Apache : The Definitive Guide, Paperback

Apache : The Definitive Guide Paperback

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Apache is far and away the most widely used web server platform in the world.

This versatile server runs more than half of the world's existing web sites.

Apache is both free and rock-solid, running more than 21 million web sites ranging from huge e-commerce operations to corporate intranets and smaller hobby sites.

With this new third edition of Apache: The Definitive Guide, web administrators new to Apache will come up to speed quickly, and experienced administrators will find the logically organized, concise reference sections indispensable, and system programmers interested in customizing their servers will rely on the chapters on the API and Apache modules.

Updated to cover the changes in Apache's latest release, 2.0, as well as Apache 1.3, this useful guide discusses how to obtain, set up, secure, modify, and troubleshoot the Apache software on both Unix and Windows systems. Dozens of clearly written examples provide the answers to the real-world issues that Apache administrators face everyday. In addition to covering the installation and configuration of mod_perl and Tomcat, the book examines PHP, Cocoon, and other new technologies that are associated with the Apache web server. Additional coverage of security and the Apache 2.0 API make Apache: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition essential documentation for the world's most popular web server.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 590 pages, 1, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Internet guides & online services
  • ISBN: 9780596002039



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This is a horrible, stunningly horrible, book. It has, sadly, persuaded me that I cannot simply trust the O'Reilly brand as signifying, if not the best book in a particular area, at least a worthwhile book.The central problem is that this book has no idea what it wants to be.It tries to be a tutorial, a cookbook and a reference, all intermingled. One paragraph it's trying to talk to newbies, the next it assumes you are a long time Apache veteran. One role, however, that it seems to have no interest in playing is that of giving the big picture, of describing exactly what Apache can (and can't) do in a given area, and why you might care, before getting into various nitty gritty.I'm afraid I can't recommend a good book on Apache to buy; I would however urge you to stay away from this one. The worst shovelware out, something like <i>Sams Teach yourself Apache in 24hrs</i> or <i>Apache for Dummies</i>, cannot be worse than this sad failure.

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