Open source on the web
Apache runs the internet. For that matter, it’s been running the internet ever since it’s been around. Apache has been termed the killer application for the Internet. The leading HTTP server on the web, Apache Web Server currently hosts about 67% of the websites according to a survey carried out by http://www.netcraft.com. Apache is open source with versions running on multiple platforms including but not limited to Linux, Windows, UNIX, NetWare and BSD. Apache doesn’t make it to the top of the charts without reason. IT includes essential but powerful features like authentication, scripting, proxy and logging options. Using Apache, people may host multiple sites on a single machine and have the power to password protect the pages. Apache is also highly configurable and extensible for third-party customization and modules. It is also interesting to know how the software gets its name. The name actually comes from ‘A Patchy Server’ since the software was created in different patches at different stages.
For further information, please visit http://httpd.apache.org/.
If there ever was a language that ruled the web, could go on ruling it for as long as the web existed, it would be PHP. To say that PHP is now a major web standard will be an understatement. PHP is a prevalent, general-purpose scripting language that is used for web development and can be embedded into HTML. PHP was originally started in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf as a way to post his résumé and collect viewing statistics, and was called Personal Home Page Tools. It was rewritten by two Israeli developers, Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans, and renamed PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is popular as a server-side scripting language and enables experienced developers to easily begin creating dynamic web content applications. PHP also enables easy interaction with the most common databases, such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, and many others. See http://www.php.net/ for more information.
More on Open Source in Software Industry
Open Source Licenses
Open source software is distributed under a license, just like regular proprietary software is. An open source license is a license with a difference: instead of keeping or expanding the software developer's rights over the product, it basically gives them away.
Open Source in Web Development
Apache runs the internet. For that matter, it’s been running the internet ever since it’s been around. Apache has been termed the killer application for the Internet.
Open Source Portals
The needs of the people can only understood by the people, and only the people can provide feasible solutions. However, the solutions need to be updated from time to time, or new ones need to be thought of. Also, there should be a common forum on which all the problems and solutions can be posted.
In our OSS Myth-Busting spree, we noticed that one of the chief misconception people have about open source software companies are all run by volunteers and there isn’t much of a cash flow over there. People believe that OSS developers are just passionate hobbyists and nothing more than that.
There is no doubt about the fact that open source has taken the world by storm. Open Source is spearheading the revolution to bring about a change in the world order, where the environment is free, conducive and constructive.
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