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All You Need to Know about Apache Handlers

Posted by Allura on 09 04 2018.

There are tons of discoveries that have led to the evolution of certain technologies that not only help us ease our work but also enable us to perform certain actions which might not have been possible without the help of those. They might also be known as ‘handlers’, coming from the obvious reference that their sole job is to handle certain important things.

Apache Handlers are one of those important handlers which are essential for certain sites to function correctly. All the sites have a by default Apache Server software, which handles most of the site’s load and the one thing that controls the software and ensures that all the scripts are handled in the most pristine of ways are the Apache Handlers. Let us take an in-depth analysis of how they work and how they are as efficient as mentioned above.

  • They are capable of handling most of the server’s extensions, some of them being, .cgi, .pl, .ppl and etc.
  • One also has the liberty of adding a new handle type to an existing handler, which enables the user to use an old configuration into a new handler.
  • Also, using the Apache Handler is not an overly difficult task, as creating, or removing them is a breeze.

How to add Apache Handlers

While cPanel has a lot of other default handlers already assigned, chances are that one might not need new handlers, but can use existing configuration with old handlers. In case one needs, refer below.

  1. First, one should add the handler name in the dedicated ‘handler’ text box.
  2. Second, there is a dedicated ‘extension’ text box, which needs to be filled up following the type of extension one wants for the particular site.
  3. After performing the necessary steps and filling out the required blanks, one just has to click the ‘Add’ option and in no time, the information gets stored to the master server and the Apache Handler is created.

With the creation of Apache Handlers, the site will be immune to frequent crashes and will function smoothly, no matter the load on it and the number of visits.

How to Remove Apache Handlers

While default handlers cannot be deleted, removing a user-defined handler is simple.

  1. Navigate to the ‘User-defined handlers’ section and select the handler that you wish to remove.
  2. Click on the ‘Delete’ button and confirm it by clicking on ‘Yes’, and voila, it is done.

Handling Apache Handlers is no difficult task. Anyone with simple basic knowledge about websites and web pages can easily make use of it.