DirectoryIndex index.html index.cgi, which instructs the server to either send back
index.cgiwhen a directory URL is requested, whichever it finds in the directory.
Speed, features, stability.
The Apache Group will allow everyone to use and redistribute Apache without charge. NCSA have plans to change their license, although the final terms are not yet known.
The Apache Group consists of server users --- people who run web servers for a living, and will, if it is feasible, attempt to give other server users what they want. We have no outside sponsors to please and no institutional agenda of our own to pursue; everyone is welcome to make suggestions to influence the direction we take.
Some existing prominent web servers have already switched to Apache code and are actively helping with development of Apache. These include *Hotwired, *MIT AI Lab, The Internet Movie Database at *US and *UK, and *Hyperreal, as well as many other sites running various services and OSes.
An incomplete list of sites running Apache is being maintained.
Apache version 1.1.1 is currently available to everyone, and is the most stable version. Apache 1.2b1 has been released for testing, though we feel this release is also very stable.
Support for Apache will be via the comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix newsgroup. Our policy will be for complete openness, with the exception of reports of security holes.
A number of companies now also provide full commercial support for the Apache server
Bug reports and suggestions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Since Apache was originally based on NCSA 1.3 code, many questions about it can be answered by many comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix readers who are not associated with the Apache project. Apache developers will regularly check this newsgroup for questions that need answering.
The Apache group was formed around a number of people who provided patch files that had been written for NCSA httpd 1.3. The result after combining them was A PAtCHy server.
The Apache httpd server is available in the form of source code: