Other Web Servers for Linux

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Apache is, by far, the most commonly used Web server for Linux. It also has a Windows version, and it is not uncommon to find Windows machines running Apache Web server. If you were to choose a single Web server to study, Apache would be the one. However, it is not the only Web server available for Linux. Table 15.4 lists some other Web servers and tells you a bit about them, including where you might download them from the Internet. We will not be examining any of these in depth because they do not come with the Red Hat installation. However, it is important that you be aware that there are alternatives to Apache and know where to look for them.

Table 15.4: Alternative Web Servers

Web Server

Address to Download


Essentia Web


High-performance HTTP/1.1 1–compliant multithreaded server. Supports thousands of virtual servers. Browser-based server management. Access control on each directory, based on users or groups. Built-in Java servlet and JSP engine



Abyss Web Server X1 is a free personal Web server available for Windows and Linux operating systems. It supports HTTP/1.1, CGI, Server Side Includes (SSI), custom error pages, and user access control. It also has a remote Web management interface that makes its configuration as easy as browsing a Web site.



This is a small, easy to use Web designed for personal use, not commercial use. The server itself is less than 300 bytes, which means it is quite small and takes up virtually no appreciable amount of hard drive space.

As you can see, you have a number of choices when it comes to setting up a Web server on your Linux machine. While Apache is the most common choice, it is not the only one. By this point in this book you should begin to realize that this is what the open source movement is all about, choice. The idea is that you should have several choices, and you pick the one you like the best.

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