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Apache Web Server

This Apache Web Server course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the APACHE Web server. The course covers the basic operation of the web server, configuration, URL mapping, directory indexing, virtual hosting, performance tuning, and security.

Although this course is based on the Linux distribution, the delegate should be able to apply the concepts covered on this course to any APACHE Web Server, despite the OS differences, as the configuration is the same on all platforms.

Who will the Course Benefit?

Programmers, administrators and support personnel who need to understand the APACHE Web Server, APACHE server configuration, and the integration with CGI scripts.

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Learning Objectives

To provide the skills needed to; configure and manage the APACHE Web Server environment.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Configuring APACHE Server Directives
  • Httpd.conf File Configuration
  • Setting ROOT Directives
  • Starting and Stopping the APACHE Web Server
  • Logging
  • Virtual Hosting
  • Setting up and Securing CGI within APACHE Web Server
  • Working with PHP
  • Basic Authentication
  • Creating and Configuring a Proxy Server
  • Load Balancing Apache Web Servers
  • Indexing
  • Rewriting
  • Apache SSL
  • Apache and PHP
  • Apache and Tomcat

Pre-Requisites

Requirements

Good operating system knowledge similar to that covered on our Linux Introduction course or an equivalent Windows course is required.

Some programming experience such as Perl Programming, PHP Programming or Ruby Programming and familiarity with general web concepts may also prove advantageous. Previous knowledge /attendance on a UNIX/AIX/SOLARIS/HP-UX or Linux System Administration (LPI & CompTIA) course would also be beneficial, although not required.

Follow-On Courses

    • Python Programming
    • Perl Programmin
    • Ruby Programmin
    • Ruby on Rail
    • PHP Programmin
    • PHP & MySQL for Web Developmen
    • Introduction to MySQL
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Course Content

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE APACHE WEB SERVER

  • What is Apache
  • Configuration Directories
  • Web site Directories
  • httpd

Session 2: BASIC CONFIGURATION

  • Httpd conf file
  • Security
  • Performance
  • Modules
  • Listen
  • Mime
  • Web Pages
  • Error Handling

Session 3: ACCESS CONTROL

  • Access Control
  • Block Directives
  • Diretory Block
  • Directory Match
  • Location block
  • IfModule Block
  • CONTROLLING ACCESS
  • Authenticated Access
  • Authentication Directives
  • Using an LDAP Authentication Source
  • Behavioural Directives
  • Options Directive
  • Option Keywords
  • AllowOverRide Directive
  • DirectorySlash Directive

Session 4: LOGGING

  • Custom Logging
  • Logformat directive
  • CustomLog directive
  • String Format Syntax
  • ErrorLog Formatting

Session 5: VIRTUAL HOSTING

  • Multiple Sites (virtual hosting)
  • Name based
  • IP BASED
  • Port based
  • Dynamic Virtual Hosting

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 6: APACHE PROXY

  • Proxy Server
  • Forward Proxying
  • ProxyPass
  • ProxyPassReverse

Session 7: LOAD BALANCING

  • Load Balancing
  • mod_proxy_balancer
  • Load balancer scheduler algorithm
  • Load balancing ‘stickyness’
  • Balancing Methods
  • Request Counting
  • Weighted Traffic Counting Algorithm
  • Pending Request Counting Algorithm
  • Balancer Manager

Session 8: INDEXING

  • Indexing
  • Indexoptions
  • FancyIndexing
  • FoldersFirst
  • HTMLTable
  • IndexIgnore
  • AddDescription
  • AddIcon
  • AddIconByType

Session 9: REWRITING

  • Rewrite logging
  • Using rewrite within Virtual hosts
  • Regular Expressions
  • Regex Back-Reference Availability
  • Rewriterule Basics
  • Rewriterule Flags
  • Rewrite Conditions
  • Accessing a Renamed File
  • Different pages based on the time of day

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 10: APACHE SSL

  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for Apache

Session 11: APACHE AND PHP

  • Apache with PHP
  • Loading php module
  • Enabling PHP in Apache

Session 12: APACHE AND TOMCAT

  • Tomcat

Session 13: APACHE WORKSHOPS

  • Workshop 1
  • Workshop 1 solution
  • Workshop 2
  • Workshop 2 solution
  • Workshop 3
  • Workshop 3 solution
  • Workshop 4
  • Workshop 4 solution
  • Workshop 5
  • Workshop 5 solution
  • Workshop 6
  • Workshop 6 solution
  • Workshop 7
  • Workshop 7 solution
  • Workshop 8
  • Workshop 8 solution

Addendum: Reference Materials (Sections below are provided within the course handbook for additional reading)

Session 13: APPENDIX A - BUILDING AND INSTALLING APACHE

  • Apache Binaries
  • Directories and Permissions
  • Modules

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