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Apache Phrasebook by Jesus Blanco, Daniel Lopez

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Chapter 11. Multi Processing and Protocol Modules

The Evolution of Apache’s Architecture

Apache is not a monolithic server. New modules can be added to provide enhanced functionality, and existing modules can be removed to reduce the size of the server and improve performance. Apache 2 takes this modularization concept further and introduces three new ways of extending the server:

  • Multi Processing Modules (MPMs): Allow you to change the way Apache serves requests and improve the performance and scalability of the server.

  • Filtering Modules: Provide a way for modules to process the content provided by other modules.

  • Protocol Modules: The protocol layer has been abstracted, so it is possible for Apache to serve content using other protocols, such as ...

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