Is Apache 2 better than Apache 1.3?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by slooksterPSV, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. slooksterPSV macrumors 68040


    Apr 17, 2004
    Should I install Apache 2 or are there really any gains from 1.3?
  2. victori macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2006

    Yes, MPM-Worker in apache2 handles peak traffic a lot more efficiently. However, you will need to run php through mod_fcgid to reak the benefits of MPM-Worker. Trust me it is worth it for the performance boost.

    mod_deflate is 62% or so faster than apache 1.3's Last I read. You have access to mod_security that prevents comment spam and other cross site scripting attacks in apache2.

    All in all it is worth it.

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