Securing Apache

HTTP, the protocol over which the Web travels, is probably the most visible service on the Internet today, and more and more sensitive information is being sent over the Web with each passing day. Secure HTTP is vitally important to e-commerce, because it protects clients’ credit card numbers and billing information—considerably more critical, especially to home Internet users, than protecting login names and passwords. Secure HTTP is especially important if your business depends on your clients’ confidence in the privacy with which you handle their information. FreeBSD’s flagship HTTP server, Apache, must be secured if you intend to use it for any kind of commercial or privacy-sensitive purpose.

Securing HTTP was one of the earliest ...

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