Apache Handler- cPanel

How To Configure Apache Handlers In cPanel?

Apache Handler- cPanel

Do you know from where the website is served? The websites are served by the open-source web server called ‘Apache’.  Apache Handlers are nothing but the internal representation which is present in the Apache Servers. So, by default there are some file extensions that are directly handled by the Apache Server. When it comes to other file extension, it needs a support to process the file. For this purpose, the Apache Handlers are used in the servers.

In this article, we have explained you how to configure ‘Apache Handler’ for your website. Below mentioned are the steps should be followed while configuring the Apache Handler in cPanel.

Configuring Apache Handlers in cPanel 

STEP 1: Login

Log In to your cPanel account.

STEP 2: Apache Handlers

Click on ‘Apache Handlers’ which is available under the advanced section of cPanel.

Apache Handlers

STEP 3: Creating Handlers

Under the ‘Create an Apache Handler’ section, type the name of the Handler in the text box which is provided.

Creating & Adding Handlers

STEP 4: File Extensions

Next, in the ‘Extensions’ box type the file extension in the text box in which you want the handler to process the file extensions. Additionally, you can also include multiple file extensions separating with commas.

STEP 5: Adding Extensions

Finally, tap on ‘Add’ button to add the file extensions.

So, below ‘Apache Handlers’ section you can see there are two kind of sections available under it. They are:

  • User Defined Apache Handlers
  • System Apache Handlers

User Defined Apache Handlers

This type of handlers contains the file extensions which are added by the users.

User Defined Apache Handlers

System Apache Handlers

In this type, there are some file extensions which are handled default completely by the web server.

System Apache Handlers

Deleting the User Defined Apache Handler

To delete the handler which are included by the user, you can simply click on ‘Delete’ option which is available under the ‘Actions’ column of User Defined Apache handler.

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