Apache Interview Preparation Guide
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Apache frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience in Apache Server. These interview questions and answers on Apache will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the interviews and quickly revise the concepts. So get preparation for the Apache job interview

20 Apache Server Questions and Answers:

1 :: What is Apache?

Apache is a freely available Web server that is distributed
under an "open source" license. Version 2.0 runs on most
Unix-based operating systems (such as Linux, Solaris,
Digital UNIX, and AIX), on other UNIX/POSIX-derived systems
(such as Rhapsody, BeOS, and BS2000/OSD), on AmigaOS, and on
Windows 2000. According to the Netcraft (www.netcraft.com)
Web server survey in February, 2001, 60% of all Web sites on
the Internet are using Apache (62% including Apache
derivatives), making Apache more widely used than all other
Web servers combined.

2 :: Does Apache act as a Proxy server?

Yes, It acts as proxy also by using the mod_proxy module.

3 :: What is multiviews?

A MultiViews search is enabled by the MultiViews Options.
If the server receives a request for /some/dir/foo and
/some/dir/foo does not exist, then the server reads the
directory looking for all files named foo.*, and effectively
fakes up a type map which names all those files, assigning
them the same media types and content-encodings it would
have if the client had asked for one of them by name. It
then chooses the best match to the client's requirements,
and returns that document.

4 :: Does Apache include a search engine?

Yes, Apache contain a Search engine.
You can search a report name in Apache by using the "Search

5 :: Why does not Apache include SSL?

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) data transport requires
encryption, and many governments have restrictions upon the
import, export, and use of encryption technology.

If Apache included SSL in the base package, its
distribution would involve all sorts of legal and
bureaucratic issues, and it would no longer be freely

Also, some of the technology required to talk to current
clients using SSL is patented by RSA Data Security, who
restricts its use without a license.

6 :: Does Apache include any sort of database integration?

No. Apache is a Web (HTTP) server, not an application
server. The base package does not include any such
functionality. See the PHP project and the mod_perl project
for examples of modules that allow you to work with
databases from within the Apache environment.

7 :: Does Apache come with Java support?

The base Apache Web server package does not include support
for Java

8 :: Can we use Active Server Pages (ASP) with Apache?

Apache Web Server package does not include ASP support.

However, a number of projects provide ASP or ASP-like
functionality for Apache. Some of these are:



9 :: While installing, why does Apache have three config files - srm.conf, access.conf and httpd.conf?

The first two are remnants from the NCSA times, and
generally you should be ok if you delete the first two, and
stick with httpd.conf.

10 :: How to to stop Apache?

To stop apache you can use.

/etc/init.d/httpd stop command.