The LimitRequest directives are used to place limits on the amount of resources Apache will use in
reading requests from clients. By limiting these values, some kinds of denial of service attacks
can be mitigated.
The RLimit directives are used to limit the amount of resources which can be used by processes
forked off from the Apache children. If you plan to run binaries via PHP system call, specifying
this limit prevents potential denial of service if there are problems associated with the binary codes.
7. To prevent identity spoofing and other domain name (dns) related issues which may cause a severe
Use IP addresses in the directive VirtualHost.
Use IP addresses in the directive Listen.
Ensure all virtual hosts have an explicit ServerName directive.
Create a server that has no pages to serve.
Since the server environment is dedicated to known users only, you should use system-wide parameters
and configurations. In other words, the same set of parameters and rules should be applied to all web
sites on the dedicated server. Local configuration files such as .htaccess should not be present
on the server.
This section of the condensed guide explains the following topics in details.
How to verify apache installed version and upgrade to the latest stable release.
Run apache under the administration (non-root) account.
(Named) virtual host setting to support multiple domains per IP.