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I read in a news article about apache httpd 2.4 being released with the feature to configure servers via web console rather than text file. I looked in the documentation and couldnt find anything around this. Does anyone know how to set this up? or where

Basically I have multiple web servers and want to be able to deploy a new web server with little config as possible. Whats the best way to do this? copy the config file around or will apache 2.4 help at all?

"One of the problems with cloud environments with the 2.2 releases is that admins would have to spin up Web servers manually. With 2.4, Apache can be configured to automatically pull in a new Web server to handle additional load. In addition, admins now have a Web-based interface to add and configure Apache clusters – rather than having to tweak text-based configurations by hand."

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I really hope this is true! By the way, doesn't IIS already have a web based config editor? – Soviero Feb 23 '12 at 5:44
I'd say "the best way to do this" for easy deploys of new servers would be a configuration management tool like Puppet or Chef - but I'm just as curious as you on what feature that article is referring to; I can't find anything. – Shane Madden Feb 23 '12 at 6:44

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