Apache Brief History

by Abubaker D
So my article is about the history of Apache. The article I chose is from 2002. And I chose it because it would be useful to know about the history in order to make a better future. The article is defining Apache HTTP Server 1.3 by saying it’s an open source success story that’s still behind more than half of all Web sites, according to the latest Netcraft survey members. The success resulted from Apache’s longtime popularity among Web- Hosting companies and ISPs. The article goes on saying that Apache runs on a wide variety of platforms: It’s available as a precompiled binary for Windows, Mac OS X, and many Unix flavors, as well as in source code form, that’s if you would like to compile it yourself or adapt it for use on other platforms. And it basically means that you can snap new features in Apache’s modular design easily, without major changes to the core. And they also have basic Apache free to download from www.apache.org, but its features set is limited. If you want more capabilities like SSLL, you will need to hunt down add on ¬†modules, which vary in sophistication and maturity, or purchase a commercial Apache version such as Red Hat’s Stronghold Secure Web Server 3. The article goes on more talking about Apache but don’t want to complicate it and bore you with too much information, you can read the whole article on the link below if you like.

This is related to our class because its talking about Apache which we took in last week’s class. It’s helpful for students to know about Apache because I am pretty sure most of us will be dealing with it one way or another in our work field.

It was really good to know about more about Apache’s history. I used this article because learning the history can make us understand more. ¬†For me, I felt reading the article was insightful and I understood more about Apache.

John Clayman (2002). Apache HTTP Server 1.3. Retrieved from: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,11532,00.asp