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Subject cvs commit: apache-2.0/htdocs/manual/misc FAQ-A.html
Date Tue, 04 Apr 2000 17:06:15 GMT
fanf        00/04/04 10:06:14

  Modified:    src      CHANGES
               htdocs/manual/misc FAQ-A.html
  Log:
  FAQ changes related to tidying up historical documents on the web site.
  Submitted by:	Joshua Slive <slive@finance.commerce.ubc.ca>
  Reviewed by:	Tony Finch
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.54      +5 -0      apache-2.0/src/CHANGES
  
  Index: CHANGES
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-2.0/src/CHANGES,v
  retrieving revision 1.53
  retrieving revision 1.54
  diff -u -r1.53 -r1.54
  --- CHANGES	2000/04/03 20:41:05	1.53
  +++ CHANGES	2000/04/04 17:06:14	1.54
  @@ -1,4 +1,8 @@
   Changes with Apache 2.0a3-dev
  +
  +  *) FAQ changes related to tidying up historical documents on the web site.
  +     [Joshua Slive <slive@finance.commerce.ubc.ca>]
  +
     *) Get APR DSO code working under Windows.
        [Bill Stoddard]
   
  @@ -16,6 +20,7 @@
        proper APR error code after a resolver error. [Jeff Trawick]
   
   Changes with Apache 2.0a2-dev
  +
     *) Renamed the executable back to httpd on all platforms other 
        than Win32
        [Ryan Bloom]
  
  
  
  1.4       +80 -57    apache-2.0/htdocs/manual/misc/FAQ-A.html
  
  Index: FAQ-A.html
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/apache-2.0/htdocs/manual/misc/FAQ-A.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.3
  retrieving revision 1.4
  diff -u -r1.3 -r1.4
  --- FAQ-A.html	1999/12/31 23:11:17	1.3
  +++ FAQ-A.html	2000/04/04 17:06:14	1.4
  @@ -31,7 +31,7 @@
     <!--#include virtual="header.html" -->
     <H1 ALIGN="CENTER">Apache Server Frequently Asked Questions</H1>
     <P>
  -  $Revision: 1.3 $ ($Date: 1999/12/31 23:11:17 $)
  +  $Revision: 1.4 $ ($Date: 2000/04/04 17:06:14 $)
     </P>
     <P>
     The latest version of this FAQ is always available from the main
  @@ -70,11 +70,8 @@
     <OL>
      <LI><A HREF="#what">What is Apache?</A>
      </LI>
  -   <LI><A HREF="#why">Why was Apache created?</A>
  +   <LI><A HREF="#why">How and why was Apache created?</A>
      </LI>
  -   <LI><A HREF="#relate">How does The Apache Group's work relate to
  -    other servers?</A>
  -   </LI>
      <LI><A HREF="#name">Why the name &quot;Apache&quot;?</A>
      </LI>
      <LI><A HREF="#compare">OK, so how does Apache compare to other servers?</A>
  @@ -105,43 +102,72 @@
    <LI><A NAME="what">
         <STRONG>What is Apache?</STRONG>
        </A>
  -  <P>
  -  Apache was originally based on code and ideas found in the most
  -  popular HTTP server of the time.. NCSA httpd 1.3 (early 1995). It has
  -  since evolved into a far superior system which can rival (and probably
  -  surpass) almost any other UNIX based HTTP server in terms of functionality,
  -  efficiency and speed.
  -  </P>
  -  <P>
  -  Since it began, it has been completely rewritten, and includes many new
  -  features. Apache is, as of January 1997, the most popular WWW server on
  -  the Internet, according to the
  -  <A HREF="http://www.netcraft.com/Survey/">Netcraft Survey</A>.
  -  </P>
  -  <HR>
  - </LI>
  +  <P>The Apache httpd server
  +<UL>
  + <LI>is a powerful, flexible, HTTP/1.1 compliant web server
  + <LI>implements the latest protocols, including HTTP/1.1 (RFC2616)
  + <LI>is highly configurable and extensible with third-party modules
  + <LI>can be customised by writing 'modules' using the Apache module API
  + <LI>provides full source code and comes with an unrestrictive license
  + <LI>runs on Windows NT/9x, Netware 5.x, OS/2, and most versions of Unix, 
  +     as well as several other operating systems
  + <LI>is actively being developed
  + <LI>encourages user feedback through new ideas, bug reports and patches
  + <LI>implements many frequently requested features, including:<BR><BR>
  +  <DL>
  +    <DT>DBM databases for authentication</DT>
  +    <DD>allows you to easily set up password-protected pages with 
  +    enormous numbers of authorized users, without bogging down the server.
  +    <DT>Customized responses to errors and problems</DT>
  +     <DD>Allows you to set up files, or even CGI scripts, which are
  +      returned by the server in response
  +      to errors and problems, e.g. setup a script to intercept
  +      <STRONG>500 Server Error</STRONG>s and perform on-the-fly diagnostics
for
  +      both users and yourself. </DD>
  +    <DT> Multiple DirectoryIndex directives </DT>
  +    <DD> Allows you to say <CODE>DirectoryIndex index.html
  +         index.cgi</CODE>, which instructs the server to either send
  +         back <CODE>index.html</CODE> or run <CODE>index.cgi</CODE>
  +         when a directory URL is requested, whichever it finds in the
  +          directory.
  +    <DT> Unlimited flexible URL rewriting and aliasing </DT>
  +    <DD> Apache has no fixed limit on the numbers of Aliases and
  +         Redirects which may be declared in the config files.  In addition,
  +	 a powerful rewriting engine can be used to solve most URL
  +         manipulation problems.
  +    <DT>Content negotiation</DT>
  +    <DD>i.e. the ability to automatically serve clients of varying
  +     sophistication and HTML level compliance, with documents which
  +     offer the best representation of information that the client is
  +     capable of accepting.</DD>
  +    <DT>Virtual Hosts</DT>
  +     <DD>A much requested feature, sometimes known as multi-homed servers.
  +      This allows the server to distinguish between requests made to
  +      different IP addresses or names (mapped to the same machine).  Apache
  +      also offers dynamically configurable mass-virtual hosting.
  +     </DD>
  +    <DT>Configurable Reliable Piped Logs</DT> 
  +     <DD>You can configure
  +     Apache to generate logs in the format that you want.  In addition, on
  +     most Unix architectures, Apache can send log files to a pipe, allowing
  +     for log rotation, hit filtering, real-time splitting of multiple vhosts
  +     into separate logs, and asynchronous DNS resolving on the fly.
  +  </DL>
  +</UL>
   
  - <LI><A NAME="why">
  -      <STRONG>Why was Apache created?</STRONG>
  -     </A>
  -  <P>
  -  To address the concerns of a group of WWW providers and part-time httpd
  -  programmers that httpd didn't behave as they wanted it to behave.
  -  Apache is an entirely volunteer effort, completely funded by its
  -  members, not by commercial sales.
     </P>
     <HR>
    </LI>
   
  - <LI><A NAME="relate">
  -      <STRONG>How does The Apache Group's work relate to other
  -      server efforts, such as NCSA's?</STRONG>
  + <LI><A NAME="why">
  +      <STRONG>How and why was Apache created?</STRONG>
        </A>
     <P>
  -  We, of course, owe a great debt to NCSA and their programmers for
  -  making the server Apache was based on. We now, however, have our own
  -  server, and our project is mostly our own. The Apache Project is an
  -  entirely independent venture.
  +  The <A HREF="http://www.apache.org/ABOUT_APACHE.html">About Apache</A>
  +  document explains how the Apache project evolved from its beginnings
  +  as an outgrowth of the NCSA httpd project to its current status as
  +  one of the fastest, most efficient, and most functional web servers
  +  in existence.
     </P>
     <HR>
    </LI>
  @@ -156,7 +182,7 @@
     </P>
   
     <P>
  -  For many developers it is also a reverant connotation to the Native
  +  For many developers it is also a reverent connotation to the Native
     American Indian tribe of Apache, <A
     HREF="http://www.indians.org/welker/apache.htm">well-known for their
     superior skills in warfare strategy and inexhaustible endurance</A>.
  @@ -185,14 +211,15 @@
     comparison chart.
     </P>
     <P>
  -  Apache has been shown to be substantially faster than many other
  -  free servers. Although certain commercial servers have claimed to
  -  surpass Apache's speed (it has not been demonstrated that any of these
  -  &quot;benchmarks&quot; are a good way of measuring WWW server speed at any
  -  rate), we feel that it is better to have a mostly-fast free server
  -  than an extremely-fast server that costs thousands of dollars. Apache
  -  is run on sites that get millions of hits per day, and they have
  -  experienced no performance difficulties.
  +  Apache has been shown to be substantially faster, more stable, and
  +  more feature-full than many other web servers. Although certain
  +  commercial servers have claimed to surpass Apache's speed (it has
  +  not been demonstrated that any of these &quot;benchmarks&quot; are a
  +  good way of measuring WWW server speed at any rate), we feel that it
  +  is better to have a mostly-fast free server than an extremely-fast
  +  server that costs thousands of dollars. Apache is run on sites that
  +  get millions of hits per day, and they have experienced no
  +  performance difficulties.
     </P>
     <HR>
    </LI>
  @@ -200,18 +227,14 @@
    <LI><A NAME="tested">
         <STRONG>How thoroughly tested is Apache?</STRONG>
        </A>
  -  <P>
  -  Apache is run on over 3 million Internet servers (as of June 1999). It has
  -  been tested thoroughly by both developers and users. The Apache Group
  -  maintains rigorous standards before releasing new versions of their
  -  server, and our server runs without a hitch on over one half of all
  -  WWW servers available on the Internet.  When bugs do show up, we
  -  release patches and new versions as soon as they are available.
  -  </P>
     <P>
  -  The Apache project's web site includes a page with a partial list of
  -  <A HREF="http://www.apache.org/info/apache_users.html">sites running
  -  Apache</A>.
  +  Apache is run on over 6 million Internet servers (as of February
  +  2000).  It has been tested thoroughly by both developers and
  +  users. The Apache Group maintains rigorous standards before
  +  releasing new versions of their server, and our server runs without
  +  a hitch on over one half of all WWW servers available on the
  +  Internet.  When bugs do show up, we release patches and new versions
  +  as soon as they are available.
     </P>
     <HR>
    </LI>
  @@ -266,7 +289,7 @@
        </A>
     <P>
     Indeed there is.  See the main
  -  <A HREF="http://www.apache.org/">Apache web site</A>.
  +  <A HREF="http://www.apache.org/httpd">Apache web site</A>.
     There is also a regular electronic publication called
     <A HREF="http://www.apacheweek.com/" REL="Help"><CITE>Apache Week</CITE></A>
     available.  Links to relevant <CITE>Apache Week</CITE> articles are
  @@ -283,7 +306,7 @@
     <P>
     You can find out how to download the source for Apache at the
     project's
  -  <A HREF="http://www.apache.org/">main web page</A>.
  +  <A HREF="http://www.apache.org/httpd">main web page</A>.
     </P>
     <HR>
    </LI>
  
  
  

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