Apache HTTP Server 2.2.20 Released

Apache has released an update to its HTTP server that fixes the denial of service problem that was reported on August 24 (and updated on August 26). We should see updates from distributions soon, though it should be noted that Debian put out an update on August 29. “Fix handling of byte-range requests to use […]

Apache Alternatives for Serving PHP

Do you have problems serving more than two pages per second on your WordPress or Drupal blog? Do the sites of your competitors serve pages faster than yours? Their secret weapon may be a different web server and PHP combo than Apache and mod_php. But don’t worry – you can turn to one of these […]

Percentage Of Websites Using Microsoft IIS Down To Pre-1998 Level – But Does It Reflect The Reality?

According to Netctaft’s Web Server Survey, the percentage of websites using Microsoft’s IIS is rapidly decreasing. Netcraft’s survey covers a total of more than 340 million websites. The percentage of websites using Microsoft IIS has decreased to such an extent that it is now at the level that it was before 1998. Within a one […]

OpenOffice proposed as Apache project

Oracle is to propose that OpenOffice.org becomes an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) project and enters the Apache incubation process. The proposal comes six weeks after Oracle abandoned commercial development of OpenOffice and said it was looking for a way to have the office suite managed by the community. Luke Kowalski, vice president of Oracle’s Corporate […]

Another DoS fix for Apache HTTP server

The update of the Apache HTTP Server (httpd) to version 2.2.18 earlier this month to close a denial of service (DoS) problem appears to have exposed a related DoS vulnerability. The developers have now released httpd 2.2.19 to fix this new problem which has been rated as moderately critical; however, as with the previous DoS […]

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Ubuntu 10.10

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Ubuntu 10.10 How To…

Oracle asks Apache to reconsider its position on Java

Oracle considers the Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF) request that other members of the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee vote against Oracle’s proposed standardisation of the currently developed Java 7 a cause for further development delays. In an open post Don Deutsch, Oracle’s Vice President of Standards and Architecture, asks Apache to “reconsider their position […]

Apache Declares War on Oracle Over Java

Charging that Oracle has willfully disregarded the licensing terms for its own Java technology, the Apache Software Foundation has called upon other members of the Java Community Process (JCP) to vote against the next proposed version of the language, should Oracle continue to impose restrictions on open-source Java use. The nonprofit organization has also indicated […]

Google Soups Up Apache With New Speed Module

Google on Wednesday released mod_pagespeed, a module for the Apache HTTP Server that will automatically perform various website speed optimization tasks. This includes 15 or so on-the-fly optimizations. Google claims mod_pagespeed reduces average page load times by up to 50 percent. However, mod_pagespeed works only on Apache servers and is complex to deploy, according to […]

The ASF Hits its Millionth Commit!

The Apache Software Foundation reached its millionth revision milestone today with a commit by ASF Member Yonik Seeley on behalf of the Apache Lucene Project: lucene/ r1000000 yonik SOLR-2128: full param substitution for function queries The all-volunteer ASF oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world’s most […]

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Fedora 13

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Fedora 13 How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Fedora 13 This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid and PHP5 on Fedora 13. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the older mod_fastcgi. It [...]

How To Set Up WebDAV With Apache2 On OpenSUSE 11.3

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. How To Set Up WebDAV With Apache2 On OpenSUSE 11.3 How To Set Up WebDAV With Apache2 On OpenSUSE 11.3 This guide explains how to set up WebDAV with Apache2 on an OpenSUSE 11.3 server. WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning and is a set of extensions [...]

Apache Software Foundation announces new Executive Officers

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced that it held elections for the Foundation’s Executive Officers, who will be overseeing the day-to-day operations of the foundation, during its September 11th board meeting. The non-profit Foundation supports the Apache community’s development of some of the most well-known open source projects, such as the ASF’s first project, […]

Caching With Apache’s mod_cache On Ubuntu 10.04

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Caching With Apache’s mod_cache On Ubuntu 10.04 Caching With Apache’s mod_cache On Ubuntu 10.04 This article explains how you can cache your web site contents with Apache’s mod_cache on Ubuntu 10.04. If you have a high-traffic dynamic web site that generates lots of database queries on each request, you [...]

Installing A Multiserver Setup With Dedicated Web, Email, DNS And MySQL Database Servers On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Installing A Multiserver Setup With Dedicated Web, Email, DNS And MySQL Database Servers On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3 Installing A Multiserver Setup With Dedicated Web, Email, DNS And MySQL Database Servers On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3 This tutorial describes the installation of an ISPConfig 3 multiserver setup [...]

11 Apache Technologies for the Enterprise

The Apache Software Foundation, best known for the self-named popular open source Web server, has a variety of other technology that can help enterprises with databases, search, development, and more. Here’s an overview of the best. Now more than 10 years old, the Apache Software Foundation has become a repository of some of the most […]

Six Apache Projects Graduate to Top-Level Status

The Apache Project continues to thrive and push out new projects. Today the organization announced that six projects have moved to Top-Level Project (TLP) status. Of the projects, five were sub-projects and one has come up from Apache’s Incubator program. Apache Traffic Server, a caching proxy server that was initially a commercial project from Yahoo, […]

Apache Jackrabbit 2.1 released

Almost three months after the release of version 2.0, the Apache Jackrabbit developers have announced the availability of version 2.1 of their open source implementation of version 2.0 of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR 2.0). The latest incremental feature release includes a number of changes over the previous release, such as improvements […]

Apache.org services attacked

The Apache Infrastructure Team has reported a direct, targeted attack against the server hosting their issue-tracking software. “If you are a user of the Apache hosted JIRA, Bugzilla, or Confluence, a hashed copy of your password has been compromised. JIRA and Confluence both use a SHA-512 hash, but without a random salt. We believe the […]

Apache 2.2.15 released

The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project are pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of version 2.2.15 of the Apache HTTP Server (“httpd”). This version of httpd is principally a security and bug fix release. Notably, this release was updated to reflect the OpenSSL Project’s release 0.9.8m of the openssl […]