Apache powers millions of popular sites across the globe and it’s exactly for this reason that it is often managed by non-professionals who haven’t yet mastered all the intricacies of manual server configuration. If you are one of such people and want to learn the right way of setting up an Apache web server, you will be much better off with ApacheConf than a weighty book.
ApacheConf is an extremely convenient and comprehensive Apache configuration tool that can be used by novices and professionals alike. Once started, the program pulls data from the httpd.conf file, included files, log files, .htaccess, .htpasswd and .htgroup files, and presents it in a clear and manageable view. The tree-like structure of the server parameters view enables the user to quickly navigate to the necessary value and change it. All server directives are also conveniently grouped and are easy to find. The built-in settings editor supports code highlighting, bookmarking and code folding, so even complex configuration cases can be dealt with a lot easier. Edited configuration files can be instantly uploaded to a remote server over a secure channel. ApacheConf comes with SSH and PHP configuration wizards that greatly facilitate the initial setup of these essential components of a modern web server. Novices will be glad to see that ApacheConf features complete descriptions of all server directives that may be present in httpd.conf, as it will help them learn the basics of the system a lot faster, while professionals will appreciate the ability to edit many key files, such as .htaccess, .htpasswd and .htgroup.
If you want to learn more about installing Apache and get the job done and the server up and running, just try ApacheConf — you will soon discover that it’s one of the most reliable, affordable and feature-packed solution on the market!
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