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Apache Essentials

Install, Configure, Maintain

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  • Modern development frameworks and environments are targeted so readers can adapt to them to their own needs

  • Mechanics of the web are demystified so readers will better understand the tools they are supporting

  • Apache Essentials leads you through a complex topic in easy to follow iterative steps

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Getting Started with Apache

    • Darren James Harkness
    Pages 1-28
  3. Configuration Essentials

    • Darren James Harkness
    Pages 29-58
  4. Configuring Virtual Hosts

    • Darren James Harkness
    Pages 59-78
  5. Scripting Languages

    • Darren James Harkness
    Pages 79-104
  6. Securing Your Setup

    • Darren James Harkness
    Pages 105-124
  7. Log Files

    • Darren James Harkness
    Pages 125-152
  8. Sample Apache Configurations

    • Darren James Harkness
    Pages 153-168
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 169-187

About this book

Take a friendly, non-technical approach to installing, configuring, and maintaining a web server for development and testing on Mac OS, Linux, and Windows. This new edition uses straightforward language to demystify the mechanics of the web, leading the reader through a complex topic via simple, iterative steps. The book reflects current, relevant Apache configurations and web application frameworks, and prepares the reader for working in professional web development environments.

You'll begin by reviewing a brief history of Apache that focuses on the necessary foundation to understand what these web servers are and why they are used. You'll then install a basic Apache setup on your operating system that loads a static HTML file for display in a browser. Next you'll work through progressively more detailed configurations towards a modern, secure application development environment for the two most commonly implemented development frameworks: a PHP-based framework such as Laravel or a NodeJS application.

In the end, Apache Essentials, second edition will show novice web developers and UX professionals how to quickly and confidently build and test their website changes safely and securely. 

What You'll Learn

  • Install and configure Apache to support your development
  • Support common development frameworks using specific configuration guides 
  • Set up a secure web server for testing
  • Use logs for troubleshooting and why that’s important

Who This Book Is For

UX professionals who are looking for a more technical foundation to inform their work
Front-end developers who want to set up a quick development environment. Junior developers who are expanding their knowledge of DevOps. Bootcamp graduates who need a better understanding of the systems they are using


Authors and Affiliations

  • Port Coquitlam, Canada

    Darren James Harkness

About the author

Like most of the world, Darren James Harkness started his coding career with “Hello world!” on a computer he bought himself at the local office supply store. Originally registered as a computer science major, he quickly learned there might be a different way to participate in technology better suited to his skill set than hard coding. From that point on Darren turned to writing for the web, writing about the web, and managing smart people who do the same. He has never looked back. 

Darren lives in the lower mainland of British Columbia where he still spends too much time online, much to the chagrin of his partner, son, cat, and scruffy dog.

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eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

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