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Apache Basics, Visited

Jan 29, 2009, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas Valentine)

"Starting your Apache server properly is a simple but important task. The first thing that httpd does when invoked is to locate and read the configuration file, httpd.conf. Within this file are the locations and settings for the Apache server’s startup. You would specify what your root web location is, as well as dozens of other configuration directives.

"During startup, the Apache server parses the httpd.conf file and applies the settings and directives you have within this file to that instance of the Apache server. The locations for your files can be anywhere on the current machine, either on a Linux operating system or a Windows operating system. It is understood that the user is adept on either or both of these operating systems before the installation of Apache."

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