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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Initial release1993; 30 years ago (1993)
Stable release
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NCSA HTTPd is an early, now discontinued,

client–server World Wide Web. It also introduced the Common Gateway Interface
, allowing for the creation of dynamic websites.

After Robert McCool left NCSA in mid-1994, the development of NCSA HTTPd slowed greatly. An independent effort, the Apache project, took the codebase and continued; meanwhile, NCSA released one more version (1.5), then ceased development. In August 1995, NCSA HTTPd powered most of all web servers on the Internet;[2] nearly all of them quickly switched over to Apache. By April 1996, Apache passed NCSA HTTPd as the No. 1 server on the Internet, and retained that position until mid-to-late 2016.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "NCSA HTTPd Acknowledgements". Archived from the original on 2009-04-16.
  2. ^ a b "Web Server Survey | Netcraft". Retrieved 2016-02-16.

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