Apache Web Server Administration Training

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Course Description

Covers the details of installing and configuring the most popular Web server on the planet: Apache's httpd server. Students will learn the details of the httpd.conf configuration file, using .htaccess files, virtual hosts, MIME and file types, URL mapping, directory indexing, performance tuning, handlers, filters, server-side includes, managing scripts, security and Apache modules.
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $790 (US)


None. This course is for Web Server administrators who need to be able to install, configure and run Apache httpd Web Server.

Course Outline


Chapter 1: Introduction to Apache
• The Apache Software Foundation
• Apache HTTP Server is an open-source project managed by the Apache Software
Foundation (ASF).
• The ASF supports many “projects”, including:
• HTTP Web server (Apache)
• Jakarta
• Perl, PHP, XML, TCL, Ant, Logging
• and many others…
• Downloading Apache
• Download the Apache Binary for Windows
• Make sure Port 80 is available
• Run the Install Program
• Change the install folder to be c:\Apache
• Click “Install” to complete the installation
• Test the Installation

Chapter 2: Starting and Stopping Apache
• Start/Stop the Server on Windows
• The Apache Monitor
• Install Apache as a Service
• The apachectl Script

Chapter 3: The Apache Configuration Files
• The contents of the /conf directory
• The httpd.conf file
• Directives
• Sections
• The Include Directive
• The Options Directive
• The Installed Directories

Chapter 4: The .htaccess File
• Overview of .htacces files
• Configuring .htaccess
• The AllowOverride directive
• Setting directory authentication
• Allowing CGI scripts
• Performance Issues

Chapter 5: Virtual Hosts
• Overview of Virtual Hosting
• IP-Based Virtual Hosts
• Name-based Virtual Hosts
• Port-based Virtual Hosts
• Bulk Virtual Hosting

Chapter 6: MIME and File Types
• Overview of MIME Types
• Configuring MIME Types
• Encoding Files
• Character Sets
• Languages

Chapter 7: URL Mapping
• Configuring Aliases
• Configuring Redirects
• The DocumentRoot Directive
• Error Documents

Chapter 8: Directory Indexing
• The DirectoryIndex Directive
• Fancy Indexing
• Headers and Footers
• Ignoring Files
• Searching and Sorting

Chapter 9: Performance Tuning
• The ApacheBench Utility Program
• Tweaking the Apache Configuration

Chapter 10: Handlers and Filters
• Overview of Handlers
• The <Location> Section
• Configuring Handlers
• The server-status Handler
• Overview of Filters
• Configuring Filters

Chapter 11: SSI
• Overview of SSI
• Configuring SSI
• Using SSI Directives

Chapter 12: Managing Scripts
• Overview of scripting options
• The mod_perl Module
• Configuring mod_perl
• Installing PHP on Windows
• Configuring PHP

Chapter 13: Security
• Common Security Issues with Apache
• Dynamic Content Issues
• Authentication
• Authorization
• Access Control
• Unix File Permissions

Chapter 14: Modules
• Overview of Apache Modules
• Installing Modules

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