The Apache Software Foundation officially released the Apache 2.4 today as the first major update to this leading open-source web-server in more than a half-decade. Apache 2.4 is slated to deliver superior performance to its 2.2 predecessor and better compete with the growingly-popular NGINX web-server.
Besides much faster performance, among the many enhancements to the Apache 2.4 HTTP Server is better a-synchronous support in its core, run-time loadable MPMs, reduced memory usage compared to Apache 2.2.x, several new modules, enhancements to existing modules, and much more.
Apache HTTP Server 2.4 provides a number of improvements and enhancements over the 2.2 version.
List here: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/new_features_2_4.html
You can download Apache HTTP Server 2.4.1 from: http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi
Apache 2.4 comes with new modules like:
More info here: http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/Announcement2.4.html