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Apache Cookbookby Ken Coar
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Synopses & Reviews
Apache is far and away the most widely used web server platform in the world. Both free and rock-solid, it runs more than half of the world's web sites, ranging from huge e-commerce operations to corporate intranets and smaller hobby sites, and it continues to maintain its popularity, drawing new users all the time. If you work with Apache on a regular basis, you have plenty of documentation on installing and configuring your server, but where do you go for help with the day-to-day stuff, like adding common modules or fine-tuning your activity logging?
The Apache Cookbook is a collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for webmasters, web administrators, programmers, and everyone else who works with Apache. For every problem addressed in the book, there's a worked-out solution or "recipe"--short, focused pieces of code that you can use immediately. But this book offers more than cut-and-paste code. You also get explanations of how and why the code works, so you can adapt the problem-solving techniques to similar situations.
The recipes in the Apache Cookbook range from simple tasks, such installing the server on Red Hat Linux or Windows, to more complex tasks, such as setting up name-based virtual hosts or securing and managing your proxy server. The two hundred plus recipes in the book cover additional topics such as:
Book News Annotation:
Another in the very useful O'Reilly series, which provides solutions and "how-to" advice for users of specific computer technology. The focus here is on Apache—the software that currently runs over half the web sites throughout the world—and on making Apache do exactly what is needed using the various options and "extensions" provided as part of the package (distributed by the Apache Software Foundation). Over 150 "recipes" cover broad topics such as installing the software, adding modules (e.g. perl), logging, hosting multiple sites, and handling aliases, security, dynamic content (cgi-bin), and performance. Each recipe consists of a problem, solution, and discussion, with cross-references to related recipes and web links; many require less than a page, and rarely are they more than two pages. This book should be kept close by and used as a reference as questions and problems arise.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This is a collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for webmasters, Web administrators, programmers, and everyone else who works with Apache. For every problem addressed in the book, there's a worked-out solution or "recipe" that you can use immediately.
About the Author
Ken Coar is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, the body that oversees Apache development. He is the author of Apache Server for Dummies (January 1998) and co-author of Apache Server Unleashed (March 2000). Ken has been responsible for fielding email sent to the Apache project, and his experience with that mailing list provided a foundation for this book.
Rich Bowen is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, working primarily on the documentation for the Apache Web Server. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where he spends his free time GeoCaching. He also enjoys flying kites and reading stuff by Charles Dickens and his contemporaries. Rich is a coauthor of Apache Administrators Handbook and Apache Cookbook. Rich, or DrBacchus--his handle on IRC--also spends entirely too much time on #apache. You can find him on the web at http://www.drbacchus.com/journal/.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: InstallationChapter 2: Adding Common ModulesChapter 3: LoggingChapter 4: Virtual HostsChapter 5: Aliases, Redirecting, and RewritingChapter 6: SecurityChapter 7: SSLChapter 8: Dynamic ContentChapter 9: Error HandlingChapter 10: ProxiesChapter 11: PerformanceChapter 12: Miscellaneous TopicsAppendix A: Using Regular Expressions in ApacheAppendix B: TroubleshootingColophon
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