What is Apache 2?
Apache 2 is a widely used, open-source web server software. It was developed by the Apache Software Foundation and is designed to run on a variety of operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and macOS. Apache 2 is used to serve web pages and other content across the internet. Its primary function is to receive incoming requests from clients and deliver the appropriate response.
Apache 2 has many features that make it a popular choice for web server software. One of its key strengths is its flexibility, which allows it to be customized to suit a wide range of needs. Apache 2 is highly configurable, with many modules that can be added to extend its functionality. Additionally, it is highly scalable, meaning it can handle large volumes of traffic and requests.
Apache 2 also provides many security features that make it a secure choice for web server software. It has a robust authentication system that can be used to restrict access to certain pages or directories. It can also be configured to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption to secure the communication between the server and the client. Overall, Apache 2 is a reliable and secure web server software that has been trusted by millions of users worldwide for over two decades.
Using Apache 2 at Hostwinds
Shared Hosting Services
Hostwinds uses Apache 2 as the web server for its shared web hosting services. However, it's important to note that customers cannot modify the Apache 2 configuration on these plans. This means that if you have specific customization needs, you may want to consider other hosting options like VPS plans. Hostwinds shared hosting plans come with a variety of features and resources that may suit your needs, which can be found in the Shared Hosting Overview.
VPS and Dedicated Services
At Hostwinds, customers who have VPS or dedicated servers can easily install and operate Apache 2 according to the resources available in their selected plan. Those who have a cPanel/WHM license will have the option to install Apache 2 as well. If customers require assistance with the installation, they can refer to Hostwinds' Tiers of Support for guidance. By requesting Apache 2 installation from Hostwinds' technical experts, customers can be assured that they will receive the necessary support to use Apache 2 optimally and efficiently.