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The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition by Thomas A. Limoncelli, Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup

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Chapter 29. Web Services

Managing web systems has become such a large and important part of system administration that specific techniques and specialities have developed outside of simply loading Apache or IIS and providing content. In theory, we have already covered all the material required to run a web service or web-based application successfully. Simply buy server hardware, install the right services, put it on a fast network, with carefully considered namespaces in a data center, document everything, create a solid disaster-recovery plan, be mindful of the security issues, debug problems as they happen, adhere to strict change-management controls, upgrade it as required using a good maintenance window strategy, monitor it for problems ...

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