ApacheCon NA 2013

Portland, Oregon

February 26th – 28th, 2013

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Wednesday 1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

N things you didn't know the Apache http server could do

Rich Bowen

A Patchy Web
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In this fast-paced course, learn N things you didn't know you could do with the Apache httpd.


Apache httpd has a modular structure. One of the side effects of this is that there are dozens of modules that you've probably never heard of, that do things that you don't know about.

In this fast paced course, we'll touch on a bunch of them, very quickly showing you how to do things that you probably didn't know were possible, or which perhaps you thought were very difficult.

Topics covered include:

  • Access control based on arbitrary criteria
  • Database-based URL rewriting
  • Configuration file variables and macros
  • Blocking spam before it makes it makes it to your blog
  • Dispensing with file extensions
  • Load-balancing between back-end servers
  • ... and so much more