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32BitsOnline: Book Review: Apache: The Definitive Guide

Sep 27, 1999, 20:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Vincent)

"Apache means something different to everyone. Systems administrators rave about the rock solid performance. Web designers love the endless configuration options. And programmers like cutting their teeth on the world's most widely used web server. Whatever your persuasion, O'Reilly's Apache: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition will help you do your job better."

"Ben and Peter Laurie's second edition contains a slew of improvements and additions over the first. The first thing you'll notice is the inclusion of a quick reference card listing directives, error codes, and command line options. As you flip through the book you might see text marked as "Win32" or "Unix" - where differences appear the text includes instructions for both versions. Both the Win32 and Unix distributions of Apache 1.3.3 are included on a CD along with the sample web sites created in the book."

"Speaking of Apache 1.3, the authors felt there were enough changes after the release of 1.3 to justify this second edition. The book weighs in at 369 pages, over 100 of those having been added since the first edition. Some of the examples have been expanded and every chapter is longer than the first edition. But don't expect too much hand holding, the book covers a lot of subjects in a relatively small amount of space."

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