Obtaining and Installing Apache

Apache, its name derived from its original nickname “A Patchy Server” (since it grew out of a series of patches applied against the industry-standard but limited NCSA httpd server in early 1995), is one of the most widely ported pieces of software in the world today. It runs on dozens of different operating system platforms, from AIX to Windows to BeOS to Mac OS X, as well as, of course, FreeBSD. Probably the most complete HTTP implementation available anywhere, it's also seen by many as the epitome of the open-source ideal, showing how a free, grass-roots development effort can earn its way to being the de facto standard solution for a problem where competing offerings include large, commercially developed packages ...

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