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From Anam Ali Khan <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] What's the name of the http server on my Ubuntu: httpd or apache2?
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2012 16:54:25 GMT
I think it is not so important to call Apache web server as apache2 in any distribution.

The truth is that the proper name of Apache Web Server is httpd which is why Apache Software
Foundation call by this name.


 From: Mathijs <>
Sent: Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 3:19
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] What's the name of the http server on my Ubuntu: httpd or apache2?

The Debian/Ubuntu distributions, or rather their Apache HTTPD package maintainers, have renamed
the binary to apache2, amongst other modifications. This was mainly done to differentiate
between Apache 1.x and Apache 2.x, but its use is mostly void nowadays.
Some other changes and layout peculiarities are listed here: 

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 11:12 PM, Julio Sergio <> wrote:

I'm very puzzled with this simple question: the name of the http server is httpd
>or apache2?
>This is because, all apache documentation, in, refers to it as
>"httpd", however in my Ubuntu installation it appears to be "apache2".
>Were not I someone that has some idea of this, I would be certainly lost.
>I don't know who to blame for this: Apache, Ubuntu or both?
>Do you have any comments?
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