Apache HTTP Server is one of the famous Linux web servers. It is the most commonly used web server all over the world. They created this web server based on NCSA HTTPd and had a major role in world wide web’s growth. After overtaking the NCSA HTTPd, Apache became the most popular web server for HTTP from 1996. In 2009, it became the first web server software in the world by supporting more than 100 million websites. This Web Server is a free and open-source webserver that works the best on Unix and Linux servers. However, it is also accessible on Microsoft, OS X, Solaris Novell NetWare, FreeBSD, EComStation, OpenVMS, TPF, Windows and etc.
Why They named it Apache?
At first they said the name ‘Apache’ was chosen from respect for the Native American Indian tribe of Apache (Indé), well-known for their superior skills in warfare strategy and their inexhaustible endurance. But the reason on their FAQ page changed to this: A cute name which stuck. Apache is “A Patchy server”. It was based on some existing code and a series of “patch files”. And now it means much more than that. It is the first and foremost the Apache Software Foundation, under which there are dozens of projects.
As we mentioned in the post about Linux web servers, Nowadays Apache is the default web server for most control panels. It is a modular web server which makes it very flexible and easy to use. It pretty much has a module for anything you want along with a good GUI. We should also say that you can choose any PHP handler you want with this web server. It can work perfectly for you if you want to handle multiple websites on your server.
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