"Administering Apache," by Mark Arnold, Jeff D. Almeida, and
Clint Miller, is the latest addition to the "Administering" series
from the Osborne Media Group. With the numerous Apache books
now available, this book differentiates itself from its competitors
by approaching the task of setting up a web server from a
management perspective, by explaining the management issues
involved, guiding the users through the initial stage of planning,
and setting up the necessary policies after taking into account the
concerns and major considerations for various strategies...."
"Like many other Apache books, this book is task-oriented and
has 12 chapters. One must not skip the first chapter (Planning
Ahead), as this is its "book map" as a "site map" is to a web site.
This chapter guides you along your initial planning stage to
defining your policies and strategies on implementing a web server
and determining your server's capabilities. It then directs you to
the relevant chapters or sections of the book according to your
decisions, while highlighting the sections for system administrator
and web development team based on chosen strategies."
"There are eight strategies aimed at four categories: the
corporation, small business, large ISP and small ISP. Discussion on
concerns and considerations for various strategies tend to appear
occasionally, especially in chapters three, seven, and nine, which
outline the definition and segregation of the responsibilities and
access of the webmaster and system administrator, the design of the
structure for hosting homepage web sites, and the decision of
setting up a "forward" or "reverse" proxy."
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