Aftre having browsed through about 40 different sites for Norwegian web hosting companies, I'm starting to think that doing web hosting the right way has yet to be learned by us Norwegians. So, I'm thinking about setting up a web server myself and running at least my own and my clients sites on it. I have no idea how, though. So I'm in the market for a good book.
My background knowledge is limited to being a client on a virtually hosted UNIX server, so all I really know is that I want the server to run UNIX and Apache, which I'm most comfortable with, and that I need to know how the whole thing works to how complete control.
So, any good ideas for a web server dummy like myself ? (I really hope there's no such thing as UNIX web servers for Dummies! )
A lot of web servers run the latest version of RedHat Linux (www.redhat.com) - you might want to start off with that before delving into Apache. Knowing Apache won't do you much good if you don't know the OS!
I agree about the O'Reilly books... they're great. They've got several good books on Linux and RedHat as well. Good luck!
A good reminder reference is Sams "Teach Yourself Linux in 10 Minutes" book. It makes for a quick lookup.
Also, stay away from those 1000 page sys admin books. They look good, and you think, "If I could soak in ALL that..." or "It would make a good reference book...it's so large it must have everything." I have about 10 of those 1000 page System Admin books. They are collecting dust on the shelf. I like short, to-the-point type books and helps.
So, I'll be the third to recommend the O'Reilly line of books.