Basic Authentication with Nginx with proxy port (react/node app etc)


Requirements: apache2-utils or httpd-tools

Use htpasswd utility and create a .htpasswd file, see reference

htpasswd -c  /etc/nginx/.htpasswd usernamethatyouwant
chmod 644 /etc/nginx/.htpasswd

After that, just add lines in nginx conf

location / {
	auth_basic "Backend Area";
    auth_basic_user_file /etc/nginx/.htpasswd; ## path to your passwd file
	## ...
	## xyz code
	proxy_pass; ## Proxy port for your app
	proxy_set_header Authorization ""; ## DONT FORGET THIS. reset the auth header

Restart nginx now or test first using “nginx -t”

Sample .htaccess for Laravel with PHP FPM

SetEnvIf Authorization "(.*)" HTTP_AUTHORIZATION=$1

#    RewriteEngine On
#    RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} ^(Bearer\ )(.*)$ [NC]
#    RewriteRule ^(.*) $1?access_token=%2 [QSA]
#Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin "*"
#Header set Access-Control-Allow-Methods "GET,PUT,POST,DELETE"
#Header set Access-Control-Allow-Headers "Content-Type, Authorization"
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

<IfModule mod_negotiation.c>
Options -MultiViews
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]
RewriteEngine On
# Prevent direct access to the "public" folder - redirect to root
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^[A-Z]{3,9}\ /public/
RewriteRule ^public/(.*) /$1 [R=302,L]

# Redirect Trailing Slashes If Not A Folder...
# - but look for the file in the "public" folder
# (ensure we are not already in the "public" folder)
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/public/
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/public/$1 !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)/$ /$1 [R=302,L]

# Rewrite "everything" to the "public" subdirectory if not already
# This ignores existing files/dirs in the document root
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/(.*)
RewriteRule !^public/ public/%1

# Handle Front Controller... (as before)
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^ index.php [L]

How to fix Undefined class constant ‘ARRAY_AS_PROPS’ Fatal Error?

I received this error “Fatal Error: Uncaught error in Undefined class constant ‘ARRAY_AS_PROPS'”
This issue is not related to PHP if you have 7.0 and above, it is zend framework’s module zend-http wrapper which is affected if Apache module is not present

File responsible: zendframework\zend-http\src\Header\Cookie.php:75

public function __construct(array $array = [])
        parent::__construct($array, ArrayObject::ARRAY_AS_PROPS);


Do check enabled modules for Apache, I found out that mod_expires was not enabled. So I edited httpd.conf and enabled mod_expires

I also enabled Zend Opcache in php.ini to make it run smooth on multiple pageloads.

How to use .htaccess to run all .html files as .php by using PHP handlers in Apache w/o CGI?

If you are not able to find the correct Handler, Simply create a .php file with the following contents:

<?php echo $_SERVER['REDIRECT_HANDLER']; ?>

and run/open this file in browser.

application httpd handler
example application handler

Use this output in .htaccess file

Create a .htaccess file at the root of your website(usually a folder named public_html or htdocs on linux servers) and add this line:

AddType [[THE OUTPUT FROM ABOVE FILE]] .html .htm


AddType application/x-httpd-php70 .html .htm
AddType application/x-httpd-php72 .html .htm
AddType application/x-httpd-php .html .htm

If your are running PHP as CGI then try something like this:

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .html .htm

Important Note:

If you see blank page or Notice: Undefined index: REDIRECT_HANDLER

Try default in .htaccess

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .html

If you are godaddy user, try one of these settings:

Options +ExecCGI
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .html
AddHandler x-httpd-php5 .php .html
AddHandler x-httpd-php7 .php .html
AddHandler x-httpd-php5-cgi .html
AddHandler x-httpd-php7-cgi .html


5 ways to redirect your Web page?

Hi Everyone!

In this post we will be learning about redirects. And see how you can redirect your web-page.

We will see two ways to redirect web-pages:

  • Through your registrars’ Cpanel.
  • Right into your code.

Through cPanel redirect feature

You can easily redirect your visitors from one page to another with the help of the Redirects feature. 

To setup a redirection, access your website’s Control Panel and locate the Redirects menu.

In the Create a Redirect section. You can set up a redirection from one page of your website to another. This also works for subdomains or completely different websites.

If you choose to use HTTPS, make sure the redirected page has a certificate first, because redirecting to a website without an SSL certificate but using the HTTPS protocol for it, will most likely land your visitor to an error page

Now let’s see how you can set redirection by including few lines in your code.

HTML redirects:

The simplest way to redirect to another URL is with the Meta Refresh tag. We can place this meta tag inside the <head> at the top of any HTML page like this:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=''" />

JavaScript redirects

Redirecting to another URL with JavaScript is pretty easy, simply change the locationproperty on the window object:

// Use any of the following lines below.

window.location = "";
window.location.href = "";

Apache redirects

The most common method of redirecting a web page is through adding specific rules to a .htaccess file on an Apache web server.

Redirect 301 /

PHP redirects

With PHP we can use the header function, which is quite straightforward:

  header('Location:', true, 301); // Permanent redirection.
// OR
  #header('Location:', true, 307); // Temporary redirection.

This is it for this post. Now the comment section is all yours.

Thank You.

Fix Error Too Many Redirects on WordPress Admin page or Blog

There are several cases for the cause and multiple solutions also:

1 Add these 2 lines in wp-config.php file

if (strpos($_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO'], 'https') !== false)

2 Edit these settings in database directly using PhpMyAdmin in table options or wp_options in option_id, option_name (1,siteurl) and (2,home)

wp_options table

3 You can do the same by Editing wp-config.php and adding these 2 lines


4 Fix your .htaccess file with default one
Check here for default .htaccess for wordpress

Common PHP.ini directives list for Apache htaccess files

Maximum Execution Time and Maximum Input Time

php_value max_execution_time 300
php_value max_input_time 300

Max Upload file size and Max POST data size

php_value upload_max_filesize 20M
php_value post_max_size 21M

Output buffering toggle

php_value output_buffering on
# OR
php_value output_buffering 16384

Expose PHP signature – toggle

php_value expose_php on

Maximum Input variables

php_value max_input_vars 1500

Maximum Memory Limit for PHP

php_value memory_limit 1256M

Magic Quotes toggle

php_value magic_quotes_gpc on

Register Global Variables – useless now

register_globals = off  
#removed as of php 5.4

Allow remote URL in fopen

php_value allow_url_fopen on

Max Execution Time for php scripts

php_value max_execution_time 1000

Set Timezone for PHP datetime functions

php_value date.timezone "Europe/Paris"
php_value date.timezone "Asia/Kolkata"

More at:

Error Logging Settings

php_value log_errors On
php_value error_log /path/filename
php_value display_errors on
php_value display_startup_errors on

Complete List of INI directives:

Default .htaccess file for wordpress with compression and caching tweaks

Here is the default .htaccess file for wordpress

If you are using cpanel, before you proceed make sure that you don’t have htaccess file already. Default File Manager settings in cpanel make it hidden

Default Settings in cPanel File Manager

.htaccess file – default code for wordpress

# BEGIN WordPress
<ifmodule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
# END WordPress

If your WordPress Installation is inside a directory say knowledge, which means your wordpress url is then htaccess code would be

# BEGIN WordPress
<ifmodule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /knowledge/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /knowledge/index.php [L]
# END WordPress

Add the following code for Leverage Browser Caching

<ifmodule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On

# Images
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/webp "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/svg+xml "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 1 year"

# Video
ExpiresByType video/mp4 "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType video/mpeg "access plus 1 year"

# CSS, JavaScript
ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/javascript "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/javascript "access plus 1 month"

# Others
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access plus 1 month"

Add the following code for GZip Compression

<ifmodule mod_deflate.c>
# Compress HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Text, XML and fonts
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-opentype
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-otf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-truetype
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-ttf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/opentype
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/otf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/ttf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/svg+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/x-icon
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml

# Remove browser bugs (only needed for really old browsers)
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip
BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
Header append Vary User-Agent

.htaccess redirect from http to https and from non-www to www redirect – Make site permanently SSL secured

put this in your htaccess file:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.(.*)
RewriteRule (.*) https://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]