The workshop is designed to help you anticipate possible questions, review what you've learned, and begin putting your knowledge into practice.



How can you specify the location where you want to install Apache?


Linux/Unix users can use the --prefix option of the configure script. If an existing installation is present at that location, the configuration files will be preserved but the binaries will be replaced. On Windows, this location is set in the installation wizard.


What is the main difference between <Location> and <Directory> sections?


Directory sections refer to file system objects; Location sections refer to elements in the address bar of the Web page (also called the URI).


What is the difference between a restart and a graceful restart?


During a normal restart, the server is stopped and then started, causing some requests to be lost. A graceful restart allows Apache children to continue to serve their current requests until they can be replaced with children running the new configuration.


  1. Practice the various types of server shutdown and restart procedures.

  2. Make some configuration changes such as different port assignments and ServerName changes.

    Part III: Getting Involved with the Code