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[Notice] Sakura Internet Upgrading the version of Apache

Posted: Sep 15, 2017

WEB PARK service uses “SAKURA’s Rental Server”.
There was an announcement of upgrading the version of Apache which is the web server program of this server from 2.2 to 2.4.

The following excerpts from part of the announcement.
For details, please refer to the SAKURA’s website.

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                                      Posted on September 13, 2017

Notification of System Maintenance for SAKURA’s Rental Servers and Managed Servers

                                      SAKURA Internet Inc.

■Date and Time:
From 10:00 on 19 September 2017 to 18:00 on 27 September 2017 18:00

Upgrading Apache 2.2 to 2.4

Although we will carry out verification of the operation under Apache 2.4, we would also request that you verify your own web contents as well.

〇 Documents for Apache HTTP server version 2.4 (available only in Japanese)
〇 Upgrading from 2.2 to 2.4 (English)

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The description method for .htaccess will change when Apache is updated to 2.4 from 2.2, but in most cases there will be no need to take action.
(For details, please refer to the contents in the above link.)

However, it is not known whether or not compatibility will continue to be maintained with any further upgrades from version 2.4.
Therefore, for this reason we recommend that any new .htaccess files or modifications to existing .htaccess files are written using the new format.
(The first edition of 2.2 was released in December 2005, and the first edition of 2.4 was released in February 2012.)

Please note that the support for version 2.2 is scheduled to end in December 2017.