"Many books have been written to cover several aspects of
the Apache web server. However, Professional Apache does a good job
at fully explaining various aspects of Apache more thoroughly than
many other books. The book starts with a very comprehensive
introduction to TCP/IP and HTTP, then moves to Apache installation,
build procedures and the server configuration. Then, the text
progresses to CGI implementation, virtual hosting, performance
optimization and security. It provides a thorough coverage of the
many issues a web server administrator faces. A nice feature of the
book is the usage of examples to show how to configure Apache to
manage multiple sites, monitor the server's performance, apply
security and extend the product with several third-party add-on
"Professional Apache consists of 11 chapters and 10 appendices.
... The appendices at the end of the book cover the following
subjects: Apache related RFCs, lists of several other web servers,
the Apache license, environment variables, server side includes and
directives, regular expressions, third-party modules, HTTP headers
and status codes."
"Professional Apache will answer all the questions you may have
concerning the Apache web server. It is a very good and interesting
book for anybody who needs to get the most out of the Apache web
server. I highly recommend reading it."