Course Apache Administration

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  • Course Apache Administration : Content

    In the course Apache Administration you will learn the workings of the newest version of the Apache Web Server and how to install and configure Web Sites on Apache.

    Apache Configuration

    You will learn the structure of the central configuration file, httpd.conf and the most important directives in it.

    Apache Architecture

    Next attention is payed to the architecture of Apache, in particular the way modules, filters and handlers cooperate. Virtual Hosting is discussed and the different varieties of it that exist.

    Log Configuration

    Also logging is treated in particular the handling and structure of log files. Web Application Security is covered with HTTP Authentication and the configuration of SSL.

    Apache Security

    And also securing the Apache Web Server itself and the use of mod_security to protect against common attacks like Cross Site Scripting and SQL Injection is on the course schedule. Attention is further payed to the way filters and handlers hook into the request processing cyclus and how they can be configured.

    URL Rewriting

    And also the manipulation of URL's with the powerful mod_rewrite module is covered. Other topics are the configuration of a Proxy Server with mod_proxy and how to integrate with the Tomcat Web Server for dynamic Java Web Applications.

    Apache Performance

    The measurement and improvement of the performance of applications through techniques like load balancing and caching is part of the course program as well. In the course attention is payed to both Apache under Linux as under Windows.

  • Course Apache Administration : Training

    Audience Apache Administration Course

    The course Apache Administration is intended for system administrators or developers on Unix, Linux or Windows who should learn how to administer and control the newest version of the Apache Web Server.

    Prerequisites Course Apache Administration

    Knowledge of modern operating systems like Unix, Linux or Windows, in particular knowing how to deal with the file system, is desirable.

    Realization Training Apache Administration

    The theory is covered using presentation slides. The concepts are further explained using demos. The theory is alternated with exercises. The course material is in English. The course times are from 9.30 up and to 16.30.

    Certification Apache Administration

    Participants receive an official certificate Apache Administration after successful completion of the course.

    Course Apache Administration
  • Course Apache Administration : Modules

    Module 1 : Intro Apache

    Module 2 : Apache Configuration

    Module 3 : Apache Architecture

    Apache Web Server
    What is the ASF?
    Apache Name and Marketshare
    Apache Installation
    Apache Directory Structure
    Apache Directories
    Starting Apache
    Uniform Resource Locators (URL’s)
    Domain Name Service (DNS)
    Static HTML pages
    Styling with CSS
    Dynamic Content Generation
    Apache Configuration Files
    Server Configuration Directives
    Core Configuration Directives
    Authentication Directives
    Authorization Directives
    Three Pass Access Control
    Logging Directives
    Performance Related Directives
    Directive Containers
    Conditional Containers
    .htaccess Files
    AllowOverride Directive
    Apache Architecture Overview
    Two Phase Operation
    Apache Portable Runtime
    Multi Processing Module (MPM)
    Important Apache Modules
    Two Phase Operation
    Content Generation
    Request Processing Phases
    Processing Hooks
    Apache Filters
    Apache Handlers

    Module 4 : Virtual Hosting

    Module 5 : Logging

    Module 6 : Web Application Security

    Processing of Configuration Files
    Configuration Contexts
    Virtual Hosting
    Virtual Host Directives
    Name-based Virtual Hosts
    Host File Name-based Virtual Hosting
    IP-based Virtual Hosts
    Host File IP-based Virtual Hosting
    Multiple IP Addresses per NIC
    Port-based Virtual Hosts
    Log File Types
    Error Logs
    Log Levels
    Access Logs
    Common Log Format
    Defining Custom Logs
    Log File Rotation
    Piped logs
    Log File Analyzers
    Server Log Reporting
    HTTP Basic Authentication
    Configuring Authentication
    Managing Access Files
    Creating Passwords
    Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
    SSL Encryption Types
    Asymmetric Encryption
    Symmetric Encryption
    Hash Encryption
    SSL Certificates

    Module 7 : Hardening Apache

    Module 8 : Mod Security

    Module 9 : Handlers and Filters

    Update Apache
    Enable Logging
    HTTP Request Methods
    Using SSL
    Set HTTP Limits
    Change Default User
    Block Directory Access
    Disable Directory Listing
    Hide Server Details
    Hide Etag Header
    Disable .htaccess Override
    Web Application Firewall
    Install mod_evasive
    Firewall Limitations
    Common Exploits
    Protection Measures
    Intrusion Detection Systems
    Web Application Firewalls
    Evasion Issues
    What is ModSecurity?
    ModSecurity Features
    Rule Examples
    Rule Syntax
    Core Rule Set
    Default and Chained Actions
    Regular Expressions
    What are Filters?
    Standard Apache Filters
    Simple Filtering
    Dynamic Filtering
    What are Apache Handlers?
    Built-in Handlers
    Why mod_rewrite ?
    Rewrite Flags Flow Control
    Rewriting versus Redirection
    Transforming URLs
    Conditional Rewrites

    Module 10 : Tomcat and Apache

    Module 11 : Proxy with mod_proxy

    Module 12 : Performance

    What is Tomcat?
    Tomcat Binary Distributions
    Tomcat Zip Installation
    Tomcat Directories
    Server Configuration Files
    Other Configuration Files
    Tomcat webapp’s Directory
    Tomcat Apache Communication
    Tomcat Workers
    Worker Properties
    Configuring AJP
    Mounting Tomcat Sites
    Forward Proxy
    Reverse Proxy / Gateway
    mod_proxy Support
    Proxy Modules And Related Modules
    Configuring a Forward Proxy
    Storage of Cached Pages
    Configuring a Reverse Proxy
    Basic Reverse Proxy Config
    Proxying by Rewriting
    Backend Optimisations
    Access to the Proxy Server
    Performance Considerations
    Server Monitoring
    Web Server Log Files
    Logging and Performance
    Load Testing
    Operating System Tuning
    SSL Performance
    Caching Dynamic Content
    Vertical Scaling
    Horizontal Scaling
    Load Balancing
    Using mod_proxy
  • Course Apache Administration : General

    Course Forms

    All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.


    We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.

    Course times

    The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.


    We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.


    Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.


    The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.


    The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.


    At the end of each course, participants are requested to evaluate the course in terms of course content, course material, trainer and location. The evaluation form can be found at https://www.klantenvertellen.nl/reviews/1039545/spiraltrain?lang=en. The evaluations of previous participants and previous courses can also be found there.


    The intellectual property rights of the published course content, also referred to as an information sheet, belong to SpiralTrain. It is not allowed to publish the course information, the information sheet, in written or digital form without the explicit permission of SpiralTrain. The course content is to be understood as the description of the course content in sentences as well as the division of the course into modules and topics in the modules.

  • Course Apache Administration : Reviews

  • Course Apache Administration : Certificate