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How to close the root folder of the Apache server?

  • Posted December 2, 2014

if you type the IP address of my droplet in the address bar, will be seen a list of all folders and sites: http://hsto.org/files/8d8/d9e/e91/8d8d9ee9142c469eaf3a3dd1bd4cbe74.png

How do I remove the display of all the folders and files?

I tried to put a .htaccess file in the root folder. In the .htaccess file, wrote the following:

Order deny,allow
Deny from all

OR

Options All -Indexes

this has no effect (.htaccess file is not displayed in the file list).

Google does not help (googled on requests like “apache close server root directory”)

Ubuntu 12.04, Apache, multiple domains on a single droplet.

How can i fix it?

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It looks like Apache isn’t running. According to the documentation for AllowOverride, it can only be used in a <Directory /> block. If you only need to apply that directive to /var/www, I would just add it to apache2.conf instead of an htaccess file:

Replace

AllowOverride All

<Directory /var/www/plugindetector.com/public_html/>
    AllowOverride None
</Directory>

with

<Directory /var/www>
    Order Allow,Deny
    Deny from All
</Directory>

and then start Apache:

sudo service apache2 start

In your configuration for this virtualhost do you currently have

AllowOverride None

If so, apache will ignore directives included in an .htaccess file. Try replacing this with

AllowOverride All

and then restart apache with

service apache2 restart

ryanpq, this line is cut off, including all virtual hosts on the server: http://plugindetector.com/

I tried to override this default for nested folders, but it did not work:

AllowOverride All

<Directory /var/www/plugindetector.com/public_html/>
	AllowOverride None
</Directory>

maybe there’s another way to block the root folder of the server?

Thank you!

this string in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf has solved the problem

AllowOverride All

in the configuration has not been value AllowOverride.

now appears as follows (webpage is not available): http://188.226.137.130/


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This question was answered by @kamaln7:

It looks like Apache isn’t running. According to the documentation for AllowOverride, it can only be used in a <Directory /> block. If you only need to apply that directive to /var/www, I would just add it to apache2.conf instead of an htaccess file:

Replace

AllowOverride All

<Directory /var/www/plugindetector.com/public_html/>
   AllowOverride None
</Directory>

with

<Directory /var/www>
   Order Allow,Deny
   Deny from All
</Directory>

and then start Apache:

sudo service apache2 start

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