O’Reilly Network: Introducing Apache

“Your friends and colleagues have you convinced that Linux is
the best thing since Scandinavian furniture. You’ve got the box and
the home DSL line, and you’re eager to reap the rewards of
maintaining your very own server. Now what?”

“More and more, individuals and small businesses are reaching
the functionality limits offered by canned mail- and web-hosting
solutions and are bringing their web sites in-house — literally.
The low cost of bandwidth brought about by consumer DSL and
increasingly simple Linux installations is making inexpensive,
feature-rich servers a reality.”

The first job most people want their personal server to do
— and no, it’s not e-mail — is to serve up web pages. And the web
server software of choice is usually Apache.

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