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Practical Plone 3: A Beginner's Guide to Building Powerful Websites by Clayton Parker, Alex Clark

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Chapter 19. Take My Site Live

Plone is easy to install and run, but launching a site on a production server with a robust and secure configuration takes some extra work.

In this chapter, Steve McMahon covers the fundamentals of deploying Plone on a production server. We’ll cover a wide range of practical topics including proxying, security, backup, and log files. Finally, we’ll discuss staging your work from a development server to a live server.

Reverse proxying

Zope has a built-in web server. You could use that web server to directly serve content to the Internet, but you probably shouldn’t. Instead, you should consider the advantages of installing a reverse proxy server between the Zope server and the Internet.

What is a reverse proxy and why do ...

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