So if you enter by his-domain.com ...
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How to redirect IP to domain?

My IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xx is pointing to example.com at GoDaddy but I just noticed that when I type the IP in browser, it doesn't redirect to the website, how can do this? I am sure this will happen ...
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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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http://www.example.com/http://www.example.com/ in Apache log?

I run a website, let's say www.example.com. On it I have a path and file, say www.example.com/path/file.html. The Apache log lists GET requests like: GET /path/file.html HTTP/1.1 Which is correct, ...
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How can you find using apache logs who logged in your server?

I have a application that running on apache web server, is there any way under apache logs i can identify name / ip address of user who logged into the system. And also the date / time of who last ...
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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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Links don't work on new server

I've recently moved from server with php4 to php5. Now I cant open content in my page. Links look like this "page.com/news-it-is-rainy-day-1.html". But when I try to open link I just get the archive ...
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Issues with Apache and loading PHP files [ubuntu]

I just installed PHP and Apache2 on my laptop (ubuntu 12.04), but I can't get my PHP files to load. I have followed this tutorial: ...
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.htaccess rule to redirect from 404 to search results

When a user (or a bot) request on non existing page, I want to redirect him to the search results. I prefere to do it with the .htaccess file using something like: ErrorDocument 404 ...
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Apache2: How to host apps at different ports with SSL?

I'm trying to achieve quite simple task actually. I bind application to a port, I enable SSLEngine at each VirtualHost entry for that port. Everything works beside one thing: if you type url that ...
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Under an Xampp install, I modify the apache httpd-vhosts.conf file and then my Apache server will not start

I have read all the articles but still must be doing something wrong... I modified the httpd-vhosts.conf file to access the project I am working on... I have tried many different configurations and ...
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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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mod rewrite doesn't work when i added multiple domains

i have redhat linux server and i was using /var/www/html to display my site. By using the following directive rewrite mod was working fine. <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> # Enable mod_rewrite ...
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How to make client side and server side communicate? [closed]

I have apache installed, and I would like (using php/and or javascript, html) to do the following but I do not know how. To send my client to the server a value x The server to increase x by one and ...
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Force url to use www [duplicate]

I'm confused about how to force my url to use www in the address. I have a .htaccess code like this: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f ...
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How can I diagnose an Internal Server Error?

I was trying to host a zend-framework project on new host provider. After uploading everything and configuring the database connection I have encountered Internal Server Error message. My service ...
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Best practices for streaming videos to a large concurrent user base?

What are the best ways to stream videos for a user base of more than 1000 users? What among the below would be the best way to use? An html tag to embed the video in the source element. To use a ...
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Internet Explorer receives 403 Error when viewing dev environment SSL test certificate (using MAMP)

I've been developing a site with MAMP which has a handy way of generating (obviously) unverified SSL certificates for testing purposes. All was well when testing with Chrome, Firefox, Safari you ...
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Internal CDN and setting up subdomain to increase maximum parallel connections

I've heard that browsers can have around maximum of 6 parallel connections per domain at a time. So I decided to have another subdomain "cdn." then use mod_rewrite to point to media folder then ...
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/var and /var/www permissions

The mode for both these directories is 755. I'd like to restrict permissions to 754. But if I do so, I'm thinking the apache www-data instance won't be able to access the directories to serve the ...