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Plone 3 for Education by Erik Rose

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Add Apache

The Apache web server is the last piece of our service stack. Like Ruby on Rails or Tomcat, Zope has its own simple HTTP server, but fronting it with Apache gives us many additional features often necessary in a production environment:

  • HTTPS support
  • Virtual hosting
  • Fast, regular-expression based redirections
  • Compression of responses for faster transfer
  • Support for a wide ecosystem of modules providing access control, content transformation, and more

Apache is well supported in any package management system, and binaries are available for Windows (though IIS also works fine if you install a third-party filter to enable proxying). On Debian, installation is as simple as...

aptitude install apache2

We'll also need a few modules:

  • mod_proxy, which ...

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