Planning and Managing Web Sites on the Macintosh
The Complete Guide to WebSTAR and MacHTTP
AUTHOR: Wiederspan, Jon and Shotton, Chuck
PUBLISHER: Addison Wesley Professional
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An Insider's Handbook on the Premiere Macintosh Web Server
At the heart of every World-Wide Web site is an HTTP server, serving home pagesand other files to Web browsers. On the MacintoshÂ®, the most popular HTTPservers are WebSTAR and its shareware predecessor, MacHTTP. Now, expertWebmaster Jon Wiederspan teams with Chuck Shotton, the creator of WebSTAR andMacHTTP, to show you everything you need to know to use these servers to theirbest advantage.
Focusing on administration, Planning and Managing Web Sites on theMacintosh will guide you through the process of installing andconfiguring your server for easy maintenance, top performance, and security. Anextensive and comprehensive section on CGI (Common Gateway Interface)applications will walk you through installing and using common CGI applicationsfor imagemaps and forms. There are thorough instructions on how to write yourown CGI applications in both AppleScript and C, as well as guides for otherlanguages. You'll see how to create guestbooks and page hit counters, how touse sever-push, and how to troubleshoot your CGI applications.
In these pages, Wiederspan and Shotton share tips and tricks every Web siteadministrator should know, including how to:
- avoid common mistakes in site design
- provide network and data security
- deal with robots and other Internet pests
- use vital CGI applications
- create high-speed servers using multiple Macs
- design scripts that control WebSTAR.
The CD-ROM contains a time-limited version of WebSTAR 1.2.2, CGI applicationsand sample source code for five different languages, a plethora of usefulutilities, demonstration versions of Timbuktu Pro and other key applications,and documentation on Internet protocols and services. In short, you'll findeverything you need to set up and administer a Web site on the Mac.
PUBLICATION DATE: 12/27/1995