apex 0.6.0 review

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apex is a general purpose Web server that was designed with the busy sysadmin in mind

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Joe Kohut
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apex is a general purpose Web server that was designed with the busy sysadmin in mind. It runs on both Unix and Windows. It strives to be simple and concise, yet powerful. It installs a default home page with customized links based on its single configuration file. apex web server supports basic authentication to secure access to sensitive links with simple password protection. It supports both simple, "one command" CGI through its configuration file and full CGI support with scripting.

Apache is fast, but sometimes all you need is quick! apex installs instantly and configures quickly. The auto-home-page feature makes it an easy task to set up a simple web interface with a few links (even password- protected ones).

A less complex, more task-focused design allows basic services to become web-enabled, safely and quickly. No CGI knowledge is required for basic tasks.

Here are some key features of "apex":
ease of use and simplified administration
lots of configuration examples
basic CGI commands can be placed inside the configuration file
auto-home-page feature creates a default index page automatically based on comments in the configuration file
password-protected links using basic authentication
password-protected directory listings

manage a home page by adding lines to the server's config file
safely list password-protected directories and/or files
alias your links to hide directory paths
easily test your CGI commands

What's New in This Release:
A new "PAGEORDER" directive was added which uses custom sort.
Alternate index files are available using the INDEXFILES directive in HTTPD.CONF.
logmonitor.pl monitors large log files, and uses cookies to track the last line.
Initial support for Lincoln Stein's famous CGI.pm module was added.
The web server docroot (/:docroot) can be changed.
A check for "414 Request-URI Too Long" was added.
A check for "411 Length Required" for POST data was added.

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