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Installing Apachetop on a Linux Server or Linux VPS (CentOS)

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Apachetop is a command line utility useful for monitoring a web server’s connections and other statistics in real time. Similar to top, apachetop reads the acces_log file in /var/log/httpd and displays the results in real time.  How to Install Apachetop We will install Apachetop on our CentOS system using the third-party EPEL repositories. If you are not already […]

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How to Change the PHP Handler on a Linux Server or VPS with cPanel

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This article covers how to change the PHP handler on a Linux VPS or dedicated server running cPanel/WHM. The instructions below require root-level access to the WHM admin panel. The PHP handler is the software that Apache uses to implement PHP. The different choices can have effects on the performance, and security, of your server. For […]

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Installing Memcache on cPanel server or VPS to Improve Page Speeds

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Memcache is one of several different caching methods available for Apache/PHP web servers. It is designed to speed up websites and web apps, especially those utilizing databases, by caching frequently-accessed data and objects in RAM for quicker access. Installing Memcache on a cPanel server or cPanel VPS is a simple, and effective way to begin optimizing […]

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How to Hide Apache and PHP Version in HTTP Headers (Linux VPS/Server)

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In this security-related guide, we will show you how to disable Apache and PHP versions from being disclosed in HTTP headers. While not a security threat itself, by default Apache sends version info about the software running on the server in every HTTP header. An “investigative user” could use this information to determine that your server […]

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How to Install LiteSpeed on a cPanel Server in 10 Minutes

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LiteSpeed Web Server is a high-performance web server that is an alternative to Apache, yet fully compatible with existing Apache configuration files. It is very well suited to high traffic websites, and those that use a large number of scripts. This guide will show you how to install LiteSpeed on a cPanel VPS or dedicated […]

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Disable Apache Server Signature via .htaccess (Linux Server)

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For a server running Apache web server in a production environment, it is advisable to disable Server Signatures. These signatures displayed on error pages, and in other communications with the web server, may reveal sensitive information about the software versions running on the web server. To disable server signatures via .htaccess, first locate (or create) the […]

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How to Install & Configure Mod_Security on cPanel/WHM VPS

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In this guide, we will show you an easy way to install mod_security on a cPanel VPS, including rules to protect from MySQL injection and web attacks. Mod_security is a web application firewall module for Apache web server, and can provide extremely safe protection against web-based attacks, when configured properly. This guide requires cPanel/WHM to be installed on your […]

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