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:

mod_proxy_fcgi
mod_proxy_scgi
mod_proxy_express
mod_remoteip
mod_heartmonitor, mod_lbmethod_heartbeat
mod_proxy_html
mod_sed
mod_auth_form
mod_session
mod_allowmethods
mod_lua
mod_log_debug
mod_buffer
mod_data
mod_ratelimit
mod_request
mod_reflector
mod_slotmem_shm
mod_xml2enc

More info here: http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/Announcement2.4.html

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