How Do I Find My Apache Web Server Version?


Scott Campbell

Are you curious about how to find the version of your Apache web server? Knowing the version can be helpful for various reasons, such as troubleshooting issues or ensuring compatibility with certain features or plugins. In this tutorial, we will explore different methods to find the Apache web server version.

Using Command Line

If you have access to a command line interface, you can use the following command to quickly retrieve the Apache version:

$ httpd -v

This command will display information about the Apache version installed on your system. Look for the line that starts with “Server version” to find your Apache web server version.

Checking Server Response Headers

Another way to determine your Apache web server version is by examining the server response headers. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open a web browser of your choice.
  2. Navigate to any website hosted on the server whose Apache version you want to check.
  3. Right-click on the webpage and select “Inspect” or “Inspect Element” from the context menu. This will open the browser’s developer tools.
  4. In the developer tools panel, click on the “Network” tab (or similar) and refresh the page if necessary.
  5. Click on any of the listed requests made by your browser (e.g., an HTML file).
  6. In the right-hand panel, scroll down until you find a section called “Response Headers.

  7. Look for a header named “Server.” The value associated with it will indicate your Apache web server version.

Checking Server Info Page

If you have access to your website’s server, you can also check the server information page to find the Apache version. Follow these steps:

  1. Open a web browser and enter the URL of your website’s server info page. The common URLs for such pages are “server-info” or “server-status.

  2. If the server info page requires authentication, enter your username and password.
  3. Once logged in, you should see a page containing detailed information about your server configuration.
  4. Look for a section that displays Apache-related information. The Apache version will be mentioned there.

By following any of these methods, you should be able to determine your Apache web server version easily. Remember that it’s important to keep your web server up-to-date to benefit from security patches and new features provided by newer versions of Apache.

Now that you know how to find your Apache web server version, you can confidently manage and troubleshoot your website with better accuracy and efficiency!

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