Hour 22. Apache Performance Tuning and Virtual Hosting

In this administration-related hour, consideration will be given to increasing the performance and scalability of your Apache installation. Additionally, you will learn about name-based and IP-based virtual hosting, and DNS and client issues. It explains different mechanisms that can be used to isolate clients from each other and the associated security tradeoffs.

In this hour, you will learn

  • Which operating system and Apache-related settings can limit the server scalability or degrade performance

  • About several tools for load testing Apache

  • How to fine-tune Apache for optimum performance

  • How to configure Apache to detect and prevent abusive behavior from clients

  • How to configure name-based virtual hosts, IP-based virtual hosts, and the difference between the two

  • About the dependencies virtual hosting has on DNS

  • How to set up scaled-up cookie-cutter virtual hosts

    Part III: Getting Involved with the Code