WWW & Internet Web Servers Apache HTTP Server for Windows

Apache HTTP Server for Windows 2.2.22 for Windows

by The Apache Software Foundation

Avg. Rating 4.7 (98 votes)

File Details

File Size 5.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 29,642
Publisher The Apache Software Foundation
Homepage Apache HTTP Server
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since 1996. The Apache project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for various modern desktop and server operating systems, such as UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server which provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.

Latest Reviews

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v2.2.18 on May 11, 2011

Changelog is here http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.2.18

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v2.2.14 on Oct 6, 2009

I ran this for a long time on my Windows box and it worked perfectly. I always bemoaned the lack of a GUI, but once I had it configured, I didn't need to change it much. Besides, GUIs have their own bugs and issues.

Pegusis2

Pegusis2 reviewed v2.2.9 on Jul 7, 2008

But does it come in Blue... or run ASP???

shtraue

shtraue reviewed v2.2.8 on Jan 22, 2008

Check out the Windows build done by Apache Lounge, as well, you might prefer it:

http://www.apachelounge.com

sithgunner

sithgunner reviewed v2.2.3 on Aug 7, 2006

Are you someone who got bought by corporate advertisements?

Not as powerful and secure?
If it is not as powerul and as secure as some 30% share web server you are talking about, I wonder how such a web server gets beyond 50% share worldwide.

And just like you said 'patch up', Apache rarely release new releases these days, simply there is rarely a thing to fix, especially for 1.3 series which had stopped putting new features in. So I wonder if you know what you are talking about.

As for the server itself, it can be adminstered easily from anywhere using SSH, since configuration is just a simple text file, which also makes it easy to get search result by Goggle for specific errors or keywords while if it's GUI, it's hard to find specific setting people might have with only screen capture and different way of description for same settings.

Security sounds good, only good when it's proved without having serious flaws reported for a long while. Many of the flaws are caused by applications on top of servers but not by server software design.

And of course it runs on many OS and of course the price is free, and for anyone serious, the source code is there to check to make sure Apache isn't coded to do something nasty in the back or report the problem to developers with a patch for a quick fix than wait on phone calls from companies who keep taking you to some other place.

urbanriot

urbanriot reviewed v2.2.3 on Aug 6, 2006

Not as powerful and secure as the big enterprise web servers, but if you keep on top of patches it's a reliable web server. Extremely easy to setup and works on practically every operating system. And best of all... it's free!

Dalgis

Dalgis reviewed v2.0.55 on Mar 9, 2006

The best server ever, everything in text files (there is no need for GUI, simple to configure)

SirDarius

SirDarius reviewed v2.0.55 on Nov 30, 2005

Apache certainly isn't the best Web Server in terms of pure performance, but it has a lot of features that make it very popular:
- it's Free Software (as in beer, and freedom)
- it has a very clean and modular architecture
- there are a lot of available modules
- it's highly portable
- it's respectful of most standards
- it's relatively easy to learn to configure it
- it is stable and well tested

Jose

Jose reviewed v2.0.55 on Oct 15, 2005

Why are you raving about Apache WS? What qualifies you to say it is the 'best'..? FYI: Apache 2 is woefully inefficient, not being able to hand processes or forks at all well, and being very buggy to boot.

Indeed, the worlds most efficient and powerful webserver is actually ZEUS. Take a look at www.spec.org and see what web server is (consistently) used to benchmark production servers! I think the vast majority of people here need to engage brain.

LRN

LRN reviewed v2.0.55 on Oct 14, 2005

It's not really difficult to configure Apache (at least Apache itself, not it's modules). The Best Web Server out there!

Avg. Rating 4.7 (98 votes)
Your Rating
Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v2.2.18 on May 11, 2011

Changelog is here http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_2.2.18

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v2.2.14 on Oct 6, 2009

I ran this for a long time on my Windows box and it worked perfectly. I always bemoaned the lack of a GUI, but once I had it configured, I didn't need to change it much. Besides, GUIs have their own bugs and issues.

Pegusis2

Pegusis2 reviewed v2.2.9 on Jul 7, 2008

But does it come in Blue... or run ASP???

shtraue

shtraue reviewed v2.2.8 on Jan 22, 2008

Check out the Windows build done by Apache Lounge, as well, you might prefer it:

http://www.apachelounge.com

sithgunner

sithgunner reviewed v2.2.3 on Aug 7, 2006

Are you someone who got bought by corporate advertisements?

Not as powerful and secure?
If it is not as powerul and as secure as some 30% share web server you are talking about, I wonder how such a web server gets beyond 50% share worldwide.

And just like you said 'patch up', Apache rarely release new releases these days, simply there is rarely a thing to fix, especially for 1.3 series which had stopped putting new features in. So I wonder if you know what you are talking about.

As for the server itself, it can be adminstered easily from anywhere using SSH, since configuration is just a simple text file, which also makes it easy to get search result by Goggle for specific errors or keywords while if it's GUI, it's hard to find specific setting people might have with only screen capture and different way of description for same settings.

Security sounds good, only good when it's proved without having serious flaws reported for a long while. Many of the flaws are caused by applications on top of servers but not by server software design.

And of course it runs on many OS and of course the price is free, and for anyone serious, the source code is there to check to make sure Apache isn't coded to do something nasty in the back or report the problem to developers with a patch for a quick fix than wait on phone calls from companies who keep taking you to some other place.

urbanriot

urbanriot reviewed v2.2.3 on Aug 6, 2006

Not as powerful and secure as the big enterprise web servers, but if you keep on top of patches it's a reliable web server. Extremely easy to setup and works on practically every operating system. And best of all... it's free!

Dalgis

Dalgis reviewed v2.0.55 on Mar 9, 2006

The best server ever, everything in text files (there is no need for GUI, simple to configure)

SirDarius

SirDarius reviewed v2.0.55 on Nov 30, 2005

Apache certainly isn't the best Web Server in terms of pure performance, but it has a lot of features that make it very popular:
- it's Free Software (as in beer, and freedom)
- it has a very clean and modular architecture
- there are a lot of available modules
- it's highly portable
- it's respectful of most standards
- it's relatively easy to learn to configure it
- it is stable and well tested

Jose

Jose reviewed v2.0.55 on Oct 15, 2005

Why are you raving about Apache WS? What qualifies you to say it is the 'best'..? FYI: Apache 2 is woefully inefficient, not being able to hand processes or forks at all well, and being very buggy to boot.

Indeed, the worlds most efficient and powerful webserver is actually ZEUS. Take a look at www.spec.org and see what web server is (consistently) used to benchmark production servers! I think the vast majority of people here need to engage brain.

LRN

LRN reviewed v2.0.55 on Oct 14, 2005

It's not really difficult to configure Apache (at least Apache itself, not it's modules). The Best Web Server out there!

donpacman

donpacman reviewed v2.0.55 on Oct 14, 2005

New users of Apache have allot of trouble configuring so, it would be nice if a GOOD GUI
is made and it was free :)

daver18qc

daver18qc reviewed v2.0.54 on Jun 29, 2005

This is simply the best there is.

Just FYI, i've written a small app that help you make .htaccess and .htpasswd files for apache on windows, if that can help someone...

http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/apauth/

emredondo

emredondo reviewed v2.0.54 on Jun 29, 2005

One of the best software ever written.

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v2.0.52 on Feb 3, 2005

Given my user name, do I really even need to rate Apache? If you're a home user who wants to run a little web site over your broadband connection, use Apache. Don't use some unknown vendor's cute little freeware or shareware web server, and for crying out loud don't use IIS (Insecure Internet Server, LOL). Use Apache. It's really not that hard to configure.

kmleow

kmleow reviewed v2.0.52 on Oct 5, 2004

I would like to invite Apache fans to read this article http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~vivek/flash99/

After reading, do you think that Apache should go for AMPED architecture or stick to MP/MT? Some questions to ask yourself, are the benchmarks realistic, based on real workloads? Does Flash Web Server have all the features that Apache has? How reliable is it?

Someone out there, please give comments.

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