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 make parameters look more attractive

I'm making a blog site and instead of the users blogs being called /blog?display=username I would like it to just be a sub domain such as mysite.com/username How would I be able to make the first ...
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Mod Rewrite - directing HTTP/HTTPS traffic to the appropriate virtual hosts

I have an Apache2 web server (v. 2.2.16) running on Debian hosting three virtual hosts. The first two hosts are HTTP only (server1 and server2). The last host is HTTPS only (server3). My virtual host ...
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Trailing slash on Root folder - Is it possible to remove it without 301?

I have noticed something very strange on the site I'm working on. We currently only show http://www.example.com. The URL http://www.example.com/ (slash at the end) gets 301'd to ...
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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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Is making my PHP files read-only a useful security measure?

Up until now I've been "protecting" my website's PHP files by making them read-only with chmod. Is this a useful security tactic? Or is it some "old wive's tale" and I'm wasting my time? I'm ...
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How can I test for a URLs existeance before redirecting to it?

I am using Apache's mod_rewrite to redirect mobile users to my mobile site based on their http_user_agent. However not all pages have a mobile equivalent. Also mobile pages end in .html and "full" ...
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Redirect HTTPS request to HTTP in Apache

Can an HTTPS request be redirected to an HTTP request in Apache? If so, how?
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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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Apache: Virtual Host and .htacess for URL Rewriting not working

I have configured a virtual host in my local machine and every thing is working fine. Now I want to use SEO friendly urls. To achieve this I have used the .htaccess file. My virtual host ...
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Apache logging based on user agent

I'd like to update my apache logging so that its destination is based on the user agent string or file type. Specifically, I would like to send my googlebot requests to their own log file, and I ...
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Rewrite everything that is not a file

I want to have everything that looks like this: /1/2/3/4/5/[...] to redirect to this: /index.php?u=/1/2/3/4/5/[...] unless the requested string is a specific file. So anything that doesn't have ...
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=~ (equal-sign tilde) and m“ … ” in .htaccess directive

I saw this bit of code on an old forum post: SSLRequire %{HTTP_HOST} =~ m"\.secure\.powweb\.com" And I was just wondering what the =~ and m" ... " meant. I've been searching online and in the ...
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How to use .htaccess to show smarter URLs

I'd like to ask how can I call the page www.domain.com/index.php?page=somepage and make the browser show the user in the URL bar the address www.domain.com/somepage/? How do I do that trick?
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How can I use .htaccess to respond with 403 forbidden status for URLs that contain a query string?

Some bots have been crawling my site for every link that ends with: ?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter I haven't checked out its IP. Then other bots (10+) follow the link rules ...
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Apache wildcard domains - Restrict number of subdomain levels

I would like to setup a VirtualHost which allows for wildcard subdomains such as foo.sites.example.com and bar.sites.example.com. I do not, however, wish to allow multiple level subdomains such as ...
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Restrict mod_pagespeed to specific domains on a server

If a server hosts the following domains:- http://exampleA.com http://exampleB.com http://exampleC.com How is it possible to enable mod_pagespeed for only domains http://exampleA.com and ...
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Cache control header specified in .htaccess is not working for static files

I'm trying to use Google PageSpeed Insights to speed up my website - www.edmhunters.com. First off, here is what my .htaccess file looks like # ...
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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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Apache VERY high page load time

My Drupal 6 site has been running smoothly for years but recently has experienced intermittent periods of extreme slowness (10-60 sec page loads). Several hours of slowness followed by hours of normal ...
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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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Clean URLs issue using .htaccess in PHP project

I am working on a PHP laravel project. I am currently facing issues with .htaccess file. I have following .htaccess: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options -MultiViews RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / ...
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XAMPP error “Apache shutdown unexpectedly.” [closed]

Been having a problem with XAMPP lately. Whenever I try to start up Apache, it starts then stops and displays the following error message: Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly. This may be due to a ...
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apache rewriting url doesn't work(using godaddy hosting)

I'm using a framework to create my website(codeigniter) by default the urls are like this:mysite.com/index.php?/etc/etc/etc. And I'm trying to remove the index.php?, I tried to remove it by doing ...
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Tell apache to point to a subfolder as default starting point for public

What would be the different methods of telling Apache to serve up httpdocs/public instead of httpdocs as the default starting point? I want to be able to have my includes and logs directories behind ...
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Htaccess - Rewrite png to php file

I currently use trans.png.php?id=1&campaign=test to track my newsletter campaigns. I want to use trans.png instead as it's the src of an img tag. How can i do this in htaccess? Also is there any ...
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Is it possible to check the case on Apache redirects or aliases?

I have a big website (15,000 pages) with a log list of redirects (about 800) that have been used in marketing pieces for years. My Apache server has been running mod_rewrite for the past 10 years or ...
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How to manage multiple domains on same server

I have more than one (4 to be exact) domains and only one server host with same ip. How I can run all my domains from same server. All websites are wordpress sites.
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Image Hot-links & Google's Instant Previews

I'm trying to adjust my site: 1. stop Image Hot-links 2. block Googlebot-Image (because I do not want my images to be searchable) 3. allow Google's Instant Previews I've tried this but the Instant ...
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Configuring directory access on a server. .htaccess and alternatives?

I have written a small PHP package/site-template (should I say). It contains a directory data/ that contains some important files that the users should not be able to see. These file should however ...
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Is minimising the number of Include directives in Apache config faster?

In my Apache config file for domains hosted on my site, I have a couple of Include directives containing redirects: <VirtualHost 127.0.0.1:8080> Include /path/redirects1.conf Include ...
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What are the causes of a 416 Error?

One of my visitors from my website informed me that every so often (quite rarely actually), when trying to visit my website, he gets a 416 Error: Requested Range Not Satisfiable I've never heard of ...
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Redirect all traffic to construction page except my IP in .htaccess

The title pretty much says it all. I want to direct all traffic to an under construction page except for traffic originating from my IP address so I can move a large development site into production ...
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Apache mod_rewrite problem

I try to use Apache mod_rewrite to redirect some pages on my customer's website to the homepage. The .htaccess file is the following: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / ...
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SSL Certification on both www and no-www domains

We've got our website running and HTTPS / SSL works just great. EXCEPT: when users enter http://www.mydomain.com and then enter the secure area and get directed to https://www.mydomain.com it works ...
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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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RewriteRules targeting a directory result in a gratuitous redirect

I have a standard CMS-like RewriteRule set up in my .htaccess: RewriteRule ^(.+)$ index.php?slug=$1 Let's say I have a directory called foo in the root directory. For some reason, if you hit the ...
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Subdomain showing incorrect content when going through HTTPS

I have a domain on my server called example.com and I set up a subdomain called links.example.com. Whenever I go to links.example.com, the domain is pointing to the same directory, even though in the ...
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NGINX Rewriting Question

How would I convert the following Apache rule RewriteRule ^watch/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/?$ watch.php?v=$1 [NC] into the appropriate format for an NGINX configuration file? Further edit: server { ...
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Forcing HTTPS and WWW with apache

Apache does not force HTTPS in a subfolder of a folder, but it works in the first level subfolders. Here are all the HTAccess snippets I have tried: RewriteCond %{HTTP:CF-Visitor} '"scheme":"http"' ...
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.htaccess file not caching

I have read several guides for how to write the htaccess file for caching but with no success. I asume I wrote something wrong and need some help on finding what i did wrong. Here's my htaccess file: ...
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Find domain on access_logs in Apache

I am in charge of a server that is receiving strange requests for a file that doesn't exist and it never existed and I am trying to find which account they are coming from (CentOS + Plesk) The logs ...
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Why can't I redirect www to non-www on my addon domain?

I have a domain example.com in which I'm doing this to redirect all my traffic from www version to non-www: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.(.+)$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 ...
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HTTPS redirect doesn't appear to follow .htaccess RewriteRule, how can I fix this?

I am redirecting example.com to sample.com/?example, so that I can have a modal popup saying, example has changed its name to sample. It works fine for HTTP redirects from http://example.com, and ...
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How to add the ‘www’ prefix to my domain

I am trying to add www to my domain. I have the custom PHPcode on live server. I have workout GoDaddy forward options also but still my domain not forward. I have a site designed in Core PHPand was ...
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Browser will not cancel the request if routed through PHP

I have a site which has a feature that causes Apache to route all requests for files in a particular directory through a PHP script via .htaccess. A problem has come up that I'm not sure how to ...
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Proxy pass from apache to jetty using localhost

In my `/etc/apache2/sites-enabled file I have two proxy pass statements: one to a Virtuoso server which works with localhost and one to a jetty server on localhost which doesn't, because "Firefox ...
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Rewrite up to three folders into three query string parameters to a PHP script

I'd like to use mod_rewrite within the .htaccess file to rewrite folders to a var string. Below is examples of current and what I would prefer. Current URL: example.com/main/folder1/folder2/folder3 ...
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Redirect example.com:81 to example.com

I need to redirect www.example.com:81/site/ to www.example.com. I have used mod_rewrite a few times, is it possible to solve this in a similar way?
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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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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 ...