Back in the early days of DDOS attacks this would have been a highly dangerous tool. Thankfully it is very easy to block a basic attack like this, so i don't see the risk of explaining how to use this method. Apache has a tool built into it that will allow you to send a…
Setting up a redirect using Apache is quite simple, but getting it to work with dynamic URLs can be a lot more difficult. Lets say you want to redirect all traffic from one file to another file in a different location/server. How do you perform this redirect while keeping all of the url variables intact?…
Sometimes you get hit with a load capacity issue that you may have not expected. For example, you have created a site with multiple scripts and these scripts are now being accessed so much that the one server isn't able to cope with all of the traffic. Rather than spending a fortune setting up fancy…
When using Cloudflare, you will notice that the┬áREMOTE_ADDR variable no longer displays the correct user IP. Since Cloudflare acts as a proxy, the IP will always be a Cloudflare IP. If you have any code such as user votes that are using the IP as a unique way to stop users voting multiple times, you…
Installing can be quite simple to do and also very dangerous as you install something, it completely wrecks apache and now your web server wont start back up again. Well worry not, its very easy to uninstall anything that you have installed. The first thing you need to know is that the name of the…
PhpMyadmin is a fantastic tool that gives you an easy to use web interface that lets you manage a MySQL database. You can install PhpMyAdmin by downloading the source files from the official website and placing them onto your web server following the config. Better news is that there is actually a package on Centos…
In order to be able to use RewriteEngine to rewrite URLs you will need to have mod_rewrite installed for Apache. To Install it enter the line of code below into terminal. The following line will install for CentOS. This command may differ for different Linux distributions. [crayon-5cc0986f3e35b325864689/] Once installed you will need to open your…
Apache allows you to map file system paths to alias file paths. This allows you to place files or code in a folder outside of your websites install directory, but still allows you to access the contents of the folder through your websites domain name. Apache is typically configured to include all files in "/etc/httpd/conf.d/"…
There are several ways to protect a directory from URL access but most of these will also block your website from being able to access them. Heres what you do to protect a directory from being accessed by a URL but still let your website access the contents of the directory. Open the directory you…