August 2, 2019 Application, Linux 1 minute, 22 seconds

Simple rewrite http to https

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^/app1(.*)$ https://example.com/app1$1 [R,L]
RewriteRule ^/app2(.*)$ https://example.com/app2$1 [R,L]

Basic authentication

sudo htpasswd -c /etc/apache2/htpasswd user1
sudo htpasswd /etc/apache2/htpasswd user2 # no -c when file exists


<Directory "/var/www/html">
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "NO ACCESS"
    AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/htpasswd
    Require valid-user


AuthType Basic
AuthName "NO ACCESS"
AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/htpasswd
Require valid-user

Send custom headers as reverse proxy

Some applications require to receive custom headers in order to work, e.g. Syncthing expects a X-API-KEY header in a request.

<VirtualHost *:443>
        Header add HEADER "VALUE"
        RequestHeader set HEADER "VALUE"

Enable browser cache

with mod_expires

a2enmod expires
systemctl restart apache2


 <IfModule mod_expires.c>
   ExpiresActive On
   ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-fontobject "access plus 1 year"
   ExpiresByType application/x-font-ttf "access plus 1 year"
   ExpiresByType application/x-font-opentype "access plus 1 year"
   ExpiresByType application/x-font-woff "access plus 1 year"
   ExpiresByType image/svg+xml "access plus 1 year"
   ExpiresDefault "access plus 2 days"
   ExpiresByType text/html "access plus 2 days"
   ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 3 months"
   ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 3 months"
   ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 3 months"
   ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 3 months"
   ExpiresByType image/x-png "access plus 3 months"
   ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 8 days" 
   ExpiresByType text/javascript "access plus 7 days"
   ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "access plus 7 days"
   ExpiresByType application/javascript "access plus 7 days"
   ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 3 months"

or with mod_headers

a2enmod headers
systemctl restart apache2

.htaccess (or apache.conf)

<IfModule mod_headers.c>
<FilesMatch "\.(gif|ico|jpeg|jpe|png|css|js)$">
Header set Cache-Control "max-age=604800, public"

Enable FPM/FastCGI

  • Install php7.x-fpm
  • Activate mods
    a2enmod actions fastcgi alias proxy_fcgi
    a2enconf php7.x-fpm
  • check status of fpm service
    systemctl status php7.3-fpm
  • Add to your apache config:
    <FilesMatch \.php$>
    <If "-f %{SCRIPT_FILENAME}">
    SetHandler "proxy:unix:/run/php-fpm/www.sock|fcgi://localhost"
  • Test
    echo "<?php phpinfo(); ?>" > /var/www/test/index.php