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Sams Teach Yourself Apache 2 in 24 Hours by Ian Kallen, Daniel López Ridruejo

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Chapter 3. Installing and Building Apache

Previous hours introduced you to the architecture of the Web and Apache. At this point, you are ready to install Apache and get to work. In this hour, you will learn

  • How to download, compile, and install a basic Apache server on Unix

  • How to download and install a basic Apache server on Windows operating systems

This hour also covers binary, source, and prepackaged installations.

Choosing the Appropriate Installation Method

Several options are available to get a basic Apache installation in place. Apache is open source, meaning that you can have access to the full source code of the software, which in turn enables you to build your own custom sever. Additionally, pre-built Apache binary distributions are available ...

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