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Advanced Linux Networking by Roderick W. Smith

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Chapter 20. Running Web Servers

To many people, the World Wide Web (WWW or Web for short) is synonymous with the Internet. In truth, there are many other protocols in use on the Internet, many of which are described in this book. The Web has grown to be arguably the most visible part of the Internet, though. For this reason, Web servers are extremely important to many organizations—without a Web site, a company or even an individual has very little visibility on the Internet.

Linux supports many different Web server options, although one program (Apache) is the most common one. This chapter therefore focuses on Apache configuration, beginning with the basic options required to get Apache up and running. This chapter then moves on to touch upon ...

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