Today I am going to present you a bit of history on one of the most prominent advances in the field of internet services. We will talking about the Apache servers, their function, the history behind this system and the actuality of its benefits.
Where did Apache originate and what brought the servers to use?
In 1995, a group of eight developers began working on the extension of the "demon" HTTPd of the NCSA. These programmers were: Brian Behlendorf, Roy T. Fielding, Rob Hartill, David Robinson, Cliff Skolnick, Randy Terbush, Robert S. Thau and Andrew Wilson with added contributions from Eric Hagberg, Frank Peters and Nicolas Pioch.
The development of this web servers independently, until finally; and thanks to the efforts of Brian Behlendorf and Cliff Skolnick through a mailing list they managed to coordinate the work. And with a collaboration space where developers could exchange codes and experiences; thus giving rise to the Apache group (which today we know as the Apache Software Foundation).
Since the work developed was collaborative, Apache code was licensed under the Apache License; (Apache Software License for versions prior to 2.0) which is a free software license created by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). So the source code is available publicly, and is freely distributed. However, the Apache license is not GPL. Since it allows you to do what you want with the source code (including derivative works with commercial license) as long as you recognize that your work is based on a previous product.
Although many people have never installed or heard of Apache, it is probably the most used software in the world, since most of the websites that we visit daily are being executed by a Web 2.0, since most of the community sites (from wikipedia to the most insignificant forum) they use software that runs on Apache.
Because it is installed on the web server (hardware), Apache is often referred to as a web server or an HTTP server. When using the term web server, we understand that the speaker is referring to the software perspective.
Apache was developed by the Apache Software Foundation and is currently one of the most popular web servers in the world.
Hi. Apache is the most common web server in the world. He is responsible for processing requests to the site, which is hosted on the server. Consider that it is, in addition to the most common, the slowest. However, almost all sites were originally made for this web server, because use .htaccess. This file is add-in file for Apache. If you use this web server, i recommend you use it only as a backend, and use Nginx on the front end, it will work much faster.