New book: “Apache Cookbook 2nd Edition”

The new “Apache Cookbook” is a collection of recipes drawn from the fire hose of the Usenet newsgroups, the ApacheFAQ, Apache-related mailing lists, emailed how-to questions, problems and answers posed on IRC channels, and volunteered submissions.

Topics range from basic compilation of the source code to complex problems involving the treatment of URLs that require SSL encryption, including the following:

  • Installing the most common third-party modules
  • Recording visits to your web site(s), and using Apache’s error logging mechanism
  • Running multiple web sites using a single Apache server and set of configuration files
  • Manipulating URLs — controlling the files to which they refer, changing them from one thing to another, and making them point to other web sites
  • Securing Apache against penetration and exposure
  • Making Apache handle secure transactions with SSL-capable browsers — a must for handling sensitive data such as money transfers or medical records
  • Enhancing Apache with runtime scripts and making them operate as a particular user
  • Customizing Apache’s error messages to give your site its own unique flavor
  • Configuring Apache to act as a proxy between users and web pages

Rich Bowen is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, working primarily on the documentation for the Apache Web Server.

Buy the book from Amazon for $23.09.

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