August 31, 2009, 10:11 pm
Apache 2.2 has been out for a while, and just recently, 2.2.13 was released, featuring the usual slate of enhancements and bug fixes. Happily, the migration to 2.2 seems to be proceeding apace faster than the migration from 1.3 to 2.0, and most people, finally, seem to have jettisoned Apache 1.3.
However, it also seems that a lot of folks are completely unaware of some of the cool new things available in 2.2. Sites are so used to Apache just working; most don‚Äôt think about the new features that are going into the Web server all the time.
Here, let‚Äôs look at some of the more exciting innovations found in 2.2 and perhaps peek at one or two of the more esoteric ones. You may be surprised and amazed by what‚Äôs been lying under your nose all this time...