How to change your server signature

Disguising your server signature is always a good idea as you wont reveal the operating system to potential script kiddies and hackers.

Connect to your server via SSH and login as admin, then ‘su -‘ to root.

Type the following at the command prompt:

pico -w /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Press [CTRL-W] to start a text search, then type ‘ServerSignature’ and press


ServerSignature On


ServerSignature Off
ServerTokens ProductOnly

Now press [CTRL-O] to save the file, then [CTRL-X] to leave the text editor.
Finally, type the following at the command prompt:

service httpd restart

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