The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project have announced the release of version 2.4.7 of the Apache HTTP Server (“Apache”).  This version of Apache is the latest GA release of the new generation 2.4.x branch of Apache HTTPD and represents fifteen years of innovation by the project, and is recommended over all previous releases. This release of Apache is principally a feature and bug fix release.

Also in this release are some exciting new features including:
*) Major updates to mod_proxy_fcgi
*) Higher performant event MPM
*) Enhancements to the WinNT MPM

Apache 2.4 offers numerous enhancements, improvements, and performance boosts over the 2.2 codebase.  For an overview of new features introduced since 2.4 please see:

Please see the CHANGES_2.4 file, linked from the download page, for a full list of changes. A condensed list, CHANGES_2.4.7 includes only those changes introduced since the prior 2.4 release.  A summary of all of the security vulnerabilities addressed in this and earlier releases is available:

This release requires the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) version 1.5.x and APR-Util version 1.5.x. The APR libraries must be upgraded for all features of httpd to operate correctly.

This release builds on and extends the Apache 2.2 API.  Modules written for Apache 2.2 will need to be recompiled in order to run with Apache 2.4, and require minimal or no source code changes.

When upgrading or installing this version of Apache, please bear in mind that if you intend to use Apache with one of the threaded MPMs (other than the Prefork MPM), you must ensure that any modules you will be using (and the libraries they depend on) are thread-safe.