Category Archives: Helicon Ape

Debugging .htaccess with Helicon Ape

Helicon Ape incorporates a profound tool for debugging of web-sites as well as .htaccess files, e.g. rewrite, proxy and other directives in your httpd.conf, .htaccess and .htpasswd files. The debugger will show how the server processes your requests in real … Continue reading

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Search Engine Friendly (SEF) URLs for phpBB

phpBB is the most popular bulletin board engine at the moment. It offers fantastic set of features but unfortunately Search Engine Friendly (SEF or SEO) URLs is not among them. Why you may need to have SEF URLs for your … Continue reading

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Сounting downloads from your site

If you have some downloadable content on your site (installation packages), you’ll probably want to monitor the statistics of downloads. But the popular Google Analytics system cannot count that as it is working only inside html-pages. Another option is analyzing … Continue reading

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Make your websites work faster

In April 2010 Google announced, that speed of a web site will be considered as an aspect of web search ranking. This means that web site creators and webmasters need to optimize their websites. What is the best way to do … Continue reading

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IIS reverse proxy and load balancer with web admin panel

Since build 3.0.0.50 Helicon Ape offers a web interface for the load balancer.

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Load balancing with Helicon Ape mod_proxy

Helicon Ape mod_proxy module provides simple way to configure load balancer. This article is giving explicit instructions of how to configure and test such load balancer.

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Trace HTTP traffic and IIS configuration

Since build 3.0.0.43 Helicon Ape is equipped with brand new mod_developer module.

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Keyword reach URLs in 5 minutes

This article is an introduction as well as a detailed guide to new mod_seo module being an integral part of Helicon Ape 3 which is destined to build good-looking URLs based on the application’s DB data or maps without necessity … Continue reading

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Automatic cache cleaning in Helicon Ape

Up to version 3.0.0.39 Helicon Ape cache could be cleaned only manually. Memory-based cache (mod_mem_cache) required recycling of corresponding application and disk-based cache (mod_disk_cache) cleaning implied manual files deletion form the file system. That was slightly inconvenient, to put it … Continue reading

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Titbits: Making Ape work with Plesk 9.5.1

If you have Ape and Plesk installed on your server, you may come across the issue that Ape is not working in it’s entirity. This may be caused by the fact that Plesk overrides the handlers list for each domain … Continue reading

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