Running a Web Server with Apache

Learn how to run a basic web server using the Apache HTTP Server Project.

Introduction to the Apache web server

Due to its open-source nature, the Apache web server is the most common type of server found in Linux systems, and therefore, familiarity with it is essential for any hacker or system administrator. Most hackers use Apache to set up their own web server to enable them to redirect traffic through the abuse of the Domain Name System (DNS). Some hackers also use Apache servers to perform cross-site scripting for anyone who visits a given site. In this respect, knowledge of what the Apache web server is and how it works is crucial.

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