UNM Division of Continuing Education Course: Apache Web Server Management



NOTE: Assignments and Instructions are shown in this bold blue text. Follow these instructions.

Please mark this page as your home page. We will be returning here frequently.

After we cover each chapter, you are responsible to study the chapter on your own.


What is Apache?

A file server that targets the browser

The Apache root

The web root

The Apache user

Content negotiation

Application server: C/C++, Java, VB, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, etc. …

The Apache philosophy

The Classic Version: 1.3



The Apache web site: http://www.apache.org/

Their documentation: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/

Version 2.0: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/new_features_2_0.html

Version 2.2: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/new_features_2_2.html

Apache Administrator’s Handbook, supplied with this course
Page citations are indicated in blue italics: (p. 1)


The Role of the Registrar

What is DNS?

Apache will function on only IP

Resolution is needed for a true domain name

Logging: should you do reverse lookups? – DNS required



Installing on Windows

Assignment: Download and install Apache for Windows.

Installing via tarball

Assignment: Download and install the most current Apache tarball.

(See http://www.lamphowto.com/lampssl.htm for the goriest possible scenario.)

Installing via RPM

Assignment: Download and install the most current Apache RPM for Fedora 4.