Apache 2 Basic Configuration on Unix-Like Systems In a previous post, we had a look at the Apache HTTP server, what it is, and how it works. Today, we'll handle some of the most important Apache configuration directives, look at what they are for, and learn how to edit them, in order to mold the way our server works to our liking. The Apache server is a service that runs in the background, waiting for requests from clients connecting to the ports it listens to, in order to take action. Apache either responds to those requests, or leaves related notes in its log files. ServerName The ServerName directive is used to set the host name of the server; this is how the server identifies itself. Apache has a great number of directives which you can set and manipulate in order to set your server’s behavior. If the ServerName directive is not specified, the server tries to obtain it by performing a reverse DNS look-up on its IP address. You will have to use the IP address of your machine if you don't yet have a registered domain name. Listen
Learn Web Development with the Ruby on Rails Tutorial Michael Hartl Contents Foreword My former company (CD Baby) was one of the first to loudly switch to Ruby on Rails, and then even more loudly switch back to PHP (Google me to read about the drama). Though I’ve worked my way through many Rails books, this is the one that finally made me “get” it. The linear narrative is such a great format. Enjoy! Derek Sivers (sivers.org) Founder, CD Baby Acknowledgments The Ruby on Rails Tutorial owes a lot to my previous Rails book, RailsSpace, and hence to my coauthor Aurelius Prochazka. I’d like to acknowledge a long list of Rubyists who have taught and inspired me over the years: David Heinemeier Hansson, Yehuda Katz, Carl Lerche, Jeremy Kemper, Xavier Noria, Ryan Bates, Geoffrey Grosenbach, Peter Cooper, Matt Aimonetti, Gregg Pollack, Wayne E. About the author Michael Hartl is the author of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, the leading introduction to web development with Ruby on Rails. Copyright and license Welcome to the Ruby on Rails Tutorial.
Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Why Web Literacy Should Be Part of Every Education Teaching our kids to code will make them uniquely prepared to fully contribute to the world. Like reading, writing, and arithmetic, web literacy is both content and activity. You don’t just learn “about” reading: you learn to read. You don’t just learn “about” arithmetic: you learn to count and calculate. Our Information Age began, for all intents and purposes, in April of 1993 when the Mosaic 1.0 browser made the World Wide Web available–for free–not just for use but for contribution and participation by anyone with access to the Internet. No one would have believed that peers could contribute knowledge and advice, helping one another to learn through YouTube videos, Wikipedia, or other sites. Why haven’t we had an educational revolution that takes advantage of this human quality that we now have proof exists? Web literacy explains the world we live in and gives us the tools to contribute to that world. Right now kids can go online outside of school all they want.