iTools Serves Up Apache in Mac OS X

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2003-05-05 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For the most part, administrators of the open-source Apache Web server prefer that all server management be done through configuration files.

For the most part, administrators of the open-source Apache Web server prefer that all server management be done through configuration files, which makes it more secure and less likely that something unwanted is running in the background.

However, some businesses prefer an intuitive GUI to manage Web servers. On Windows and Unix platforms, businesses can turn to Covalent Technologies for Apache management tools. Now businesses that want to take advantage of the powerful Apache-based Web serving in Mac OS X can turn to Tenon Intersystems iTools 7.

Using iTools 7, I could manage my Apache server using a Mac-based GUI and a browser-based remote administration interface. The GUI-based interface made it easy to perform such tasks as adding modules, controlling access and analyzing server logs (see screen). The browser-based interface wasnt as intuitive, although it was still useful for handling tasks remotely.

Besides improving Apache server management, the iTools bundle adds several key features to the standard Apache 2 Web server: a mail server, a DNS server, an FTP server and SSL support.

For more information on iTools, go to www.tenon.com.

 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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