Need to get the job done with Apache? Get Professional Apache, Third Edition. This immensely readable book is packed with examples. It’s organized around the issues real-life web admins face. And you can use it anywhere: it’s thoroughly cross-platform (Linux, UNIX, Windows) and multi-version (1.3x and 2.0x).
You’ll find comprehensive coverage of building and configuring Apache the way you want it: why/how to tweak things (and when to leave them alone). Peter Wainwright systematically walks through delivering dynamic content; hosting multiple web sites from one server; benchmarking and optimizing performance; and more. You’ll learn how to extend Apache with Perl, PHP, Tomcat/Java, even WebDAV. And you’ll be hard-pressed to find more thorough coverage of Apache security. 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.