Basic .htaccess tutorial

.htaccess (distributed configuration files) is a file through which you can configure changes on directory basis. If you don’t have access to the Apache’s main configuration files and “AllowOverride All” is placed on the <Directory> section of your Apache configuration file then you can handle your directory level configuration changes by putting a .htaccess file. […]
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How to disable public access to a website during maintanace mode

There are times when you want to make changes to your website and you do not want your visitors to see the site before you have finished deploying and testing the website. But your Developers and QA’s might need to visit the website before it goes live. So, in this article I will show you […]
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How to reload new configuration without restarting the Apache

After modifying the configuration files we need to restart the apache to run with the new configuration. I will explain you in this tutorial about how to reload the new configuration files without restarting the apache webserver. Below option are available with Apache V1.x and V2.x to start, restart, reload and stop.

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How to install Apache’s mod_evasive to prevent DoS/ Brute-Force attacks on CentOS

mod_evasive is an evasive maneuvers module for Apache that provides evasive action in the event of an HTTP DoS attack or brute force attack. It is also designed to be a detection and network management tool, and can be easily configured to talk to ipchains, firewalls, routers, and more. mod_evasive presently reports abuse via email […]
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