I need to run Apache HTTP Server on Windows.

According to Apache Documentation there are 5 popular distributions:

  • ApacheHaus
  • Apache Lounge
  • BitNami WAMP Stack
  • WampServer

So far i used XAMPP but according to this serverfault question it should not be used for production environments.


  • Running on Windows and recommended for production environments
  • These modules must run: mod_proxy, mod_proxy_http, mod_proxy_ajp, mod_ssl, mod_proxy_wstunnel
  • Apache must run as windows service

Which distribution of Apache for Windows would fit in that requirements and work the best?

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Xamp, Wampserver and Bitnami Wamp Stack are for development. They are a "easy install" soft that install all you need for do some web development. The other two are what you are looking for; any will work fine. There are some manual installation for the modules needed though.

But please note that configuring a reverse proxy is not a install only procedure, some config is needed. Most of what you will need to do is on the apache foundation itself (see here) .

  • Thanks for the answer. Reverse proxy configuration is already running on Linux and also on Xampp, so if mod_proxy (http, ajp, wstunnel) are working, then I'm happy :)
    – chloesoe
    May 18, 2018 at 19:28

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