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The Apache Software Foundation has issued the first upgrade to its popular HTTP server platform in six years.

"It is with great pleasure that we announce the availability of Apache HTTP Server 2.4", said Eric Covener, vice president of the Apache HTTP Server Project, in a statement. "This release delivers a host of evolutionary enhancements throughout the server that our users, administrators, and developers will welcome. We've added many new modules in this release, as well as broadened the capability and flexibility of existing features".

Apache is promising more for less with the new build, saying that overall performance has been improved while keeping the resource and memory footprint below what was needed for version 2.2, which was released in December 2005. The new features list includes new asynchronous I/O support, dynamic reverse proxy configuration and Multi-Processing Modules (MPMs) that can be built as loadable modules at compile time.

Apache HTTP Server began life from software developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) for its HTTPd web server. The open source Apache code has long been the dominant web server on the internet, with some estimates putting its use at just under 400 million websites worldwide. ®

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