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The Apache Web server is arguably the best and most powerful Web server software available for any operating system. While many learn to edit the configuration files and configure or enable various modules, the bulk of what most people do with Apache is manage the content that Apache serves, with very little attention paid to what Apache itself can do.
Modules allow Apache to expand the capabilities that it has by using modules. Modules use the Multi-Processing Module (MPM) to create a child process to expand into a new module. These modules allow not only Apache to expand but it also speeds up aspects that Apache expands into because they are loaded in memory. An example would be when Apache loads SSL or PHP as a module.
Vlogger is a little tool with which you can write Apache logs broken down by virtual hosts and days. With vlogger, we need to put just one CustomLog directive into our global Apache configuration, and it will write access logs for each virtual host and day.
The Apache Web server (Apache) comes with a powerful logging framework. In the default configuration, Apache logs all errors to an error log and all access requests to an access log. The default level of logging is sufficient for analyzing traffic patterns and for getting basic information about errors, but it may be inadequate for troubleshooting purposes. Familiarity with all the logging features can help you troubleshoot the Web server or applications hosted on Apache.
Setting up a web server with Apache on a Linux distribution is a very quick process, however to make it a secure setup takes some work. This article will show you how to make your Apache web server more secure from an attack by effectively using Access control and authentication strategies.
Obviously you do not want to have page view statistics for each Apache node, but overall page view statistics. To achieve this, we must merge the access logs from each node into one overall access log that we can then feed into Webalizer or AWstats.
Apache Camel is becoming an essential ingredient to Iona Technologies' Fuse offerings. To learn more about Apache Camel and its value to developers and operators, I recently sat down with James Strachan, technical director of engineering at Iona Technologies, and longtime Apache developer and committer.
The Subversion version control system is now part of the Apache Software Foundation. The project cofinanced by Collabnet and the Apache Foundation announced at ApacheCon in Oakland CA that Subversion is officially to become an Apache project.