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Chapter 5. Customizing
the
Apache
Server
Our Sun and Sand festival site is more or less done! But before we deploy it to pro-
duction, let us make sure we have optimized the configuration of the server where the
page and the associated files will be served from, so that the end users can load the
page as quickly as possible, while we check against security vulnerabilities that might
cause our site to get hacked.
Server-side configurations
Before we go further, let us briefly look at what a server does. The server understands
a browser's request for a page of your site and then looks for the file the URL re-
quests. The server then sends the file back to the browser with additional information
called HTTP headers. Apache is the most popular server software for websites, and
HTML5 Boilerplate comes with a configuration file for Apache called .htaccess .
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