Synopses & Reviews
The freeware Apache Web server runs on about half of the world's existing Web sites, and it is rapidly increasing in popularity. Apache: The Definitive Guide, written and reviewed by key members of the Apache Group, describes how to obtain, set up, and secure the Apache software.Apache was originally based on code and ideas found in the most popular HTTP server of the time: NCSA httpd 1.3 (early 1995). It has since evolved into a far superior system that can rival (and probably surpass) almost any other UNIX-based HTTP server in terms of functionality, efficiency, and speed. It has several new features (among which are highly configurable error messages, DBM-based authentication databases, and content negotiation). It also offers dramatically improved performance and fixes many bugs in the NCSA 1.3 code.Contents include:
- The history of the Apache Group
- Obtaining and compiling the server
- Configuring and running Apache, including such topics as directory structures, virtual hosts, and CGI programming
- The Apache Module API
- Apache security
- A complete list of configuration
With Apache: The Definitive Guide
, Web administrators new to Apache can come up to speed more quickly than ever before by working through the tutorial demo. Experienced administrators and CGI programmers will find the reference sections indispensable. Apache: The Definitive Guide
is the definitive documentation for the world's most popular Web server. Includes CD-ROM with Apache manuals and demo sites discussed in the book.
Apache, a superior system that rivals almost any other UNIX-based HTTP server, runs on about half the world's existing Web sites and is rapidly increasing market share. This book, officially authorized by the Apache Group, is the only complete guide on the market today describing how to obtain, set up, and secure the Apache software.
About the Author
Ben Laurie is the coauthor of Apache: The Definitive Guide, Technical Director of A.L. Digital Ltd. and The Bunker, a director of the Apache Software Foundation, author of Apache-SSL and a core team member of OpenSSL. As well as his obvious involvement with free software, he's also obsessed with security and privacy, particularly on the net. In his copious spare time, he writes stuff, sometimes code, sometimes words.
Coauthor of Apache: The Definitive Guide, 3nd Edition