Apache 2.2 vs 2.4 What to choose on Cpanel?

by Ruchira on May 27, 2013

apache-2-4Apache 2.4 is the latest version of Apache web server. Apache 2.4 comes after a many years of constant Apache 2.2 development and according to Apache foundation, Apache 2.4 brings lots of new modules and enhancements to the 2.2. You can find details about Apache 2.4 change log here 

WHM Cpanel is the most popular server control panel available and they didn’t took much time bring Apache 2.4 support to Cpanel. Although its advertised as experimental and you shouldn’t use it for production environment just yet. You can upgrade to Apache 2.4.4 from the WHM’s Easyapache, Apache updater very easily. I have did it on my test server and decided to share some benchmarks with you. 

Note that I won’t benchmark Apache 2.2 again because I have did it 2 days ago on my other guide  Apache 2.2 server features Apache 2.2.14 and PHP 5.3 And the Apache 2.4.4 server features PHP 5.4. Both tests are done on the same 512MB OpenVZ VPS before the Easyapache upgrade (2.2) and after Easyapache (2.4) upgrade.

Simple “Hello World” php page test,

apache-php-1000

 

apache-2000

 

Now lets move on to the WordPress test. Same as the previous Nginx vs Apache test , I have installed WordPress without any plugins or content.

apache-2-4-wordpress

 

As you can see Apache 2.4.4 takes the lead but its not huge. Note that this is test with the Cpanel configuration and this isn’t a native Apache 2.2 vs Apache 2.4 test. Of course I would like to do that on a later time.

I'm Ruchira Sahan and all posts on this blog are completely my thoughts and writings. I love DIY and Technology. So feel free to contact me for anything about this blog and don't forget to add a comment if this blog helped you! Thanks
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