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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Apache

Despite being the most popular web server on the Internet, Apache is by no means the fastest. Part of the “problem” is that Apache has been written to follow every applicable standard to the letter, so much of its development work has been geared toward standards compliancy rather than just serving web pages quickly. However, with a little tweaking you can convert an inexpensive middle-of-the-road server into something capable of surviving the Slashdot Effect (or “being Slashdotted”).

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Slashdot.org is a popular geek news website that spawned the Slashdot Effect—the result of thousands of geeks descending on an unsuspecting website simultaneously. Although Slashdot is still popular, other sites are newer and have gained great momentum ...

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