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Understanding Web Hosting on Linux

Don Denoncourt and Barry Kline


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  • The Linux operating system was initially created by Linus Torvalds, who began his work in 1991 and worked steadily until 1994 when Version 1.0 of the Linux Kernel was released. Developed under the GNU General Public License, Linux source code is freely available to everyone, and Linux is therefore often considered an excellent, low-cost alternative to more expensive operating systems.

    The Linux operating system may be used as an end-user platform as well as for a wide variety of other purposes, including networking and software development.By virtue of its functionality and availability, Linux has become quite popular. As a result, students around the world have been seeking Linux education.

    This book is a guide to setting up a complete Linux environment on which to learn about the various Web technologies. As you move through the text and the accompanying labs, you will build a system replete with a database management system, a Web server, and server-side Java.And you'll understand how it all works. Because the whole system is based on Linux, that wonder of the open-source era, everything you learn here is applicable to any platform on which Linux will run.

    These platforms include Apple hardware, Intel and Intel-compatible hardware, and, of course, the eServer iSeries by IBM. Each chapter contains hands-on labs to reinforce your understanding of just how powerful Linux is.

    Topics Covered:

    • Linux background and strategies
    • Various distributions of Linux
    • Linux installation
    • Linux configuration
    • Available documentation and finding it
    • Basic introduction to Web technologies and programming
    • Server-side Java
    • Databases
    • The Apache Web server
    • Linux operation and administration
    • Linux and the Internet
    • Using the Bash Shell and shell programming
  • Don Denoncourt programmed in RPG and COBOL on the AS/400 for eight years before becoming an accomplished object-oriented C++ and Java programmer. He has written dozens of articles about Java and is a staunch evangelist for Java as a language for System i business applications.

    Barry Kline is a consultant who has developed software on various IBM and DEC midrange platforms for more than 20 years. He has installed Linux on hundreds of machines, where it functions as servers and workstations in System i and Windows networks.
  • Item Number: 5502
    Author Name: Don Denoncourt and Barry Kline
    Publication Date: July 15, 2002
    Edition: First
    Pages: 200
    ISBN-10: 1583470328
    ISBN-13: 9781583470329
    Format: Paperback
    Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches
    Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
    Language: English

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