Category: apache

More on TLS

TLS uses asymmetric and symmetric encryption. Asymmetric encryption is used for the initial communication, followed by faster symmetric key encryption. Symmetric ciphers are stream based or block based. Stream based encrypt one message at a time. Block based take a number of bits, and…

Apache SSL Offloading

Application servers such as Jetty abd Tomcat are widely used in today’s world. If SSL termination is done on the application server, such as Jetty, it may impact the performance of Jetty. You can also terminate SSL on the load balancer, but load balancers…

Improving Apache performance

Remove modules Apache include many modules that are enabled, and you may not be needing all of them, disable the ones you do not need. (By default in CentOS when you install Apache, over 50 modules are loaded.) This will help speed up Apache….

Apache directory access from outside of DocumentRoot

Apache 2.2 has a document root that by default is /var/www/html. If you want to share directory not in document root, one way to do it is using the <Directory> directive. For instance I wanted to share a CentOS 6.4 install DVD which I…

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