Apache Week
Issue 225, 1stDecember2000:

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In this issue

ApacheCon 2001: Call For Papers

The first ever Apache conference was held in October 1998 in San Francisco. This year there have been two other highly successful conferences in Orlando and England. Next year, 4-6th April 2001, ApacheCon is in Santa Clara promising to be bigger and better than ever. Apache Week is proud to be an official sponsor of ApacheCon 2001 and will keep you updated on conference news between now and March.

There is still time to sign up to present a session at ApacheCon 2001. Sessions range from 30 minutes to 2 hours and can cover technical, developer, or business issues. If you would like to be a speaker at the ApacheCon 2001 event, please go to the ApacheCon site and complete the session submission form before Wednesday 20th December 2000.

Apache surveyed

It has been a few months since we last reported on new figures from the Netcraft and E-Soft surveys of web sites. Netcraft find that Apache and servers based on Apache have 62% market share, and E-Soft report 60%. In the secure server space, E-Soft find Apache and Stronghold together have 62% market share. These percentages have changed very little since we last reported on them back in July 2000.

Netcraft have recently upgraded their "what's this site running" form to monitor the uptime of various sites. Enter a site name into their form and you'll be told the web server being run, the operating system, server uptime, as well as any other interesting information they are able to obtain.

In the news

PHP Virus Spotted

Symantec have found what appears to be the first virus written in PHP. The virus searches for other PHP and HTML files on disk and inserts code to call itself. Of course this virus cannot be contracted by simply visiting an infected Web page, it requires an infected page to be installed on your server.

Featured articles

In this section we highlight some of the articles on the web that are of interest to Apache users.

Ryan Bloom gets busy again as he tells CNet Builder.com readers how to download, build, and install the Apache 2.0 alpha releases.

The O'Reilly Network take a look at AxKit, a feature-rich XML application server for Apache that brings together flexible XML transformation, a dynamic component architecture, and the power of an embedded Perl interpreter.