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How to change web server name?



7:42 pm on Jul 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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How to change server name, so a custom name appears on i.e. Netcraft's what is that website running query? Like:

mywebsite (or whatever)

instead of lighttpd/1.4.22 or Apache #*$! or NginX


8:07 pm on Jul 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I think you have to modify the source and recompile a custom Apache version. You could however try playing with the mod_headers [httpd.apache.org] directive, something like this might just work:

Header unset Server
Header set Server "mywebsite here"

Alternatively, if you just want to hide version numbers, then simply set ServerTokens [httpd.apache.org] to
, which will simply display "Apache":

ServerTokens Prod
ServerSignature Off

Don't forget to go to php.ini and set expose_php to off while you're about it. :)

(Note: the above assumes you're running a dedicated server).


8:23 pm on Jul 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Header unset
header set ...

I think that will go into httpd.conf ...
Thanks for this, and also thanks for the php.ini heads up :-)

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