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Instant Debian – Build a Web Server by José Miguel Parrella

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Installing your application platform stack (Simple)

Unless you were using the tasks mentioned in the installation recipe, you now have a properly configured server. To make it a web server, you need to install the web server, the database (if you will be hosting one), the programming language/environment, libraries, any web frameworks you're using, and so on. Fortunately, Debian packages several of them for you, and since you have a configured APT system, you can get started faster.

How to do it…

Although there are a handful of web servers packaged for Debian, there are two schools: Apache and Nginx. They have different execution models—while Nginx is a lightweight, event-oriented server that runs your application via CGI asynchronously, Apache ...

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