Chapter 19: Web Server Administration

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Web applications are not installed like traditional software, but rather hosted on a web server and accessed through the WWW. Although easy-to-use web server packages are great for development purposes, more attention to the hardware, software, and web server software must be paid in a live production environment. In this chapter we will cover practical tools, scripts, configurations, and processes to make your website run smoothly. From detailed OS and Apache server options through domain registration and analytics, managing a web server integrates the security topics from Chapter 16 with system administration, networking, and business knowledge.