×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Pro Apache
     

Pro Apache

4.0 1
by Peter Wainwright
 

This book aims to teach you everything you need to know to build, install, and configure every aspect of Apache, the world's most popular Web server.

Two versions of Apache are available as of this book's publication. Apache 1.3 is still widely used and is continuously updated. Apache 2 offers new and powerful features, such as multi-processsing modules and

Overview

This book aims to teach you everything you need to know to build, install, and configure every aspect of Apache, the world's most popular Web server.

Two versions of Apache are available as of this book's publication. Apache 1.3 is still widely used and is continuously updated. Apache 2 offers new and powerful features, such as multi-processsing modules and filters, as well as a revised and expanded build system for compiling Apache from source. This book comprehensively covers both server versions, presenting up-to-date information and examples, and highlighting variations bettween the two releases in context.

In addition, this book is organized to provide solutions to common problems. It answers the questions that administrators like you typically ask, without requiring that you know the name of a specific Apache module or directive beforehand. This book also demonstrates multiple solutions to a problem, and contrasts the benefits and drawbacks of each approach. After reading Pro Apache, you'll know not only how to get the results you want, but also why a solution works the way it does.

Finally, this book examines how to accomplish more advanced configurations, where individual features must cooperate with each other intelligently.

Now in its third edition, the expertise found in Pro Apache makes it the definitive guide to harnessing the power of Apache safely and securely.

Editorial Reviews

bn.com
The Barnes & Noble Review
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590593004
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
01/22/2004
Edition description:
3rd ed. 2004. Corr. 2nd printing 2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 7.00(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Peter Wainwright is a developer and software engineer specializing in Perl, Apache, and other open-source projects. He got his first taste of programming on a BBC Micro and gained most of his early programming experience writing applications in C on Solaris. He then discovered Linux, shortly followed by Perl and Apache, and has been happily programming there ever since.

When he is not engaged in development or writing books, Wainwright spends much of his free time maintaining the Space Future website at www.spacefuture.com. He is an active proponent of commercial passenger space travel and cofounded Space Future Consulting, an international space tourism consultancy firm.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Pro Apache 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why a third edition? Wainright's first edition was well received and Apache was improved after the edition was published. So he produced a second edition. Guess what? The open source Apache has continued to accrue infalling upgrades. As Wainright explains, there are now two main versions, 1.3 and 2. Apache 1.3 is essentially the direct descendent of earlier versions. Very stable on unix/linux, on which it was originally developed. But the key thing about this new book is its descriptions of Apache 2. Apache 1.3 had inferior performance on Microsoft computers, when it was ported. Some people got fed up with this state of affairs and recast crucial portions, to produce Apache 2, which now directly uses native MS threads. It has much better performance than 1.3, on MS computers. The book goes into this in fuller detail. Plus it has the usual voluminous descriptions of what you can tweak for most web server needs. Luckily, if you want to deploy or use a vanilla configuration, the early chapters should suffice. Then consult the later text for more specialised needs. If you are already running Apache 1.3 on a unix/linux computer, it seems from this book that there is little incentive to migrate to 2. Relatively little to gain.