"Web Server Technology: The Advanced Guide for World Wide Web
Information Providers" is a new book written by Nancy Yeager and
Robert McGrath, architects of the award winning NCSA World Wide
Web service. It explains the important technical details of web
server operation, such as:
Performance: Covers measurement of WWW component performance--the
networks, server hardware, and operating systems--and suggests
alternative Web server software designs for improving
Caching: Explains the costs and benefits of mirroring and
caching Web documents.
Search: Surveys the Webs current search tools and uses the
library system as a model layout to illustrate indexing,
searching, and retrieval techniques.
Security: Assesses Web security hazards and presents mechanisms
for combating these vulnerabilities, including an in-depth
discussion of firewalls.
Digital Commerce: Analyzes the risks and explains the
technologies used in a variety of services available for making
monetary transactions online.
"Finally, a book that provides a strong overview of the WWW
technology from a server perspective. This is a tremendously
useful resource, a must-read for every current of aspiring
-Tom Boutell, Boutell.Com. Inc., author of the World Wide Web
"An excellent book for anyone who wants to understand all the
issues surrounding Web server technology."
- Ed Krol, author of "The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog"
"Probably the best book available on how to run a Web server.
Finally, the people who were doing it first have taken the time
to write about it. Packed full of accurate technical information
and yet clear enough for a beginner. If there was a class on
becoming a Webmaster, this would be the textbook."
-Eric Bina, Netscape, codeveloper of NCSA Mosaic
1996; 407 pages; paperback; ISBN 1-55860-376-X
For more information contact Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
phone: 800-745-7323 / 415-392-2665