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Apache handlers control how your site’s Apache web server software manages certain file types and file extensions. Apache can handle CGI scripts and server-parsed files. The file extensions for these files include .cgi.pl.plx.ppl.perl, and .shtml.

You can configure Apache to use an existing handler to handle a new file type. To do this, manually add the handler and extension in this interface. 

Create an Apache Handler

To add an Apache handler, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter the handler name in the Handler text box. cPanel includes the following built-in handlers:
  2. Enter the file extension in the Extension(s) text box.
  3. Click Add.

This interface does not allow you to create custom Apache handlers.


To remove a user-defined handler, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the X button under the Remove heading for the appropriate handler in the User-Defined Apache Handlers table.
  2. Click Yes.

 You cannot remove the file extensions that Apache automatically handles.