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Easy read, but room for improvement
on September 7, 2005
This book was most certainly an easy read, giving step-by-step explanations and instructions for setting up LAMP, that is no where near as intimidating as all the other resources out there. I was quite pleased with it! As you can see by the other reviews, this book has hit the mark!
However, my complaint about the book is that since it is geared more towards newbies to the Linux world, the step-by-step instructions are not completely accurate. Those that follow the book word-for-word will find themselves stuck unless they have a basic working knowledge of Unix/Linux, or know someone that does.
This book uses Fedora as the linux-distribution.
Despite my one complaint, this is one of the easier to read books out there, and I would recommend for anyone new to the Linux world wanting to set up a web server.
Edit (9/27/05): If you prefer to take an easier route than this guide, search google for apachefriends.org or XAMPP. This book will teach you different processes, and go through reasons why certain things are done. While the information is useful, if you do not wish to go that in-depth into the subject, and just get a webserver up quickly, try this method. You will not learn all the intricate step-by-step procedures this book will teach you, but you should have LAMP set up within 10 minutes. Hope this information helps! :)