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Apache Directives

Apache directives are a set of rules which define how your server should run, number of clients that can access your server, etc. you can change them by editing the httpd.conf and related files to meet your requirements

Below given are the some of the important directives

  • Alias
  • AliasMatch
  • CheckSpelling
  • DocumentRoot
  • ErrorDocument
  • Options
  • ProxyPass
  • ProxyPassReverse
  • ProxyPassReverseCookieDomain
  • ProxyPassReverseCookiePath
  • Redirect
  • RedirectMatch
  • RewriteCond
  • RewriteRule
  • ScriptAlias
  • ScriptAliasMatch
  • UserDir

Apache mod_rewrite

This module uses a rule-based rewriting engine (based on a regular-expression parser) to rewrite requested URLs on the fly. It supports an unlimited number of rules and an unlimited number of attached rule conditions for each rule, to provide a really flexible and powerful URL manipulation mechanism. The URL manipulations can depend on various tests, of server variables, environment variables, HTTP headers, or time stamps. Even external database lookups in various formats can be used to achieve highly granular URL matching.

This module operates on the full URLs (including the path-info part) both in per-server context (httpd.conf) and per-directory context (.htaccess) and can generate query-string parts on result. The rewritten result can lead to internal sub-processing, external request redirection or even to an internal proxy throughput.