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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book, got me up and running within hours
This book makes installing and configuring Apache easy. It's good layout makes it a better read than howto's and man pages. However saying that there is very little in this book that isn't available online if you have the time to look for it.
Published on 22 Feb 2001 by Mr. Yasin Poptani

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2.0 out of 5 stars Think carefully before buying this book
I find the good reviews given to this book very puzzling as it one of the most frustrating computer books I own. I dislike this book because it mainly cover the same ground as the online documentation, contains little high level explanation of concepts and is poorly structured.
A good computer book should cover high level concepts and supplement not rewrite the...
Published on 2 May 2001 by MR D J CRAWFORD


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2.0 out of 5 stars Think carefully before buying this book, 2 May 2001
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MR D J CRAWFORD (Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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I find the good reviews given to this book very puzzling as it one of the most frustrating computer books I own. I dislike this book because it mainly cover the same ground as the online documentation, contains little high level explanation of concepts and is poorly structured.
A good computer book should cover high level concepts and supplement not rewrite the online documentation as think this one does.
A good example of the poor structure is the Configuring Apache chapter the first few sections if this are: 1. Where Apache Looks for its Configuration 2. Per Directory Configuration 3. Conditional Configuration 4. How Apache Structures its Configuration I cannot understand why detail issues such as 2 and 3 are discussed before 4. I think the author and editor of this book should be ashamed of the structure and the enormous number of forward references.
Unfortunately, I do not know of a better Apache book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book, got me up and running within hours, 22 Feb 2001
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This book makes installing and configuring Apache easy. It's good layout makes it a better read than howto's and man pages. However saying that there is very little in this book that isn't available online if you have the time to look for it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Make this your first choice, 6 Jan 2001
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If you are looking for something other than the get you up and running documentation found on the web, and want something more helpfull than a list of directives to place in the configuration files this should be your choice. Thankfully the (obligatory?) history of the web and TCP/IP protocols is kept short Starting with the basics this book covers the majority of items you would need. From hosting one domain to mass virtual domains, SSL etc.
It is also nice to see an apache book that makes reference to JServ as well.
To date the Wrox 'Professional' titles have always proved to be a good investment, and this title is no exception.
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4.0 out of 5 stars You need a book like this if you run Apache., 7 Sep 2000
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Don't be put off by the title if you're a newcomer to Apache. This book gives a thoroughly readable treatment of what at first seems a bewildering array of server configuration issues.
Well worth the asking price.
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