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Apache releases first major new version of popular Web server in six years

February 21st, 2012 · No Comments

The Apache Software Foundation has just announced the release version 2.4 of its award-winning Apache HTTP Server. This is the first major release of the Apache Web server in more than six years. Long before the release of Apache 2.2 in December 1st, 2005 though, Apache was already the most popular Web server in the world. Today Apache powers almost 400 million Web sites.

“It is with great pleasure that we announce the availability of Apache HTTP Server 2.4?, said Eric Covener, Vice President of the Apache HTTP Server Project in a statement. “This release delivers a host of evolutionary enhancements throughout the server that our users, administrators, and developers will welcome. We’ve added many new modules in this release, as well as broadened the capability and flexibility of existing features.”

The Foundation claims that numerous enhancements make Apache HTTP Server v2.4 ideally suited for Cloud environments.

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