The Apache Software Foundation's Apache HTTP Server, version 2.0.35, has now been released for General Availability. You can find the official announcement, and download the server, from their website. Be sure to try a mirror first. Congratulations to the HTTP Server Project for getting the final release out. If you are wondering about it being usable in a production environment, you should poke around Slashdot's servers and see if you are surprised (now if only mod_perl was finished we could move more of our servers over to using the new release).
The HTTP Server Project is now recommending this release for use on production websites. 2.0.35 is now considered their best release and should be used in preference to all older versions (including the 1.3 series). A few of the new features are:
- higher performance over 1.3
- multiple operational models: threaded, hybrid multi-processes and multi-threaded
- specific request processing for Windows, Netware, BeOS, and OS/2
- integrated SSL and WebDAV support
- improved HTTP proxy support
- I/O layering and filtering