SSL security technology helps to improve the safety of Internet communications.
SSL is a standard for encrypted client/server communication between network devices.
A network protocol, SSL runs on top of TCP/IP. </li></ul>
<ul><li>SSL utilizes several standard network security techniques including public keys, symmetric keys, and certificates. Web sites commonly use SSL to guard private information such as credit card numbers. </li></ul>
CONFIGURATION Instead of using a point-and-click graphic user interface (GUI) or Windows Registry keys as most other modern software packages, Apache generally relies on simple text files for its configuration settings.
Configuring Files Apache uses a system of three text files for managing its configuration data. All three of these files (almost always) appear in Apache's ./conf directory and are designed to be edited by system administrators: <ul><li>httpd.conf for general settings
The term "httpd" stands for HTTP Daemon . </li></ul>
<ul><li>This file contains a number of other entries (technically called directives), but for most of these, modifications are optional.
The most useful of these entries is ServerAdmin -- it allows the administrator to set the email address that will be displayed on error pages (such a "404 pages") in the client's browser, giving users a way to contact someone if a site problem occurs: