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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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About the Apache Web Server

Apache is the most widely used web server on the Internet today, according to a Netcraft survey of active websites in August 2012, which is shown in Table 22.1 (from http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2012/08/02/august-2012-web-server-survey.html).

Table 22.1. Netcraft Survey Results (August 2012)

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Note that these statistics do not reflect use on internal networks, known as intranets.

The name Apache appeared during the early development of the software because it was “a patchy” server, made up of patches for the freely available source code of the NCSA HTTPd web server. For a while after the NCSA HTTPd project was ...

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