Chapter 2. Acquiring and Installing Your Apache Server

 

Everything that Mr. Smallweed's grandfather ever put away in his mind was a grub at first, and is a grub at last. In all his life he has never bred a single butterfly.

 
 --Bleak House—Charles Dickens

Apache is an Open Source product. This means that the source code is freely available for you to download and tinker with. This also means that most people will install Apache by downloading that source and compiling Apache their own particular way. This chapter walks you through that process. By the end of this chapter, you should have Apache ...

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