Apache Core Administration Skills
(APACHE, 3 days)


This SETC course is designed to provides participants with the necessary skill set to install, start/stop, configure and tune the performance of the popular Apache web server. The source starts with an overview of the architecture of Apache, followed by management of the http server. Students are given hands-on experience with Apache modules, virtual host, mime-type management, CGI and FastCGI as well as URL mapping. The course includes automating task via scripting and securing Internet and intranet sites.

Dates and Pricing

2 People for Delivery $1,675/person


Introduction to Apache
History of the Apache Web Server
Overview of Apache Software Foundation
Downloading Apache
Installing Apache on Windows
Installing Apache on Unix/Linux
Compilation options
About Dynamic and Static Compilation
Testing and Validating the Installation
Installing Modules
Starting and Stopping Apache
Starting/Stopping Apache on Windows
Apache Monitor
Apache Executable
Windows Service
Starting/Stopping Apache on Unix/Linux
Apache Executable
apachectl script
Install Apache as a Service
The Apache Configuration Files
The contents of the /conf directory
The httpd.conf file
The Include Directive
The Options Directive
The Installed Directories
The htaccess File
Overview of .htacces files
Configuring .htaccess
The AllowOverride directive
Setting directory authentication
Allowing CGI scripts
Performance Issues
Virtual Hosts
Overview of Virtual Hosting
IP-Based Virtual Hosts
Name-based Virtual Hosts
Port-based Virtual Hosts
Bulk Virtual Hosting
MIME and File Types
Overview of MIME Types
Configuring MIME Types
Encoding Files
Character Sets
URL Mapping
Configuring Aliases
Configuring Redirects
The DocumentRoot Directive
Error Documents
Overview of mod_rewrite
Directory Indexing
The DirectoryIndex Directive
Fancy Indexing
Headers and Footers
Ignoring Files
Searching and Sorting
Performance Tuning
The ApacheBench Utility Program
Tweaking the Apache Configuration
Configuring Apache MPMs (prefork, worker, winnt)
Handlers and Filters
Overview of Handlers
The Section
Configuring Handlers
The server-status Handler
Overview of Filters
Configuring Filters
Overview of SSI
Configuring SSI
Using SSI Directives
Managing Scripts
Overview of scripting options
The mod_perl Module
Configuring mod_perl
Installing PHP on Windows
Configuring PHP
Common Security Issues with Apache
Dynamic Content Issues
Authentication and Authorization
Access Control
Unix File Permissions
Configuring Apache for SSL