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ScriptAlias and Alias in httpd.conf at a glance


Jun 9, 2010 , , ,

Last updated on January 3rd, 2022 at 05:15 pm

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Here i am gonna quickly explain you the difference between ScriptAlias and Alias

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin / www/cgi-bin/

A request for would cause the server to run the script /www/cgi-bin/foobar.

This configuration is essentially equivalent to:

Alias /cgi-bin/ /www/cgi-bin/
<Location /cgi-bin >
SetHandler cgi-script
Options +ExecCGI

It is safer to avoid placing CGI scripts under the DocumentRoot in order to avoid accidentally revealing their source code if the configuration is ever changed.

The same has been reflected in Apache Mod document.

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