Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring the Apache web server, part of Up and Running with Linux for PHP Developers.
In Linux, configuration files are stored in the etc directory.…Let's go there now, cd /etc.…Quick directory listing.…Just LS.…Whoa, that's a lot.…Fortunately, Apache starts with an A and there is actually an Apache 2 directory.…Change directory to it now, CD Apache 2.…And then do a full directory listing.…Apache's main configuration is stored in Apache2.conf.…However, its best practice is to keep…the custom site configuration in their separate files.…
At the bottom of the list, there are two directories.…Sites available and sites enabled.…That seems a little redundant or is it?…Check the contents of site available using LS -LA/sites-available.…Two files, a default configuration and a default secure configuration.…What are the contents of sites enabled?…So, LS-LAsitesenabled.…Interesting.…Those are new colors and there's only…one entry in there for the default configuration.…
This is what's known as a symbolic link, which is an alias to a file.…It's not actually a copy of it.…If you look over on the left, the very first character is…
The demonstrations are performed with the Ubuntu LTS distribution of Linux, but the skills taught here are also applicable to other Linux distributions. Every command is described in detail in context, and a comprehensive quick reference is provided for convenience.
- What is Linux, and why should I use it?
- What's a LAMP, and why does it matter?
- Creating and configuring a virtual machine
- Working with the Linux command line
- Configuring the servers, including Apache virtual hosts
- Building a development server dashboard
- Using PHP package managers like Composer and PEAR
- Installing Drupal, WordPress, and more on the server
- Self-hosting Git repositories, including a web interface
- Enhancing the server with debugging and profiling
- Exporting a virtual appliance to use on another machine
- Server troubleshooting techniques
Skill Level Beginner
PHP with MySQL Beyond the Basicswith Kevin Skoglund10h 26m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Creating a Virtual Machine
3. Using the Server Command-Line Interface
4. Initial Server Configuration
5. Building a Development Server Dashboard
6. Installing PHP Applications for Site Development
7. Source Code Management
Introducing Git2m 16s
8. Enhancing the Development Server
9. Advanced VirtualBox Techniques
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