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From Mathijs <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] What's the name of the http server on my Ubuntu: httpd or apache2?
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2012 22:19:16 GMT
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?
> Thanks,
> -Sergio.
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