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HSTS – The best way to defend SSL Stripping

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Published on : June 8, 2016 by

HSTS – The best way to defend SSL Stripping

What is HSTS? HSTS is a web security policy by which the website inform the browsers that it should never load the site using HTTP but only using HTTPS protocol. This security feature helps the secure HTTPS web servers to be protected against downgrade attacks (also known as SSL stripping attacks). SSL Stripping Now you […]

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How to block IP’s using .htaccess

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Published on : April 21, 2016 by

How to block IP’s using .htaccess

Hello All, This post is about blocking an IP using the .htaccess file. At times we will have to block or whitelist a particular IP access to our domain. In such cases we may have to add the IP in the firewall. The method mentioned here will help us to block an IP without adding […]

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Configure Nginx as a Reverse Proxy for Apache

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Published on : August 6, 2015 by

Configure Nginx as a Reverse Proxy for Apache

In this article, I will summarize the steps and configuration needed to run Nginx reverse proxy for Apache. As you all know Apache rules the web server industry due to its robust and stable nature, but the main drawback of Apache is that it consumes a lot of system resources. Hence we need to optimize […]

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Apache fails to start : No space left on device

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Published on : September 28, 2014 by

Apache fails to start : No space left on device

Apache Semaphore issues This is one of the rarest conditions which I came across. The webserver failed to load with following error messages in the server log file. The server had fairly good uptime and was a busy server. The error message No space left on device: Couldn’t create accept lock made me confused as […]

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How to disable mod_sec2 for a domain in cPanel Server

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Published on : September 17, 2014 by

How to disable mod_sec2 for a domain in cPanel Server

Disable Mod security for an account was easier in Mod_security v 1.x, you just had to add the following lines in the .htaccess file for that account’s public_html directory : SecFilterEngine Off SecFilterScanPost Off This will no longer work as Mod_security 2.x was been started to use in newer WHM/cPanel versions. In this article, we […]

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