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For security reasons, you might want to hide your server version (For example "nginx/1.10.3 (Ubuntu)) in the header response and in error pages.

Ploi servers already have this automatic setup, so if you have a Ploi provisioned server you will not have to follow this guide.

To achieve this just change this code in the /etc/nginx/nginx.conf file:

# server_tokens off;

To this:

server_tokens off;

You can also run this 1-line command to easily do it at once:

sed -i "s/# server_tokens.*/server_tokens off;/" /etc/nginx/nginx.conf && service nginx reload

After this make sure you restart NGINX and reload your webpage to see if the server version is present in the site's headers.

01 March 2019 (last updated 2 years ago)


Written by Dennis Smink

Dennis brings over 6 years of hands-on experience in server management, specializing in optimizing web services for scalability and security.

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