Linux offers many advantages, but one feature in particular has allowed it to penetrate the corporate market: It can instantly transform inexpensive PCs into full-fledged Web or intranet servers. If you're planning to deploy Linux in a Web setting, this chapter is for you. It focuses exclusively on securing Web hosts and covers these topics:
Installation issues and eliminating nonessential services
Applying network access control to essential non-Web services
Apache Web server security
Adding basic and cryptographic HTTP authentication
Securing your Web host begins even before installation, when you make your first crucial decision: which type of Web host you're building. The three ...