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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (17 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596518889
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596518882
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 1.3 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 303,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Andrew Ford is an author and consulting computer programmer who has been involved with the Web since its early days. His book Spinning the Web was the first on publishing with the Web. He also maintains a collection of quick reference cards at http://refcards.com.


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By David Cross on 1 Jan. 2009
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There's no question that Apache powers the World Wide Wide. It runs over half of the world's web sites. If you work in the web industry then there's every chance that you'll have to deal with Apache at some point. Like many people, I don't consider myself a webmaster, but I run several web sites using Apache so I need to know how to get the most out of it.

Over the years, I have bought several books about Apache. They tend to get read once and then left to gather dust on the bookshelf. I never really need an in-depth knowledge of Apache, but I often need to know all about the one feature that I need to solve my current problem. Usually this involves a lot of Googling, but now I think I'll have this book on my desk and it will safe me a lot of time.

This book does exactly what the title implies. It is a complete (but concise) reference to Apace. In particular, most of the book is taken up with descriptions of Apache's myriad configuration options. This material all uses a standard layout which makes it easy to find and understand exactly the information that you need. One particularly nice touch is a key at the top of each entry telling you which contexts a configuration option can be used in. Never again will I have an excuse for putting an option in a .htaccess file when it only works in a direcotry context.

There is a lot of information packed into this small book. No space is wasted cramming the data in. But it's not too dense to be unusable. The information is always clear and easy to follow.

If you're a part-time Apache webmaster like me, then I think you'll find this book very useful.
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Disappointed with this book. Very terse. No use at all to me. I know very little Apache and just needed to understand how mod_rewrite works. From the chapter heading 'URL Rewriting with mod_rewrite' I thought this book might be helpful as this was exactly what I wanted to do. This section was just a list of directives that I already had from the apache documentation. There was no explanation of how they are used. The rest of the book is written in a similar vein. Also all the directives are followed with some kind of code e.g. SVDH. I can't find any explanation in the book of what this means.
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The second hand book market for those of us who still like to read a real book. Andrew is extremely reliable and very prompt
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Will Have a Permanent Spot on My Desk 1 Jan. 2009
By David Cross - Published on Amazon.com
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There's no question that Apache powers the World Wide Wide. It runs over half of the world's web sites. If you work in the web industry then there's every chance that you'll have to deal with Apache at some point. Like many people, I don't consider myself a webmaster, but I run several web sites using Apache so I need to know how to get the most out of it.

Over the years, I have bought several books about Apache. They tend to get read once and then left to gather dust on the bookshelf. I never really need an in-depth knowledge of Apache, but I often need to know all about the one feature that I need to solve my current problem. Usually this involves a lot of Googling, but now I think I'll have this book on my desk and it will safe me a lot of time.

This book does exactly what the title implies. It is a complete (but concise) reference to Apace. In particular, most of the book is taken up with descriptions of Apache's myriad configuration options. This material all uses a standard layout which makes it easy to find and understand exactly the information that you need. One particularly nice touch is a key at the top of each entry telling you which contexts a configuration option can be used in. Never again will I have an excuse for putting an option in a .htaccess file when it only works in a direcotry context.

There is a lot of information packed into this small book. No space is wasted cramming the data in. But it's not too dense to be unusable. The information is always clear and easy to follow.

If you're a part-time Apache webmaster like me, then I think you'll find this book very useful.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good Reference 17 July 2011
By Michael Hudson - Published on Amazon.com
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This will explain every directive in httpd.conf and it is a small book, so this is quite useful if you work a lot with apache.

A lot of bang for the buck.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
great concise reference 28 May 2013
By K. Hetman - Published on Amazon.com
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good book for getting exactly the details without instruction around it. good choice if already proficient in apache but needing cliff notes at times.
Handy reference book 25 Mar. 2013
By Rory Derrick - Published on Amazon.com
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This has been a very handy book to have when the need arises for a quick lookup. Glad I got it.
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Apache 2 refresher in a pocket 1 Jan. 2011
By Paul Vail - Published on Amazon.com
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Not really sure how to 'rate' a reference book. You won't learn Apache2 from this -- you need the bigger O'Reilley book and several months or years to allow yourself to learn all you need to know, but a smaller concise reference always helps jog the memory for just that directive or some other obscure aspect to Apache2 admin.
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