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Instant Debian - Build a Web Server

By : Jose Miguel Parrella
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Instant Debian - Build a Web Server

By: Jose Miguel Parrella

Overview of this book

Debian is one of the most popular Linux-based operating systems, with over 37 thousand software packages available in several architectures. This universal operating system provides the foundation for thousands of web servers. It is easy to install, stable and provides mechanisms for system security. Starting with an insightful discussion on the architectures and methods of installing Debian, we’ll also discuss cues to plan ahead for scalability. We’ll then explore how to configure and use APT to install necessary software, taking you all the way through to presenting scenarios for security, backup/restore and maintenance. Debian: Build a Web Server How-To will help you effectively setup and deploy a Debian-based Web server with strong foundations for the future of your Web application. It teaches concepts such as library and framework availability and suitability under the APT system, how to read and process logs and events and how to respond to security incidents. Additionally it also covers planning and executing a backup and restore strategy and how to deploy clusters and proxies. The book will help you navigate installation methods, understand how to configure APT and how to use it to deploy the application parts and how to tackle common management scenarios, ending up with a ready-to-go Web server running Debian.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)

About the Reviewer

Gunnar Wolf has been a Free Software enthusiast and promoter for over 15 years, choosing GNU/Linux for his production servers as early as 1996. Computer administration and security has always been one of his main topics of interest and research.

In the early 2000s, he founded the National Conference on Free Software (CONSOL), which helped consolidate the Mexican Free Software communities, and led its work for several years. In 2003, he became a Debian Developer and has been an organizer for the yearly Debian Conference since 2005.

In 2005, he started working at the Economics Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (IIEc-UNAM) as a systems and network administrator, and a Web applications programmer. All of the systems he administers run Debian. He teaches the course on Operating Systems at the Engineering Faculty of the same university.

He has taken the topic of Free Software as a personal passion, as a particular expression of a much wider movement, Free Culture. He has also participated as a coordinator and co-author for the book Construcción Colaborativa del Conocimiento (IIEc-UNAM, 2011).

His recent thoughts and experiences in life are often portrayed in his personal blog,