Overview of New Features in Apache 2.0
Enhancements: Core | Module
- Unix Threading
- On Unix systems with POSIX threads support, Apache can now run in a
hybrid multiprocess, multithreaded mode. This should improve
- New Build System
- The build system has been rewritten from scratch to be based on
autoconf and libtool. This makes Apache's configuration system more
similar to that of other packages.
- Multiprotocol Support
- Apache now has some of the infrastructure in place to support serving
multiple protocols. mod_echo has been written as an example.
- Better support for non-Unix platforms
2.0 is faster and more stable on non-Unix platforms such as BeOS,
OS/2, and Windows. With the introduction of platform-specific multi-processing modules (MPMs) and the Apache
Portable Runtime (APR), these platforms are now implemented in their
native API, avoiding the often buggy and poorly performing
- New Apache API
- The API for modules has changed significantly for 2.0. Many of the
module-ordering problems from 1.3 should be gone. 2.0 does much of
this automatically, and module ordering is now done per-hook to
allow more flexibility. Also, new calls have been added that provide
additional module capabilities without patching the core Apache server.
- Now supports Berkely DB 3.0
- Includes additional support for session caching across processes
using shared memory.
- New module in Apache 2.0.
This experimental module allows for character set translation
- New module in Apache 2.0. This module implements the
HTTP Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV) specification for
posting and maintaining web content.
- New module in Apache 2.0. This module includes the functionality
of mod_mmap_static in Apache 1.3, plus adds further caching abilities.