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The Apache Modules Book: Application Development with Apache by Nick Kew

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Chapter 1. Applications Development with Apache

1.1. A Brief History of the Apache Web Server

1.1.1. Apache 1

The Apache Web Server was originally created in 1995. It was based on and derived from the earlier NCSA server, written by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (which also developed the Mosaic browser, predecessor to most of today’s browsers, with a direct line to Netscape and Mozilla, and considerable influence over others, including MSIE). The first production server under the Apache name was version 1.0.0, released in December 1995.

As a webserver, Apache was an immediate success. By April 1996, it had overtaken the NCSA server as the most widely used webserver on the Internet, a position it has occupied ever since. ...

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