February 22, 2012

Apache 2.4 Released, First Major Release in Six Years


Apache v2.4

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) rolled out version 2.4 of  of its open source Apache HTTP Server software. It's the first major release in six years and comes with a long list of improvements with main focus on cloud and configuration flexibility.

Enhancements make Apache HTTP Server v2.4 ideally suited for Cloud environments includes:

  • Improved performance (lower resource utilization and better concurrency)
  • Reduced memory usage
  • Asyncronous I/O support
  • Dynamic reverse proxy configuration
  • Performance on par, or better, than pure event-driven Web servers
  • More granular timeout and rate/resource limiting capability
  • More finely-tuned caching support, tailored for high traffic servers and proxies.

Read complete features list here

Source:- Apache

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