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Get up to speed with Apache


In case you missed it, I've collected our recent series of SolutionBase articles on Apache servers below. Contributors Jack Wallen and Scott Lowe offer detailed advice on setting up Apache Web servers, troubleshooting and security tips, and making the move from IIS to Apache.

Do you have ideas for future articles on Apache? Let us know by responding below.

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lsalih
lsalih

For those of you who are new to the open-source world, I'd give Apache Friends a visit, http://www.apachefriends.org/en/index.html. The software installs Apache, MySQL and PhpMyAdmin for you without any complication(s). **Make sure port 80 is free.

DanLM
DanLM

At the shell/host level the proper security for file systems for such things as: 1). cgi-bin 2). httpaccess You also might wish to provide some simple how to's for creating an htpaccess file that allows for logins to a specific web page. There are a couple of ways for setting up logins to web pages... Maybe a general over view of that. Can't remember if your articles went over the config options to allow for default file names for going itno a directory... Ie: index.htm, index.html, index.php, ? A general over view of the fact that subdomains need to be defined in 2 places.... .ie: www.dandanthedirtyoldman.com and noimnot.dandanthedirtyoldman.com are 2 seperate dns entries and also 2 apache configuration entries. Just some sugestions...

Jaqui
Jaqui

httpaccess it is .htaccess and .htpassword Default filenames for going into a server accessible folder are detailed in the httpd.conf. [pre] DirectoryIndex index.shtml DirectoryIndex index.html index.html.var index.cgi index.pl index.htm Default.htm default.htm index.xml [/pre]

DanLM
DanLM

Truthfully, I knew I had used the wrong name. I just didn't have my config to look at. I think you misunderstood what I was trying to say. Where you showed how to defined the index.shtml and such is what I was trying to suggest for those that may have multiple file types they wish defined as the default for a folder... You can also define it in the httpaccess if so configured so that it can be specific to a folder level. Sorry for the confusion. I have been doing terrible in trying to explain myself lately.. I apologize. I think I'll just take a hiatus for awhile from posting... Till I can at least say something coherent. Dan

Jaqui
Jaqui

been working on a comprehensive guide to apache, with each and every module available for it listed with an example conf. [ at over 200 modules for apache 2.x that is a huge task. ] edited to put the u back into guide since it had run away

NaughtyMonkey
NaughtyMonkey

would love to see a good guide for Apache. Looking for one for mySQL too. As for those run away letters, you should tie them up so they can't get away. ;)

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