A2 Hosting packages run on the Apache web server. Get solutions and answers to your Apache configuration questions here.
Learn what .htaccess files are, and how you can use them to customize the web server's configuration for your web site.
The DirectoryIndex directive in an .htaccess file specifies the default page to display when a visitor requests a directory on your web site. Learn how to set this directive here.
You can enable directory index listings for directories on your web site that do not have a default directory index page. Learn how here.
You can use data compression to reduce page load times and the amount of bandwidth your site uses. Learn how to use the Apache mod_deflate module in this article.
Learn how to resolve a "403 Forbidden" error message that may occur when users try to visit your web site. The site's error logs may indicate that the web server cannot access the .htaccess file, or you may be missing an index page.
Some software packages use URLs with trailing pathname information. To enable support for pathname information in URLs, you use the AcceptPathInfo Apache directive in an .htaccess file.
Do you have a CGI script that isn't working? This article shows some steps you can take to get that script running.
By default, a shared hosting account's document root directory for the primary domain is the public_html directory. This article describes how to point the primary domain's document root to a different directory.
You can configure your web site to automatically add or remove the www prefix from URLs, and this article shows you how.
If you have a dedicated server, VPS, or Cloud VPS, you can view the raw Apache log files for your web server. Learn more about these files here.
You can use Apache's URL rewrite functionality for a number of scenarios, such as improving URL readability and enhancing search engine friendliness.
You can use Apache Server-Side Includes (SSI) to generate dynamic page content and more. Learn how in this article.
There are certain scenarios where filenames may have different cases. For example, if you are migrating a site from Microsoft Windows, you may experience problems with filename case sensitivity. This article explains how to use Apache's mod_speling module to work around these issues. Please note that this article only applies to unmanaged products.
You can use .htaccess directives to modify the HTTP headers Apache sends to a client. Learn how here.
You can use Apache's document expiration functionality to control caching behavior and help improve site performance.
Learn how to prevent your web site from sending entity tags (ETags) in the HTTP headers.
Keep-alive connections can help improve site performance, and this article shows you how to enable them.
There may be times when you want to allow or block access to your site based on a visitor's country. This article shows you how.
Caching enhances the performance of your site but sometimes you need to turn it off. This article shows you how.