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A Web server is a server that is responsible for accepting HTTP requests from web clients and serving them HTTP responses, usually in the form of web pages containing static (text, images etc) and dynamic (scripts) content. The Apache Web server has been the most popular and widely used Web server for the last decade. It is used by approximately 50% of all websites. Apache is cross-platform, lightweight, robust, and used in small companies as well as large corporations. Apache is also free and open-source. The Apache Web server has almost endless possibilities, due to its great modularity, which allows it to be integrated with numerous other applications. One of the most popular bundles is the LAMP Web server application stack, which includes the Apache Web server alongside MySQL, PHP, Perl, and Python. The Apache Web server is developed by the Apache Software Foundation. You can read more about Apache on Wikipedia. Being able to configure and secure the Apache Web server is one of the most important tasks for a (Linux) system administrator. Almost every company has some sort of a website that advertises it, including intranet pages that are used by the company’s workers. The Web interface is used for many tasks beside pure browsing, including tasks as simple as meal orders and shift rosters, but also important tasks like administration of databases. In most cases, a local web server is setup to accommodate these needs. If you are working for a company that hosts public websites, the task
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