In this article, we are going to compile apache latest version which is 2.4.33. You will get the information about latest apache releases on official site “https://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi“.
Apache 2.4.33 is the stable released version and its released on 2018-03-17.
About Apache WebServer :
Apache HTTP Server is free and open-source web server software. It is available for both Windows and Linux platforms. But today we are going to learn to compile it on Linux system.
Installing Apache on windows is an easy task like it has come with the .exe package and you just need to install it as per the instructions. But in other hands when you are going to compile it on Linux system that time you first need to understand the requirements of system and Apache web server before start installing it on Linux.
Before starting to compile Apache, we need to install some default dependencies which is required to compile apache.
The first dependency is gcc and gcc-c++, run the below yum install command to install this dependecy.
$ yum install gcc gcc-c++