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Chapter 27. Web Serving > Apache Configuration

Apache Configuration

Apache is a very large piece of software that has hundreds of configuration options and possible setups. There are a number of books that have been written about Apache. This section will look at the most common attributes that can be configured and how they affect your system. It is not meant to be a complete reference to Apache. Version 2.0 is expected to be released within the next year, and with it will come numerous changes and additions. The current shipping version, 1.3.x, is discussed here.

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Apple has done an excellent job of making the Apache Web server configuration manageable for machines with large numbers of personal Web sites. Instead of a single monolithic configuration, like the standard Linux or Windows installation, the server can be configured on two different levels:


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