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Systems administrators are ultimately responsible for making sure their company’s technology runs smoothly. Whether it involves getting the different parts of a network talking to each other, organizing your team, or throwing together a basic content management system, you’ll find the help you need in this category.

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Talk To Me!

Vikram Vaswani, (c... 27345

You've seen how many Web sites (including this one) allow you topost comments and opinions on the material they publish. If you've everwished you had this capability on your Web site, or are simply curious asto how this is accomplished, read on.


Database Essentials

icarus, (c) Melonf... 45549

Are you new to the wonderful world of databases? Confused by thesudden flood of technical jargon? Don't know the difference between a"trigger" and a "stored procedure", a "join" and a "subquery"? Look nofurther - the solution is right here!


Getting More Out Of Apache (Part 2)

icarus, (c) Melonf... 28451

Learn more about the world's best-loved Web server, with examplesof Apache's authentication and logging capabilities, and also pay a briefvisit to its unique URL re-writing module.


Getting More Out Of Apache (Part 1)

icarus, (c) Melonf... 30650

While the default Apache configuration is good enough for mostWeb applications, there's a lot more under the hood of the planet's mostpopular Web server. In this article, find out how to create virtual hostson a single Web server, and use Server-Side Includes for greaterflexibility in your HTML pages.


How To Build the Apache of Your Dreams

Darren Chamberlain 88789

The best part about Apache is that you can custom build it to include exactly what you need. The defaultconfiguration is a good one, but its far-too-general nature is, by definition, not the best choice for the majority of installations. With a host of plug-in modules available for free over the Internet, customizing Apache to its fullest extent is not only fast and easy, but well worth the time spent.


High Performance Web Caching With Squid

Joe Cooper 204505

Squid is an excellent open source web caching proxy package, but it requires quite a lot of tuning to achieve the kind of performance seen in commercial proxies. This article presents several independently useful ideas for tuning a web cachingsystem. If all of them are implemented, extremely high performance can be achievedfrom modest hardware...


The Soothingly Seamless Setup of Virtual Hosts and Certificates

Israel Denis Jr. a... 31283

The second article in our series on setting up webservers the easy way, this article covers setting up virtual hosts, allowing you to server multiple domains from one box; and certificates, which are needed to do SSL.


Professional Apache

Dev Shed 86225

This excerpt from Wrox Press Ltd.'s Professional Apache covers Chapter 8 - Improving Apache's Performance. It tells you how to configure Apache for peak performace using caching and clustering, plus much more. Buy it on Amazon.com now!


Vi 201

Vikram Vaswani, (c... 29547

In his last class, he taught you the basics of vi, the powerful *NIX text editor. Now Elias Flootburger returns in this hilarious sequel to theoriginal "Vi 101" tutorial. This time, the good professor has his handsfull with abbreviations, key mappings, autocommands and vi's powerfulvisual mode...not to mention his own out-of-control ego!Note: Most of the material in this article covers vim, the enhanced version of vi that is preinstalled on most modern *NIXes.


Webserver Security (Part II)

Kristian Kohntopp 18737

This second part of our two-part series on webserver security explores the problem of keeping private data in publicly accessible areas of you server and keeping data from untrustworthy sources from entering your system.


Webserver Security (Part I)

Kristian Kohntopp 36376

This first article in a two-part series deals with tools to find security holes in webservers and workstations. Some of the topics covered are: port scanning, finding NFS security holes, and using lsof.


So What's A $#!%% Regular Expression, Anyway?!

Vikram Vaswani and... 17679

Regular expressions are one of the most powerful tools in the arsenal of any *NIX programmer. This article offers insights into what they are, how to go about constructing them, and how to add them to your Perl, PHP and JavaScript programs.


One-Stop Linux Administration with Webmin

Dev Shed 37933

If you're like me, you love Linux but the learning curve is a real killer. I remember it seemed to take forever to setup Apache the way I wanted, and I don't even want to mention how long it took me to figure out MySQL and Samba. To make a long story short, if you want to use all the features you can but don't have time or don't like the command line method (you still should learn it though!), Webmin is the way to go.


Vi 101

Vikram Vaswani, (c... 34358

Vi is probably the most powerful text editor for *NIX, but if you have ever tried to use it, you probably walked away frustrated. This article walks through all the capabilities and features of Vi - from the basics, such as saving and quitting, to the more advanced topics of searching for strings.


Setting Up Database Driven Websites

Ying Zhang 163243

This tutorial is an introductory guide to get you started in the world of server-side-scripting and web databases. It covers installation and configuration of MySQL, Apache, and PHP. An example script is also included as a guide for making your own server-side-scripts.

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