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Quick Apache configuration tips

Enable Directory Browsing
Options +Indexes

## block a few types of files from showing
IndexIgnore *.wmv *.mp4 *.avi

Disable Directory Browsing
Options All -Indexes

Customize Error Messages
ErrorDocument 403 /forbidden.html
ErrorDocument 404 /notfound.html
ErrorDocument 500 /servererror.html

Get SSI working with HTML/SHTML
AddType text/html .html
AddType text/html .shtml
AddHandler server-parsed .html
AddHandler server-parsed .shtml
# AddHandler server-parsed .htm

Change Default Page (order is followed!)
DirectoryIndex myhome.htm index.htm index.php

Block Users from accessing the site
order deny,allow
deny from
deny from
deny from
allow from all

Allow only LAN users
order deny,allow
deny from all
allow from

Redirect Visitors to New Page/Directory
Redirect oldpage.html
Redirect /olddir

Block site from specific referrers
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} site-to-block\.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} site-to-block-2\.com [NC]
RewriteRule .* - [F]

Block Hot Linking/Bandwidth hogging
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?*$ [NC]
RewriteRule \.(gif|jpg)$ - [F]

Want to show a “Stealing is Bad” message too?
Add this below the Hot Link Blocking code:
RewriteRule \.(gif|jpg)$ [R,L]

Stop .htaccess (or any other file) from being viewed
order allow,deny
deny from all

Avoid the 500 Error
# Avoid 500 error by passing charset
AddDefaultCharset utf-8

Grant CGI Access in a directory
Options +ExecCGI
AddHandler cgi-script cgi pl# To enable all scripts in a directory use the following#
SetHandler cgi-script

Change Script Extensions
AddType application/x-httpd-php .gne
gne will now be treated as PHP files! Similarly, x-httpd-cgi for CGI files, etc.

Use MD5 Digests
Performance may take a hit but if thats not a problem, this is a nice option to turn on.
ContentDigest On

Save Bandwidth
# Only if you use PHP
php_value zlib.output_compression 16386

Turn off magic_quotes_gpc
# Only if you use PHP
php_flag magic_quotes_gpc off


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