How to change enconding characters in my webserver?

September 6, 2015 1.6k views
Linux Basics

I have lInux centos apache, my pages have “?” in caracteres.

I want know how change ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 automatically in all pages of my domain.

Please how command I insert in Putty to do it?

1 Answer

You can set the default character set for Apache either in it’s main configuration file or in an .htaccess file in your web root.

To use an .htaccess file, first navigate to your web root (by default this is /var/www/html) and then run:

echo 'AddDefaultCharset UTF-8' >> .htaccess
chown -f www-data:www-data .htaccess

Otherwise you can edit your httpd.conf (on CentOS/Fedora) or apache2.conf (on Debian/Ubuntu) to add the line:

AddDefaultCharset UTF-8
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