Apache Turns 70! (percent)

Toe

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While Microsoft's IIS continues its decline and threatens to fall under 20% of the market, Apache is about to break the 70% barrier.

http://news.netcraft.com/archives/web_server_survey.html

Woo hoo open source!

P.S. Isn't it funny how in 2001, people started moving to IIS like crazy... then not long after that, they realized what a nightmare they had gotten themselves into and switched to Apache? :D
 

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i dont know what Apache and all that is, but if i think i know what im talking about... my server uses Linux.

*prepares for beating*
 

whocares

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raggedjimmi said:
i dont know what Apache and all that is, but if i think i know what im talking about... my server uses Linux.

*prepares for beating*
*goes hunting for baseball bat*

Apache is a neat piece of open source software that turns the computer/server/machine it's installed on into a webserver. In other words, Apache listens to the machine's http ("internet") port (usually 80), processes any requests it gets and sends back the corresponding file/files to the computer that made the request. In a nutshell, this is how the internet works.

The internet is mostly powered with servers running Linux (and other OSs) with Apache installed on them.

If you take a closer look at your own Mac, it also has Apache installed on it. If you don't believe me, turn websharing on (System Prefs -> Sharing), launch Safari and go to http://127.0.0.1 :)