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Apache: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition by Peter Laurie, Ben Laurie

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3.2. Butterthlies, Inc., Gets Going

The httpd.conf file (to be found in ... /site.first) contains the following:

User webuser
Group webgroup
ServerName localhost
DocumentRoot /usr/www/site.first/htdocs
TransferLog logs/access_log

In the first edition of this book we mentioned the directives AccessConfig and ResourceConfig here. If set with /dev/null (NUL under Win32), they disable the srm.conf and access.conf files, and were formerly required if those files were absent. However, new versions of Apache ignore these files if they are not present, so the directives are no longer required.

   If you are using Win32, note that the User and Group directives are not supported, so these can be removed.

Apache's role in life is delivering documents, and so far we have not done much of that. We therefore begin in a modest way with a little HTML script that lists our cards, gives their prices, and tells interested parties how to get them.

We can look at the Netscape Help item "Creating Net Sites" and download "A Beginners Guide to HTML" as well as the next web person, then rough out a little brochure in no time flat:[*]

[*] See also HTML: The Definitive Guide, by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy (O'Reilly & Associates).

<html> <h1> Welcome to Butterthlies Inc</h1> <h2>Summer Catalog</h2> <p> All our cards are available in packs of 20 at $2 a pack. There is a 10% discount if you order more ...

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