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Open Source Web Site Construction Kit

ISBN-10: 0672320878

ISBN-13: 9780672320873

Edition: 2002

Authors: Thomas Schenk

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Description:

Listing and describing the most popular open source tools (e.g. Apache, MySQL, Ultramonkey, and TurboCluster) for building and monitoring Web sites, this book provides a complete solution for leveraging the power of open source software.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 10/4/2001
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 456
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Introduction
Introduction to Linux and Open Source
Why Should Your Company Leverage Linux?
What Is Linux?
Linux Versus Other Internet Server Platforms
A Look at the Total Cost of Ownership for Linux
Summary
What Makes Open Source So Compelling?
Open Source Software Versus Proprietary Software
The Pros and Cons of Open Source Software
Examples of Open Source Software
The Support Issue
Summary
So You Want to Build an Internet Site
Reasons for Building an Internet Site
Maintaining Internet Sites
Developing In-house Solutions Versus Outsourcing
Summary
Building Different Kinds of Internet Sites
Content and Media Sites
Characteristics of a Content and Media Site
Desirable Features
Some Tools to Consider
Summary
The Telecommuter's Journal
Site Charter and Design
Web Site Features
Challenges Going Forward
Summary
Community Sites
Characteristics of a Community Site
Desirable Features
Some Tools to Consider
Summary
The Del Valle Junior High Parent/Teacher/Student Organization
Site Charter and Design
Web Site Features
Challenges
Summary
E-commerce Sites
Characteristics of E-commerce Sites
Desirable Features
Some Tools to Consider
Summary
E-commerce Sites: Two Case Studies
Introduction
A Brief History of E-commerce
Open Source E-commerce Systems
What Is an E-Commerce System?
What Is a Web Server?
What Is Apache-SSL?
What Is PERL?
CP Commerce
The Case of Mia Casa
Firebreath.com
Preparing Your Business for E-commerce
Notes on Hosting an E-Commerce Site
Summary
Growing Your Site and Keeping it Running
Keeping the Site Running
After Completion
The Care and Feeding of Internet Sites
Monitoring Tools
Web Site Log Analysis
Issue Tracking Software
Content Management
The Dangers of the Live Hack
Content Management Tools
Summary
High Availability and Scalability
High Availability
Scalability
Summary
Architecture for High Availability and Scalability
Approaches for Achieving High Availability
Scaling Your Internet Site
Summary
Hardware Reliability
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Maintaining Spare Systems and Components
Sales Pitches--Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Hardware Technologies Used to Achieve Reliability
Hot-Swappable Components
Infrastructure Requirements
Choosing Hardware Vendors
The Importance of FCC and UL Ratings
Summary
Selecting Software Components
Determining Software Reliability
Stress Testing
Benchmarks
Factors That Affect Software Reliability
Dealing with Software Vendors
Summary
Site Management Issues
Self-Hosting Versus Colocation Facilities
Selecting a Colocation Provider
Summary
Open Source High Availability and Scalability
Two Sample Network Designs
Linux Virtual Server Project
Ultramonkey
Piranha
Super Sparrow
Summary
Commercial Load-Balancing Alternatives
BigIP
Cisco LocalDirector
Other Products
Summary
Appendixes
Sources of Further Interest
Linux-Related Sites
Open Source Software Sites
General News and Information Sites
Other Sites
Usenet and Mailing Lists
Installation and Configuration of Linux
Obtaining a Linux Distribution
Installing Your Linux Distribution
Basic Network Setup
Protecting Your Linux System
Getting the Tools Covered in the Book
Web and FTP Sites
Building Software from Source Code
Summary
Index