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Is there real difference between apache 1.3 and apache 2.0? like features, performance, bugs, stability?

also, would mod_plsql is supported differently on each.


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there are enormous differences between 1.3 and 2.x, probably better explained by the apache site:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/upgrading.html and http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/new_features_2_0.html


 as far as mod_plsql, it does not look like it is supported (http://modules.apache.org/search.php?id=166), but I would go ahead and test it out myself anyways, otherwise search for an alternative like: mod_owa:

(more mpd_owa info on this site: http://rpbouman.blogspot.com/2006/02/webenabling-oraclexe-you-can-free-of.html)
"There is an open source alternative for mod_plsql: mod_owa. Mod_owa is written and maintained by Doug McMahon, wich is an employee of the Oracle Coorporation himself. Mod_owa is released under the Oracle Community Source License, and can be used free of charge too"
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so is it true that apache 2.0 is better in performance and more stable? do you recommend it over 1.3

Are not most web servers still running 1.3.
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I personally prefer the newest apache, 2.2. It's been years since I made the upgrade, and i've since forgotten the exact details on what impressed me, but i do prefer it.

As far as what most web servers are running, I have no idea.
A friend of mine is using lighthttpd (or something) for the reason of 'just because everybody else uses apache' - it gets the job done, he learned a new program (and apparently likes it for the sites he hosts), but I hate it, htaccess files dont work.
My point is, install what you are comfortable with; 2.2 has improvements over 1.3 and I say it is worth the update; however if you are unsure about it, just make a backup of your 1.3 install + configs, and install 2.0 or 2.2...
Or do a side-by-side install of both of them (or use a test machine) and check them out. (the default configs in 2.2 are quite nice, and include separated files/segments making it very easy to start a new install - similar to what i've seen linux distro's use before i noticed windows' apache having the same setup.
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if we plan to run latest version of PHP (i.e 5.3 or 6) you think both will support it fine.
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newest php should work with both 1.3 and 2.x versions of apache - i don't see any reason why it would not; and i'm sure both an older version of php can be installed by the newest version of php as well (one per apache version). just takes a little time to setup
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