"We consider Apache 1.3.20 to be the best version of
Apache available and we strongly recommend that users of older
versions, especially of the 1.1.x and 1.2.x family, upgrade as soon
as possible. No further releases will be made in the 1.2.x family.
...In general, Apache 1.3 offers several substantial
improvements over version 1.2, including better performance,
reliability and a wider range of supported platforms, including
Windows 95/98 and NT (which fall under the "Win32" label), OS2,
Netware, and TPE threaded platforms. Apache is the most popular web
server in the known universe; over half of the servers on the
Internet are running Apache or one of its variants.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR WIN32 USERS: Over the years, many users have
come to trust Apache as a secure and stable server. It must be
realized that the current Win32 code has not yet reached the levels
of the Unix version, but is of acceptable quality. Win32 stability
or security problems do not reflect on the Unix version."