Apache Tip #1: Limit User htaccess Power

With the now common use of dynamic web sites, especially content management systems, your web hosting users may want to use .htaccess files to set Apache web server configuration directives. At times, these directives may be necessary for the proper functionality of their CMS or other dynamic web applications.
It is easy to use .htaccess, and […]

How to Suspend User Accounts in cPanel

In a previous post, you learned how to suspend a Linux user account on your dedicated server. Although this method is effective in shutting down users with shell access, it may not shut off any websites or other unique hosting features that they have. For that you will probably need to suspend their accounts […]

Restricting Use of htaccess Files

One of the powerful features available on Apache web servers is the htaccess file. With it users can take some configuration control over their virtual web servers by setting Apache server directives within their own user directories. This allows users to change web server configuration settings without affecting the rest of the sites on the […]

How .htaccess Files Work

Apache HTTP Server is one of the most widely-used web server applications on Linux and Unix-like operating systems. In fact, it is even used more than Microsoft’s IIS web server. One of the unique features of Apache is the ability to add directives that customize the server configuration. You can add directives […]

Password Protect an Apache Web Directory

Apache HTTP Server is versatile and modular, and it is very easy to add global configurations. For individual website users, it is also easy to add site-specific settings using .htaccess files. Password protecting a directory is no exception. This is useful for multi-user web servers or even for a server that has […]

How to Hide Files from Apache Directory Listings

Apache HTTP Server comes with a useful feature for file viewing called “directory listing” or “directory browsing”. With this feature enabled, users who visit a directory without an index file will see a list of the files in that directory, as well as information about them. This is useful for HTTP download mirrors […]

PHP the Module vs PHP the CGI Script

Some debates seem to have no end. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Team Edward or Team Jacob? Paper or Plastic? In the world of dedicated servers, the ongoing debate is whether to use PHP as an Apache module or as a separate CGI script.
The current trend with most […]

Apache Web Server Directives

Apache HTTP Server is the most commonly used web server software for dedicated servers. One of its features that makes it particularly versatile is the ability to add directives to the configuration file. System administrators can add directives to the server’s primary configuration file, and the sys admin can also use a directive […]

The many benefits of .htaccess files

Apache HTTP Server is controlled by a series of directives, which are usually placed inside Apache’s main configuration file. The file is often called httpd.conf or apache2.conf. This configuration file is located in the /etc directory in Linux, and any changes you make to the file, which you must edit as root, will […]