Most modules need to offer system administrators and users some means of configuring and controlling them. In some cases, this may even be the primary purpose of a module.
System administrators configure Apache using
httpd.conf, while end users have more limited control through
.htaccess files. Modules give control to both parties by implementing configuration directives that can be used in these files.
This chapter discusses how to implement configuration directives in a module and how to work with directives implemented by other modules.
From the system administrator’s point of view, several kinds of directives exist. These can be broadly classified according to their scope and ...