Chapter 4Apache Web Server

What Server Does Everyone Use?

When we talk about “production servers,” what does that mean? What do they do, where are they, and why are they important? How do our customers interact with a production server, and how does it help them? Would it be helpful if we had access to one? Better yet, can we get a server on our own computer so we can see how our work looks in the same way the public does?

Yes.

Without a doubt, we need to have a web server running on the same computer we work on daily. All design work turned into HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and images ought to be seen in a testing environment that’s as similar as possible to the production one. Why? Because nothing matters until we confirm our work on customer-facing ...

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