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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What are the most commonly used and basic Apache htaccess redirects?

This question is here so we can offer users who are looking for information on how to make one or more common or basic redirects in Apache using the htaccess file. All future questions pertaining to ...
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Tactics for dealing with misbehaving robots

I have a site that, for regulatory reasons, may not be indexed or searched automatically. This means that we need to keep all robots away and prevent them from spidering the site. Obviously we've had ...
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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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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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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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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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Permissions for serving up temporary files

I have a system (web based application) which pulls file attachments from a 3rd party system via SOAP. These are in turn on our system created as files in a directory. When a user of the system ...
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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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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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I want to use gzip compression in Apache

I want to enable gzip compression for acethehimalaya.com. Can anybody please tell me what is the best way of achieving compression in an Apache Webserver?
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Prevent interactions between Apache virtual hosts on the same server

I have a VPS running Apache 2.0, with multiple domains and multiple IPs set. In document root /var/www/html/ I have http://serverA.com and I created a virtual host on folder /var/www/html/serverB ...
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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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Using a .htaccess to RewriteRule and Redirect 301 at the same time?

I have a couple of specific URLs that I want to display differently on my website, like this: RewriteRule ^contact$ contact.php To get ride of the ".php" extension. And to be SEO friendly (to ...
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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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Webmin - Setting up multiple virtual hosts - Subdomains

Can someone please help me in using WEBMIN to setup virtual hosts. My current domain www.MYDOMAINLOLFAKE.com currently functions. Settings are as follows - Apache - Handles the name-based server ...
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Why does my site only work with a www in the URL?

I'm a bit confused as the following points: There is a simple text website, with no javascript, that works only with the prefix. http://www.mysite.corporation.com works but ...
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Make Google index over 90,000 user profiles

I have a large amount of user profiles hosted in this schema https://example.com/stats.php?player=name (It's not the prettiest URL, but .htaccess dramatically slows down my site and I don't understand ...
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“File does not exist” in apache error log

This is an example of an error in out log file: File does not exist: /var/www/website/female, referer: http://www.website.com/female/dresses/A-Dress-Black "/female" doesn't exist, because we use ...
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How to restrict access to my site using htaccess

How to disallow access to site except me?
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Apache http.conf allow intranet

what would be the correct config to allow only authenticated users and the intranet (without need for a password) in apache? This does not request a password and without the "satisfy any" intranet ...
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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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Apache: How can I force the browser to reload CSS files?

How to force the user's web browser to reload CSS files with Apache Server? I updated my website's CSS file but some users are still seeing problems that would be resolved if their browsers fetched ...
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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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How can I serve all resources under HTTPS instead of HTTP without changing their URLs in the HTML code

I know that by using an .htaccess file I can redirect everyone to https://. However, my SSL certificate complains if all the content isn't served under HTTPS. Is there a way to convert all the ...
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404 not found errors when using Modx CMS in a subfolder

I have installed Modx CMS on my hosting provider, but instead of installing it on my root directory where it usually goes, I put it in a folder on the root directory called makeabio. directory loads ...
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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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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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Gzip compress offline?

I've configured my site to serve compressed content by putting this line in .htaccess AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml text/javascript text/css application/javascript ...
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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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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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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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Restrict direct folder access via .htaccess except via specific links

I want to restrict access to a folder on my server so that visitors may only access the contents (a web application) via links in the same domain. Can I do this using .htaccess? To be clear, I simply ...
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Stopping Apache from serving requests for content from other sites

When looking at my Apache2 access logs, I occasionally see GET requests asking my server for a page on a completely different server. For example: xx.xx.xx.xx - - [18/Jan/2012:07:12:10 -0500] "GET ...
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Stop directory listing using .htaccess and redirect to good error page

I have a directory with several sub directories. I found this article Preventing Directory Listing that shows me how to prevent people from getting the directory listings. IndexIgnore * But it ...
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403 when query string contains a dot (.) character [closed]

EDIT: did more research, asked new question I dug a bit deeper and realized that the contents of the page are indeed not relevant to this issue. As this question has gotten more and more confusing, ...
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Abuse on server, thousands of hits on /error/list/socks5.php

For several monts now, I've been noticing several IPs at random time hitting our server without providing any virtual host. The hits are all 404 errors and repeat every second for a period of time. ...
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Name of virtualhost (apache)

I need to create virtualhost with name "virtualhost_name". To access it with http://virtualhost_name I have a pattern: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin jan@novak.cz DocumentRoot "path" ...