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Apache is the most widely-used web server application on Unix-like operating systems, but it’s also used on Windows, OS X and OS/2. Apache is used by over 30% of all websites with known architecture, including popular sites like eBay and Etsy. Advanced Apache server hosting from Cloudways guarantees optimal web performance for all PHP applications.
Apache is so popular because it’s compatible with many different hardware configurations and operating systems (Linux, Windows NT, MacOS, Unix, and more). It’s also highly configurable: each installation can be tweaked to suit the available hardware.
Being a web server solution, Apache primarily manages Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) requests via URL address requests. When a user types a URL into their web browser to find a specific page, the browser sends an HTTP request to the server computer running Apache, typically on port 80. When a user requests a URL from an Apache server, the Apache server will respond to the HTTP request and return the requested web page.