Questions tagged [apache]

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
58
votes
7answers
185k views

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 ...
28
votes
2answers
91k views

Can I skip the PEM pass phrase question when I restart the webserver?

After buying a multi-domain SSL certificate I have started testing it with the Nginx webserver (following documentation in their SSL wiki page). Everything is fine, it works and I get a green ...
23
votes
2answers
20k views

htaccess execution order and priority

Can anyone explain to me in what order apache executes .htaccess files residing in different levels of the same path and how the rewrite rules therein are prioritized? For example, why doesn't the ...
22
votes
4answers
98k views

Allowing access to an Apache virtual host from the local network only

I have a web page on a Linux server I administer, running Apache 2.2. This server is visible to the outside world for some other services. I would like to configure Apache so that a given virtual ...
22
votes
9answers
106k views

How to Change the www root directory on WampServer

How can i change the root directory of the currently installed wampserver to some other directory.
17
votes
2answers
11k views

StartSSL certificate gives SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE in Firefox and ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID in Chrome

My existing HTTPS certificate is expiring soon so I bought a new one. I'm having a very hard time installing it properly though. I have a wildcard certificate from StartSSL for *.deadsea....
15
votes
1answer
67k views

How to pass GET parameters to rewritten URL?

I have an .htaccess rewrite rule like this: RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^search/(.*)$ search.php?q=$1 What this does is, if someone visits http:/...
15
votes
4answers
15k views

Interpretation of empty User-agent

How should I interpret an empty User-agent? I have some custom analytics code and that code has to analyze only human traffic. I have got a working list of User-agents denoting human traffic and bot ...
14
votes
5answers
949 views

Is it worth looking into a webserver other than apache?

I've traditionally deployed my sites under apache, simply by default. I've heard things about NGinX though and I'm wondering under which conditions it would be superior. In addition to apache and ...
14
votes
3answers
2k views

What are some great resources for mastering Apache administration?

I've been working with Apache for a couple years now and am comfortable with basic administration and configuration. However, I'd really like to increase my skill set from basic administration to ...
13
votes
2answers
15k views

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 http//mysite.corporation....
13
votes
6answers
8k views

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: ...
11
votes
3answers
27k views

htaccess redirect non-www to www with SSL/HTTPS

I want a rewrite rule that redirects everything to https:// AND www. For example http://example.com should be going to https://www.example.com This is what I have: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{...
11
votes
3answers
25k views

How can I use robots.txt to disallow subdomain only?

My code base is shared between several environments (live, staging, dev) & sub-domains (staging.example, dev.example, etc.) and only two should be allowed to be crawled (ie. www.example and ...
11
votes
3answers
8k views

When is the leading slash (/) needed in mod_rewrite patterns?

Here is an example from the Apache documentation for enforcing canonical hostnames: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.example\.com [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$ RewriteRule ^/?(.*) http://www....
11
votes
4answers
339 views

Cheap server stress testing [closed]

The IT department of the nonprofit organization I work for recently got a new virtual server running CentOS (with Apache and PHP 5), which is supposed to host our website. During the process of ...
10
votes
1answer
1k views

Why chmod 777 is not secure?

chmod 777 file change the permissions of the file file to read, write, and execute for all. Ok, so the file can be manipulated in any way by any script on the server. But why is this not secure? ...
10
votes
4answers
3k views

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 ...
10
votes
3answers
198 views

How do I ensure that my content is sent via gzip in Apache?

Is there some setting that I can search for in Apache configurations to make sure that all pages, CSS, and JavaScript are sent via gzip? Are they located in different places for different Operating ...
9
votes
1answer
13k views

.htaccess rewrite URL leads to missing CSS

I am trying to make my url from this: example.com/view.php?id=15 To this: example.com/watch/15 My code in .htaccess is as follows: Options -Indexes Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine On ...
9
votes
3answers
893 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

Apache - How to NOT log 301 redirects

I recently re-designed my site and a lot of the URLs changed. I have already setup rewrite rules in Apache to redirect old URLs to the new URLs. That's all working. My question is, how can I get ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

Explicit differences between <Directory> and <DirectoryMatch> (and other <*Match> directives)

Preface I'm very much a neophyte regarding webservers. I'm setting up an Apache2 server and currently poring over the documentation. I noticed that the <Directory>, <Location>, and <...
8
votes
3answers
4k views

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 /root-directory-of-web-site-to-be-...
8
votes
2answers
10k views

How to enable compression in WAMP installed on Windows Server?

How to enable compression in WAMP running on Windows Server 2008? I searched the net and I followed these steps given here: http://www.zigpress.com/2009/04/09/enabling-gzip-on-wamp/. But after ...
8
votes
4answers
644 views

Can missing anchors be logged?

If I have a broken link it gets logged with a 404. If I have a link to an anchor and the anchor is missing, I don't get an entry in the log. How can I find those broken anchor links, especially if the ...
8
votes
3answers
36k views

How to redirect / convert any URL to lowercase?

I am using: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com [NC] RewriteRule (.*) http://example.com/$1 [L,R=301] </...
8
votes
1answer
33k views

How can I redirect port 80 to a different port with Apache?

I have tomcat running on port 8080 and want a particular URL, lets say http://example.com/app, to actually point to example.com:8080/app I have other content on the website that should remain ...
8
votes
3answers
11k views

How to restart Apache without reseting users sessions?

User is logged-in a PHP website > I restart Apache > User needs to log-in again. How to prevent this? (I don't want user to need to log-in again)
8
votes
2answers
1k views

What is the best practice for redirecting the IP address of a web server when it hosts multiple domain names?

I plan to have 2 separate domain names pointing to the same Apache installation with WordPress multi-site. I can set virtual hosts correctly for each domain, no problems. I can have both domains ...
8
votes
1answer
7k views

Why has Apache begun running a single process as root, and another as root and the wwwdata user?

I am running Apache Worker-MPM, PHP 5.3.2, and FCGID. Apache runs better than before, but I noticed that there is an apache process running as root and a second process that runs as both root and ...
8
votes
1answer
8k views

Possible to split virtual host definitions into multiple apache conf files?

I have a single server that I use to host a whole bunch of smallish websites. It's recently come to my attention that a service called LetsEncrypt allows me to get an SSL certificate for free. The ...
8
votes
3answers
34k views

Where/how to put .htaccess files?

I am trying to update/create a .htaccess file for my apache2 server so that my webpages can be accessed without file extensions (e.g. www.example.com/whatis.php can now be accessed as www.example.com/...
8
votes
2answers
20k views

Extend depth of .htaccess to all subfolders and their children

I need to be able to use .htaccess in all subfolders for full depth. E.g. I have .htaccess in public_html folder: \public_html\.htaccess How I make it to work for the folder small as well? \...
8
votes
1answer
425 views

Problem with .htaccess and mod_rewrite after moving site to new server

The site seems to draw the correct links but its not redirecting me to the correct view. The same code works fine on the old server here http://ruse.systemio.net/q&a/. The new server is here http:...
8
votes
1answer
955 views

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 (...
8
votes
0answers
393 views

Installing Comodo software on an Apache-based Modsecurity module [closed]

I am very new to the VPS world and I want to install Modsecurity on my new VPS (Ubuntu 16, Apache, Webmin) after getting many recommendations to do so (already installed CSF-LFD but had many voices to ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
16k views

Apache logs: “::1 … ”OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 -

Just looking at logs of a not-so-busy site on one of our Apache servers and notice tons of these in the log: ::1 - - [15/Apr/2011:12:11:40 -0700] "OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0" 200 - ::1 - - [15/Apr/2011:12:11:...
7
votes
2answers
38k views

Have disabled apache site config file 000-default.conf, but it still seems active. Why?

I added a file mysite.conf to my apache sites-available folder with the correct settings, then enabled it and reloaded apache, and it isn't working. I want to disable the default site config as ...
7
votes
3answers
4k views

Where do I create the file .htaccess, in order to serve my HTML5 cache manifest file correctly?

From a post on http://diveintohtml5.org/offline.html (Wayback Machine Copy) Your cache manifest file can be located anywhere on your web server, but it must be served with the content type ...
7
votes
2answers
786 views

Is Checking For mod_write Really Necessary?

Recently I noticed that many people post .htaccess files here with: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Sometimes this even appears several times in the file! It obviously checks to see if mod_write is ...
7
votes
3answers
20k views

Physical memory usage issues with WordPress plugins

Occasionally, my website that's hosted with GoDaddy is crashing due to physical memory overload. My host told me that PHP processes are overloading the server, and to try to find out which WordPress ...
7
votes
2answers
741 views

Is there any way to diagnose which PHP or Perl scripts consume the most CPU time on a production server?

On a slightly under-powered server, it occasionally gets hit by lots of robots crawling simultaneously. Whilst one solution is to look into throwing more processing power at the web server, it has ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

Deny access to all PHP files using FilesMatch, but make an exception for one file

Currently, using htaccess I am denying access to any PHP file in a directory, but not the JS, PNG, CSS files in the same directory. <FilesMatch "\.php$"> Order deny,allow Deny from all </...
7
votes
4answers
358 views

Is there an SVN UI for hosting server?

We are considering upgrading to either a dedicated or cloud server. What I would really like is for the hosting account to have SVN installed on it. With a UI that I can use. So when I make a change, ...
7
votes
2answers
456 views

In .htaccess files, is there any difference at all between “!=on” and “off”

I’m trying to better understand Apache’s use of a binary attribute. In an .htaccess file with the code # Check if HTTPS is 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝗻 RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on Is there more processing occurring&#...
7
votes
5answers
185 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
463 views

403 error on index file

When I try to access index.py in my server root through http://domain/, I get a 403 Forbidden error, but when I can access it through http://domain/index.py. In my server logs it says "Options ExecCGI ...
7
votes
1answer
309 views

Apache rewrite rules for development workstation and server

I've got developers editing pages for several sites on a WAMP stack and then uploading to the public servers running LAMP stacks. We're pretty happy with it, but we have this minor annoyance: we can't ...

1
2 3 4 5
23