As the Apache Software Foundation celebrates their 17th anniversary, the magical Apache HTTP Server releases v2.4. This is the first major release it’s had since the Apache 2.2 release back in 2005!
The biggest buzz surrounding this latest release is the enhancements that positions Apache HTTP Server as an excellent solution for Cloud environments. According to The Apache Software Foundation blog, these enhancements include:
- Improved performance (lower resource utilization and better concurrency)
- Reduced memory usage
- Asyncronous I/O support
- Dynamic reverse proxy configuration
- Performance on par, or better, than pure event-driven Web servers
- More granular timeout and rate/resource limiting capability
- More finely-tuned caching support, tailored for high traffic servers and proxies.
You can read more from The Apache Software Foundation, read the overview of new features included in Apache HTTP Server 2.4 or download the latest version of Apache HTTP Server 2.4.x.
What do you think of this major release after 6+ years?