Apache Administration FAQ’s

How to disable Case Sensitivity in Apache?

Apache is case sensitive. When you application is hosted in case-insensitive webserver(like IIS) and moved to case-sensitive webserver (like Apache) you may get some problems related to non availability of URLS(HTTP 404 error). Apach provides a module which helps to make URLs case-insensitive.

Open httpd.conf(your apache configuration file) and find out the below line

LoadModule speling_module modules/

If the above module is avilable with your apache, turn on the CheckSpelling directive

CheckSpelling On

How to monitor Apache server status?

There is a built in module mod_status available in apache which helps to get server status from a web browser

To monitor Apache webserver,

Open httpd.conf(Placed at <Apache Install Dir>/conf/httpd.conf)

vi httpd.conf

Set the Location directive as below. It will alow only from

<Location /server-status>

SetHandler server-status

Order Deny,Allow

Deny from all

Allow from


Set ExtendendStatus to on

ExtendedStatus on

Save the httpd.conf and restart the webserver

Now you can monitor your apache webserver with http://servername/server-status from browser

How to know whether a library is built on 32-bit or 64-bit?

Type below command at shell

file /usr/local/apache2.2.11/lib/

The output of above command is,

/usr/local/apache2.2.11/lib/ ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), not stripped

The output tells that the file is built on 32-bit machines