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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.

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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.

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