Introducing Apache (Web Server)
Apache Web server is the most popular web server in the World. Creating a low-cost and stable web server is one of the most common reasons individuals and organization use linux.
The apache web server began life as the NCSA ( National Center for Supercomputing Applications) HTTP Server.
NCSA's Server was the most popular of the early HTTP servers and its source code was in the public domain. After NCSA's active development of their httpd effectively stopped , a small group of web administrators who had modified the source code to address site-specific needs or to patch various bugs gathered together to coordinate their activities and merge their code changes into a single code Tree.
In April 1995 , this loosely organized group of web masters , the original Apache Group ,released the first official version of Apache intended for Public Consumption , Apache 0.6.2
Why the Name Apache ?
Apache is “ A PatCHy server” It was based on some existing code and series of patch files.
For Many developers , it is also a reverent connotation to the Native American Indian Tribe of apache , well known for their superior skillls in warfare strategy and inexhaustible endurance.
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