Why create yet another Apache reference site? There are at least
a dozen books in
print describing Apache, all the
documentation is online and you can down
a local copy, the news group
is mainly about Apache, and here is someone
else creating yet another Apache reference. Why? Is this web page really necessary?
I think so and after reading Apache RTFM I hope you do as well.
Apache was the fifth web server that I have installed and configured. Sixth if you count the 45 minutes is spent with IIS 2.x.
nobody 613 0 Feb 23 ? 370:44 httpdThe first time I fired up apache on one of our corporate servers, I thought I had a rogue version running.
nobody 4164 2511 0 08:24:30 ? 0:00 ./httpd -d /var/apache root 2511 1 0 Mar 23 ? 0:00 ./httpd -d /var/apache nobody 4110 2511 0 Mar 23 ? 0:00 ./httpd -d /var/apache nobody 4150 2511 0 18:10:28 ? 0:00 ./httpd -d /var/apache nobody 4186 2511 0 12:56:06 ? 0:00 ./httpd -d /var/apache nobody 4056 2511 0 Mar 31 ? 0:00 ./httpd -d /var/apache nobody 4066 2511 0 Mar 31 ? 0:00 ./httpd -d /var/apache
Did I panic? You bet I did. Started killing off httpd demons as fast as I
could and they keep coming back. Worse, there was an admin httpd running
(this was a BSDI machine) and I hadn't a clue what was going on. Finally read
a bit of the documentation, both BSDI and Apache, figured out what was going
on and eventually learned to live with it.
The learning process taught me again to RTFM!, but I continue to see many people posting from people that either don't read the !"%^'ing manuals, don't have time to, or lack the curiosity I have to keep trying, until Apache is doing what you want it to, and you feel a little bit in control. This is why there is yet another reference on Apache, which I hope you will find useful.
Time marches on, as looking back at the RTFM, many things have changed since I published the original version.
In a effort to bring it up to date I added these updates, with a different background colour so you can see
what has changed.