You should now see It works!
Before you apply these changes in your web server, you should have some basics of the Apache server. How to hide Apache Version and OS Identity from Errors When you install Apache with source or any other package installers like yum, apache rewrite allowoverride all displays the version of your Apache web server installed on your server with the Operating system name of your server in Errors.
It also shows the information about Apache modules installed in your server. Show Apache Version In above picture, you can see that Apache is showing its version with the OS installed in your server.
This can be a major security threat to your web server as well as your Linux box too. To prevent Apache to not to display these information to the world, we need to make some changes in Apache main configuration file.
Disable Directory Listing By default Apache list all the content of Document root directory in the absence of index file.
Please see the image below. Apache Directory Listing We can turn off directory listing by using Options directive in configuration file for a specific directory.
For that we need to make an entry in httpd. Keep updating Apache Regularly Apache developer community is continuously working on security issues and releasing its updated version with new security options. So It is always recommended to use the latest version of Apache as your web server.
To check Apache version: You can check your current version with httpd -v command. Aug 13 You can list all the compiled modules of web server, using following command. Above is the list of modules that are enabled by default but often not needed: Run Apache as separate User and Group With a default installation Apache runs its process with user nobody or daemon.
For security reasons it is recommended to run Apache in its own non-privileged account. User http-web Group http-web 6. Deny from all — This will deny request from everybody to the root directory, nobody will be able to access root directory. It also helps us to protect our websites or web server from brute force attacks.
It prevents DDOS attacks from doing as much damage. This module detects attacks with three methods. If so many requests come to a same page in a few times per second. If any child process trying to make more than 50 concurrent requests.
If any IP still trying to make new requests when its temporarily blacklisted. Here, we have an Installation and setup guide of these modules which will help you to set up these Apache modules in your Linux box.
And to do so we need to make the following entry in main configuration file. Options All — To enable All options at once. But, this will follow only when the owner is the same between the link and the original directory to which it is linked.
You can set the value in bytes from 0 unlimited to 2GB that are allowed in a request body. You can set this limit according to your site needs, Suppose you have a site where you allows uploads and you want to limit the upload size for a particular directory. We are putting a limit of K for this.
Here are some directives which can help you to have a control on it.Having spent the last hour playing around with different configuration files and setting AllowOverride All in various places, I finally found out that leslutinsduphoenix.comss file, while it looked like leslutinsduphoenix.comss file in Finder, was actually leslutinsduphoenix.com file with the extension hidden.
I had more success with AllowOverride All – Valentin Despa Sep 26 '13 at Thanks! sudo a2enmod rewrite and FileInfo fixed it for me! – d-_-b Feb 23 '14 at We all are very familiar with Apache web server, it is a very popular web server to host your web files or your website on the web.
Here are some links which can help you to configure Apache . If you intend to set up a web server (or streaming server) in your Ubuntu machine, apache is one important module that you must install. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure apache for your Ubuntu.
Enabling mod_rewrite on Windows Apache for URL rewriting 06 April, by Tom Elliott Just to add to this – it works fine, but if you’re doing this for WordPress (like I was), you don’t have to edit AllowOverride to All everywhere.
It only needs to be set for the Directory that your WordPress files are in. Reply. Robert says.
If all you need is to allow mod_rewrite directives to be overridden leslutinsduphoenix.comss, its better to use AllowOverride FileInfo.
Although FileInfo already includes a large set of directives, you would still be restricting lots of directives from being overridden.