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7 Responses

  1. Madhav says:
    Options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks MultiViews 
    AllowOverride All
    Allow from all 

    I found that in above code the Order word is missing. That is Order allow,deny.

  2. Margarida Brito says:

    Thanks. Much appreciated. Very simple and very easy to follow.
    Just what I needed.

  3. Erick says:

    thanks man, you’ve help me a lot, works nicely on Debian 8

  4. Jelle Langbroek says:

    Thanks for your article.
    I was wondering what the preferred method is for using MySQL instead of htpasswd to store/read passwords. Since Apache2.4 it doesn’t work anymore because of deprecated modules I believe. What’s the best method now?

  5. Aaron Kili K says:

    Thanks for the tutorial, works well on Ubuntu 14.04

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