Hot Fix: Apache Displays Contents of PHP Script Instead of Running Script

If you have ever installed Apache HTTP Server and had it up and running perfectly without any issues, you are truly a genius or very lucky. Inevitably, you are going to encounter a few hiccups if you are doing things manually. With all of the imaging, virtual machines, and hosting automation technology, few system administrators […]

Apache Tip #2: Use Configtest to Try Configurations Before Using

The Apache configuration file is deceptively simple. It is just a plain text file filled with mostly plain words. It does not require a registry, hex editing, or any other form of complex configuration. Still, with one misstep, one typo, or one incorrectly placed directive, you can bring your web server to its knees.
Rather than […]

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 .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 […]

How to Hide Apache Header Information

One of the features of Apache that can sometimes be a liability is the web server header. This is an identification string that is sent to user agents. By default, Apache will tell the world about your Apache version, modules that you have installed, and even your operating system and version. Attackers […]

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 […]