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Apache HTTP Server

The Apache Project is a collaborative software development effort aimed at creating a robust, commercial-grade, featureful, and freely-available source code implementation of an HTTP (Web) server.

Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, Apache has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.

Apache is redistributed as part of various proprietary software packages including the Oracle Database and the IBM WebSphere application server

 Apache 2.4.9

Free to download


Apache License

Apache Software Foundation


System Requirements
For building Apache:
Disk Space: at least 50MB of temporary free disk space
ANSI-C Compiler and Build System
Time Synchronization (e.g. ntpdate)
Perl 5 (Optional)
apr/apr-util >= 1.2

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Features include:

  • Virtual hosting which allows one Apache installation to serve many different actual websites
  • Configurable error messages
  • DBMS-based authentication databases
  • Content negotiation
  • Supported by several graphical user interfaces (GUIs) which permit easier configuration of the server

    Many features implemented as compiled modules, ranging from server-side programming language support to authentication schemes
  • Common language interfaces support include mod_perl, mod_python, Tcl, and PHP
  • Popular authentication modules include mod_access, mod_auth, and mod_digest
  • SSL and TLS support (mod_ssl)
  • Proxy module
  • A useful URL rewriter (also known as a rewrite engine, implemented under mod_rewrite)
  • Custom log files (mod_log_config)
  • Filtering support (mod_include and mod_ext_filter)
  • Apache logs can be analyzed through a web browser using free scripts such as AWStats/W3Perl or Visitors

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