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Open Source Web Development with LAMP: Using Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, and PHP by Brent Ware, James Lee

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3.5. Create the Web Site

The best way to learn is by doing, so you’ll build an example web site on your machine as we go along. After you’re done, you’ll have installed and configured the sections you’re interested in, and you can use this as a model for your own system, then delete it when you’re confident you understand what’s going on. This way, you can practice cgi-bin, mod_perl, PHP, dynamic web content, etc., in the privacy of your own home before you unleash your server on the World (Wide Web).

There are two approaches you can take to experiment with the examples in this book: Either download the entire web site, including all of the examples, or you can create the examples yourself using your favorite editor. [10]

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