Apache web server is a web server application or services used to serve provided files and applications over network which is generally internet. In this tutorial we will explain what is Apache Web Server in details by providing related technologies, owner and versions of Apache Web Server.
Web server is a software which runs on servers like Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, Windows Server etc. Web Server will provides requested resources which is generally a web page to the clients. Clients generally uses Web Browser to request Web Pages from Web Servers. Web Servers can run scripts and applications and provide results to the Web Browsers too.
Apache Web Server
Apache Web Server is one of the most historic Web Server software started at 1995. Development of the Apache Web Server is started by Rob McCool but a lot of web masters provided some help to this software.
Apache Web Server is cross platform which means it can work different operating systems like Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Windows Server, MacOS, Unix etc.
Apache Software Foundation
Apache Web Server created a group or foundation which will work on free software. After the first project Apache Web Server Apache Software Foundation created a lot of opensource project those are used widely around the world.
Current Version of Apache
Apache is a long run project which has released a lot of minor versions. Latest version of Apache Web Server is
Install Apache For Ubuntu, Debian, Kali, Mint
Apache Web Server can be installed with the following command in the
deb based distributions. The package is called
$ sudo apt install apache2
Install Apache For Windows
Apache is povided as a executable file for Windows Server and Client operating systems. The installer can be downloaded from following link and can be installed with Windows style
Install Apache For Fedora, CentOS, RedHat
rpm based distribuntions Apache Web Server is named as
httpd sow we can install Apache Web Server for Fedora, CentOS, RedHat like below.
$ sudo yum install httpd