The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The main goal of Apache HTTP Server is to provide an efficient, secure and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards. Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since 1996. he Apache HTTP Server Project is a collaborative software development effort aimed at creating a robust, commercial-grade, featureful, and freely-available source code implementation of an HTTP (Web) server.
September 23, 2012
Version: Apache HTTP Server for Windows 2.2.22
Really the only new thing about this version (2.2.22) is security fixes, yet they harden the web server which makes it more favorable to the OS. Hence, more OS-scripting tasks can be pushed up to the server.
I expected a single file with an .msi extension, not the source files which are mainly for debugging. I instead found one at httpd.apache.org/download.cgi.
In summary Apache version 2.2.22 will work for trusted cgi scripting, but you are on your own for a customized installation. Going to the apache.org download site may be more helpful. Or using an OS-friendly download application may be more secure for your OS.