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FreeOS: Apache installation and configuration




“Apache is a web server. In fact Apache is the world’s most popular and
dominating web server with over 61% of all Internet web servers running
Apache. A far second is Microsoft IIS, with a measly 19% of market share. This
is a true testament to Apache’s popularity….”

Apache is a web server. In fact Apache is the world’s most popular and
dominating web server with over 61% of all Internet web servers running
Apache. A far second is Microsoft IIS, with a measly 19% of market share. This
is a true testament to Apache’s popularity….

“Apache is not owned by a single commercial entity (like IIS is owned by
Microsoft, iPlanet is owned by Sun/Netscape Alliance) but rather, is developed
by a loose knit team of voluntary programmers scattered across the globe,
collaborating through the Internet. Today, development of Apache is
coordinated by a non-profit organization called the Apache Foundation.”

“Apache has been written in C, using a dynamic, modular architecture (much like
the kernel module architecture) in which pieces of functionality can be
inserted into the web server by loading pieces of code known as modules. The
pieces of code are built as shared libraries/objects on Unix systems. These
pieces of code can also be statically compiled into Apache. This makes Apache
highly extensible and configurable.”

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