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The mod_proxy Apache module implements a proxy on your server. This module may be used as either a forward or reverse proxy. This module is required to provide support for VirtualHost proxies. You can also configure this module to connect to other proxy modules. 


This module implements a basic proxy for Apache. It implements proxy capability for AJP13 (Apache JServe Protocol version 1.3), FTPCONNECT (for SSL), HTTP/0.9HTTP/1.0, and HTTP/1.1.  To take full advantage of these capabilities, the mod_proxy Apache module must connect to other Apache proxy modules.  For example, to handle AJP, you would install the  mod_proxy_ajp Apache module.


Do not enable your server as a forward proxy unless you have secured your server. An open proxy server is dangerous to your network.


This module has no requirements.


This module has no known compatibility issues.

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How to install or uninstall mod_proxy

The following EasyApache profiles include the mod_proxy Apache module by default:

  • Basic
  • Mod Ruid2


The Mod Ruid2 profile is only available if you do not use CloudLinux.

To install or uninstall the mod_proxy Apache module, perform the following steps:

  1. Run EasyApache in WHM's EasyApache 3 interface (Home >> Software >> EasyApache 3).


    • To access EasyApache from the command line interface, run the /scripts/easyapache script as the root user.
    • For more information on EasyApache, read our EasyApache documentation.
  2. Select the profile that you wish to modify.

  3. Click the  that corresponds to your selection.

  4. Click Next Step in the Apache Version stage.
  5. Click Next Step in the PHP Version stage.
  6. Click Exhaustive Options List in the Short Options List stage.
  7. Perform one of the following actions in the Exhaustive Options List stage:
    • To install the mod_proxy Apache module, select the Proxy option.
    • To uninstall the mod_proxy Apache module, deselect the Proxy option.
  8. Click Save and Build.

How to enable or disable the module in a custom EasyApache profile file

The following table provides information about how EasyApache refers to the mod_proxy Apache module: 

EasyApache module namemod_proxy
EasyApache Profile EntryApache:optmods:Proxy

To enable or disable the mod_proxy Apache module in a custom EasyApache profile file, set the Apache:optmods:Proxy profile entry to one of the following values:

  • 1 - This value enables the module.
  • 0 - This value disables the module.


The following table provides information on changes to the mod_proxy Apache module within EasyApache, and content changes to this document:

DateEasyApache versionActionDetails
2/11/20143.24.11Doc updateImplemented case 73225: Remove Apache 1.3 and 2.0
1/31/20133.18.0Doc updateImplemented case 51105: Update for Apache 2.4
12/1/20113.7.2EA update

Implemented case 55082: Apache mod_proxy reverse proxy exposure vulnerability in Apache 2.0

10/28/20113.7.0EA update

Fixed case 53801: Apache mod_proxy reverse proxy exposure vulnerability in Apache 2.2

Related documentation

Vendor documentation

The following text is an excerpt from the website:

This module and related modules implement a proxy/gateway for Apache HTTP Server, which supports a number of popular protocols and several different load-balancing algorithms. Third-party modules can add support for additional protocols and load balancing algorithms.

For more information on the mod_proxy Apache module, click the following links:

Apache versionDocumentation
2.2Apache Module mod_proxy
2.4Apache Module mod_proxy