httpd.conf is a typical name for a web server configuration file. Historically this is the main Apache configuration file.

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_default_ VirtualHost overlap on port 443, the first has precedence

I have two ruby on rails 3 applications running on same server, (ubuntu 10.04), both with SSL. Here is my apache config file: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example1.com DocumentRoot /home/me/...
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How can I tell which config file Apache is using?

I'm trying to set up virtual hosts on Mac OS X. I've been modifying httpd.conf and restarting the server, but haven't had any luck in getting it to work. Furthermore, I notice that it's not serving ...
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Make apache only accessible via 127.0.0.1, is this possible?

I've set up my Apache server, and the PHP/MySQL works well! But the issue is, how do I keep this private, since it's a development-only server? The only reason for keeping the content private is if a ...
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How to find out which httpd.conf apache is using at runtime

I've always struggled to find this: How can you ask apache which httpd.conf file it used to load up? It becomes difficult when you have a number of instances of apache running, or if you haven't ...
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best way to handle thousands of permanent redirects

We've a list of 3000 301 redirects. We need assistance on What would the best place to put these? It seems putting these 3000 lines inside vhost in httpd.conf would be a mess. What are recommended ...
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Display Apache Configuration

Is there any way to display the effective configuration values that Apache is using? I have a cPanel server that uses multiple include files and there are some server-wide settings that are defined ...
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Load time impact of htaccess

There are in general two possibilities of handling stuff on Apache: make configurations for folders one by one using htaccess file to fully resign htaccess and put all the rules into the httpd.conf ...
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Difference between <Location> and <Directory> Apache directives

I have Zend Server installed and noticed something like the following was added to my httpd.conf file: <Location /ZendServer> Order Allow,Deny Allow from 127.0.0.1 </Location> Alias /...
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Apache2 Proxy timeout

I have Apache2 with PHP + PHP-FPM configured according to: http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/PHP-FPM I am writing a script that will take a long time to execute on an internal Vhost, but keep getting ...
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difference between _default_:* and *:* in VirtualHost Context

I want to know the difference between "default:*" and "*:*" in VirtualHost Context. <VirtualHost _default_:*> #... ServerName host.example.com #... </VirtualHost> <...
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Limit upload file size and redirect user to error page if limit exceeds

Is it possible to redirect user to file file too big page when POST request size exceeds specified limit? I am aware about max-request-size option, but it gives just static page that cannot be ...
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Running out of swap space on web servers, what to do?

I have 2 LAMP web servers that are routinely running out of swap space (see attached top screenshot). Apache's settings are as follows: <IfModule prefork.c> StartServers 64 ...
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Include files in Apache HTTP Server Version 2.2 httpd.conf

I have a large httpd.conf file, most of which is virtual hosts. Is there a way to make a file, say virtual_hosts.conf, and include it from httpd.conf? I've googled a bit, but can't seem to find much ...
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Can RHEL 4 have two instances of apache httpd running using two different config files?

We have a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 instance running Apache on the default port. We want to add a second Apache instance that we can restart completely separate from the first instance. Can we do ...
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What are the steps to setup git-http-backend w/ Apache on Windows?

I would like setup a Git server using the "Smart-HTTP" approach. However, I'm having difficulties getting it to work in Windows, and I'm new to Apache. My httpd.conf, in part: SetEnv ...
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Why is allow not allowed here in apache2

I've the following in my httpd.conf file: <Directory "/www"> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride AuthConfig FileInfo Options=Indexes,Limit Order allow,deny Allow from ...
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If directive not working in apache VirtualHost conf, says “Invalid command”

Why?? <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin admin@mydomain.com DirectoryIndex index.php <If "%{SERVER_PROTOCOL} != 'HTTPS'"> Redirect / https://www.mydomain....
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httpd.conf variables : What is the difference between ${var} and %{var}?

What is the difference between ${var} and %{var} in httpd.conf? How and when would one use ${} and %{}? http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/configuring.html mentions : The values of variables ...
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Where do I place the WSGIPythonHome directive in the httpd.conf file?

I have searched the entire file for a place to put the directive, but I have no idea where to put it, and the internet doesn't seem to have a good answer either, or maybe I'm just not good at ...
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How can I redirect any ServerAlias to the respective ServerName?

I want to 301 redirect all example.org to www.example.org. The following example is doing just that, but it's got a lot of noise to it and is thus hard to maintain and error prone: <VirtualHost ...
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Security question about httpd.conf AllowOverride setting

I am working on a website where I will need to use rewriting commands in .htaccess. It is not working and finally have traced the problem where I will need to set "AllowOverride All" in my Apache ...
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Apache (Linux) httpd listen on link-local IPv6 address

I would like Apache to listen on the link-local ipv6 address on a particular interface. I have the following line in my httpd.conf: Listen [fe80::a00:16ff:fe89:420f]:80 Which is based on the Apache ...
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Do I need to restart/reload apache when adding a configuration file under /etc/httpd/conf.d

Do you need to restart/reload Apache when adding a configuration file under /etc/httpd/conf.d? I know that editing the httpd.conf need a restart or a reload but unsure if file placed in the conf.d ...
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Do I have 2 different Apache installations on my VPS

I'm new to server maintenance, and am running Apache 2.4 on Ubuntu 14.10 on a VPS I just set up yesterday. It seems as if I have two different Apaches installed at different places in the machine due ...
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Only allow the POST method for a specific file in a directory

I have one file that should only be accessible via the POST method. /var/www/folder/index.php The document root is /var/www/ and index.php is nested inside a folder. Version of Apache is: 2.4.4. ...
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Why is my Apache in an infinite redirection loop?

We currently have an internal site set up for IT at it.example.com, which hosts a single Redmine site. I want to set up Apache so that if a user goes to kb.example.com it redirects them to http://it....
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htaccess vrs httpd.conf?

Is it still true that you shouldn't use htaccess files if you can use httpd.conf? The Apache site says "In general, you should never use .htaccess files unless you don't have access to the main ...
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Apache MaxClients Issue

In my error logs I see: server reached MaxClients setting, consider raising the MaxClients setting My MaxClients setting is 150. However when I calculate what seems to be an optimal MaxClients ...
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Use the ServerName as a variable in httpd.conf file

My current httpd.conf file looks something like this: <VirtualHost *:443> DocumentRoot /var/www/html/www.example1.com ServerName www.example1.com SSLEngine on SSLCertificateFile ...
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Running a file without extension as CGI-script outside /cgi-bin

It seems like I'm the first person wanting to do this... It was really easy to solve with lighttpd, but with apache this seems impossible. Basically I want to run a cgi-file without extension outsite ...
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how to rewrite '%25' in url

My website software replaces space characters with '+' characters in the URL, A proper link would look like 'http://www.schirmacher.de/display/INFO/How+to+reattach+a+disk+to+XenServer' for example. ...
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Yet another (13)Permission denied error on Apache2 server

I just can't figure it out. I'm running apache2 on a Ubuntu 10.04 i386 server. Whenever I visit my server (has an IP address, and is connected to internet with static IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) so that's not ...
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Accessing localhost (xampp) from another computer over LAN network - how to? [closed]

I have just set up a wi-fi network at home. I have all my files on my desktop computer (192.168.1.56) and want to access localhost over there from another computer (192.168.1.2). On my desktop I can ...
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Apache: can ErrorLog be made to log also hostnames instead of IP addresses?

Having different Apache servers in a low-load int*ra*net with almost only DHCP clients, we need to log hostnames instead of IP addresses. As the DHCP environment is quite dynamic, any later attempt to ...
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Apache HTTPd : How is possible to display “Too many connections”

I want to limit the number of client allowed on my apache httpd server (mpm_prefork). When the number of client is reached, I want to display a custom error message such as "Error 503 : Too many ...
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Name Based Virtual Hosts in Apache

I'm having a little trouble configuring name based Virtual Hosts. I can start the server with "service apache2 start" with a blank httpd.conf file, and it will run with everything pointing to /var/...
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VirtualHost Defaulting to Wrong Deployment on Restart

We have a server running seven domains/subdomains. To try to go as minimal as possible here I'll include four of them. example.com www.example.com dwf.example.com chris.example.com The server ...
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Apache Header Module Loaded but can't set headers in htaccess

I have Apache 2.2.29 (unix) setup and running on my new dev machine (mac). I am trying to set CORS headers for an API project - something that I have done many times. The htaccess file for the ...
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Apache mod_deflate not compressing javascript and css files?

"GET /Symfony/web/app.php/app/dashboard HTTP/1.1" 4513/37979 (11%) "GET /Symfony/web/css/application.css HTTP/1.1" -/- (-%) "GET /Symfony/web/js/application.js HTTP/1.1" -/- (-%) "GET /Symfony/web/js/...
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How to disable the default document root in Apache?

I host some websites on my server running Apache Httpd. Each website has it's own domain or sub-domain and virtual host. Therefore, I need no default document root. Is it possible to disable ...
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.htaccess not working on Cent Os 6.4

I have installed Cent Os 6.4 -Final Version and set the environment for PHP web development. My application uses the .htaccess for url rewrite & denying direct access of files. my configuration ...
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Is it possible to rewrite some query strings to HTTPS and keep everything else on HTTP?

I'm rewriting query strings to pretty URIs, example: index.php?q=/en/contact becomes /en/contact and all works nicely.. # httpd.conf # HANDLE THE QUERY RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f ...
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How can I block a user agent from all sites on my server?

I originally this posted at webmasters.stackexchange.com, but was told I'd get a better reception here. For the last few days, I've been suffering from what appears to be a (presumably inadvertent) ...
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How do you http-auth all sites on a server?

I'm setting up a development server and need to apply these basic rules to all virtual hosts on the server in the /var/www/html directory. AuthType Basic AuthName "Development Area" AuthUserFile /var/...
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Does apache apply directives sequentially?

I am fresh new with apache and I could not easily google the answer. Will same directive found further inside httpd.conf override the former? For example: Timeout 400 Timeout 500 Is resultant ...
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Restarting the httpd service in RHEL returns “Stopping httpd: [FAILED]” - How do I fix this?

This is my first indication of an issue: $ sudo /sbin/service httpd restart Stopping httpd: [FAILED] Starting httpd: no listening sockets available, ...
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Unable to connect to apache from the web

I have an apache instance running with vhost configured, here is the httpd.conf: #Listen {the_server_ip}:80 Listen 80 # <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@example.com DocumentRoot ...
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Passing Apache variable into SetHandler directive

I'm trying to have dynamically determined Unix socket used for different separated PHP "apps" (different sockets lead to different PHP-FPM pools) on my Apache (2.4.18) server (using mod_proxy_fcgi): &...
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Can I view the resolved config Apache is using?

Is there a way to view the final "effective" config a running Apache instance is using after resolving any/all includes and the like? I'm looking at a config that has a web of includes and suspect ...
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How multiple <Directory> sections work in Apache configuration (httpd.conf)?

For example, if my '/etc/apache2/httpd.conf' looks like this: <Directory /> AllowOverride None </Directory> <Directory /home> AllowOverride FileInfo </Directory> ...