What Is Apache Web Server? – POFTUT

What Is Apache Web Server?

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 Page

Web page is a bunch of HTML, Javascript, CSS code with extra objects like image, video etc. Web pages generally used in the World Wide Web or WWW simply internet in order to provide some content to the internet users. Web pages generally generated or created by some server side application which is developed with programming languages like PHP, Python,C#, Java etc.

Web Browser

Web Browser is a tool used to show web pages provided by the web servers. Web browsers have the capability to interpret HTML, Javascript, CSS code and show videos with images. Web browser provide interface to the web sites. There is popular browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Opera etc.

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 2.4 .

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 apache2.

$ 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 Next->Next


Install Apache For Fedora, CentOS, RedHat

In 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

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