Apache Web Server – Complete guide

Apache HTTPD Web Server
Apache HTTPD Web Server

The Apache Web Server Project from Apache Software Foundation is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.

Install Apache and PHP on Windows

Introduction In this post, I will go over details of how to install Apache HTTPD webserver and PHP on Windows 10, 11 or Windows Server. I will show where to download and how to do configuration of Apache and integration with PHP. I will also discuss some advanced configuration options of the setup as well. … Read more

Parsing Apache or Nginx Web Server Logs with Java

Web servers like Apache, IIS and Nginx are designed to serve client requests over the HTTP protocol. In that process, they can save information about requests and responses in logging files using standard log formats. The known formats are used across different web servers making it easy to understand logging information. In this post, I … Read more

Parsing Apache Web Server Logs

Parsing Apache Logs Apache web server access and error logs provide essential information showing the activity being performed by the server and errors encountered in the process. Extracting and parsing of logging data is thus essential for ongoing monitoring activity and production and debugging issues during development and testing. Apache server reports extensive data about … Read more

How to Send Apache Logs to Centralized rsyslog Server

Centralizing Apache Logs By default, Apache stores all logs on the local disk. This works well for development environments and small deployments but can become unsustainable once you have more than one server. Not only is it frustrating having to open each log file on each server, but trying to trace requests across multiple servers … Read more

How to Install AWStats with Apache Web Server for Analysis and Monitoring

In this post, I will go into details of installing AWStats with Apache web server for Monitoring and web server log analysis. AWStats is a free powerful and featureful tool that generates advanced web, streaming, FTP, or mail server statistics, graphically. This log analyzer works as a CGI or from the command line and shows … Read more

Complete Guide to Apache Web Server Logging

Apache Web Server power over 30 percent of all websites. I believe the share is likely higher when you consider servers hidden behind corporation firewalls. This is a long way from its initial release in 1995. Based on its widespread use the Apache server logs provide invaluable information in understanding not only the incoming traffic … Read more

Apache Performance and Resource Monitoring Using Mod_Status

Monitoring services for uptime and performance is a crucial part of any organization’s day-to-day operations. Essentially since its inception, Apache Web Server (Apache HTTPD) has been among the three most popular web servers on the internet. It has been providing critical hosting services to hundreds of millions of web sites commanding a share of over … Read more

FAQ

Which Operating Systems does Apache Web Server Support?

Apache web server runs basically on all major operating systems. It supports all Linux based systems such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and Redhat. It also runs on Mac OS as well as Windows. There is also a version that runs on FreeBSD.

What language is Apache Web Server Written in?

Apache server is written in C programming language.

How to install Apache Web Server on Windows?

There are Apache binaries available on Apache Lounge, which you can download for free and install on Windows. Check out our complete guide on installing Apache web server and PHP on Windows.

Apache service monitor is a utility provided on Windows systems to manage the state of the Apache web server.

How to Install Apache Web Server on Ubuntu?

You can install the Apache webserver on Debian or Ubuntu by entering the following command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt install apache2

This will install Apache2 which will be the default listen on port 80. You can confirm if the server is up and running by opening the URL http://localhost when installed locally.

Check our complete guide on installing Apache web server and PHP on Ubuntu.

How do I change the default port of the Apache Web Server?

You can change the default port by editing the apache2.conf file when the server is installed on Ubuntu or the httpd.conf file if installed on Windows.

How to Configure Apache Web Server with Tomcat?

Tomcat mod_jk is used to integrate with Apache HTTPD server.

Who Uses Apache Web Server?

Over 31% of the website run Apache server publicly. In addition, many more internal websites also run on the Apache server. Almost all of the Fortune 500 companies now have an install of Apache HTTD somewhere on their network.

How Can I Monitor Apache Web Server Performance?

There are many tools available to monitor Apache Web Server Performance. One of those is a pluggable module Mod_Status that comes bundled with the Apache Web Server. You can read the complete post on how to set up Mod_Status for Apache for Performance and Resource monitoring on our website.

Using Mod_Status you can view various Apache metrics such as threads and requests served. You can also view system resource consumption statistics such as cpu and memory.