APACHE 2 - Force download requested files
The goal of this change is to add the following line(s) into the headers of your file(s):
This change will force download the requested file
How to do that?
1) Enable mod_headers module (it is usually disabled by default). In Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions use the following command:
For Linux distributions or other Unix systems without additional module handling infrastructure add the following line to web servers httpd.conf:
LoadModule headers_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_headers.so
2) Then we need to tell the web server to send specific headers for those specific situations.
Open your virtual server configuration:
For example to make all pdf and jpg files to be downloaded instead of open in browser add the following code to your configuration:
Header set Content-Disposition attachment
Please, make sure that you don't have any duplicate headers before the last step.
3) Restart your web server for configuration to take effect with following command: