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Which version of Apache should I run?

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I have a Solaris 9 SPARC box.  It is a personal server that I use for a personal web page as well as a "learning" environment.  A few years back I compiled and ran Apache 1.3.x in a similar environment.  Now I see there are versions 2.0.59 and 2.2.3.  I am just wondering which version I should run.  I am not a Solaris or Apache guru by any stretch.  I just plan on doing some basic web design and education, installing PERL and mod PERL and doing some basic scripting.

I'd like to install the "best" version of Apache but also the version that is the currently the most functional.  Is there any reason I should not install the most current version?
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None at all if your going to set it up for learning purposes then using the latest version is probably the best.

The way the config is done has changed a lot since 1.3.x and has all the latest features. While this sounds daunting its not really it means the main config file is smaller ( compared to 2.0 you thin "is that is" and any advanced features like SSL are configured in there own config so only call and configure them if you need to use it :)

Now PHP has released a proper 2.2 module there's is no reason for me personally not to be using it.

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thanks.

I have been looking around but have not been able to find it...do you know if there is a down and dirty guide to getting 2.2.3 up and running?  Something akin to lifewithqmail.org or something like that just designed for Apache.  I really don't remember how to configure virtual hosts, script alias, I also remember there needed to be a user to run apache as.  A basic setup guide that describes this process along with permissions that are needed etc.  Are you aware of any such doc?  I am not looking to do anything fancy - just get it working.
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actually i got things working :)
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Ok thats good :) sorry dident see there was another comment.

Apache 2.2.x config is greatly stripped down compared to its predecessor I haven't found a decent tutorial but then I haven't really looked I have only set it up so far on 2 machines and both of them are sandboxes but I need to look at moving our current rigs up to Apache 2.2 and PHP 5.2.0 so I have all the joy of configuring everything but like with everything its a good learning curve.
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