Rich Bowen

Areas of Expertise:

  • Apache

Rich Bowen is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, working primarily on the documentation for the Apache Web Server. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where he spends his free time GeoCaching. He also enjoys flying kites and reading stuff by Charles Dickens and his contemporaries.

Rich is a coauthor of Apache Administrators Handbook and Apache Cookbook.

Rich, or DrBacchus--his handle on IRC--also spends entirely too much time on #apache. You can find him on the web at

Apache Cookbook Apache Cookbook
by Rich Bowen, Ken Coar
Second Edition December 2007
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

What's New in Apache Web Server 2.2? What's New in Apache Web Server 2.2?
by Rich Bowen
February 2007
Ebook: $9.99

Apache Cookbook Apache Cookbook
by Ken Coar, Rich Bowen
November 2003
Ebook: $23.99

Rich blogs at:

"...this book is packed full of useful solutions to some of the more common and some of the more obscure problems that you may encounter when working with Apache."
--Andy Hudson, Linux Format

"If you often find yourself working with the Apache web server, O’Reilly’s Apache Cookbook is a must-have reference...This is a highly recommended book that I’ll no doubt find myself referencing time and time again."
--Kevin Zolkiewicz,

"The book will surely be of great interest to Apache administrators of different levels of expertise. It covers quite a long list of topics and the solutions are often unique. Some will argue that Google search can replace this type of a book, but this is not the case. Apache Cookbook is a centralized publication that provides a number of answers I didn't come across online and besides this, some of the recipes will definitely give you further ideas on things to do with your Apache web server."
--Mirko Zorz, Help Net Security