I need to configure mod_reqtimeout in my Apache server v2.2.22 (in a linux machine). Problem is, I have absolutely no clue on how to do it.

I checked the Apache site on this module at this link but there was no clear download/configuration details given. Can someone help me on this ? Any help is much appreciated.


  • Is there something needed to download ?
  • If not, which files do I need to edit and how?

I can see a mod_reqtimeout.so file in my modules directory of apache.


To check if the module is loaded, you can use the command

apachectl -M or apache2ctl -M

, depending on your OS. If it's not loaded, you can load it on Debian/Ubuntu systems using

a2enmod reqtimeout

, on CentOS/RHEL systems you will have to edit your /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. Find the lines starting with LoadModule and add one like this:

LoadModule reqtimeout_module modules/mod_reqtimeout.so

Make sure to restart apache afterwards. To configure it, you just add a line starting with


and the values you want to either your httpd.conf (global) or some VirtualHost configuration (just for the vhost).

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