Apache Server 2.0: A Beginner's Guide

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This work offers clear and straightforward instructions for tasks ranging from basic to technical, as well as the background information required for an administrator to understand the history of the server and how best to run it in today's Web environment. It contains information on running Apache with different platforms, including UNIX-based systems like Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris; Windows products, including NT and Windows 2000; and Mac OS X. There are eight pages of blueprints which demonstrate the differences between Apache Server and IIS 5 and diagrams showing Apache running on different operating systems.

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Learn to install and run Apache Server 2.0 -- even for the first time

Effectively install, configure, and administer the latest version of Apache with help from this practical introductory guide. You'll find all the information you need to get up to speed on running Apache in a variety of environments -- including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Filled with straightforward advice on basic topics such as locating and downloading Apache to more advanced topics that include daily administration and proxy configuration, this hands-on resource is ideal for administrators who are new to this powerful Web server. Written by an Apache expert, this book offers insider tips on potential security issues and contains valuable troubleshooting techniques. For clear instructions for bringing Apache's speed, reliability, and scalability to your network, this guide is exactly what you need.Choose the right source code package for your operating system Identify and remove prior servers Configure and test Apache after installation Learn daily administration tasks -- reading logs, load balancing, and performance tuning Build and enable image maps Find and close security holes by utilizing firewalls and proxies Determine whether to host virtual domains Get tips for troubleshooting and preview advanced Apache topics including CGI and e-commerce

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Kate Wrightson (Athens, GA) has been running Apache on a small network for several years (since the early days of the server) and spends a lot of time working with the Web and the Usenet newsgroup creation process. Wrightson has several years of Linux experience and more than 10 years of experience using Unix. She has co-authored five books which have been targeted at the same audience as Apache: The Beginner's Guide including Mastering Unix, KDE for Dummies, and Osborne's WordPerfect Suite 2000 for Linux: The Official Guide and Corel Linux Starter Kit: The Official Guide.

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