"The upcoming version of the popular Apache Web server is being
scrutinized by interested Web developers; it incorporates important
new features to meet the intense processing requirements of today's
"One particularly welcome addition to Apache 2.0, now in alpha
release but expected to 'go beta' soon, is support for threaded
multiprocess modes for basic request handling and dispatching on
the Unix platform. (Windows-ready versions of Apache already
supported such threading.)"
"Open source Apache software is very popular among Web, or HTTP,
servers. According to Internet consultancy Netcraft, Apache
currently holds about 60 percent of the Web server market, followed
by Microsoft's IIS with about 20 percent and Sun/Netscape/AOL's
iPlanet with 6.75 percent. Created by many volunteers, Apache
continues to support extended and basic modules that enhance
Websites' support of complex software interactions."
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