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Rewriting URLs with .htaccess

September 4th, 2012 Leave a comment
Rewriting URLs with .htaccess

Rewriting URLs is a useful tool for hiding or removing the file extension so your users do not know which programming or scripting language is being used to produce the page. This gives you an extra measure of security since a hacker or malicious person would not know how to intrude or inject code in your website, since they do not know which language you are using. In this article we will look at how to change the file extension of your requested URLs as well as rewrite the URLs to something completely different. Another benefit of rewriting URLs is for… View full post »

Tomcat vs. Apache: Why One Over the Other?

March 17th, 2012 Leave a comment 1 comment
Tomcat vs. Apache: Why One Over the Other?

The question has often been asked by those looking to run a web server on their production machines: Do they go with Apache Web Server (also known as “Apache httpd”) or Apache Tomcat? Both are production level servers that seem to offer great capabilities, and it can be difficult to choose between the two if you’re not familiar with their capabilities. The real secret here, however, is that the question is a bit of a misleading one: there isn’t a “versus” here per-se: the two servers, while both offering similar features, can ultimately be used side-by-side to complement each other… View full post »

Secure Apache Web Server – Top 10 Ways

July 28th, 2010 Leave a comment 3 comments
Secure Apache Web Server - Top 10 Ways

The Apache web server is an extremely stable and secure piece of software. With Apache powering close to 70 percent of the web sites on the Internet today, it has been well tested. It has become clear over the last decade that no software is 100% secure. Fortunately, there are several simple steps you can take to make your Apache installation more secure. Keep Current The single biggest cause of security breaches is software that was out of date. As bugs and exploits are found in the Apache web server, patches are released to correct them. The… View full post »