Building the Source Yourself

You can download the source directly from The latest version at the time of this writing is 2.4.9, although stable 2.2.x and 2.0.x versions are still supported and available. We strongly recommend you use a currently supported, stable version for your site. The site may also have a beta release available during its development cycle. Feel free to use this for testing, but you should not use a beta release on a production server.

After you have the tar file, you must open it in a temporary directory, such as /tmp. Opening this tar file creates a directory called apache_version_number, where version_number is the version you have downloaded (for example, apache_2.2.19).

There are two ways to compile ...

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