browsers and Web servers must speak in


Nov 17, 2013 (4 years and 7 months ago)


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

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

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
be configured.

The httpd.conf file can be changed to point 404 errors
to /missing.html.