Apache - a rather unusual application software product - a popular web application server on the commercial product market.
The word “Apache” itself was taken from the name of the aboriginal American tribes which were known for their skills of warfighting and strategy making.
The Apache server is a unit, it is oriented on the process and creates new flows at each simultaneous commutation. Apache supports a set of various features most of which are compiled as certain modules. This helps to expand the server’s main function.
Additionally, one may easily set up all the things needed from the server’s side, starting from the programming languages of various kinds and ending with the authentication mechanism. Virtual hosting is one of such features that give one Apache webserver an opportunity to serve several different websites.
The Apache web server is mainly used on operating systems like Unix but it also may be applied on such platforms as OS/2, Windows, OS X, and others.
How May Apache Server Be Installed?
- One of the peculiarities of this open-source web application is that anyone can create an installation program for one’s own environment. This allows different producers (FreeBSD, Suse, Red Hat, Debian) to customize the location and configuration of the file on the basis of OS and other operating applications.
- Also, one may develop and set up an installation file from the program source code. The Apache installation from the source code does not depend on the platform’s type and works on all OS.
Performing web application testing (hosting checking, installation testing, system checking, unit testing, compatibility checking, configuration testing, cross-browser checking, multi-platform testing, and etc.) the specialists consider the Apache server peculiarities.