Apache HTTP Server Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on September 7, 2023

Apache HTTP Server, or the Apache Web Server, is an open-source software capable of running on Windows and UNIX-based systems, used to create and handle website content to be accessed by browsers.

Although an older technology with very few version releases, Apache web servers are still widely used today.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.


The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.


The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.



Active Support

Apache HTTP Server 2.4
11 years and 9 months ago
(21 February 2012)
Apache HTTP Server 2.2
18 years and 1 day ago
(1 December 2005)
Ended 6 years and 4 months ago
(11 July 2017)
Apache HTTP Server 2.0
21 years and 7 months ago
(6 April 2002)
Ended 10 years and 4 months ago
(10 July 2013)
Apache HTTP Server 1.3
25 years and 5 months ago
(6 June 1998)
Ended 13 years and 9 months ago
(3 February 2010)

The Apache HTTP Server versions have no extended or security support. However, they do have active support which typically ranges from 10 to 12 years.

There is no predefined era of support for each Apache HTTP server version. However, The Apache Software Foundation, who own the Apache HTTP Server software, announces the retirement of each version with sufficient time for the users to shift to the latest version.