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i need to understand the web server technologies as to how are the packets recieved how does it respond and understand httpd.conf files and also get to undertand what terms like proxy or reverse proxy actually mean. but i could not find any resources so please help me and suggest some ebook or web site and by server i dont mean a specific one (apache or nginx..) in short a book on understanding the basics about a web server

i already asked this on stackoverflow and webmasters in a nutshell was the answer i got and they said its better if i ask it here so please help me out

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Webmaster in a Nutshell is a good start for a general understanding, as are any other Nutshell books that seem appropriate. My next suggestion after reading those would be technology-specific O'Reilly books for the software you're using, like the one for Apache.

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