Join the social network of Tech Nerds, increase skill rank, get work, manage projects...
  • Remove Apache Version and OS Identity from Error Pages

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 5.33k
    Comment on it

    Hello readers, today I guide you to "Remove Apache Version and OS Identity from Error Pages".


    At the time you install Apache on your server, it displays the version of your web server installed on your server along with the OS name of your server in error pages. It also list the information about modules installed on your server which can cause the safety issue on your server.

    In above picture, you will see a 404 error page where your web page is showing its version of the OS installed on the server. This may be a major security issue to your web server. To prevent to display such information to the world, you need to make some changes in Apache main settings file.


    Open configuration data file within your selected editor tool and search for "ServerSignature", it's by default "On". We need to Away and the second line "ServerTokens Prod" tells the web page to come back only Apache as the product in the server response header on the every web page request, It suppresses the OS, major and minimal version info.


    ServerSignature Off
    ServerTokens Prod


    If you are using ubuntu then you can put the above 2 lines into three files, which are mention below.




    Restart Apache

    sudo service apache2 stop
    sudo service apache2 start
    sudo service apache2 restart


    Hope it helps you.

 0 Comment(s)

Sign In

Sign up using

Forgot Password
Fill out the form below and instructions to reset your password will be emailed to you:
Reset Password
Fill out the form below and reset your password: