Apache HTTP Server 2

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2001-04-16 Print this article Print

.0 Beta 1"> Apache HTTP Server 2.0 Beta 1

Web site developers eager to dig into Apache 2.0s portable design and new modular programming model will find that this early beta provides lots of goodies, but it should remain a trial balloon at this stage of its release.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Threading support offers an immediate capacity boost on most Unix platforms.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // This version makes Apache more attractive to large businesses now that they will be able to run it with confidence on Windows systems.

Production-quality operation on non-Unix operating systems; support for threads can provide a big scalability boost; better use of native operating system features should speed server operation; modules can modify the output of the other modules.

Still no official, supported administration tools; Apache 1.3 modules need to be redesigned for the 2.0 release.

The Apache Software Foundation, Forest Hill, Md.; www.apache.org

Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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