Apache is the most popular webserver software, with 67 percent of all websites using it. Apache is open source software that is offered for free and is developed and maintained by the Apache Software Foundation.
It’s quick, dependable, and safe. And, thanks to extensions and modules, Apache may be highly modified to fit the needs of a wide range of scenarios.
The webserver software used by the majority of WordPress hosting companies is Apache. WordPress, on the other hand, may run on any webserver software.
What Is a Webserver and How Does It Work?
Your website hosting provider’s webserver is software that allows visitors to access the web pages on your site. Apache is used by a lot of WordPress hosting companies.
The software takes on the role of a restaurant host. When you walk into a restaurant, the host greets you, double-checks your reservation information, and leads you to your table. The webserver does a similar check on the web page you requested.
A webserver can perform a variety of tasks. When it downloads the page and serves it for your viewing pleasure, it also behaves like a restaurant server.
It also acts as the restaurant’s maitre d’, handling website communications, addressing your orders, and ensuring that other modules are ready to serve you.
Finally, a webserver functions similarly to a busboy who clears tables. It clears the RAM, cache, and modules to make room for new visitors to the website.
In summary, a webserver such as Apache accomplishes a number of tasks:
- It gets your request to visit a website.
- It takes you to the web page after doing a few security checks on your HTTP request.
- It may request that the server run additional modules while generating the content in order to better serve you.
- The document you requested is then served to you.
Installing and Configuring the Apache Webserver on Your Computer
You must use the same software as your WordPress hosting provider if you want to run WordPress locally on your computer. This includes Apache (the webserver), MySQL (the database), and PHP (the programming language) (the programming language).
Fortunately, software stacks such as WAMP (Windows), MAMP (Mac), LAMP (Linux), and XAMPP (cross-platform) make installing this software simple.
WAMP is a program that allows you to run WordPress on a Windows computer.
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