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dotcomma: Book Review of Professional Apache

Apr 17, 2000, 00:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Sun)

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"To start with, all I can say about the content of this book is...Wow. If you need to know something that relates to Apache in literally any way, it'll be in this book. The book covers a huge number of wide-ranging topics, such as Apache modules, PHP, SSI, SSL certificates, analyzing logfiles with Analog, CGI wrappers, Perl, etc. etc. etc. It's all here. You may wonder about all this digression, but it actually serves to increase the book's readability and make it book more interesting to read."

"This book is aimed towards web server administrators of all levels. The first few chapters are geared mostly towards new users of Apache (it details how to install and configure Apache exactly to your liking, and also explains the configuration files step by step), while the rest of the book is aimed towards helping administrators get the most from Apache. Although the book is quite hefty (600 pages), every page is filled with useful information."

"If you're planning to become a system administrator, and especially if you're going to be hosting many websites which require a knowledgeable system administrator, then you probably need this book. You can do it my way and learn by doing (and no book can replace this essential part of learning), but it's much easier if you get a background in the software first."

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