You are in the: Small Business Computing Channelarrow View Sites +
Small Business Technology
» ECommerce-Guide | Small Business Computing | Webopedia | WinPlanet |  »Close
Enter a word for a definition... ...or choose a computer category.

   Term of the Day
   New Terms
   New Links
   Quick Reference
   Did You Know?
   Tech Support
   Webopedia Jobs
   About Us
   Link to Us

talk to us
   Submit a URL
   Suggest a Term
   Report an Error
Internet Lists
Internet News
Internet Resources
Linux/Open Source
Personal Technology
Small Business
Windows Technology
xSP Resources
Corporate Info
Tech Jobs
E-mail Offers
  Be a Commerce Partner

Apache Web server
Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2005 

Often referred to as simply Apache, a public-domain open source Web server developed by a loosely-knit group of programmers. The first version of Apache, based on the NCSA httpd Web server, was developed in 1995.

Core development of the Apache Web server is performed by a group of about 20 volunteer programmers, called the Apache Group. However, because the source code is freely available, anyone can adapt the server for specific needs, and there is a large public library of Apache add-ons. In many respects, development of Apache is similar to development of the Linux operating system.

The original version of Apache was written for UNIX, but there are now versions that run under OS/2, Windows and other platforms.

The name is a tribute to the Native American Apache Indian tribe, a tribe well known for its endurance and skill in warfare. A common misunderstanding is that it was called Apache because it was developed from existing NCSA code plus various patches, hence the name a patchy server, or Apache server.

Learn more about Open Source in Webopedia's "Did You Know...?" section.

E-mail this definition to a colleague

Sponsored listings

Web Hosting Specialties: DTHOSTING.COM - Enterprise-level web hosting solutions. Speed and reliability built for business. We offer premier service, 99.9% uptime. Call now!

Hoover's: Apache Corp. Company Research - Find information on Apache with operations and products, financials, officers, competitors and more at Hoover's.

For pages about Apache Web server . Also check out the following links!

Related Links

Apache HTTP Server Project
Home page of the official Apache Web site. Contains links to Apache documentation, source code, and information about current and planned developments.

Apache HTTP Server SSI
Describes how to enabling Server-Side Includes (SSI) for the Apache server. Contains descriptions of basic elements, variables, flow control elements, and directives.

Apache Server FAQ
Answers many questions about the Apache Web server.

Apache Week
A weekly e-zine about the Apache Web server. In addition to providing timely news about Apache, Apache Week also provides reference resources.

Yahoo!'s Apache Web server page
Yahoo!'s directory of Apache Web server.

related categories

OSRC Servers

Web Development

related terms


open source

Web server

Give Us Your

Apache Web server Products
Compare Products,Prices and Stores

Shop by Category:
15 Model Matches

7 Model Matches

JupiterWeb networks:

Search JupiterWeb:

Jupitermedia Corporation has two divisions:
Jupiterimages andJupiterWeb

Legal Notices, Licensing, Reprints, & Permissions, Privacy Policy.

Jupitermedia Corporate Info | Newsletters | Tech Jobs | Shopping | E-mail Offers