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Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices by Rich Pinkall Pollei

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Apache configuration

Here we will look at the Apache web server software configuration and see how Debian handles it. The details on what the configuration actually does will not be covered, as they are complex and covered in the package documentation. However, we will look at how the files are set up, and what procedures are provided by Debian for configuration maintenance.

The first thing to observe about the Debian Apache packages is that the type of server, threaded, non-threaded, event-driven, or multi-user, is determined by which package is installed to satisfy the server dependency in the main apache2 meta package. In addition, the documentation is split off into a separate package, which places the Apache manuals in a web directory and ...

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