Disable Unneeded Apache Modules

For a fast performing server, you want to reduce the "bloat" - disable any server feature you do not need. For example you would not want Plesk or cPanel running on your server. But Apache itself has a bloat of modules that are hardly used. It requires an expert's opinion to see what is really needed. In a Drupal discussion the following two minimal setups were mentioned:

Kbahey mentions:

core_module (static)
log_config_module (static)
logio_module (static)
mpm_worker_module (static)
http_module (static)
so_module (static)
alias_module (shared)
auth_basic_module (shared)
authn_file_module (shared)
authz_default_module (shared)
authz_groupfile_module (shared)
authz_host_module (shared)
authz_user_module (shared)
autoindex_module (shared)
cgid_module (shared)
deflate_module (shared)
dir_module (shared)
env_module (shared)
fcgid_module (shared)
mime_module (shared)
negotiation_module (shared)
rewrite_module (shared)
setenvif_module (shared)
status_module (shared)

User Mikeytown2 mentions:

LoadModule authz_host_module modules/mod_authz_host.so
LoadModule dir_module modules/mod_dir.so
LoadModule log_config_module modules/mod_log_config.so
LoadModule mime_module modules/mod_mime.so
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
LoadModule setenvif_module modules/mod_setenvif.so
LoadModule alias_module modules/mod_alias.so
LoadModule expires_module modules/mod_expires.so
LoadModule headers_module modules/mod_headers.so
LoadModule deflate_module modules/mod_deflate.so
LoadModule include_module modules/mod_include.so


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