Forced Ads On ISPConfig With Debian Etch 

This howto forces ads on every single site that you have and cannot be deleted by users from the .htaccess - it does not even use .htaccess.

I am using Debian Etch and ISPConfig 2.2.24.

Steps that will be done:

- Edit apache config.
- Edit master vhost file.
- Create ads.
- Edit files so you can disable ads on certain pages.

PHP must be enabled server wide for this to work, not to much of a biggie - you should offer PHP by default anyway, it's so common nowadays.

 

Step 1

Enable PHP system wide:

vi /etc/mime.types

Uncomment these 4 lines of code:

[...]
#application/x-httpd-php phtml pht php
#application/x-httpd-php-source phps
#application/x-httpd-php3 php3
#application/x-httpd-php3-preprocessed php3p
#application/x-httpd-php4 php4
[...]

vi /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/php5.conf

Uncomment these 2 lines of code:

<IfModule mod_php5.c>
# AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phtml .php3 # AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps </IfModule>

 

Step 2

Editing Apache files:

vi /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Towards the bottom of the apache2.conf you will find:

<Directory /var/www/sharedip>
Options +Includes -Indexes
AllowOverride None
AllowOverride Indexes AuthConfig Limit FileInfo
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
<Files ~ "^\.ht">
Deny from all
</Files>
</Directory>

Right after this add:

<Directory /var/www>
Options +Includes -Indexes
AllowOverride None
AllowOverride Indexes AuthConfig Limit FileInfo Options
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
<Files ~ "^\.ht">
Deny from all
</Files>
</Directory>

Under that you will find:

<Directory /var/www/*/web>
Options +Includes -Indexes
AllowOverride None
AllowOverride Indexes AuthConfig Limit FileInfo
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
<Files ~ "^\.ht">
Deny from all
</Files>
</Directory>

Change that to:

<Directory /var/www/*/web>
Options +Includes -Indexes
AllowOverride None
AllowOverride Indexes AuthConfig Limit FileInfo Options
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
<Files ~ "^\.ht">
Allow from root
Deny from all
</Files>
</Directory>

Save and close.

Now let's restart Apache:

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

 

Step 3

Creating a directory for ads:

mkdir /var/www/ads

 

Step 4

We are going to create one file. We will make header.php:

vi /var/www/ads/header.php

Now we must enter the info for the header ad file:

<?
$adfrees = '/var/www/web1/web'; //Change this to the web you want without ads
$dir = getcwd();
if ($dir == $adfrees) {
echo '';
} else {
echo '
AD CODE HERE
'; }
?>

The first highlight is the directory name of the file you want without ads. The second highlight is where you would put your ad code from Google and such.

 

Step 5

We must now edit the master vhost file so it will automatically put ads in every single site forcefully.

vi /root/ispconfig/isp/conf/vhost.conf.master

Towards the bottom you will see:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} ^(TRACE|TRACK)
RewriteRule .* - [F]
</IfModule>

Right below it add:

php_value output_buffering 4098
php_value auto_prepend_file '/var/www/ads/header.php'
AddType application/x-httpd-php htm
AddType application/x-httpd-php html

That code is if you want your ad on the top of the page if you want it on the bottom instead use this code:

php_value output_buffering 4098
php_value auto_append_file '/var/www/ads/footer.php'
AddType application/x-httpd-php htm
AddType application/x-httpd-php html

The highlighted part is where you would put your file name if you changed it.

Save and close this file then restart ISPConfig:

/etc/init.d/ispconfig_server restart

 

Done

That's it - you now have real forced ads that cannot come off of the page at all!

Written by: Joey C. (web-cave.net)
Help from: grandpagenocide (rhwebhosting.com) and Jcink (jcink.com)

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From: Anonymous at: 2009-03-28 07:06:13

how to fix open_basedir restriction problem  :

Warning: Unknown: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/var/www/ads/footer.php) is not within the allowed path(s): (/var/www/web9/) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in Unknown on line 0

Fatal error: Unknown: Failed opening required '/var/www/ads/footer.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear') in Unknown on line 0