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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, 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 July 2013, which is shown in Table 23.1 (from http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2013/07/02/july-2013-web-server-survey.html).

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TABLE 23.1 Netcraft Survey Results (July 2013)

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 discontinued, ...

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