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 setup mod_rewrite/htaccess to do url masking and forwarding to a subdirectory?

Its been about three years since I've played with apache and php(I've been using thin and nignx ;). So I've forgotten how to setup a mod_rewrite directive to forward all http requests from root to the ...
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mod_rewrite with Apache -> mod_jk -> tomcat

Related to some of my earlier questions. I now have a setup I quite like; Apache httpd listening on port 80 accepting http and https connections. Several Tomcat instances running on several AJP ...
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Subdomains on WampServer

I'm working on WampServer for development, I've set up the domain tuniguide.local and it works fine with this configuration: DocumentRoot "D:\www\tuniguide" ServerName tuniguide.local But when I ...
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Regex Needed to allow mod-rewrite rule to work either with or without trailing slash?

Given the following rewrite rule: RewriteRule ^user/([^/]*)$ /userprofile.php?user=$1 [L] How can I have it work either with or without a trailing slash? Bonus points, how can I verify ([^/]*) ...
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how can I change cpanel default page to index.php / index.html

I have created a new domain and uploaded index.html to public directory. but it isnt displaying and cpanel default page is displaying instead. how can I change the same??
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What analytics software to use for small Apache served website with banners not from Google

I'm planning to run a small website using Apache (and other) server(s). The website supports configuring different banners for different pages dynamically. The banners are not from Google but ...
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How to identify the client is a search robot?

I have built my entire site using AJAX (indeed it's GWT). I have also implemented AJAX crawling proposed by Google. However, after the implementation, I found that neither Yahoo , Bing, nor Baidu ...
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How to add an exception to this rewrite rule

I need to change this so that one file in wp-admin is not forced through https: # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^.*/wp-admin$ RewriteRule ^(.+)$ ...
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Default Apache webroot different to what I expect; seems to be /var/www/html rather than /var/www

I have a new installation of Apache in Ubuntu 14.04.2 The /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file contains: <Directory /var/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None ...
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error.log file in public_html which is publically viewable?

There is a file in my public_html folder called error.log which is viewable by anyone if they just enter the URL in their browser, like: example.com/error.log I'm running Apache. My question is, how ...
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Subdomain htaccess rules

I have the following .htaccess in my root: DirectoryIndex index.html index.php Options +Indexes # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ...
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Is there anything unusual or nefarious about private IP addresses in server logs?

A site I help take care of has just started getting crawled by somebody from 172.31.13.241 and 172.31.42.227 . According to WHOIS info, these are part of a block reserved by IANA for special purposes, ...
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Not downloading a file if download URL uses different localhost port

I have a text file and want to download it. I am working in localhost. The HTML page from which I am downloading file, is called from localhost:8080. And the file which I want to download, I am ...
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Apache / cPanel document root for subdirectory

In cPanel, I'm aware how to set document roots for domains, but I'm trying to have different document roots for a domain depending on the subdirectory. URL | Document Root ...
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Lowercase 301 Redirects - Site Assets Disappear

I am trying to force all my URLs to be lowercase, but in doing so, I lose the connection to all my site assets. I've added this to my in my .conf file: RewriteMap lc int:tolower And this to my ...
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How can I disable the certificate/SSL handshake on the 'www' version of my site served by Apache?

We use SSL on the https://www version of our website. Now I would like to disable the SSL connection on the https://non-www version of our website, so the result is: https://non-www => SSL ...
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Multiple level subdomains SSL certificates

I have a need for multiple subdomains to have a SSL certificate. For instance, the following where the subsite number and subsubsite number could go for ever. subsite1.sites.example.com ...
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Configure files to come from a central location unless that file has been customized for a specific site

I have an user A on a server, this users has a working set of scripts (html+js+css+everything else). I also have users B-[as much as I want]. I want those to use the exact same files, but if they have ...
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Cannot find index for non www

The domain points to an A-Record name server, and as of now the name servers are defaulted to registrar (GoDaddy). I went into /var/www directory and edited index.html to <meta http-equiv="refresh" ...
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how to store html files in /htdocs directory?

I am beginner, and i want to store .html files in the /htdocs(root) directory in apache (xampp server). I have server name as example.com (localhost) and I want display login.html file after the ...
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Bypass all rules and redirect internally to another folder/file

In Apache config file, there are some rules defines like below: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteRule ^(Category)/([^/]+)/(.+)$ index.php?module=$1&id=$2&action=$3 [B,L,QSA] ...
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Rewrite root folders to a php file and exclude some folders

I want to rewrite all the root folders to mysite.com/index.php?folder=^folder using Apache htaccess. However, I don't want the images folder to be rewritten. Like Facebook.
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Undo a change to HTTPS

I recently moved my site from http://www.example.com to https://www.example.com Now, due to an issue with the SSL certificate authority I have had to pull it down and reverse it back to http:// Now ...
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Apache block all requests but my IP using the config file

I'm looking to upload the website that I've developed locally to my remote web server. However, so that I can test that the upload has gone fine and that all the basic security is in place, I want to ...
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SSL certificate for server with 2 static ips

We have an apache server in our office premises which is used for some ssl related requests. The office premise has 2 internet connections with static ip address. The internet connections are switched ...
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WAMP VirtualHost 403

I recently installed WAMP, and started developing on its Apache server. Given that my text editor (Sublime) didn't have permissions to write on C disk directly, I changed my default DocumentRoot to My ...
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How to redirect a domain to IP+port?

I have a website on localhost. On the other hand, I have a program running on localhost:8067. I would like to manage the next: Type localhost on the URL and go to the website. Type my.domain.com on ...
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Apache 2.4 mp4 streaming out of the box

I used mod_h426 to stream mp4s on Apache 2.2. I've updated Apache to 2.4, which obviously broke the mod, so I had to recompile it. But I tested my vod setup without the mod, and mp4s stream just fine. ...
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Apache 403 error despite group permission

I have a NAS running Linux with a Apache 2.2. I want the apache process (running as user nobody) to run as different group "users" to read some files. I tried the following without success: in its ...
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My Apache access log contains weird GET and POST requests, what can I do?

My Apache access log contains weird GET and POST requests, is it possible to examine which of these are harmful? For example: 114.232.151.185 - - [11/Jun/2014:20:11:33 +0200] "GET ...
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Apache URL rewriting with masking and includes outside of DocumentRoot

I have an Apache 2.2.15 web server with the primary site at /web/mybiz which corresponds to http://mybiz.domain.com. We now have a new subdomain http://abc.mybiz.domain.com with the homepage living at ...
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How to block a wildcard subdomain in httpd.conf

So I am able to block specific subdomains like this: SetEnvIfNoCase Referer knownsub\.sorryspammer\.com sorryspammer <Location /> Order Allow,Deny Allow from all Deny from env=sorryspammer ...
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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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Install my own software on VPS

I didn't have VPS before, I wanna know can I install any software on VPS? For example if I buy Windows VPS can I install Apache on that instead of Microsoft IIS?
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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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How to eliminate /wiki/ directory in rewrite rule on a site dedicated for a wiki

I have set up a subdomain of my site (for the purposes of this question I'll call it wiki.example.com), installed a wiki there, and set up URL rewrite according to the article on MediaWiki's website ...
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Redirect public traffic to a different subfolder, while local traffic remains unchanged

I would like to have local (intranet) HTTP traffic go to the /var/www/html folder while any public traffic goes to the subfolder, /var/www/html/public I've tried this configuration, with some ...
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Filtering content from response body HTML (mod_security or other WAFs)

We have Apache on Linux with mod_security as the Web App Firewall (WAF) layer. To prevent content injections, we have some rules that basically disable a page containing some text patterns 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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Configure htaccess to show index.php as the default page instead of permissions error

Having a problem with my .htaccess. I have this to secure all my documents: Order Deny,Allow Deny from all Allow from 127.0.0.1 <FilesMatch "\.(htm|html|css|js|php)$"> Order Allow,Deny ...
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Serve most of a domain with Apache, but use mod_proxy to serve some URLs from Lighttpd

So we wish to host some pages on a new server with apache2, and embed some of our old content & functionality from another server with lighttpd in an iframe. I'm looking at this configuration from ...
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Changing DNS of website to point to another website

I have two website abc.com and newabc.com. Both are on different web servers. I want to shut down abc.com and make sure that I want to send its requests to newabc.com. I am shutting down the servers ...
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How to set up a single IP blocklist for multiple sites hosted on the same account

When running multiple sites on the same hosting account, one might find that an attacker has attempted to breach one site. A webmaster may want to block the IP address from all sites hosted in the ...
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Write to an alias directory on Apache

How do I enable writing via PHP to an alias directory. I have the following on my VirtualHost: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName domain.com ServerAlias m.domain.com ...etc AliasMatch ...
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CMS fails at finishing setup with PHP-FPM and Apache, but why?

I have installed Apache and PHP-FPM by following this tutorial. Unfortunately when I try to set up Drupal or PHP-Fusion it simply fails at the end of the setup. I mean it accepts everything and at ...
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Getting the masked URL values in Mediawiki

I have successfully masked the URL in Mediawiki. By using the following scripts in .htaccess and localsettings.php files in Mediawiki, i.e.: .htaccess: Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine on ...
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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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Virtual host in Apache Zend

I'd like to ask you if you can tell me why I can't get Vhost in Apache to work my Vhostconf is: NameVirtualHost *:80 <VirtualHost _default_:80> ServerAdmin ...
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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 ...
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Redirecting previous domain subfolder links

I've recently bought a domain that was unregistered. After looking in Google webmaster tools, Google is trying to crawl random pages that don't exist. Turns out it did have a previous owner. The ...