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Apache Today: Apache Guide: The Newbie's Guide to Installing Apache

Jul 05, 2000, 14:22 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rich Bowen)

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"In this week's article, I'll take you through installing an Apache server. I'm assuming you've never done this before, but that you know a few things about your operating system."

"Unless there is some overwhelming reason not to do so, you really should get the source code and compile it yourself. There are a number of reasons for this... By building yourself from the source code, you'll make sure you have the Apache server that is right for you, rather than something that someone else thought might be best for you."

"One configure trick that is worth mentioning specially is enabling DSO support. DSOs (Dynamic Shared Objects) are a way to compile Apache modules (and other things) so that they can be loaded into the server at run time, rather than building them directly into the Apache executable. This lets you decide to load, or not load, particular modules, without having to recompile Apache."

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