Add the following config, e.g. to /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf: LogLevel info authz_core:debug then make sure to reload apache (service httpd reload) and you will find a detailed reason, why access to a resource is granted or not in the error log.
Just a list of tutorials: http://www.openlogic.com/wazi/bid/188105/How-to-Secure-Your-Apache-Web-Server http://blog.monitis.com/index.php/2011/06/22/25-linux-server-hardening-tips/ http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-security.html
Slow website? Have you tried turning on file compression? If not, this tweak can speed up your website in an instant. The apache documentation of the mod_deflate is one way to go. Add the following piece of configuration (that I have just copy-pasted from the apache docs website) to your virtual host config (it requires… Continue reading Speed up your website served by apache httpd in 2 mins