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Apache web server

The Apache web server was first developed in 1995. It sprung out of a project at the National Center for Super Computing Applications developed by Rob McCool called the HTTP daemon (httpd), which provided a method for Linux servers to deliver content over the HTTP protocol.

After support for the HTTP daemon waned following Rob McCool's departure from NCSCA, several users of the daemon came together and combined their patches using httpd Version 1.3 as a base. This combination of patches into a single open source web server became known as Apache. Apache provided a free open source alternative to the other web servers on the market.

We will be using Apache Version 2.x to host web-based applications on our home network. These applications ...

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