Apache 2.x hosting offer many new features compare to Apache 1.3.x, including
- Unix Threading – On Unix systems with POSIX threads support, Apache can now run in a hybrid multiprocess, multithreaded mode. This improves scalability for many, but not all configurations.
- Better support for non-Unix platforms – Apache 2.0 is faster and more stable on non-Unix platforms such as BeOS, OS/2, and Windows. With the introduction of platform-specific multi-processing modules (MPMs) and the Apache Portable Runtime (APR), these platforms are now implemented in their native API, avoiding the often buggy and poorly performing POSIX-emulation layers.
Lunarpages has recently upgrade their web hosting plan to include option to support Apache 2 hosting. Customer do not have to pay extra for this extra feature. If you are not sure which one to choose, pick 1.3.x as Apache 1.3 has been very stable for years.
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