Chapter 9. URL Mapping

 

“When you've only got two ducks, they're always in a row.”

 
 --Me

When Apache receives a request for a URL it has to figure out how that URL maps to actual content that it needs to send back to the client. Usually, the URL gets mapped directly to a file that is read off of the disk and sent as-is out to the client. Occasionally, the URL maps to a program of some variety that generates content, which then gets sent out.

This phase of figuring out what to send in response to a request is called the URL mapping phase. There are a number of directives that assist Apache in figuring out how to perform this mapping. ...

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