developerWorks: Improve LAMP Security with Apache Proxy’s Directive (mod_proxy)

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“The Apache Software Foundation’s HTTP server project, commonly
known as Apache, is the dominant Web server on the Internet today,
accounting for over 60 percent of market share. Increasingly, the
Apache serve is part of a set of free software programs in a
configuration known as LAMP, a Web platform built on the open
source technologies of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. In this
article, you’ll explore a method that improves the security of your
LAMP installation by using the mod_proxy module and multiple
back-end servers. I’ll discuss the merits and drawbacks of such an
approach, and you’ll see an example configuration of a working

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