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What are Apache Modules?

Apache Server Software Add-ons

Apache modules are additions to the Apache web server software to extend its functionality. They are used to add new features, provide more security and optimize performance.

Apache modules are usually written in the C programming language and are dynamically loaded by the Apache server during execution. They can be installed and activated at any time by an Apache server administrator.

Some of the most common modules are:

mod_rewrite: allows you to change URLs to write them in a more user-friendly format.
mod_ssl: provides SSL or TLS encryption for secure data transfers.
mod_deflate: allows you to compress web pages to reduce bandwidth used for data transfer

Some modules may be pre-installed on your operating system, depending on your hosting plan.

Updated on: 28/03/2023

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