"But for the rest of us IT professionals out there, I'm about to
give you a crash course in how most of the WWW road on the Internet
is built, and how it came to be that way."
"Some 60% of Web servers on the Internet (according to the
Netcraft Web Server survey) are run using software named Apache.
Apache is a HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server, which runs
on a variety of Microsoft, Netware, OS/2 and Unix variant of
"It's distributed under an open source license (the Apache
License), and is one of the best examples of the way that an open
source product can change an industry forever."
"Basically, pre-1995, the main HTTP server in operation was the
HTTP daemon, developed at the National Center for Supercomputing
Applications, in the USA. After the lead developer for this product
left the NCSA, a situation arose whereby a number of webmasters had
independently started patching the public-domain NCSA server so as
to make it more functional."