Apache Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Apache Administration [NOOK Book]

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There's plenty of documentation on installing and configuring the Apache web server, but where do you find help for the day-to-day stuff, like adding common modules or fine-tuning your activity logging? That's easy. The new edition of the Apache Cookbook offers you updated solutions to the problems you're likely to encounter with the new versions of Apache.

Written by members of the Apache Software Foundation, and thoroughly revised for Apache...

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Apache Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Apache Administration

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Overview

There's plenty of documentation on installing and configuring the Apache web server, but where do you find help for the day-to-day stuff, like adding common modules or fine-tuning your activity logging? That's easy. The new edition of the Apache Cookbook offers you updated solutions to the problems you're likely to encounter with the new versions of Apache.

Written by members of the Apache Software Foundation, and thoroughly revised for Apache versions 2.0 and 2.2, recipes in this book 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. Altogether, you get more than 200 timesaving recipes for solving a crisis or other deadline conundrums, with topics including:

  • Security
  • Aliases, Redirecting, and Rewriting
  • CGI Scripts, the suexec Wrapper, and other dynamic content techniques
  • Error Handling
  • SSL
  • Performance
This book tackles everything from beginner problems to those faced by experienced users. For every problem addressed in the book, you will find a worked-out solution that includes short, focused pieces of code you can use immediately. You also get explanations of how and why the code works, so you can adapt the problem-solving techniques to similar situations.

Instead of poking around mailing lists, online documentation, and other sources, rely on the Apache Cookbook for quick solutions when you need them. Then you can spend your time and energy where it matters most.

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Ever feel like you were reinventing the wheel with Apache? Get Apache Cookbook. It’s the fastest way to get Apache to do what you want.

Here are 150-plus recipes for the most common web administration tasks. Want to install PHP, or WebDAV -- or lots of modules, all at once? Want to log actual client IP addresses, even if they’re requesting pages through proxies? Set up virtual hosts? Allow case-insensitive URLs? Set expiring passwords? Protect server files from malicious scripts? Test your CGI setup? Customize error messages? Tune performance?

We’ve just scratched the surface. If you run Apache, this book’s indispensable. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596551568
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/21/2007
  • Series: Cookbooks (O'Reilly)
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 870,358
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Rich Bowen has been involved with the Apache Web Server project since 1998, and has written a number of books about it. He works on the web team at Asbury College, where he gets to put into practice a few of the things he writes about. Rich lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

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.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Installation 1
2 Adding Common Modules 19
3 Logging 32
4 Virtual Hosts 58
5 Aliases, Redirecting, and Rewriting 72
6 Security 91
7 SSL 130
8 Dynamic Content 140
9 Error Handling 162
10 Proxies 170
11 Performance 178
12 Miscellaneous Topics 200
A Using Regular Expressions in Apache 211
B: Troubleshooting 215
Index 225
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