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Apache MPM – Worker and Prefork

Apache is a powerful and flexible webserver, that has a very modular architecture. Apache version 2 ports even the basic functionality of a web-server, such as binding to network ports on the machine, accepting requests, and dispatching children to handle the requests to a module named Multi-Processing Module (MPM).

Using a modular approach even for this basic operation, makes Apache portable to a wider variety of Operating Systems. It also adds to the flexibility in using the Module that is apt for the scenario.

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