What is Apache Server?
Apache Server, is the world’s most widely used web server software with a user base of more than half of all estimated active website and top servers across all domains. The name ‘Apache’ is a tribute to the Native American Apache Indian tribe, a tribe well known for its endurance and skill in warfare.
Apache is open source and is freely available on most UNIX-based operating systems such as Linux, Solaris, Digital UNIX, and AIX , on other UNIX/POSIX-derived systems such as Rhapsody, BeOS, and BS2000/OSD, AmigaOS, and on Windows 2000. Apache is developed and maintained by an open community of developers. The Apache HTTP Server Project is a collaborative software development effort aimed at creating a robust, commercial-grade, feature-rich and freely available source code implementation of an HTTP (Web) server. The project is jointly managed by a group of volunteers located around the world, using the Internet and the Web to communicate, plan, and develop the server and its related documentation. This project is part of the Apache Software Foundation. In addition, hundreds of users have contributed ideas, code, and documentation to the project.