Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Apache Version 2.2.0

Filed under
Software
Reviews

Apache has been called the engine of the World Wide Web, and for good reason-it is the server that drives most Web sites today. It is also probably the most successful open-source application ever, boasting more than 70 percent market share, according to the most recent Web server survey by Netcraft Ltd. (Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Information Services is a distant second, with 20 percent.)

But, in much the same way people don't tend to think too often about the alternator in their cars, people don't tend to think too much about Apache. This is partly because Apache is a back-end server service, but it is also due to the free Web server's quality, as it is rarely affected by bugs or security problems. It simply works, day in and day out.

Of course, even highly successful products need to evolve, and the latest edition of Apache-Version 2.2.0, released in December-shows the slow and steady progress that has been typical of the Web server. During tests, eWEEK Labs was impressed with Apache 2.2.0, which adds several new capabilities that will improve secure connections, aid in configuration and management, and ease integration.

However, Apache 2.2.0 does make a few core changes that may affect those running non-vanilla Web sites. We highly recommend running the upgrade in development mode for a while before porting an active site to the new version, especially if you use custom modules on your site.

Full Review.

More in Tux Machines

Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

Android Leftovers

FOSS and Linux Events

  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more