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Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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The Apache Web Server

If you look under /usr/ports/www, you'll see several different web servers. You'll find dhttpd, thttpd, bozohttpd, XS-HTTPD, and more, each with its own special features. For example, tclhttpd is a web server implemented entirely in Tcl. If you need a special-purpose web server, chances are it's available. We'll concentrate on the most popular web server, Apache.

FreeBSD includes ports of several versions of Apache, but most of these are legacy versions. If you have an application that specifically requires Apache version 1.3 with particular modules, FreeBSD will support you. For most new installs, however, you want the latest version. As of this writing, that's Apache 2.2. While Apache supports many different features, such ...

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