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Highlights Apache 2.4

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Dec '11 13:54    Post subject: Highlights Apache 2.4 Reply with quote

Quote from Jim from ASF.
Jim R wrote:
Most work on the the next-gen version of Apache httpd version 2.4 has been done in improving performance and stability, but as well as adding lots of useful features, especially as we see the demands placed on web servers by cloud environments. This means that the (reverse) proxy module had gotten a lot of special care and attention. But there are also modules to help with more fine-grained control over timeouts and even a basic bandwidth limiting module bundled in.

With the coming of Apache httpd 2.4 GA, you'll see the popularity and usage of Apache increase even more, as it becomes the web server for the cloud, bar none.

Hardly architectural changes that impact webmasters. Most new stuff is under the hood, mostly in the area of (code) optimization. From now on 2.4 has active development over 2.2, so always consider to upgrade, it is advised.

Here some new, which dev's are mentioning to promote 2.4:

- per module / per directory loglevel

- some functions that were provided by third-party modules are now included (mod_ratelimit, mod_proxy_html, mod_remoteip)

- the new auth syntax allows to express complex authorization configurations without having to resort to hacks with mod_rewrite.

- the memory usage should be lower.

- the new expression parser allows to express complex conditions for RewriteCond, SetEnvIf(Expr), Request)Header, etc. This can greatly simplify the configuration in some cases.

- mod_ldap now allows searching in subgroups, has much better logging, better handling of timeouts to the ldap server, etc.

- mod_proxy_balancer has interesting new features (taking node gracefully offline, etc.)

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James Blond

Joined: 19 Jan 2006
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Location: Germany, Next to Hamburg

PostPosted: Thu 19 Jan '12 17:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad enough mod_proxy_balancer is not working now on windows.
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