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Linux® Desk Reference, Second Edition by Scott Hawkins

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Introduction

The Apache web server is the crown jewel of the Open Source software movement. It costs nothing to obtain, performs better than the competition, and is, so far, more widely used than all other Web servers combined. At the time of this writing 61.5% of all Web sites worldwide are using the Apache server.

Apache is free software. If you bought (as opposed to downloaded) the version of Linux you are running, Apache is probably on the distribution disks somewhere. Lacking that, you can download the latest version and many of the add-ons at

http://www.apache.org

Apache may very well already be installed on your system, but don't grope around ...

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