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Setup Apache handlers on cpanel

November 9th, 2009

Apache is the most renowned web server among the entire web servers on the internet since long time. Apache HTTP server is open source server which is running nearly 50% of the websites worldwide. According to the recent survey Apache served more than 50% of all websites which is nearly half of all the websites all over the world and this percentage is very high. Apache is secured, functional and is very good in terms of performance and this is the reason that it is the choice if many people.

Because Apache is entirely free of charge, you get a web server which is secured, functional and performance based without paying anything for it. If you are hosting your website on the Apache web server than it is vital for you to know that Apache changes the files when it sees or say calls a file. This means that it has some actions fixed for different types of files and Apache makes some changes when it works on a file.

Now as it is sure that apache is going to make changes in your file also you have to see that the changes made are according to you so that it is good for you and your file i.e. your website. It is possible for you to make a handler for the same purpose. An apache handler is the thing which will help you to tell apache or say command apache the changes which should be made to your file or website when apache works on your file or website. For example :- If you have a website which need a special service to run it, such as a file with server side includes that is not named with a .shtml extension, you need to tell Apache to treat these files differently. For this purpose you will need an apache handler. Below are some easy steps which will help you to create a apache handler.

Follow these Steps to create an Apache handler:-

1. Enter the handler you need to create in a first empty text box provided to you.

2. Enter the extension the handler will use when being called, in the second empty text box.

3. Now just click the add button and you will find that the Apache handler is created.

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How to Set-Up CSF ConfigServer Firewall

July 13th, 2009

A firewall is a system that shields a computer or a computer network against intrusions which normally comes from a third-party network. A firewall can filter out data packets which are exchanged over the network and thus it safeguard the data from unauthorized access and exploitation.

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CSF ConfigServer Firewall is the better choice for securing your web hosting server from unauthorized access.

Here is the procedure to install CSF firewall, if you’ve the root access of your linux server you can easily install and configure CSF firewall following these easy steps;

Login to your linux server with root user.

You have to download csf from following URL:

If you are having any previous csf installation which is not working you should remove it with

rm -fv csf.tgz

Download :

# wget http://www.configserver.com/free/csf.tgz

Untar the compressed file

#tar -zxvf csf.tgz

#cd csf

For installation execute following command

# sh install.sh

To enabling csf firewall you have to use following command

#csf -e

and for disabling csf

#csf -x

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