Apache - the most popular free HTTP server, which runs half of all sites on the Internet. Its development began in 1995 as an alternative to the then common NCSA HTTPd, and later quickly gained popularity, Apache holds the lead and nowadays. This is partly due to the high reliability, fault tolerance and safety, as well as the flexible configuration and connectivity of the modules, which currently number more than 500 units. Among the most common modules - extensions that provide support for basic scripting languages - PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, Java and so on.
In addition to the installation version, the server is also distributed in the form of source codes, and is primarily focused on systems based on UNIX / BSD. To install Apache in Windows, you can use prebuilt assemblies that include all the components you need to work with: XAMPP, WampServer, as well as Open Server, which is great for debugging and testing sites and web projects in the local network or on a single computer.
- The server is completely free, distributed under the Apache License 2.0 license;
- the ability to connect a large number of modules;
- IPv6 support;
- high reliability and safety;
- flexible three-level configuration;
- Unicode support.