The HTTP is a standard that all Web
browsers and Web servers must speak in
order for the Web portion of the Internet to
Apache is designed to install on a myriad
of operating systems, including Linux,
UNIX, and Windows. Therefore, it has a
generic directory structure. Fedora has
modified this structure to better fit Linux
standards. All changes are made in the
Apache configuration file.
Edit a configuration file to change the
behavior of software and using the pound
sign to “comment out” a line.
Apache is efficient in handling static
content and dynamic content generated by
CGI scripts and written in languages such
as bash and PERL. If you need Java
servlet capability, take a look at Apache
Tomcat at http://tomcat.apache.org.
The Apache Software Foundation is the
organization and community behind the
Apache Web server and many other great
server software packages. Find links to all
Apache projects at http://www.apache.org.
Customized Error Documents for
Apache Web Server
Static content also includes error messages.
For example, if a user attempts to connect to a document
that does not exist the error code 404 will be displayed.
A list of error types can be found in RFC 2616 (
The ErrorDocument directive in httpd.conf can be configured
to customize error responses so a user
friendly response can
The httpd.conf file can be changed to point 404 errors