The web server as its name indicates, is a software installed on a computer with all the necessary conditions to serve or deliver web pages that are requested by a browser, making that show and represent all the necessary elements for its correct operation and visualization. There are several types of web servers, Apache is a free to use, open source software and fully configurable, is currently most often used in the network, either on Linux or Windows platforms. To install it on our computer we will have an entire server with all requirements to run it locally. Advantages and possibilities that gives us have the Apache web server installed on our system. With the installation of Apache is available on our PC in a small server that we will enable among other tasks: 1 – test and view web pages as they will truly show from the internet before you upload them to a host or server on the network. Useful and indispensable if have or you will create your site by modest to be. 2. Create using the Virtual Host module multiple websites on our PC, we can download wget and access them equal on the net but this time locally.
3 Be able to view web pages made in php language locally. 4 Serve our pages or web site directly to the internet, which can access and connect any person from outside, in this case logically the server operation will be limited to the time that we have running the PC and to the possibilities of our connection. It can constitute a very encouraging experience for any fan, this possibility gives the advantage that it is not necessary to rely on any company or remote server to upload to the Web content you want to show. It is like riding a small radio station and begin transmitting, (a similarity), but in this case the scope is global. 5 It can act as an intermediary between our PC and internet that gives us several advantages in the field of security. 6 From the internet to several connected PCs in a local network we can serve. 6.
It is possible to activate a module that allows you to save in cache all pages loaded which will improve the performance of our navigation. On the next page you can read a tutorial that will guide you step by step to install Apache, it is made for people who do not have advanced knowledge, if so you will see that it will be easy its installation and configuration. How to install and configure the web server Apache on Windows. This other page will be essential if you are interested in the topic, explains how to configure VirtualHost that will allow you to have multiple virtual web sites on your PC, it’s fantastic. Configure Apache in the Virtual Host module to have on PC multiple virtual web sites. You have Apache and not use Wget is unacceptable, read here about this amazing application.