How to manage Apache

Manage Apache through InfraGuard


Apache is the most widely used web server software. Developed and maintained by the Apache Software Foundation. It runs on 67% of all web servers in the world. It is fast and reliable. It can be highly customized to meet the needs of many different environments by using extensions and modules. With all its positives, we also face challenges when it comes to managing it. The most common challenges which we often face are apache service stopped, port blocks, cache issue, etc.

Every time these challenges encountered we log in to the database server and remediate. There is no harm in making access to serve and work on the issue to remediate the same. However, we believe that it is time taking process and also prone to human error, sometimes leads to security vulnerability.

How to manage apache using InfraGuard


InfraGuard is cloud-based SaaS tool which has the capability to manage the servers and application while enhancing automation and security posture.

While on-boarding the server it can automatically identify installed applications and database inside the server and starts managing it. You do not need to take SSH & RDP every time issue encounters. You can perform common tasks like service start, stop & restart with a click of a button. It can manage your server keys and do the automate patching of the server as per defined policy. If you want to run any script you just write the script once, save it and run whenever needed.


Advantages of using InfraGuard


Controlled Server Access
InfraGuard gives you the privilege to limit access to the servers through its user management policy. Depending on the requirement users can be assigned the role of Admin, Contributor, and Reader, etc.

User Audit
Users activities logs are stored by the InfrGuard wherein whatever activities performed by the users on the server or in the InfraGuard are stored which can help businesses remain organized and also helps when dealing with unforeseen circumstances, including security violations, performance problems, and system flaws.

Efficient Application Management
With InfraGuard you can run the command with just a click of a button. You do not need to know the command every time you start/stop/restart services etc. to manage Apache database. You can write your script, save in InfraGuard and run it whenever needed.

Avoid Exposing SSH & RDP over the public internet
InfraGuard communicate over SSL, port 443. It needs an only outbound connection to communicate from your server to to InfraGuard and there is no requirement of SSH/RDP client to establish connectivity with the server.

Summary
Once your servers are on boarded with InfraGuard you will be able to manage your entire server along with Apache database & other hosted application installed on the server.. Furthermore you can also automate your key management and patch management process.

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