Securing Apache 2: Step-by-Step

by Artur Maj
Sept. 25, 2017 1 comment Symantec apache securingapache

When choosing a web server, Apache very often wins against its competitors because of stability, performance, that fact that it's open source, and many other advantages. But when deciding on which version of Apache to use, the choice is not always so simple. On the one hand there is a very popular, stable version used by millions of users, version 1.3, and on the other hand, there is an enhanced and re-designed version 2.0. And even if the new version has got a lot more extensions and features, some people still decide to use version 1.3, because in their opinion this branch is more stable and secure. As a matter of fact, there is some truth in this statement. Since version 1.3 has been used by millions of users for a long time, most security holes in this version are very likely to be already discovered. At the same time version 2.0 may have many more as-yet undiscovered vulnerabilities, just sleeping and waiting to be found.

2flash 8 months ago

Good guide on Apache and its security! Just read it and then tell me if this sounds like a 2004 presentation to you :) lol