A brief talk about HTTPD
Versions of HTTPD
There are a large number of WWW Servers. Almost all platforms can now run a
WWW Server. Windows, Windows NT, Macintosh, Nearly all Unix, Windows 95 etc.
I have tested the Macintosh, Windows, Windows NT and Unix versions. In every
case the Unix version is much faster, even on slower computers. A 486 with
8 MB of memory is plenty to run a WWW Server. Memory is far more important
for cache servers.
Here are a few HTTP or WWW Servers to look at.
- CERN HTTPD - The original.
NCSA HTTPD - NCSA's server is a bit quicker and a lot smaller
memory footprint. However there has been more security holes
and incompatibilities than the CERN server.
- PERL HTTPD - There are a number of these around. They are fairly
slow but you have full control over them. You can modify
source code to return exactly what you want. You then don't
have to do fancy tricks to run CGI scripts. I don't recommend
Windows HTTPD - Now has an NT and 95 version
- MacHTTP Seems to be the only
one, but has a great following.
MORE MORE MORE Have a look at Yahoo!
You need to know who uses what, when and why!
About the favorite for usage statisics. It is fairly simple, compiles on
nearly all platforms and works quite well. You must specify a single log file.
Have a look at Marty Gleesons
It is a perl web statistics package, very easy to use and VERY easy to modify.
GIF are writen from a program called fly (on the fly GIF files for PERL).
Melb Uni Statitics