How to Secure Apache Web Server

June 19, 2006
In an earlier post I had explained how to host websites on ones personal machine using apache webserver as well as password protecting the website using .htaccess and .htpasswd files.

But there is much more to apache than these configuration features I described. For instance, there is the mod_rewrite module which is heavily used by most content management systems to provide a easy to remember permanent link to individual web pages and an in depth introduction to mod_rewrite will take up larger part of a big chapter.

Pete Freitag has written a very good article which lists the steps one need to take to secure running Apache web server on ones machine. What I like most about his article is the simple manner in which he explains the various configuration parameters aided with bits of code. A very informative read indeed.