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Apache Software Foundation (ASF), foundation established in 1999 and working on 150 open source projects, has celebrated its 17th anniversary with the release of the new version of Apache HTTP server i.e. 2.4 version.
The foundation released the 2.2 version in 2005. Its 2.3 version was a development only version. So, this version is the first big release by the foundation in six years.
Apache web server is operating on approximately 398 million sites across the net with operation on 65% of all sites across the web as reported by web research firm Netcraft. At this time, Microsoft’s IIS (Internet Information Services) operates about 15%, Russian open source web server NGINX is at 10% and Google’s custom-built server operates about 3%.
“This release delivers a host of evolutionary enhancements throughout the server that our users, administrators, and developers will welcome”, read a statement from Eric Covener, vice president of the Apache HTTP Server Project. “We’ve added many new modules in this release, as well as broadened the capability and flexibility of existing features.”
This version is available under the Apache 2.0 open source license and uses less system resources, less memory with more control on concurrent operations.